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Scene at UHD: Welcome Week Activities, Mariachi Band Performance, CST Dedication

It’s a new semester and a time for exciting events happening at UHD!

The traditional Welcome Week activities ushered in the first week of classes. Several activities were held, including free Breakfast with the Dean of Students, Coffee with the Office of Veterans Services, Sports and Fitness demonstrations and opportunities to win prizes. Many student organizations also had booths and welcomed students back to campus.

UHD’s Mariachi Los Caimanes debuted to a full house in the Wilhelmina Cullen Robertson Auditorium on Jan. 15. Comprised of more than 20 students from varied musical backgrounds, the group came together during the fall 2019 semester after encouragement from UHD President, Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Directing the ensemble is Jose Vazquez, assistant director of Student Activities.

The fascinating world of “science on display” was celebrated at the official dedication of the new College of Sciences & Technology (CST) Building on Thursday, Jan. 9. A formal program took place followed by tours of the state-of-the-art building. Several community leaders attended the event, including University of Houston System Regent John McCall; Houston City Council Member Karla Cisneros; and District 145 State Rep. Christina Morales.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.