UHD Closed Feb. 15 and 16 Due to Power Outages, Severe Weather
The University of Houston-Downtown is closed today, Feb. 15 and will remain closed on Feb. 16 due to ongoing power outages caused by today’s severe weather. Classes today and Tuesday, Feb. 16 are canceled. Due to rolling power outages, it may not be possible to access campus workstations from home. Offices and departments will be closed on these days as well, including for virtual services. Only those employees deemed as essential will work remotely and/or come to campus as needed. UHD officials are monitoring both weather conditions and the issues related to electrical outages in the city. It is encouraged to stay home, stay off the road and not to come to campus today and tomorrow.
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) – the second-largest university in Houston – 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 more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).
For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.
UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.