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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.

Updates will be posted on the UHD home page, social media (Facebook, Twitter) and email.

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.