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UHD Hosting Virtual Open House this Saturday


By Mark Kramer

The University of Houston-Downtown’s Spring Open House is going virtual.

Prospective students who want to learn more about UHD and what it has to offer, can do so online from 9 a.m. to noon this Saturday, March 28. To participate, you must register here.

The Open House will provide opportunities for prospective students to learn about the admissions process, along with financial aid and scholarships. In addition, the event includes a preview of UHD’s five colleges and 44 degree programs. UHD President, Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz will also welcome online guests.

According to Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management Daniel Villanueva, the open house is designed to provide a seamless transition into the university for those students who plan on attending this summer or in the fall.

“We are now in a virtual world that requires for us to adapt quickly and ensure that we are meeting our students where they are. Our students are online and we’ll be ready to serve them and help in every way possible,” he said.

Villanueva noted that representatives from all of the university’s advising centers and the College of Public Service, College of Sciences & Technology, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, University College and the Marilyn Davies College of Business will be available to chat via video conference from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Prospective students with any questions about the event or UHD’s admissions process, academic programs, student services, or student organizations, please should contact UHD at 713-221-8522 or by email at uhdadmit@uhd.edu.

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.