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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) – 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.