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January
2019
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08:29 PM
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UHD Launches Enhanced Events Calendar

By Cynthia Gonzales

Screen shot of events calendar

When searching for something to do on campus, you may have noticed something different. The University of Houston-Downtown’s (UHD) event calendar has a new look.

On  Monday, Jan. 28, Information Technology in partnership with University Relations, launched the University’s re-designed event calendar.

"This development has been in the works for more than a year," said Laura Waits, Director of Web & Digital Marketing for University Relations,"But it has been worth it. The product we are now providing is much more user-friendly."

A few of the key improvements include:

  • every event will feature an image which will increase user engagement
  • integration with UHD campus maps to aid in locating the event sites
  • Social Media sharing to extend UHD's reach on Facebook, Twitter, Google
  • an “I’m Interested” button to encourage participants to invite their friends

The enhanced calendar also will improve the promotion of student activities, recruiting efforts, speakers, sporting events and much more, added Waits.

To add events to the calendar or for any questions regarding the new calendar, email calendarsubmission@uhd.edu or Laura Waits.

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 Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts over 50,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College). In 2018, UHD grew its First Time in College student population by 11 percent and transfer students by 14 percent.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston. It also is ranked among 15 U.S. universities with lowest net price to students (according to the U.S. Department of Education). The University is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.