UHD Launches Enhanced Events Calendar
By Cynthia Gonzales
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.
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.