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UHD Preparing for Hurricane Laura, Closed Aug. 26 - 28

Hurricane Laura is expected to make landfall within our region this week. In preparation for this storm, the University of Houston-Downtown will close Aug. 26 - 28. All classes and events (both online and on campus) will be canceled. Campus will not be accessible on these days.

The last date to add a class for Fall 2020 (originally scheduled for Friday, Aug. 28) has been extended through Tuesday, Sept. 1. Likewise, the date to drop a course also has been extended through Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Faculty, staff and students should take the necessary precautions in advance of this storm, including preparing hurricane kits and updating emergency contact information to ensure timely UHD updates at the following links:

Additionally, it is recommended to review life-safety tips provided by the Harris County Office of Emergency Management.

Updates regarding this severe weather situation will be communicated via email, text, UHD social media channels (Twitter, Facebook) and the UHD website.

Please continue to monitor news and updates regarding this storm to make decisions that help ensure your safety.


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.