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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) 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.