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UHD Student Services: We Got YOU!


By Sheryl E. Taylor

UHD News reached out to the Division of Student Affairs led by Dr. Meritza Tamez, interim dean of students, about services and resources that are available to our students as they continue their studies online during this challenging time. 

Q: Are there any specific services that are available for students who may have questions on specific topics, such as scholarships, health services, etc.?   

A:  Students who are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or fearful about COVID-19 are encouraged to contact our Counseling Services at uhdcounselingservices@uhd.edu or 713-500-3852 that is available by video or phone.  Our Health Services at healthservices@uhd.edu or 713-221-8137 will also continue to serve as a resource for students for any health-related questions.  

Students who have questions about their financial aid can visit the FAQs developed by the Office of Financial Aid or contact them at uhdfinaid@uhd.edu or 713-221-8041. With registration coming up in a few weeks, students are encouraged to schedule a virtual appointment with their academic advisor.  

Q:  Are all hours of operation for Student Services updated on the UHD website? Is there a preferred section of our site that we can direct them to?   

A:  All Student Affairs departments will remain open during normal business hours, but students are strongly encouraged to contact departments remotely. Contact information for each department can be located on their respective websites. Additional resources are available on the UHD Coronavirus webpage. 

Q:  Will staff members be available to receive incoming calls?  

A:  Staff are available to answer calls remotely. All main department phone lines are routed to a designated staff member within the office.

As a reminder, Tamez noted that as classes resumed online, students should:

  • check GatorMail and Blackboard daily,  

  • read communication sent out from the University 

  • stay in contact with your instructors, and  

  • contact Student Affairs (713-221-8100 or  uhdstudentaffairs@uhd.edu) if you have a question or need.  

Also, take care of yourself and each other. UHD is with you every step of the way, ready and willing to help. We will get through this together. 


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.