UHD Welcomes Gators for Fall 2018
By Paige Caldwell
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) community spent this week welcoming both new and returning Gators to campus. This bi-annual event hosted by the Office of Student Activities promotes school spirit and pride while enhancing the UHD collegiate experience.
During Welcome Week, various University departments and student organizations greet Gators in the One Main Building hallway, which has been dubbed “Gator Alley.” Students learn about a variety of available resources, clubs, and organizations while grabbing some Gator swag. The four-day event also included activities ranging from laser tag to fooseball. The event concludes with the Freshman Convocation Cook-Out on the South Deck.
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.