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) – 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.