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 Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts over 45,000 alumni and offers 43 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College).
UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates of any four-year university in Houston and Texas and is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.