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Week of Welcome Starts Aug. 21—Check Out the Calendar!

The annual UHD Week of Welcome (WOW) calendar of events is cramjam full of fun activities for Gators! 

Beginning Aug. 21, the campus will transform into a hive of activity, with tables on the third floor of One Main Building (OMB) showcasing clubs, organizations, services, and departments students need to know. WOW offers new and returning students the opportunity to engage with UHD faculty, staff, and other Gators and see all the amazing resources the Gator community has to offer. 

Activities start first thing Monday morning and continue all week—make sure you mark your calendar in advance so you don’t miss a thing.

Check out some of the fun from last year’s WOW in the photos, then take a look at the 2023 calendar of events on the Student Activities website and prepare to be WOWed Gator style!


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.