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Welcome Week Set for Aug. 19 - 22


By Sheryl E. Taylor


The University of Houston-Downtown’s (UHD) Office of Student Activities will host Welcome Week events during the first week of classes for the fall semester, Aug. 19 -24.

Welcome Week offers new and returning Gators the opportunity to engage with various campus services and resources, departments, student organizations, staff and faculty, and fellow peers as well as participate in a variety of fun activities as they settle into college life.

Welcome Week aims to…

  • Enhance the UHD student collegiate experience and promote school spirit and pride.
  • Help students feel welcomed on campus.
  • Engage current students in a tradition that will encourage them to stay connected to the university for years to come.
  • Explore curricular and co-curricular activities, resources, and services that support a successful onboarding experience to the University.

Each morning of Welcome Week will begin with Coffee with Veterans Services from 8 a.m. to noon. The Office of Veterans Services assists veterans, reservists, guardsmen and dependents of disabled or deceased veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.

During the week, students will be encouraged to engage and learn how to connect with this office and other campus departments, including:

  • Desserts With the Dean of Students Office
  • Meet your Student Government Association
  • Center for Latino Studies Opening Celebration
  • Consent Karaoke
  • Build-A-Gator With Student Activities

Sports & Fitness will host a Sports & Fitness Frenzy on Monday and Tuesday, a Student Life Bash on Thursday and welcome table at various times throughout the week, and much more!



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.