Welcome Week Set For Jan. 14 - 17
By Cynthia Gonzales
The University of Houston-Downtown’s (UHD) Office of Student Activities will host Welcome Week events during the first week of classes for the spring semester, January 14 -17.
Welcome Week offers new and returning students the opportunity to engage with various campus services, departments, staff and faculty, connect with fellow peers and participate in a variety of fun activities as they settle into college life.
Each morning of Welcome Week will begin with Coffee with Veteran 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 UHD Counseling Services and the College of Humanities & Social Sciences advising.
Sports & Fitness will host a Sports & Fitness Frenzy on Monday and Tuesday, a bash on Wednesday and welcome table at various times throughout the week.
A noteworthy event being offered for the first time this year is the Great Book Exchange, which encourages students to bring in their books from past semesters to exchange with other students. Sponsored by the UHD Student Government Association, the Great Book Exchange is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., January 14-17 in A300. Current and former students as well as UHD Alumni are invited to participate.
Student Activities is seeking volunteers to help make this week a continued success.
Check out the complete schedule of events!
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.