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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!


About the University of Houston-Downtown

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.