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What-a-Welcome (Back)!

Returning Gators Can Expect Sizzling Fun Jan. 18


By Laura Wagner

It's that time of year when students begin planning for their return to campus, professors start straightening up their classrooms, and UHD staff look for ways to give Gators a proper welcome. 

This year, Christine Poleski, J.D., Assistant Dean in the Marilyn Davies College of Business, along with staffers Evangelina Vazquez and Miguel Gomez, found a creative and satisfying way to let Gators know how happy we are to see them back: with juicy Whataburgers. 

Mark your calendar for Jan. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and check out your options below for taking a big bite out of the spring semester!    

There are two ways to get your Gator grub:

  1. Join the crew at MDCOB for free Whataburgers, merch, gift card giveaways, and a “Stanley Cup” giveaway! Big thanks to New York Life, which is sponsoring the fun, and to Whataburger for partnering with us. MDCOB will also host its Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a great opportunity to check out all the ways MDCOB can help you make the most of your time here.
  2. Visit the Mural area on the third floor of OMB for free Whataburgers and Whataburger swag.

Oh and get there early—once it's gone, it's gone!

For more Welcome Week events, check out the full calendar online.

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.