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January
2023
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W.O.W: Week of Welcome Opens Spring Semester!

Spring is in the air – the Spring semester, that is – it’s the first day of class, and UHD’s traditional Week of Welcome (W.O.W.) is ready for new and returning Gators on Jan. 17-19.

Hosted by UHD Student Activities, students will meet fellow Gators, get familiar with the campus, and learn more about various UHD departments, services, and student organizations. Free giveaways, including T-shirts, masks, keychains, and other Gator gear are being offered throughout the week, and a variety of fun activities are planned.

“It is so important to welcome our students to the Gator Family,” said Tremaine Kwasikpui, Director of Student Activities and President of UHD Staff Council. “I want to thank the faculty and staff for participation and support of student programming.”

Kwasikpui added, “Week of Welcome is offering a historic event this semester: the Grand Opening of the Wellness & Success Center. We also have the Grow with Google Pizza Party, a Meet & Greet with a major TikTok Influencer (Estefania Saavedra), and an event we call T-shirts and Desserts with the Dean of Students Office, to name just a few opportunities.”

Check out more W.O.W events:

Tuesday, Jan. 17

Goose Chase
All Day
Online Scavenger Hunt

UHD Blood Drive
11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Academic Building A300

College of Business Resource Fair
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Marilyn Davies College of Business, First Floor

Meet & Greet: Tik Tok Influencer Estefania Saavedra
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Marilyn Davies College of Business, First Floor

Sports & Fitness: Wellness & Success Center Opening Day Celebration
Noon - 12:30 p.m.
Wellness & Success Center

Sports & Fitness Chat
3 - 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 18

Goose Chase
All Day
Online Scavenger Hunt

Sports & Fitness Frenzy
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
UHD Mural Area

UHD Blood Drive
11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Academic Building, A300

College of Business Resource Fair
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Marilyn Davies College of Business Foyer

Grow with Google Pizza Party
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Main Career Center, One Main Building, S402

Lunch with Lynette Cooke-Francis, Interim Vice President for Student Success & Student Life
Noon - 1 p.m.
One Main Building, S604

Cupcakes with Counselors
Noon - 2 p.m.
Academic Building, A300

Sports & Fitness Chat
3 - 4 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 19

Goose Chase
Online Scavenger Hunt
All Day

Fitness Center Challenge
Fitness Center & Social Media
All Day

Sports & Fitness Rec Day
9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wellness & Success Center

UHD Blood Drive
11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Academic Building, A300

T-Shirts & Desserts with the Dean of Student’s Office
11:30am
One Main Building, Third Floor Main Hallway

Welcome Back Gators! 

Visit the UHD Event Calendar for upcoming events throughout the semester.

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 more than 15,000 students, boasts more than 64,000 alumni, and offers 46 bachelor’s degrees, 11 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences & Technology. 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.