Colleges and Schools
Facilities and Resources
University Center and Satellite
The focus for student activity on campus, the University
Center (UC) offers many useful services and
Major commercial services are located in the University Center. They include a full-service
dining room, deli, sports bar, American Cafe, and catering service; the University Bookstore; Cougar
Byte Computer Store; Campus C-store, a convenience store; and a hair salon, Fantastic Sams, to name a
few. Other services in the UC include the UC Games Room with billiards, table tennis, video games,
and bowling; the UC Art Stop with art gallery; an art center specializing in framing, ceramics, and
photography; U.S. Post Office; an information center, Woodforest Bank, which is full service; ATM
machines; Metro Bus passes; film development; and meeting room reservations.
The University Center is also the home of the Students' Association, the University Program Board,
the Council of Ethnic Organizations, student organization offices, the Dean of Students Office, and
the Campus Activities staff. Meeting rooms for reading, studying, watching television, or simply
talking with friends are also located in the UC.
The University Center Satellite, located underground
near the Science and Research Building and
Agnes Arnold Hall, provides services to students on
the northwest side of campus. The plaza and
tree-lined area in front of the Satellite is a popular spot for relaxation and planned activities.
Satellite services include quick order food, games area, and television, reading, leisure services,
and study lounges. Veterans Services have offices in the Satellite. The Satellite is available for
rental on Saturday and Sunday by special arrangement with the University Center Reservations Office.
The University Bookstore, managed by Barnes and Noble Bookstores, Inc., is located on the main level
of the University Center. The bookstore is headquarters for all textbooks, school supplies, general
interest books, gifts, and sportswear. The bookstore also operates a post office and textbook buy-back
service at this location. Bookstore hours vary according to customer needs and the semester schedule
of classes. In addition to the main bookstore, services are provided in the Law School Annex, which
carries graduate textbooks as well as law textbooks and reference materials. Also, catalogs, class
schedules, and textbooks for courses at the North Houston Institute and the West Houston
Institute are available through those sites.
For information, contact: 713-748-0923 or
Cougar Byte is a full-service computer center, operated to help maintain UH's goal of implementing a
computer-intensive academic environment.
Cougar Byte sells computer hardware and soft-ware and accessories. Training and assistance are also
offered to help users choose and use computer equipment.
Cougar Byte is located on the lower level of the UC.
For information call 713-743-5310.
Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery
The Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery in the Fine
at the University of Houston is one of the most influential state-supported university art galleries
in the country. Noted for presenting a broad range of exhibition subjects appropriate to an urban
university, the gallery's exhibitions explore art of the past 100 years, including European and
American art history, contemporary art, decorative arts, architecture, and photography. Also,
shows of the finest undergraduate and graduate art student work from the Department of Art are
presented each Spring.
Founded in 1973 and named for the late Sarah Campbell Blaffer, a Houston art collector and patron,
the Blaffer Gallery provides students and faculty with six exhibitions annually and art-related events
including guided tours, lectures, and symposia. Classes and student gatherings are welcome. Tours can
be arranged by appointment. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday; the gallery is closed on Monday.
Moores School of Music
The University of Houston's Rebecca and John J. Moores
School of Music is housed in a 144,000
square-foot structure completed in 1997. The building, located off Cullen Boulevard, includes
the 800-seat Moores Opera House, a full stage performance hall, equipped for opera and musical
theatre productions as well as large ensemble performances. In addition to rehearsal rooms, practice
rooms, music classrooms, faculty office studios, and music administration offices, the facility also
includes a 7,100-square foot music library, a listening center, and an electronic composition
laboratory for the school's 600 students. A major art work by the American abstract artist Frank
Stella is located in the lobby of the Moores Opera House.
Dudley Recital Hall
Dudley Recital Hall is a 250-seat auditorium operated by the
Moores School of Music, in which the school presents
more than 200 recitals each year. These concerts feature faculty, student, and guest performers. For
concert information, contact the Moores School of Music at 713-743-3009.
Wortham Theatre Building
Two theatres are housed in the Wortham Theatre Building.
The Lyndall Finley Wortham Theatre is a proscenium theatre with plush seating for an audience of 566.
It is the home of major School of Theatre productions as well as the Children's Theatre Festival.
The Lab Theatre is a teaching and performance facility for students taking classes in production
or acting. Its flexible seating allows for intimate interaction between audience and actor. The
School of Theatre produces one major drama production in this facility each season.
KUHT-TV, Channel 8, the first public television station in the United States, serves Houston and the
surrounding area. The station has a professional staff, but uses student interns, paid student
employees, and volunteers in a variety of technical and production support positions. The Association
for Community Television (ACT) is Houston Public Television's volunteer support organization.
The station operates 24 hours daily. KUHT-TV broadcasts the program Television with Class during
late-night hours. Television with Class consists of courses taught live on the University of Houston
campus and videotaped for later broadcast. For further information on schedules, registration for
credit, or other aspects of Television with Class, call the hotline, 395-2810 or 1-800-OUR-UHTV.
KUHF 88.7 FM, "Houston's Classic Choice," is located at
the University of Houston in the School of Communications
Building. KUHF, a classical music/news format, is affiliated with both National Public Radio and
Public Radio International. KUHF is the radio voice of both the Houston Symphony and the Houston
Grand Opera. The 100,000 watt station serves the Houston area and the surrounding Gulf Coast region
24 hours a day. KUHF's staff consists of paid professional broadcasters, with a student intern
program. KUHF's financial support comes from the Houston community through corporate underwriting
partnerships, individual memberships, and special events. A grant is also received from the
Corporation for Public Broadcasting. KUHF consistently ranks in the top twenty of all Houston radio
stations, according to Arbitron surveys. For more information, the number is 713-743-5843.
With the addition of 24 luxury suites ringing the top of the arena in 1998, the home of the Cougar
men's and women's basketball and women's volleyball teams now seats 8,479 fans. In addition to the
luxury suites, a brand new state-of-the-art scoreboard with replay capabilities was added in 1998,
contributing to a great atmosphere for college basketball. In addition to Cougar basketball and
volleyball, Hofheinz is the site of UH and local high school graduations, concerts and numerous other
Hofheinz Pavilion also houses racquetball and handball
courts and is used for an active intramural
recreation program. It is part of an athletic complex that houses two gymnasiums, an indoor pool,
weight rooms, and locker rooms.
O'Quinn Field at Robertson Stadium
Newly-renovated O'Quinn Field at
Robertson Stadium is now the full-time home of Cougar
Football. With a capacity of 33,000, 20 luxury suites and brand new concession and restroom areas,
field provides a great setting for exciting college football action during the day or night. Fans can
enjoy pre-game tailgating in one of the surrounding parking lots as the Cougar Band and Dolls lead a
parade down Cullen Boulevard. Robertson Stadium is also the site of other events, from the Special
Olympics to international soccer action.
Home to the University of Houston Athletics Department and the Houston Alumni Organization since
1995, the beautiful Athletics/Alumni Center was
constructed thanks to the generosity of alumni John and Rebecca Moores.
At the entrance to the Center is the UH Athletics Hall of Fame, featuring exhibits and memorabilia of
all the great Cougar teams and student-athletes, including Carl Lewis, Hakeem Olajuwon, Andre Ware,
Flo Hyman and Fred Couples, to name just a few. The Hall of Fame is open weekdays from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. and for special events. Across from the Hall of Fame is the O'Quinn Great Hall, where
banquets, parties, receptions and other gatherings are held on almost a daily basis. The UH Athletics
Ticket Office and Cougar Shop is also located in the AAC, where fans, students and alumni can
purchase not only tickets to Houston athletic events, but also UH merchandise and apparel.
The showpiece of the Athletics/Alumni Center is the Bill Yeoman Fieldhouse, home to the Cougar
indoor track and field meets, as well as a site for meetings and major events, like the HAO's Red and
White Ball and the UH Athletics Hall of Honor Gala.
Cougar Track & Field/Soccer Complex
The newest athletic facility on the Houston campus is the outdoor track and soccer complex
located behind the Athletics Alumni Center. It will
serve as the home of the Cougar men's and women's track and field and women's soccer teams beginning
in 1999. The complex will have permanent seating for 3,000 and will host UH outdoor track and field
meets and soccer games, and will have the ability to host international meets.
Cougar Field and UH Varsity Tennis Courts
Adjacent to the Athletics/Alumni Center is Cougar Field,
the baseball home of the Houston Cougars. The fully-lighted stadium has a capacity of 4,500, two
air-conditioned luxury suites, concession and restroom areas and chairback seats in the covered
The Houston women's tennis team makes its home at the
located behind Cougar Field.
With a total of 12 hardcourt courts, six of which are lighted, the courts are also available for use
by UH students, faculty and staff.
Hilton University of Houston Hotel and Conference Center
This unique, on-campus facility is not only a training laboratory for students majoring in
Hotel and Restaurant Management at the Conrad N. Hilton
College, it also houses 80 hotel guest rooms as well as six South Wing Suites. Room rates start
at $85 per night and go up to $145 per night for one of our luxurious suites.
The hotel has over 35,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, including a grand ballroom
large enough to seat 450 for dinner, to intimate meeting rooms for smaller groups. With over 22
meeting ad conferece rooms, accommodations can be made at any level. The facility also has a food
service production area, two full-service restaurants, two additional banquet rooms, a faculty club,
an industry archive and library, and laboratories for facilities management, management information
systems, quantity food service preparation, hotel operations, and product evaluation and testing.
For additional information about the hotel, please call the following:
Room Reservations: 713-743-2520
Meeting and Convention Space: 713-743-2500
Restaurant Reservations: 713-743-2512
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