The University Center (UC), located just inside Entrance 1, is the heart of student activity and offers a wide variety of useful products, services, and opportunities to meet and connect with other people. Once at the University Center, students have access to dining facilities; clean, comfortable lounges for studying, visiting, and watching television; and meeting rooms for conducting organization meetings, social events, and educational programs. The University Center offers the following offices, services, and programs :
The UC Administrative Services and Operations Office is located on the second floor and is responsible for the overall operation of the University Center, University Center Satellite, Student Program Board, and the Child Care Center.
The University Center is also the home of numerous student-services offices:
In the UC Underground, the Department of Campus Activities offices are home to the Student Government Association, fee-funded umbrella student organizations, over 280 registered student organizations, and their professional advisors. Also in the UC Underground, the Metropolitan Volunteer Program offers opportunities to improve the world at the local level.
UC Administrative Services and Operations Office
282 University Center
Cougar Byte Computer Store
The Cougar Byte, a computer store located on the Arbor level of the UC, has computers, calculators, computer-related supplies, printers and a wide variety of software and hardware available for discount sale to students, faculty, and staff. The Cougar Byte is also the authorized computer repair service center for the University of Houston.
UC Creation Station
Located in the UC Underground, the UC CreationStation is a multi-service center on campus offering computer graphic services (flyers, brochures, logo designs, etc.), buttons, banners, t-shirts, and balloons (both latex and mylar). The UC CreationStation also works with digital photo restoration and photography. The UC CreationStation is the campus center for graphic solutions.
A professional full-service hair salon, Jonorr's Hair, Nails, and Body Salon is located on the lower level of the UC. Open to the UH community and the visiting public, Jonorr's offers the latest techniques and trends in hair care, nail care, tanning and massage therapy.
Woodforest National Bank
Woodforest is a full-service bank that provides personal and business savings and checking accounts, student loans, personal and corporate VISA and MasterCard credit services, personal and commercial loans, mortgages, individual retirement accounts, direct deposit, international services, travelers checks, brokerage services and payroll services. Woodforest also has twenty-one locations within the Houston metropolitan area.
UC Business Office
Located on the second floor of the UC, the UC Business Office offers services to students, faculty, and staff. Locker rentals are available for on-campus storage. The UC Business Office also sells Metro (local city-wide bus system) packages at discounted prices and International Student IDs for students traveling abroad.
UC Games Room
The UC Games Room is where fun and games are found on campus. The UC Games Room, located on the Arbor level, has bowling lanes, pool tables, table tennis, pinball and the latest video games, all for a small charge. Table games are also available for use at no charge. The UC Games Room is available for individual or group usage/reservations. Leagues are formed each semester with tournaments taking place throughout the school year.
UC Conference and Reservation Services Office
The UC Conference and Reservation Services Office is where meeting room space can be obtained by university student organizations registered with the Department of Campus Activities, by university administrative or academic departments, or by any legitimate off-campus group.
The event planning staff can arrange accommodations for the following locations at the university:
The Veterans' Services Office (VSO)
The Veterans' Services Office offers a computer lab, facsimile services, copy privileges, a scholarship guide, and sponsorship of the annual Veteran's Day Celebration. Knowledgeable student-veteran counselors assist student-veterans and benefits eligible dependents in processing educational benefits and on Department of Veterans' Affairs and Texas veterans' benefits as well as Federal Financial Aid. Recertification for Department of Veterans' Affairs educational benefits is necessary each semester.
UH Wellness, a university-wide wellness center and clearing house, promotes a supportive environment for achieving a healthy lifestyle. This service provides information, referral and educational programs on stress management, prevention of alcohol and other drug abuse, sexual health, healthy relationships and related issues. Outreach programs may be arranged for campus/community groups. The Peer Education Program (credit course offered) provides the opportunity for students to be trained in providing wellness programs for their peers. Students and others are welcome to visit.
35 University Center
Web site: www.las.uh.edu/wc
Located on the northwest side of campus, near the liberal arts colleges, the UC Satellite offers services similar to those at the University Center. For TV breaks, the Satellite has two viewing areas with 2 big-screen TVs. Other available services include a quiet study lounge with Internet connections, two meeting rooms available for reservations, a C-store and the popular Satellite Games Room.
Satellite Games Room
The Satellite Games Room has pool tables, video games, and a board game section with eating areas and TV facilities.
UC Satellite Games Room
Cullen Performance Hall, built in 1948 and completely renovated in 1988, is a 1,544 seat Proscenium Theatre located near Entrance 1.
Although it is equipped with modern sound, lighting and rigging systems that accommodate all but the largest productions, the theatre still maintains the historic charm of the original structure. The hall routinely handles a wide variety of events sponsored by departments and organizations at the University of Houston in addition to contemporary music concerts, opera, modern dance, and theatrical performances put on by groups outside the Houston area.
Cullen Performance Hall
The Hilton University of Houston, which hasn't been updated since it was built in 1975, recently completed a $12.5 million renovation to its facilities. The transformed contemporary, stylish "new" property reopened its doors for business on April 7, 2010. This unique facility serves as the training hotel for students attending the top-ranked Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management. Here, hospitality students work with hotel professionals to gain hands-on experience in guest service, hotel operations and banquet service. The hotel offers 80 hotel guest rooms and six suites. For current room rates and/or to make a reservation at the Hilton University of Houston to to www.Hilton.com. And with 25,000 square feet of diverse meeting space, inlcuding three ballrooms and business casual dining in Eric's Restaurant, the Hilton University of Houston is the ideal on-campus destination for meetings, banquets, receptions, video conferencing and special events. Wedding receptions are also popular here. Accommodations can be made at any level and underground parking is available to guests.
For hotel room reservations, please call 866-327-1161.
Eric's Restaurant, located just off the lobby of the Hilton University of Houston, is open seven days a week from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Eric's is also a popular spot to meet for happy hour. Bar service is available from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. For reservations, please call 713-743-2512.
Barron's Restaurant is a lunch-only operation and is managed and staffed entirely by Hilton College students. Located in the South Wing of the Hilton College, hours are 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday during the fall and spring semesters. The food is fresh, tasty and inexpensive and service is quick, making it a favorite lunch spot among students, faculty and staff. Call 713-743-2558 for more information.
Cougar Grounds, located next to Barron's Restaurant, is a student-run coffee shop and the newest campus hotspot for gourmet coffee, tea and fresh-baked pastries. It is the first university coffee shop in the country managed and staffed by students as part of an educational experience and the gourmet coffee brewed here is second to none. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 713-743-2882 for more information.
Catalog Publish Date: August 19, 2010
This Page Last Updated: August 6, 2010
Effective Date of Archive: August 15, 2011