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THEMED LUNCH AT DINING HALLS TO HELP KICK OFF FOOTBALL SEASON posted on 8/26/15
Football fare will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3, at the Fresh Food Co. and Cougar Woods Dining Hall. It is the first of several themed meals planned by UH Dining during the fall semester

PHOTO BOOTH, DJ PART OF UH DINING'S WELCOME BACK BASH posted on 8/20/15
Students, faculty and staff who visit the Fresh Food Company for lunch on Aug. 24 or Cougar Woods Dining Hall for dinner on Aug. 25 can spin a prize wheel and take pictures in the photo booth.

FOOD TRUCKS WILL ONCE AGAIN SERVE ERP EVERY WEDNESDAY posted on 8/20/15
Students, faculty and staff will be able to get lunch once again this academic year from a truck stationed behind Building 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

STUDENTS SAVE MONEY WITH TEXTBOOK, MEAL PLAN SCHOLARSHIPS posted on 8/20/15
Eleven lucky students have received a Barnes & Noble scholarship, which gives them $400 for books for the fall and the spring semesters. Another 10 students have been awarded a meal plan scholarship.

TORIK BANKS JOINS UH DINING AS NEW DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS posted on 8/20/15
The 15-year veteran of the food service industry brings both manager and operations experience to the University of Houston campus.

MONTHLY SUSTAINABILITY MEETUPS TO KICK OFF SEPT. 1 posted on 8/14/15
The idea is to showcase different sustainability themes and build a culture of sustainability on campus and in the community by featuring guest speakers, group activities and networking. The initial gathering will feature Dr. Bruce Race, director of the University of Houston’s Center for Sustainability and Resilience.

BASKETBALL FACILITY CONSTRUCTION HEADS INTO LAST FEW MONTHS posted on 8/14/15
The $25 million project that will be home for the men’s and women’s programs is projected to be finished by mid-November and could be fully occupied in early December. Right now, exterior work is 75 percent done and interior finishes have begun.

TIPS AVAILABLE TO KEEP UH COMMUNITY COOL DURING THE HEAT posted on 8/14/15
As temperatures in the Houston area soar, the University of Houston Office of Emergency Management urges people to take precautions if they find themselves outdoors for prolonged periods of time.

CHOPPED N’ SMOKED BBQ JOINS CAMPUS FOOD TRUCK PROGRAM posted on 8/14/15
Halal friendly barbecue offerings will be served to the UH community when the truck, which is owned by UH alum Robert West, becomes part of the rotation when the fall semester kicks off.

NEW DISPENSER INCREASES BEVERAGE OPTIONS AT TACO CABANA posted on 8/14/15
The Coca-Cola Freestyle 7000 machine will offer more than 60 drink options – far more than the traditional dispenser it replaced at the restaurant, which is located near TDECU Stadium in the Stadium Parking Garage.

STUDENT TEXTBOOK LOANS FOR UH BOOKSTORE AVAILABLE FOR FALL posted on 8/14/15
University of Houston students who need help with textbook expenses can apply for a $400 loan by logging in to AccessUH and following a few simple steps.

DITCH PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES FOR CHANCE TO WIN PRIZES posted on 8/10/15
The UH Office of Sustainability's #BYOBottle program takes place the week of Aug. 24 and is designed to encourage students, faculty and staff to use their own personal reusable bottles in lieu of the single-use variety.

UH COMMUNITY SHOULD HAVE PLAN FOR PARKING ON FOOTBALL GAME DAYS posted on 8/7/15
To help everyone understand the impact the seven home games will have on campus, Parking and Transportation Services is maintaining a campus game day parking web page filled with important information.

CAMPUS LOTS, STREETS RENOVATED DURING SUMMER MAINTENANCE posted on 8/4/15
Striping, seal-coating and asphalt and concrete restoration are just some of the repairs currently taking place in several surface lots, including 5C, 5D, 9C, 12A, 12B, 16B, 16D, 20A and 20C.

RESIDENTIAL MOVE-IN MAY IMPACT TRAFFIC AND PARKING ON CAMPUS posted on 7/31/15
The University of Houston community should be prepared for possible delays when thousands of students move into the on-campus residential communities Aug. 19-22.

EXPECT TRAFFIC DELAYS DURING MAYOR’S BACK TO SCHOOL FEST posted on 7/31/15
For those who need to be on campus on Saturday, Aug. 15, the fifth annual event will affect traffic on Cullen Boulevard, Elgin Street, Scott Street, Holman Street and Spur 5.

AUXILIARY SERVICES FAIR RETURNS TO CAMPUS AUG. 4 posted on 7/24/15
The event, which will take place from 10 a.m. to noon in the Rockwell Pavilion, will shine the spotlight on the many services and programs offered to faculty and staff.

LOT 15G RECONFIGURED AS VISITOR PARKING posted on 7/24/15
The lot, which is located in front of the Athletics/Alumni Center, now includes a pull-ticket system that uses MasterCard and Visa as payment options.

PASSING OF STATE AUDIT GIVES UH GREEN LIGHT ON CAMPUS IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS posted on 7/24/15
The University of Houston successfully passed the facilities audit conducted by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, allowing it to continue construction and improvement projects over the next five years.

REVAMPED CAMPUS NATATORIUM SET TO REOPEN THIS MONTH posted on 7/24/15
The work on the UH competition pool in the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center began in January and included a complete renovation of its piping system. In addition, both the indoor and outdoor pools have been plastered.

COUNTRY VOCAL BAND HOME FREE SETS CONCERT DATE AT UH posted on 7/24/15
The band, which won the fourth season of NBC's The Sing-Off, will be performing at Cullen Performance Hall on Friday, Oct. 16. Tickets are now on sale.

UHPD OFFICERS ATTEND VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN CONFERENCE posted on 7/17/15
By taking part in the event, Sgt. Dina Padovan, Officer Yolanda Edmund and Officer Anita Couch were able to develop and strengthen their response to combating violent crimes against women.

UH WHOLE FOODS MARKET COMMUNITY DAY TO HAVE A ‘SUSTAINABLE’ PRESENCE posted on 7/17/15
On Aug. 20, the store in the Galleria area will donate a portion of its sales that day to the University of Houston’s campus community garden and Shasta’s Culinary Workshop.

AUTOMATIC FLOODGATES READY TO PROTECT UH FROM THE NEXT BIG STORM posted on 7/17/15
Seventeen gates were installed in 2002 and are part of a network strategically placed throughout campus to protect areas most vulnerable to flooding.

HELP NEEDED BATTLING HEAT, HUMIDITY AND WEEDS IN COMMUNITY GARDEN posted on 7/17/15
The UH Office of Sustainability welcomes volunteers to help in the garden, which grows produce that is donated to area food pantries.

THE TENORS COMING TO UH THIS FALL posted on 7/17/15
The Juno award-winning foursome from Canada will be performing at Cullen Performance Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Tickets are already on sale.

NEW STOP SIGNS IN PLACE ON CALHOUN posted on 7/9/15
The University of Houston Police Department will be monitoring the area as members of the UH community adjust to the four-way stop at the entrance of the Welcome Center Student Parking Garage and parking lot 2A.

NEW ADDRESSES ASSIGNED TO ALL CAMPUS BUILDINGS posted on 7/6/15
Every building across campus will have a new, specific address beginning on Saturday, Aug. 1.

UHDS WILL HOST COW APPRECIATION DAY AT STUDENT CENTER posted on 7/2/15
Chick-fil-A will reward customers who are dressed from head to hoof with a free lunch on Tuesday, July 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

TURN AROUND DON'T DROWN posted on 7/2/15
The University of Houston's Office of Emergency Management urges everyone to take a few minutes and visit the National Weather Service's Turn Around Don't Drown website.

STUDENT CENTER SATELLITE FOOD COURT CLOSED FOR REPAIRS UNTIL JULY 9 posted on 7/2/15
The closure will affect the locations that were open for the summer, including Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, Smoothie King and the C3 Store.

SIDEWALK REPAIRS TO IMPACT PARTS OF CAMPUS posted on 6/30/15
Locations near Lamar Fleming, Farish Hall, Cullen Family Plaza, PGH and the Science building will be closed for repairs and replacement from Monday, July 6, through Friday, July 10.

FIREWORKS NOT ALLOWED ON CAMPUS, IN HOUSTON CITY LIMITS posted on 6/26/15
With the Fourth of July holiday just around the corner, the University of Houston Fire Marshal's Office would like to remind everyone that fireworks are forbidden at UH and in the city.

FACULTY AND STAFF MEAL PLANS ENJOYED ALL YEAR posted on 6/26/15
UH Dining Services offers a variety of plans that make it easy for employees to dine on campus.

UH COMMUNITY INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN VANPOOL WEBINAR posted on 6/23/15
Students, faculty and staff can take part in the 30-minute webinar on Wednesday, June 24, to learn more about the services offered by METRO STAR, the regional vanpool provider for an eight-county region in and around Houston.

BASKETBALL FACILITY CONSTRUCTION SITE DOUBLES AS CLASSROOM posted on 6/19/15
This past spring semester, UH students from the College of Architecture were able to get close-up lessons on the site construction activities at the Houston Basketball Development Facility from Facilities Planning and Construction.

NEW SIGNS MAKE IT EASIER FOR CUSTOMERS AT COUGAR WOODS posted on 6/19/15
The signs can be found suspended above all nine stations at the dining hall to help identify the various options that are available.

FOOD TRUCKS ROLL IN FOR THE SUMMER SEMESTER posted on 6/15/15
The trucks operate next to the Science building, which is across Entrance 14 from Agnes Arnold Hall, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

NEW STRATEGY TARGETS PESKY MOSQUITOES ACROSS CAMPUS posted on 6/15/15
Facilities Services is working with the campus pest control provider, who will use a larvicide to treat areas of standing water.

EVERYTHING IS SPIRITUAL TOUR COMING TO CULLEN PERFORMANCE HALL posted on 6/5/15
Rob Bell will be at UH on July 12 and will do what he does best, which is making surprising connections between the universe you are living in and the life you are living, showing us how science and spirituality are long lost dance partners.

UH DINING OFFERS ON-CAMPUS STUDENT EMPLOYMENT posted on 6/5/15
The department is looking to hire between 75 and 100 students to fill open positions, including baristas, cashiers, food service personnel and administrative assistants.

SPONSORS NEEDED TO MAKE THIS FALL'S RESIDENTIAL MOVE-IN A SUCCESS posted on 6/3/15
Faculty and staff and their departments can become a Principal, Red or White sponsor through the donation of money or if they prefer, by sponsoring a specific item.

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATIONS TO IMPACT PARKING AND MOBILITY posted on 6/2/15
The west side of campus around the Stadium Parking Garage and nearby surface lots will be affected on Saturday, June 6, as ceremonies take place all day long at Hofheinz Pavilion.

BAUER ALUMS PARTNER WITH UH TO BRING REVOLUTIONARY START-UP TO CAMPUS posted on 6/1/15
Students, faculty and staff can get their vehicle’s gas tanks filled up through the new on-demand gas delivery service known as FuelMe.

NEW UNIFORMS BEING WORN BY STAFF AT FRESH FOOD COMPANY posted on 6/1/15
The new bright colors being worn by the managers, chefs and pod captains are meant to create an atmosphere where customers can receive the help they need.

UH PARTICIPATES IN METRO LIGHT RAIL FULL-SCALE EXERCISE posted on 5/28/15
The May 2 event simulated an accident between a light rail train and a liquefied propane gas truck and was required before the new Purple Line that services the campus could go live.

UH'S GINGER WALKER RECOGNIZED BY GOVERNOR'S ADVISOR FOR HOMELAND SECURITY posted on 5/28/15
The emergency management specialist for the UH Office of Emergency Management recently collaborated and assisted in the development of Continuity Exercise Objectives and Continuity Exercise Evaluation Guides for use by agencies within the state.

CATERING ON CULLEN READY FOR SUMMER WEDDINGS posted on 5/22/15
The team specializes in custom menus for any event, whether it is a group meeting, President Khator's weekly lunches or wedding receptions in the Student Center.

WEATHER FORCES CANCELLATION OF NITRO CIRCUS LIVE posted on 5/21/15
The extreme conditions in the forecast for the Houston area for the weekend has made it physically impossible to set up and hold the event at TDECU Stadium on May 24.

GROUNDBREAKING FOR HEALTH AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES BUILDING 2 IN THE WORKS posted on 5/21/15
Construction is set to get started later this summer on the next phase in the Health and Biomedical Sciences Center.

UHPD URGES CAUTION WHEN METRORAIL LINE OPENS posted on 5/20/15
As the Purple Line prepares to start picking up passengers on Saturday, May 23, motorists and pedestrians are asked to be careful when driving and walking along the rail line.

VOLUNTEERS CAN SIGN UP NOW TO HELP WITH MOVE-IN THIS FALL posted on 5/19/15
Cougar Movers can choose from a variety of different volunteer positions, whether it is helping to unload belongings from cars, handing out water and snacks, or directing new residents on where to go.

EMILY MESSA CONTINUES COMMITMENT TO CLEAN CITY COMMISSION posted on 5/19/15
Houston City Council reappointed and confirmed her to another one-year term on the commission, which she has served on since 2010 and which is the governing arm of Keep Houston Beautiful.

STUDENT WINS BICYCLE FOR FILLING OUT BIKING SURVEY posted on 5/19/15
More than 1,700 students, faculty and staff filled out the questionnaire, which was created by the UH Office of Sustainability to help improve the biking environment for the UH community.

EVERYONE SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR HURRICANE SEASON posted on 5/15/15
The UH Office of Emergency Management wants people to remember these three easy steps: have a plan, build an emergency kit and stay informed.

STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF TAKE PART IN BIKE TO UH DAY posted on 5/15/15
More than 40 people commuted by bicycle to the University of Houston campus on May 1, and several dozen participated in a social ride later that same day.

UH OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY HAS A NEW HOME posted on 5/7/15
The office moved its operations out of Oberholtzer Hall and into the Cougar Card office in the Welcome Center Parking Garage at the end of April.

WEEK-LONG STREET CLOSURE PLANNED BETWEEN MREB SITE, CEMO HALL posted on 5/7/15
Parking and Transportation Services has designated a section of parking lot 18A for displaced parkers who will not be able to access lot 19F during the time the street is blocked off.

SAVE TIME AND MONEY WITH A FALL MEAL PLAN posted on 5/7/15
Students, faculty and staff can take advantage of the benefits the plans offer by purchasing one now for the upcoming academic year.

MREB CONSTRUCTION TO CAUSE TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF SIDEWALK posted on 5/6/15
The pedestrian pathway on the west side of the construction site will be closed for two months starting May 18.

MASTER PLAN LAYS GROUNDWORK FOR FUTURE OF UNIVERSITY posted on 5/4/15
As the University of Houston inches closer to turning 100 in a little over a decade, the framework of its continued success is laid out in its 2015-2020 plan, which takes into account various long-term goals that share on major vision: student success.

STUDENT SUMMER PARKING PERMITS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE posted on 5/4/15
Students who need a summer parking permit can now purchase one online through AccessUH.

RESIDENTIAL DINING CONSULTANT BRINGS EXPERTISE, NEW RECIPES TO CAMPUS posted on 5/1/15
New menu items, more made-from-scratch options and improved customer service are just some of the things Barbara DeMarco has brought to the table for UH Dining Services since starting on campus earlier this semester.

NO MAIL SERVICE TO UH COMMENCEMENT VENUES MAY 14-15 posted on 5/1/15
Garrison Gymnasium, Hofheinz Pavilion, the Alumni Center, Stadium Garage and Cullen Performance Hall will not have mail pickup or delivery during those two days.


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