Administration and Finance Focus

April 2009
April 2011
Employee Spotlight – Joe Mendez

Student Spotlight – Ed Hoff

Events Calendar



UH Fresh Food Company Selected as National Training Site

FSAC Selects Residential Student Representatives

UH Dining Calendar for April 2011

HUB Statistics

Office Supply Vendor

Revised Cost Center Verification Procedures

Toner Scam Alert

Worklist Update

AT&T Offers UH Employees Savings on Wireless

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RecycleMania Olympics a Hit with UH Students

“Mr. Roboto” Wins Art of Recycling Contest

C.L.A.S.P. Hosts First Community Garden

Office of General Counsel in the Practice of Going Green

Lights out for a Cause: Hilton College Participates in Earth Hour

UH Freshman Wins SWACURH First Year Experience Award

Campus Housing Fair Held

Parking and Transportation
PTS Prepares for Construction of Third

Student Calls ERP His Parking Lot of Choice

Policies and Procedures
As the UH Policies and Procedures World Turns…

Public Safety
Pies for Babies

Girl Scout Troop Visits the UHDPS

Shots Fired and Flashpoint Instructional Videos Bring Awareness to the Campus Community

Students Win $100 Gift Card for Participation in the Have An Exit Strategy Surveys

UHDPS Offers Rape Aggression Defense


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On April 5 and 6, Residential Life and Housing sponsored a Campus Housing Fair at the UC Circle from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Over 400 students and family members previewed the various on-campus housing options available.

Students had the opportunity to learn about the many advantages there are to living on campus and to ask questions about housing. Brochures showing the renovations being made this summer to Moody Towers and the Quadrangle were available, as well as information on Calhoun Lofts and Cougar Village. In addition, representatives from the university’s on-campus public/private partnership facilities of Cambridge Oaks, Cullen Oaks and Bayou Oaks were there to provide information as were representatives from RHA (Residence Hall Association), Dining Services and Parking and Transportation Services.

This festive and collaborative event was orchestrated by Teeba Rose, Residential Life and Housing marketing manager. Rose stated, “This was the best housing fair ever. We literally rolled out the red carpet for our students and gave them the VIP treatment that they deserve. I could see the lights coming on in students’ eyes when they realized all of the unique services we have to offer. I can’t wait to do it again!”

Participants enjoyed slushies and popcorn, and Dining Services gave out decorated cookies. Other give-aways included notebooks, t-shirts, pens and “Go Coogs” signs that converted into a fan. There was a drawing for a $150 Barnes and Noble gift certificate, which was won by Rosa Bello.

In addition, students had the chance to examine a car from the Connect by Hertz campus car rental program. This program makes it more convenient for campus residents to do without a car by allowing them access to rental cars stationed right on campus and available at reduced rates. With car sharing, you don’t have to pay for parking or a car payment and only pay to rent a car when you really need one. Gas and insurance are even included in the rental fee.

There are many advantages to living on campus:

  • Residents are more likely to persist in their studies and graduate than non-residents.

  • Residents tend to have higher GPAs.

  • They tend to be more satisfied with their college experience.

  • They undergo greater personal development.

  • They save commuting time. In Houston, it is estimated that commuters spend an average of 58 hours a year sitting in traffic congestion.

  • It saves gas. In addition to the “straight-shot” gas consumption, Houstonians burn an extra 52 gallons of gas sitting in congestion. With gas hovering at $3.65/gallon right now and predicted to go higher, that can add up to a lot of money.

  • Residents don’t have to hunt for parking.

  • If residents don’t bring their cars to school, they don’t have to pay for parking.

  • There are many opportunities in the residence halls to develop leadership skills.

  • It’s convenient. Everything, including the library, recreation, Health Center, academic support and personal support, is within walking distance. Residents can sleep later and don’t have to cook if they have a meal plan.

  • Everything is included. Utilities, cable, high-speed internet, maintenance, furniture and local phone service are all part of the housing package.

  • Residents have an easier time getting acquainted and making new friends. Some of these friendships may last a lifetime.

  • There is a lot to do on campus, and residents have the time to do it and have a blast.

For more information about housing, visit our website at or contact the Housing Office at or 713-743-6000.