Administration and Finance Focus

April 2009
September 2009
Just Around the Corner – FY10 Mandatory Training

Employee Spotlight
Green Hero - Stephanie Carpenter


Events Calendar

Copy Center
Be Green & Save Green with Compatible Laser and Inkjet Cartridges

Cougar Card
Cougar Card

Know Your Cards

Department of Public Safety

Calhoun Lofts: Integrating Fire and Life Safety into "The Simple Life Made Stylish"

New Programs Bring Light to Safety:

Dining Services

UH Dining on the Web

Southern Cookout

Cougar Cash Expansion

The Pulse - Coach Sumlin talks football

Healthy Bites

Accruals and Reallocations in Period 998

Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Statistics

Green UH
Green Commuter Fair

Human Resources
Financial Seminars

Time and Labor Updates

Plant Operations
Construction Webcasts Now Available

Fish Transported Into UH Meditation Pond

Policies and Procedures
Policies in Campus Review

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Houston, September 4. 2009 – The University of Houston has unfurled Cougar Red and White again, this time it’s on the newly designed Cougar Card. The Cougar Card not only serves as the university’s official identification card but faculty, staff and students can also use the card for various privileges including flex accounts, cougar cash, use of the campus recreation center, library privileges and for entry at Cougar athletic events.

The new Cougar Card will not provide any 3rd party banking options, however, the university is introducing a Higher One Refund Card which will be the source of direct refunds from the university to students and serves as an option to those who would like to have a Higher One bank account.

The Cougar Card Office has been working to transition the entire campus to the new Cougar Card since the Spring semester. Nearly all faculty and staff have received their new card and all students are expected to receive their card by November 15. If a student has not received their card by this date, they should visit the Cougar Card Office in room 279 at the University Center or call 713-743-CARD. Once the Cougar Card is received it should be activated immediately at so all privileges transfer to the new card. If you are a returning student and have not received your Cougar Card yet, you should continue to use your existing ID card until activation of the new Cougar Card.

The Cougar Card Office is now a unit under University Services. University Services oversees various campus services including parking and transportation, sustainability initiatives, dining services, printing and postal and vending services. For more information about University Services visit