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Experience Life on Campus

Welcome to the Powerhouse. The University of Houston provides countless opportunities to meet new people, listen to distinguished lecturers, nourish your talents, experience public art from renowned artists and become involved with the community and various student organizations while living in one of the most exciting cities in the nation.

Places to See

The campus life offers the vibe of a small community set amongst the urban offerings of Houston. Our on-campus offerings include restaurants, art exhibits, activity centers, live performances and athletic events which make our university much more than a place to learn — it's a place to thrive.

  • Student Center

    Student Center

    At UH the Student Center is the hub of student life. Equipped with north and south wings, the Student Center is home to student organizations, study and social areas, a food court, campus shops, IT services and an on-campus game room complete with a bowling alley.

  • M.D. Anderson Library

    M.D. Anderson Library

    The M.D. Anderson Library has one of the best academic collections in the city. The library features a state of the art recording studio, technology training and daily events. Our special collections even include the Houston Hip Hop Collections.

  • Lynn Eusan Park

    Lynn Eusan Park

    Centrally located, this park is where visitors to campus can relax and enjoy the day go by or catch one of the many performances scheduled throughout the year.

  • T.D.E.C.U. Stadium

    TDECU Stadium

    Our 40,000 seat, open stadium is home of the UH Cougar's football team.

  • Hofheinz Pavilion

    Hofheinz Pavilion

    Named in honor of Judge Roy Hofheinz, this pavilion seats almost 8,500 and is home to UH men's and women's basketball teams.

  • Darryl & Lori Schroeder Park

    Darryl & Lori Schroeder Park

    Known for its fan-friendly atmosphere and spacious accommodations, seating 3,500, the park is the proud home of the UH baseball team.

Arts & Culture

If you’re looking to expand your mind there’s no other place to go than the on campus arts district.

  • Blaffer Art Museum

    Blaffer Art Museum

    The Blaffer Gallery contemporary art museum is dedicated to emerging and underrepresented artists. The Blaffer is a free arts gateway that inspires dialogue between the city of Houston and UH.

  • Cullen Performance Hall

    Cullen Performance Hall

    Cullen Performance Hall is the perfect venue for concerts, lectures, comedy and more on campus at the University of Houston.

  • Moores Opera Center

    Moores Opera Center

    The Rebecca and John J. Moores School of Music features musical entertainment that ranges from opera productions to jazz ensembles and the School of Theatre and Dance has a play series that runs five times a year.

  • Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts

    Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts

    The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts is dedicated to interdisciplinary collaboration across the performing, visual, and literary arts.

Where to Live

Student Housing & Residential Life is a department within Student Affairs consisting of three primary areas: Residential Life, Operations, and Housing and Conference Services. Approximately 6,000 students live in seven distinct housing areas that provide a comprehensive student services program. These areas are managed by full-time, live-in staff members, including professional Residence Life Coordinators, faculty-in-residence and Resident Advisors (student staff).

Where to Eat

The University of Houston has a variety of dining options to choose from on and off-campus. If you’re on campus then check out our dining halls - Moody Towers or Cougar Woods. Student meal plans are healthy, flexible and affordable.Can’t decide where to eat? Then download the UH Dining Services app. It gives you the daily scoop on campus menus.

The Student Center Satellite is also home to the largest food court on campus. This is a great place to grab pizza, sushi, halal certified Indian cuisine or a coffee. So stop by with friends after class.

UH is also home to the latest trend of outdoor dining by having local food trucks present their fare to our campus. Check out the calendar to view the weekly rotating schedule.

Additional Food Options on Campus

Stay Active and Healthy

Get moving with outdoor adventure activities. Get involved with group fitness classes. Get involved with intramural sports. Get fit with a personal trainer. Get experience with first aid.

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Get Involved

Whether you’re interested in joining a club, holding a leadership position or attending a signature campus event, there are a number of opportunities for you to connect with your fellow Coogs.

Parking & Transportation

Your security is our number one priority. We offer added security for those moving around campus. If you feel you may need a walking safety escort at any time, please call 713-743-3333.

  • Campus Parking

    Campus Parking

    To park on campus you must display a valid UH parking permit unless parked at a parking meter, visitor lot, or a university parking garage.

  • Campus Shuttle

    Campus Shuttle

    Getting around campus is convenient and free for students, faculty, and staff. Ride the CougarLine.

  • MetroBus and Rail

    MetroBus and Rail

    Students receive discounted fares on the MetroBus and Rail. Conveniently travel to and from campus.

  • Zipcar

    Zipcar

    Students can rent a car by the hour or day. Gas and insurance included.

students playing a game of pool at the student center

The UH campus offers both a place to learn and a place to have fun. With everything located within walking distance on campus, UH Cougars enjoy the feeling of a small campus community nestled within the bustling urban city.