The start of the new school year and the 2017 UH Weeks of Welcome (UHWOW17), which represents the first two weeks of the fall semester (Thursday, August 17 – Sunday, September 3), is kicking into high gear. As part of the many UHWOW events and programs, numerous departments and staff will be working to connect students with university resources, student organizations and the surrounding community.

Below are some great opportunities to connect with new and returning students:

The Cat's Back

Thursday, August 24, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Campus Recreation and Wellness Center (CRWC)

The Cat’s Back is the official UH welcome event for all students. This event includes a Student Organizations Fair, Free Food, games, give-ways, and much more. There are several ways to get involved with this event. For more information about Cat’s Back event volunteer positions or to sign up as a volunteer fill out the Cat's Back volunteer form. Please contact Lawrence Daniel 832-842-4845, lrdaniel@uh.edu with any questions.

Campus Prowl

Tuesday, August 29, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Campus Prowl is a one-day, campus-wide open house event that needs volunteers to assist with instructions and directions for student participants who are looking to visit the different Campus Prowl areas. If you would like to assist with this awesome event please submit a Campus Prowl volunteer form. Please contact Ashriel Dunham 832-842-6262, aldunham@central.uh.edu with any questions.

MyUH, MyHouston

Thursday, August 31, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

The University of Houston is partnering with Houston First to host, an interactive, multimedia event to give UH students an opportunity to learn about all there is to offer in the city of Houston. Take a moment to read the volunteer descriptions and fill out the MyUH, MyHouston volunteer form. Please contact Eve Esch 713-743-3040, emesch@uh.edu with any questions.


The success of many of these events rely on the efforts of UH student leaders, faculty, and staff volunteers. To review our most current schedule of UH WOW events or to learn more about volunteer opportunties, visit the Weeks of Welcome website.