What is the Cougar Spirit Cord and what does it mean?
The Cougar Spirit Cord is a red and white honor cord that graduating Coogs wear at commencement. It demonstrates your pride and support for your university.
With a gift of $15 or more, you'll earn a Cougar Spirit Cord to wear at graduation. A symbol of your pride, gratitude, and a way to show support for a program that's made a difference in your UH experience, your Cougar Spirit Cord is also a way of leaving a legacy for students who will be returning to UH next semester. Beat the rush, make your gift here today!
An affordable gift shows strong loyalty and still makes a big impact. Click here to see what Coogs can do when they choose to come together and participate in philanthropy.
Where can I pick up my Cougar Spirit Cord?
As soon as you make your gift online, you will receive an acknowledgement email confirming that your gift was processed. Office hours and locations to pick up your spirit cord are:
Energy Research Park (ERP), Building 4, Room 116
Monday through Friday: 8 am to 5 pm
In your College:
Business Graduates: Please see John Ryan on the 3rd floor of Melcher Hall, Suite 320, Room D: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Education Graduates: Please see Tracy Markovich on the 2nd floor of Farish Hall, Suite 214: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Optometry Graduates: Spirit Cords will be passed out May 8th during your exit interview to those who have not picked them up yet.
Technology Graduates: Please see Carol Johnson on the 3rd floor of Building T2, Suite 356: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Or at the following events:
Sunday, May 4, 2014: Ring Ceremony, AFTER each ceremony
Monday, May 5, 2014: UH Bookstore, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014: UH Bookstore, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014: CLASS Ready, Set, Commence, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014: UH Bookstore, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014: CLASS Ready, Set, Commence, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursday, May 8, 2014: UH Bookstore, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, May 8, 2014: College of Architecture Rehearsal @COA Atrium, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday, May 8, 2014: College of Technology Grad Celebration @Rockwell Pavilion, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 9, 2014: At all HOFHEINZ ceremonies in the area where you sign in for graduation
Saturday, May 10, 2014: At all HOFHEINZ ceremonies in the area where you sign in for graduation
I paid tuition, why should I give back?
Our university’s legacy has always been that hard working men and women have the opportunity to go to college, do good work and give back to UH after graduation so that future Coogs have opportunities to succeed.
Not only will you be helping future Coogs share in a great college experience, your gift also boosts the value of your degree. And don’t forget, when we work together we make a big difference in future Coogs’ education. Read more here about how your first gift – no matter the amount – can go a long way.
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Can't do it?
We know that times are hard, but we want you to understand that participation is what’s most important as a proud UH alum. Click here to see how having pride in participation can make a difference to our University of Houston.