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NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 24, 2005

Contact: Eric Gerber
713.743.8189 (office)
281.627.2065 (cell)
egerber@uh.edu

CLASSES RESUME THURSDAY AT UH, UH-CLEAR LAKE, UH-DOWNTOWN;
UH-VICTORIA ON TUESDAY
No Major Damage to Campuses, But Reopening Delayed to Allow
Orderly Return of Area Evacuees

HOUSTON, Sept. 24, 2005 – The University of Houston, the University of Houston-Clear Lake and the University of Houston-Downtown will reopen and resume classes Thursday (Sept. 29). The teaching centers at Cinco Ranch and at Sugar Land also will reopen at that time.

The University of Houston-Victoria reopens Tuesday (Sept. 27).

None of these UH System institutions suffered significant damage from Hurricane Rita. These dates were selected to accommodate the recommendation of public officials that businesses and schools delay opening to allow the safe and orderly return of all those who evacuated the area.

Staff members at the institutions reopening Thursday are requested to return to work at noon, Wednesday, Sept. 28, if possible.

Students in residence at the University of Houston may not return to their campus housing before 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28.

Updated public information about the status of the individual institutions may be available on their respective Web sites and/or by telephone:

UH – http://www.uh.edu/ 713-743-1000, 713-743-2255.

UH-Downtown – http://www.uhd.edu/ 713-221-8000.

UH-Clear Lake – http://www.uhcl.edu 281-283-7600.

UH-Victoria – http://www.uhv.edu/ 361-570-4848.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM

The University of Houston System is the state’s only metropolitan higher education system, encompassing four universities and two multi-institution teaching centers. The universities are the University of Houston, a nationally recognized doctoral degree-granting, comprehensive research university; the University of Houston-Downtown, a four-year undergraduate university beginning limited expansion into graduate programs; and the University of Houston-Clear Lake and the University of Houston-Victoria, both upper division and master’s-level institutions. The centers are the UH System at Sugar Land in Fort Bend and the UH System at Cinco Ranch. In addition, the UH System includes KUHF-FM, Houston’s National Public Radio and classical radio station, and KUHT-TV, the nation’s first educational television station.

For more information about UH visit the university’s ‘Newsroom’ at www.uh.edu/admin/media/newsroom.