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Family Weekend Schedule of Events

Events will continue to be added and the Saturday schedule will not be confirmed until the football game time is confirmed. Check back often for updates.

Friday, October 6

  • 9:00am – 6:00pm

    Family Weekend Check-in and Family Headquarters, Student Center South- Bayou City Room
    All registered participants should check in to pick up your packets, including the Guide to Family Weekend, wristbands, tickets and other goodies! Stop by this location anytime you need assistance or just want to take a break. Sponsored by The Dean of Students Office **All families are strongly encouraged to check-in on Friday!

  • 9:00am – 6:00pm

    Volunteer Hospitality Suite, Student Center South, Heights Room 224
    Family Weekend volunteers are encouraged to stop by and meet each other and enjoy complimentary refreshments throughout the day. Sponsored by The Dean of Students Office

  • 9:00am – 4:00pm

    Class with your student
    This is your opportunity to share your student’s college experience. Please ask your student to contact his/her professor for permission in advance. Please note that some classes will not be able to accommodate visitors due to limited space.

  • 9:00am – 11:30am

    Explore Your Cougar Pathway to Success! Meet and Greet Breakfast With University Career Services!, Student Services Center 1(first floor)
    Join University Career Services for breakfast and hear from a panel of our Peer Career Advisors about exploring related pathways to success, enhancing your students’ resume and cover letter, and practice interviewing skills for their job/internship search. You can also meet our career counselors and tour the office to receive your free giveaway! Sponsored by University Career Services

  • 10:00am – 11:00am

    Campus Tours, Welcome Center Front Desk
    Our UH Ambassadors are here to show you what makes us a great university! Meet at the Welcome Center for a Family Weekend campus tour to learn more about our resources, history and traditions. Sponsored by The Office of Admissions.

  • 10:00am – 12:00pm

    Visit M.D. Anderson Library, M.D. Anderson Library
    Visit the M.D. Anderson Library to see the space students voted “Best Place to Study” in 2015 and 2016. Chat with library staff about the technology, services, and study spaces available to students, and explore library exhibits. A guided tour of the building will be offered at 11am. Stop by anytime from 10am to 12pm to pick up brochures and free giveaways.

  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm

    Caring From Afar: What you need to know to help create a positive transition to UH for your student and yourself, Student Center South, Bayou City Room 219
    The college experience is a fun but also stressful time for both students and family. This workshop explores ways to manage the necessary balance between supporting your student while providing the independence that is critical for their success in college. If you are unsure how to support your student because either you didn’t attend college or this is the first of your children to attend college then this session will be of great support to you. Sponsored by Counseling and Psychological Services and UH Wellness

  • 11:00pm – 1:00pm

    Dine Like Your Student
    Hungry? Visit any retail restaurant located in the SC or SC Satellite or Taco Cabana located in the stadium parking garage and receive $1 off of your purchase. (Not valid at McDonald’s, Kim Son, Sushi, Smoothie King, Shasta’s, or any convenience store location.) Please use coupon located inside your guide on page 8! Sponsored by UH Dining Services

  • 1:00pm – 3:00pm

    Coffee With a Cop, Student Center South Lobby
    Stop by for a hot cup of coffee and a friendly conversation with the University of Houston Police Department. Sponsored by UHPD

  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm

    Campus Tours, Welcome Center Front Desk
    Our UH Ambassadors are here to show you what makes us a great university! Meet at the Welcome Center for a Family Weekend campus tour to learn more about our resources, history and traditions. Sponsored by The Office of Admissions.

  • 5:00pm – 6:00pm

    Family Weekend Happy Hour and Stadium Tour, TDECU Stadium
    Join fellow Family Weekend attendees for a social hour prior to the opening barbeque. Happy Hour pricing for will be available.

  • 6:00pm – 6:15pm

    Family Weekend Photo on the field, TDECU Stadium
    Please join the Spirit of Houston band and fellow attendees and students for our official photo on the field of TDECU stadium. **You must be present by 6:00pm to participate**

  • 6:00pm – 8:30pm

    Fest-UH-fall, Outside Gate 1 at TDECU Stadium
    All family members are invited to our outside festival that will include live music, activities, and give-aways for all family members and students! More details to come! Sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement

  • 6:15 – 8:30pm

    Family BBQ with the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services*, TDECU Stadium Club
    All family members are invited to our annual BBQ event. Special presentations will be made by University of Houston administration. We will celebrate fellowship and UH success at this exciting event! Dinner and beverages will be provided. Sponsored by The Dean of Students Office

    *Please note that the BBQ seating is divided into two time slots: 6:15 – 7:15pm and 7:30 – 8:30pm. Your attendance time is indicated by the color of wristband you received at check-in. Red wristbands will attend the BBQ from 6:15-7:15pm and white wristbands will attend from 7:30 – 8:30pm.

  • 7:00pm

    Houston Volleyball vs. Memphis, Athletics-Alumni Center
    For tickets and more information, visit UH Athletics.

Saturday, October 7

  • 9:00pm – 12:00pm

    Family Weekend Check-in and Family Headquarters, Student Center South-Bayou City Room
    If you just arrived, please stop by the registration room to pick up your packets, including the Guide to Family Weekend, all-access wristbands, and other goodies! (*this is for families who were not able to check in on Friday)

  • 9:00am – 12:00pm

    Volunteer Hospitality Suite, Student Center South, Heights Room 224
    Family Weekend volunteers are encouraged to stop by and meet each other and enjoy complimentary refreshments throughout the day. Sponsored by The Dean of Students Office

  • 10:00am – 11:00am

    Campus Tours, Welcome Center Front Desk
    Our UH Ambassadors are here to show you what makes us a great university! Meet at the Welcome Center for a Family Weekend campus tour to learn more about our resources, history and traditions. Sponsored by The Office of Admissions.

  • 10:00am – 12:00pm

    UH Art & Architecture Tour, Courtyard in front of Moores School of Music by Winged Woman Sculpture
    Join Architecture Center Houston for an exploration of art, architecture and campus design on the University of Houston’s main campus. Works by Frank Stella, Jim Love, William King and The Art Guys are found within the context of a campus and buildings designed by notable architects such as Phillip Johnson, Alfred C. Finn, Gensler, Lake|FLato, BNIM and Cesar Pelli. There is a $5 fee/person for this event. Sponsored by AIA Houston ***Registration is required for this event.

  • 11:00am – 8:00pm

    Calhoun’s Pre-Tailgate Party, Across the street from campus (from Cougar Lofts) located at 4701 Calhoun Rd #200
    Coogs Choose award winner for best place to watch an away game! Full service bar & grill conveniently located steps across campus with extensive menu, excellent service, and fun games to play on the rooftop overlooking campus and downtown Houston.

  • TBD

    UH Game Day Celebration, Please look for the “Family Weekend Tent” located at South Side of TDECU, grassy area near Gate #3
    All families are invited to join us at the UH Family Tailgate (please refer to the map inside your Guidebook). Our celebration includes music, UH band appearance, and visits with Shasta! A multitude of activities will be going-on so pick and choose what you and your family would like to participate in or just sit back and relax over good conversation and food. Food and beverages will be provided. Sponsored by the Dean of Students Office

  • TBD

    UH vs. SMU Football Game, TDECU Stadium
    Join us as we cheer on the UH Cougars in TDECU Stadium!

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    Free time, Out and About in The City
    We encourage you to take advantage of all there is to see and do in the city of Houston. Please go to www.visithoustontexas.com for more events and activities! Limited amounts of discount tickets also available at check-in.

Sunday, October 8

  • 1:00pm

    Houston Women’s Soccer vs. University of South Florida, Carl Lewis Complex
    For tickets and more information, visit UH Athletics.

On-going Events

UH Bookstore
Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm; Saturday: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Family Weekend Show your Cougar Pride and receive a 10% discount on all merchandise. If you are a UH Alumni please ask for your Alumni Discount instead. Or just download the bookstore app for 25% discount on (1) item by going to your Apple store or Google play, by searching, "My College Bookstore." Stop by our University Barnes & Noble Bookstore, located in the University Center to purchase your UH Gear!