2012 Family Weekend Schedule
The information below is the schedule of events from last
year. The 2013 Family Weekend Schedule will be posted in late August. Please continue to check back for updates as we finalize our
schedule of events. Friday, October 12th Saturday, October 13th On-going activities throughout the weekend Campus Recreation and Wellness Center
Family Weekend 2012
Family Weekend Check-in and Parent Headquarters,
Campus Recreation and Wellness Center
All registered participants should check in to pick up your packets, including the Guide to Family Weekend, nametags, 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!
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.
Library Open House and Tours, M.D. Anderson Library
Visit M.D. Anderson Library and chat with librarians about the technology, services, and study spaces available to students. Tours of the building will be offered every half hour staring at 10:30am. Don't have time for a tour? Stop by the library anytime between 10:00-12:00 to pick up brochures and free giveaways. Sponsored by M.D. Anderson Library
Dine Like Your Student
Hungry? Visit any retail restaurant located in the UC Main or UC Satellite and receive $1.00 off of your purchase. (Not valid at Wendy’s, Smoothie King, Kim Son, Shasta’s, or any convenience store location)Please use coupon located inside your registration folder! See the flyer for the list of retail dining locations in each food court. Sponsored by The UH Dining Services
Conrad N. Hilton College (open to all majors)
Demonstration Kitchen (Room S116), 1st floor South Lobby of Hilton College
Meet our Associate Dean of Academics and receive an update on what's happening at Hilton College. Then you'll hear from the student leaders of three of our student organizations and how their experiences here have enhanced their professional development. This discussion will be followed by a tour of our facilities, and coffee and dessert in Cougar Grounds—our student-run coffee shop. We look forward to welcoming our Cougar parents and their future leaders of the hospitality industry!
Caring From Afar: What you need to know to help your student have a positive emotional experience and succeed at UH, Campus Recreation and Wellness Center, Wellness Classroom Room 1038
The college experience is a fun but also stressful time for students. This workshop will help you to understand the necessary balance between supporting your student and providing the independence that is critical for success in college.
University Career Services (UCS) Open House, Student Services Building I
Does your student need help: Choosing a major? Writing his/her resume? Preparing for an interview? Come by and see how we can help! Spin the University Career Services wheel for a prize and enjoy refreshments while we walk you through our services. Parents and family members will also receive a VIP packet of career- related information including a free copy of our book, Career Visions.
Health Center Open House featuring FREE Flu Shots,
UH Health Center located between Student Service Center 1 and 2
What better way to keep your students healthy and successful this academic year than to get them vaccinated against the flu. Free flu shots will be available to students with valid ID at the University of Houston Health Center. Family members who are 18 years old or older can also receive the flu shot for $15. Available while supplies last. Picture ID required.
Free Physical Exams and Teeth Cleaning – When you visit the Health Center your student can enter a drawing for a free physical exam and/or teeth cleaning! Find out more about services we offer: General Medical Clinic, Dermatology, Orthopedics, Psychiatry, Women's Clinic, Men's Clinic, Dental Clinic, Lab and Pharmacy Services.
Cullen College of Engineering (open to all majors)
Engineering Commons located on the 1st floor of Engineering Bldg. #1
Visit the Cullen College of Engineering to see some of the projects in which our students engage as they learn the principles of engineering. Experience student-designed robotic projects like the Sumo-bot and the Target Acquisition Bot. Also see one of our popular outreach projects – Breadboard Bingo. We look forward to welcoming our Cougar Parents and their future engineers!
C.T. Bauer College of Business: Your Passport to The Real World of Business (open to all majors)
Check-in at the Concierge Desk, 1st floor of Melcher Hall (Calhoun St entrance)
All aboard! Your destination? The C. T. Bauer College of Business, one of the nation’s leading business schools that prepares students for the competitive job market through courses that combine the fundamentals of a business degree along with specialty programs and interaction with industry professionals. Our faculty represent both traditional academics who are respected scholars in their respective fields along with former business executives and entrepreneurs. With its home in Houston, Bauer attracts students from nearly 70 countries, one of the most diverse business schools in the United States. Join us for a cruise around the college, where you’ll travel Melcher Hall and learn from the locals what makes this destination so unique.
Meet Dean Latha Ramchand: Begin your journey aboard the S.S. Bauer by take a trip to the 3rd floor to get your family souvenir photo and meet the dean.
Ports of Call: Sail through five ports of call in Melcher Hall where you will learn about the different programs that Bauer has to offer. As you journey through Bauer, collect souvenirs, including a Bauer College t-shirt, and stamps in your passport! You can also complete your cruise with an optional tour of Cemo Hall. Bon Voyage! For complete details on this event, please see the flyer in your registration packet.
Family Pool Time, Campus Recreation and Wellness Center, leisure pool
Even though it's October, Houston can still be HOT! If your family needs to cool off, take some time to enjoy our beautiful outdoor leisure pool complete with slides, waterfall and hot tub. A perfect time for the younger siblings who may just want to have some fun in the sun. If being outdoors is not your thing, then take your family for dip in our indoor Olympic-size pool and swim where Olympians dive …..
Lifeguards will be on duty, children under the age of 16 must have a parent present. Sponsored by Campus Recreation
Open Climbing, Campus Recreation and Wellness Center
Add a challenge to your Family Weekend and enjoy an afternoon of fun on our 53ft. climbing wall! Parents, students, siblings, and friends are all invited to test their climbing skills. Never climbed? Don’t worry- our experienced staff will teach you everything you need to know. Sponsored by Campus Recreation
Parent and Family Class, Fleming Building, SEC 100
Come discover (or remember) what it's like to be a part of a college classroom! One of UH's most beloved professors, Dr. Simon Bott, is hosting a class specifically for you; expect to laugh a lot while learning something new!
College Success: How to Help Your Students! Campus Recreation and Wellness, Wellness Classroom Room 1038
The college-level learning and study strategies addressed in this session are life skills applicable to your college student as to you as their primary resource. Sponsored by The UH Wellness Center
Meet the Greeks! Campus Recreation and Wellness (part of the family BBQ extravaganza), Wellness Classroom Room 1038
Join members from UH fraternities and sororities as they share their experiences of being student leaders and highlight what our fraternity and sorority students are doing on campus and within the community. This session is open to all families, regardless if your student is currently in a fraternity or sorority. Sponsored by The Center for Fraternity & Sorority Life
Family BBQ Celebration,
Campus Recreation and Wellness Center
All Family Weekend participants are welcome to join us for music, food, fun and friends! Have the chance to interact with other UH families and student leaders including representatives from our Student Government Association, UH fraternity and sorority members, and many more. 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. Optional activities include:
5:30-7:00 BBQ Dinner, outside by the pool (vegetarian options available upon request)
6:00-6:30 Meet the Greeks, Wellness Classroom Room 1038
Session description listed above
5:30-7:30 Family Jousting and other activities, Rotunda- lobby area
5:30-7:30 Sand volleyball
5:30-6:30 Karaoke, Rotunda- lobby area
6:30-7:00 Family Hip-Hop Class, Multipurpose Room #1
Have some fun while you bust a move! In this class you'll learn some fun and easy movements with a hip hop twist. No dance experience required, suitable for all ages.
7:00-7:30 Family Zumba Class, Multipurpose Room #1
You and your family should take advantage of the fitness phenomenon that is taking the world by storm! It's a fusion of Latin and international music and dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting and effective fitness experience! It's a mixture of body sculpting movements with easy-to-follow dance steps perfect for anyone with or without dance experience!!
7:00pm Women's Club Sports Basketball game against Houston Baptist University! Located in the Main Gym, Court 1
The Honors College "Dessert with the Dean", (open only to Honor students) Honors College Commons, 212 MD Anderson Library
Please join Honors College Dean Bill Monroe and Assistant Dean Jodie Koszegi on Friday evening after dinner in the Honors College Commons for casual desserts and coffee. Honors College tours will be available for families that have not been able to visit Honors and there will be a welcome from Dean Monroe at 7:00PM. This is a private event that is open only to registered Family Weekend attendees (Honors students and their guests). For more information, please contact the Honors College at 713.743.9010 or email@example.com.
Friday Night Concert featuring Andy Grammer! Cullen Performance Hall
The wonderfully original Andy Grammer brilliantly blends classic and modern styles into a catchy cocktail of genuine pop to produce popular hits such as Keep Your Head Up, Fine By Me and many more. Andy's music is one part John Legend, one part Maroon 5 with a splash of Lauryn Hill. First week sales of his debut album earned him the No. 1 spot on the Billboard New Artist Chart and in 2011, he was named an "Artist to Watch" by Billboard magazine. Join us for an amazing performance by this acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician! Sponsored by The Student Programming Board
Cougar Nights, The University Center, various locations
Come join us for a night of FUN including music, bingo with UH prizes, board games, video games, crafts, interactive activities and the 10:00pm showing of the movie "Brave". Sponsored by Student Life
8:00-9:00pm Bingo, Houston Room
10:00-12:00am "Brave", Houston Room
Come watch the journey of Merida as she battles to undo a curse before it's too late. She will ultimately discover the meaning of true bravery.
Family Weekend Check-in at the Family Tailgate, Robertson Stadium, President's Pavilion
All registered participants should check in to pick up your packets, including the Guide to Family Weekend, nametags, tickets and other goodies!
Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture (open only to Architecture majors), Architecture Building, Theater room #150
Join us in the College of Architecture for an inside peek at what it means to be a design student. Hear from current students in the College of Architecture, go on a tour of the facilities, and see a demonstration in the Keeland Design Center. Light refreshments will be served.
UH Family Tailgate, Robertson Stadium, President’s Pavilion
Join us at the UH Family Tailgate, located directly in front or Robertson Stadium on the Scott Street Side. We will be located inside Tailgate Village in the President's Pavilion and surrounding area (please refer to the map inside your registration). Our celebration includes music, Cougar Family Photos and visits with Shasta! Breakfast and beverages will be provided. Sponsored by the UH Alumni Association and The Dean of Students Office
9:00-9:30 Cougar Walk, Proceeding each home football game, the UH cheerleaders and band gathers for a pregame tradition that includes performing several musical selections as the 2012 Football Team enters the Stadium. Bring your shouting voice and get ready to cheer for the Cougars!
9:00-10:30 Cougar Kid Zone, located outside Gate 7 in Tailgate Village Inflatables, face painting, games and the chance to interact with UH student athletes!
Zeta Tau Alpha "Think Pink" Parent's Tailgate
This is a private event open only to guests of ZTA.
Parents and guests of ZTA members are invited to join the chapter in celebrating a successful Think Pink Week. This week-long philanthropy project helped the University of Houston chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha raise money for Breast Cancer Education and Awareness. Come join the women of ZTA for the announcement of the Think Pink Week Competition's winner, fun and food!
UH vs. UAB Football Game, Robertson Stadium
11:00 (all day)
Eric's Restaurant Game Day Specials, Hilton University of Houston Didn't get a ticket to the actual game? Join fellow Cougars for a game-watching celebration at Eric's Restaurant, part of the Hilton University of Houston hotel on campus. Please see the flyer in your registration packet for food and beverage specials.
Residence Hall Open Houses, various locations Stop by your student's residence hall or apartment area office to see their new home away from home! Refreshments will be served in each area office or lobby. Sponsored by Residential Life and Housing
Downtown Bike Tour, Meet in the lobby of the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center
Join Outdoor Adventure on a leisurely bike ride through downtown Houston. All equipment is provided and total distance for the tour is 10 miles. Space is limited! Please call 713-743-0808 by October 8th to reserve your spot. All participants must be at least 16 years of age and have the ability to ride a bike. Sponsored by Campus Recreation
Introduction to Martial Arts Class, Campus Recreation and Wellness Center, Multipurpose Room #4
Come learn the basic skills of Bujinkan Ninjutsu including technique and forms. No prior experience necessary! All participants must stop by the Fitness Zone on the 2nd floor to sign a waiver before attending this class.
Open Climbing, Campus Recreation and Wellness Center
Add a challenge to your Family Weekend and enjoy an afternoon of fun on our 53ft. climbing wall! Parents, students, siblings, and friends are all invited to test their climbing skills. Never climbed? Don't worry- our experienced staff will teach you everything you need to know. Sponsored by Campus Recreation
Hungry? Visit our new dining establishment in Moody Towers and receive 10% off (please use coupon located inside your registration folder)! Also see the flyer in your registration packet for a list of additional dining options. Sponsored by The UH Dining Services
Campus Community Garden, Corner of Cullen and Wheeler in the park
The Campus Community Garden at the University of Houston teaches students how to garden organically while giving back to the community by providing healthy produce to local food banks. Participants will sample food from the garden, receive a tour and brief history of the garden and have the opportunity to learn the “ins-and-outs” of managing a garden including weeding, planting, seeding and harvesting of the produce.Participants will gain a better understanding of agricultural sustainability and receive some fresh herbs to take home to remember this experience! Sponsored by The Office of Sustainability
Tour of Blaffer's renovated space and Tony Feher, Fine Arts Building
Discover the newest, most innovative contemporary art to explore the artistic forces that shape our surroundings. Blaffer Art Museum invites you to take a free, guided tour, offered on the half hour from 3:00-5:00 pm. Visit Tony Feher, the museum's inaugural exhibition and help celebrate the museum's grand reopening. Our knowledgeable docents will take you through a world of colorful, abstract sculptures that often conjure new takes on objects daily life, re-imagined in unexpected and inspiring way. Drop-in tours will be tailored to adults and children alike.
Events in Houston
There are a multitude of events, festivals and activities happening in our city! To learn more about what's happening this weekend in Houston, please see the flyer in your registration folder.
Friday 10:00am-5:00pm, Saturday 11:00-5:00pm
Parents are invited to utilize our state-of-the-art recreation center. Stop by to participate in a new fitness class, play a game of racquetball or enjoy many of our other resources.
Little Shasta's, University Center Satellite
Stop by for a $ 1 cone of Blue Bell ice cream with your Family Weekend nametag! Sponsored by the University Center
UH Bookstore & UH Fan Shop
Friday 9:00am-5:00pm; Saturday 9:00am-3:00pm
Show your Cougar Pride and receive a 10% discount on all merchandise. Stop by our University Bookstore, located in the University Center, or our UH Fan Shop, located in the New Stadium Parking Garage, to purchase your UH Parent and Family merchandise! Sponsored by the University Bookstore
Discover the UH Games Room! University Center, Arbor Level
Friday 12:00pm-5:00pm; Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm
Free bowling and billiards with Family Weekend nametag. All kids and kids at heart are invited to experience the fun of the UC games room, complete with bowling lanes, several billiards tables, popular arcade games and a TV lounge. Sponsored by The University Center Games Room
Cougar Hall of Fame, Athletic/Alumni Center
Friday 10:00am-5:00pm; Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm
Self-guided tour of historic memorabilia and trophies from UH's athletes and athletic teams. Sponsored by UH Athletics
Residence Hall Open Houses, various locations
Stop by your student's residence hall or apartment area office to see their new home away from home! Refreshments will be served in each area office or lobby. Sponsored by Residential Life and Housing
The information below is the schedule of events from last year. The 2013 Family Weekend Schedule will be posted in late August.
Please continue to check back for updates as we finalize our schedule of events.
Friday, October 12th
Saturday, October 13th
On-going activities throughout the weekend
Campus Recreation and Wellness Center