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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Cub Camp Required?

No, but participation is highly encouraged.

Can I go to Cub Camp instead of New Student Orientation?

New Student Orientation is required and is the official means by which you accept your offer of admissions from the University of Houston. Cub Camp is an extended orientation program designed to build on what you learn at your New Student Orientation and assist you in your transition to UH.

What do I need to bring?

Closed toed shoes and breathable clothing is recommended. We have sessions in buildings with A/C as well as outdoor activities. Additionally, we have themed socials, so you will want to pack accordingly. Please see our Pinterest page for helpful information regarding what to pack for camp. An additional packing list will be sent to you closer to your session.

How much does Cub Camp cost?

There is a one-time, non-refundable fee of $140 for going to camp. Students can pay by adding the fee to your tuition and fee bill.

How will I get to camp?

Transportation will be provided to and from camp, in the form of buses. You will be responsible for providing transportation to and from campus. Students can either be dropped off on campus or park at our designated location if you already have your parking permit.

Will there be physical activities/what activities will we be doing?

Cub Camp is made up of small group activities, large group activities and free time activities. There are no high rope activities offered but we do provide fun interactive team building games. During free time, you can relax in the game room, go to your bunkhouse, go for a swim or use any open area of the camp grounds.

I’m an international student. Can I come to camp?

Yes! However, New Student Orientation is still the official means by which you accept your offer of admissions from the University of Houston. Register for New Student Orientation here. Additionally, international students have to attend an International Student Orientation.

What do I need to do between now and camp?

Bring on your Cougar Spirit! One week prior to the camp date, you will receive a final confirmation email with general reminders, including what time to report to campus for Check-In and your packing list.

What does the fee cover?

The fee for Cub Camp includes transportation, meals, lodging and materials needed for camp.

If I am from out of town but will be living on campus this fall in a residence hall, are there any early move-in options for me on-campus?

If you are attending Cub Camp, are from out of town and you are living on campus then you are eligible to participate in the Student Housing and Residential Life’s (SHRL) Drop and Run Program. The Drop and Run program for Cub Camp participants will allow residents to drop off their belonging prior to their assigned move-in date on August 14 from 8-9am following Cub Camp Check In. Housing staff will give residents access to their room and then lock the room after residents finish dropping off their belongings. On the return from Cub Camp on August 16, students will have the option to stay in their housing assignment by participating in Early Move In. Students who participate will have the opportunity to beat the traffic on move-in day, become acclimated with their room location early and enjoy extra time unpacking and decorating their room. Students will receive an email message from Cub Camp if they are eligible for Early Move In and Drop and Run and must sign up online if they want to participate. While Drop and Run is free to eligible students, there are additional fees associated with Early Move In.

Please note that Cub Camp Check In is from 7:30 to 8am for those participating in Drop and Run and you cannot arrive late to Check In; if you miss Check In you lose your reserved space at Cub Camp.