UH Day at the Capitol

On Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 student volunteers will join with alumni, faculty, administration and community supporters to travel to Austin, Texas to meet with legislators and their associates at the state Capitol. UH Day at the Capitol is an event that occurs every other year, with the goal of maximize funding for the University of Houston, and the University of Houston System. Interested in showing your Cougar pride and become a part of UH history by advocating some key points that will ultimately advance the Cougar Nation and the State of Texas? If so, the UH Student Government Association wants you to apply for this opportunity.

Some dates to consider:

  • Deadline to apply
    • December 9th, 2016
  • Required training session
    • TBD
  • Day at the Capitol
    • March 1st: 6:30am – 8:00pm
  • Team Leader Interviews
    • December, 6: 11:00am – 12:00pm (Washington Avenue room)
    • December, 7: 3:00 – 4:00pm (Third Ward room)
    • December, 9: 10:00 – 11:00am (Washington Avenue room)
    • December, 9: 1:00 – 2:00pm (Washington Avenue room)
    • December, 12: 2:00 – 3:00pm (Third Ward room)
    • December, 13: 2:00 – 3:00pm (Third Ward room)
    • December, 14: 2:00 – 3:00pm (Third Ward room)
    • December, 15: 3:00 – 4:00pm (Third Ward room)
    • December, 16: 3:00 – 4:00pm (Third Ward room)

We need your support! Don’t miss your opportunity to board the Cougar Express for UH Day at the Capitol. Seating is limited. For more information, contact the Student Government Association Office at 832-842-6225.

For reference an initial DRAFT Schedule for UH Day at the Capitol (Wednesday, March 1st) is as follows:

6:30am Registration, Continental Breakfast, and break up into teams to load bus. O’Quinn Great Hall at the UH Athletics/Alumni Center
7:30am Buses depart for Austin
10:30am Arrive at Capitol (briefings with teams on bus)
10:45am Visit House and Senate Chambers
11:45am Load buses for Scholz Garten
Noon Lunch
1:30pm Head back to Capitol (Pep Band will lead group to the Capitol)
1:45pm Gather on the Southside of the Capitol for group photo
2:15pm Visit Houst and Senate Chambers
3:15pm Second half of legislative office visits
4:15pm Board buses on the East side of the Capitol to return to Houston
4:45pm Buses depart Austin to return to the UH Athletics / Alumni Center
8:00pm Buses arrive at the UH Athletics/Alumni Center