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Cougar First Impressions

The Fall 2017 CFI will be held August 21-22.

2017 Co-Chairs:
Dan Olivarez (713-743-8887)
Tommie Trevino (

Cougar First Impressions (CFI) is sponsored by UH Staff Council and offers students a chance to receive campus maps, directions to class, and bottled water from UH staff members stationed across campus during the first two days of the Fall semester. CFI has been made possible by generous contributions without utilizing any student fees since 1998.


  • To create a sense of community among staff, faculty and students by providing new and returning students with resources and qualitative customer service at key areas on the campus during the first and second day of class.
  • To ultimately increase the retention of students at UH.


  • To promote student success
  • To develop an annual program that is planned and implemented by the Staff Council, which directly benefits the University.
  • To give Staff Council members the opportunity to exhibit leadership skills.
  • To create a sense of community among staff, faculty and students.
  • To increase the retention of students at the University of Houston.

Nominate Fellow Volunteers for Special Recognition!

Use the CFI Volunteer Special Recognition Volunteer Form to help us identify volunteers making an extra effort so that they can be recognized. Please complete the form by Wednesday, August 23.

Fall 2016 Photos

2016 Cougar First Impressions