Cougar First Impressions

Welcoming New and Returning Students for the 2016 Spring Semester

2016 Co-Chairs: Reuben Parrish (713-743-5487) rgparrish@uh.edu Tommie Trevino (832-842-8747) tctrevino@uh.edu

Cougar First Impressions (CFI) is sponsored by UH Staff Council and offers students a chance to receive campus maps, directions to class and reusable water pouches 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.

The Spring 2016 CFI will be held January 19-20. See more information about the event schedule and sign up to volunteer.

Mission

  • 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.

Objectives

  • 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.