January 2014, marks the official completion of Phase 1 of the University Center Transformation Project. The UC North offices, which include the Center for Fraternity & Sorority Life, Center for Student Media, Center for Student Involvement, LGBT Resource Center, Veterans' Services, Women's Resource Center, International Student & Scholar Services and student organizations offices and carrel spaces, will be open to serve and support the entire UH campus.
The University Center Phase 1 Opening, will also feature the new Student Government Association Senate Chamber, a 450-seat Theater, Woodforest National Bank, the new two-level Barnes and Noble Bookstore @ the University of Houston, Creation Station, and the Games Room, along with new food options featuring a full service Starbucks, McDonald's, Panda Express and Chick-Fil-A. In celebration, many opening events have been planned to showcase these new and relocated resources in the building.
The NEW UC Opening festivities kick-off with the UC North Ribbon Cutting on Wednesday, January 22nd at 10:00 a.m. in the UC North Collaborative Lounge. The week of events are highlighted by the World Trade Center Artifact Dedication on January 29th at 1:00 PM and the Theater Opening on January 30th starting at noon. The New UC opening events will include free food, musical performances, Cougar merchandise, movies, step show performances, a comedian, and much more.
Due to weather conditions and the University's decision to cancel UH classes today. The UH Barnes & Noble Ribbon Cutting Event will be moved to Friday January 31 at 12:30pm. Please update your calendars. Please be safe today.
UC Dining Services Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
10:30AM – 11:30AM - New UC Food Court
You are invited to a celebration that has never tasted or smelled so good. Drop by the NEW UC food court featuring, McDonald’s, Panda Express and Chick-Fil-a for the official ribbon cutting.
UC Dining Services Open House
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM New UC Food Court
Before and after the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, take pictures with some of our special guests, like the Chick-Fil- A cow, while entering drawings to win great prizes as part of New UC Food Court opening festivities.
World Trade Center Memorial Dedication Ceremony
1:00PM - University Center World Trade Center Monument and Reflection Garden
Beginning in September 2009, the Student Government Association worked with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to procure of piece of structural steel from the World Trade Center and bring it to campus as a memorial to honor those who fell on September 11th, the first responders, and all those in uniform who protect our country. On January 29th, the Student Government Association and the University Center are dedicating the Memorial and Reflection Garden in front of the University Center Theater.
UC Theater Opening Events
12:00PM – 10:00PM at the University Center Theater
The University Center will be celebrating the Grand Opening of the UC Theater with movies, a comedy show, step performances and much more. All the fun begins at noon with a Ceremonial Ribbon cutting. Come out and celebrate with us as we unveil this new beautiful 450-seat theater.
Aaron Parazette Art Opening – “Remembering Next Summer”
2:00PM Outside the UC Theater
Aaron Parazette, a member of faculty in the UH School of Art as well as an award-winning artist, is painting two new murals in the transformed University Center. Please join us as we celebrate the completion of his first piece, “Remembering Next Summer”.
Games Room Open House
10:00PM – 1:00AM at the UC Games Room
Drop by the Games Room for FREE play featuring GLOW bowling, billiards, table tennis, and arcade games. Come out and discover the newest place on campus to unwind and play games.
Barnes and Noble @ The University of Houston
12:30PM - UH Bookstore First Floor
Bring your Cougar Spirit and help us officially cut the ribbon in celebration of the opening of the new Barnes & Noble @ the University Houston.
Video Gaming in The New UC
8:00PM – 10:00PM at the University Center Food Court
UIT, Meru and the New UC invite you a special gaming night at the New UC! We will have door prizes including an Xbox One along with pizza and snacks. Bring your gear or walk up and have fun with some of our gear!