Our Fellow Cougars:
As most of you know, University Center leadership has been working with students to address the future of the University Center and the need to enhance services, facilities and programs for the UH community. Through the UC Master Plan Project, a committee composed of students and administrators worked with Holzman Moss Architecture (an architectural planning company based in New York which specializes in University Center/College Union, Student Life and University planning projects) to develop several strategies to ensure UH students will always have a “home away from home” in the University Center.
The UC 2010 Initiative Committee then launched an online survey for all UH students that ran from October 16th through October 24th. The survey identified four concepts for student to select from which represented future options for the University Center (everything from fixing the infrastructure to building a new UC facility). With over 5,000 responses to this survey, it became very clear that all of us want to see improvements in our University Center. In addition, there was clear support for the UC Transformation Project (Concept “C”).
Moving forward, the UC 2010 Initiative (which is a student-driven group) has been working with various students and administrators on-campus to conduct a Student Referendum on November 18th and 19th. Pursuing the mission of enriching campus life and enhancing student success, it is our goal to honor our fellow student Cougars’ request through the “concept” survey to make this University Center Transformation Project a reality.
This website has been established to serve as an information hub for the Student Referendum. You can find out about all the details for the University Center Transformation Project (everything from the floor plans and actual renderings to the detailed cost model for the project and results for both the “concept” survey from October and the UC Master Plan Project). We hope that you will find this site useful as you prepare to make your vote count for the future of the University Center on November 18th and 19th.
Since 1967 when the University Center first opened to support the UH community with services, programs and facilities, it has been the home away from home for UH students. This is our University Center and we greatly appreciate you taking the time to look at the possibilities of what our University Center could become – for us, as well as future members of the Cougar Nation!
With Cougar Pride,
Micah Kenfield and Nicole Sopko
Co-Chairs for the UC 2010 Initiative
The student driven UC2010 Initiative serves the ever-changing needs of the University of Houston student body. Pursuing the mission of enriching campus life and enhancing student success, the UC2010 Initiative transforms the University Center into a 21st century facility of first class quality – one worthy of the pride of the Cougar Nation.
All UH students are eligible (and encouraged) to vote.
All you will need is your UH PeopleSoft ID number and your Cougar One Card.
Campus Recreation and Wellness Center – UH Wellness
Cougar Place – Lobby
MD Anderson Library – 24-hour Lounge
Melcher/Business – First Floor Lounge
Moody Towers – Adjacent to the AC Office / Commons
PGH – South Hall Lobby
Oberholtzer Hall – Adjacent to the Front Desk
Science and Engineering Research Complex (SERC) – Entrance Lobby
University Center – South Entrance (ATM side)
University Center Satellite – Adjacent to Games Room and C-Store
8a.m. to 7p.m. on
Tuesday, November 18 and Wednesday, November 19
A. ______ Yes, I support the gradual increase to the UC Fee to support the UC Transformation Project to include renovation, operations, maintenance and debt service costs.
B. ______ No, I do not support the gradual increase to the UC Fee.