Weeks of Welcome 2014

UH Weeks of Welcome 2014 (UHWOW14) promises to fill the first two weeks of the semester with plenty of programs, giveaways and opportunities to get involved on campus and explore what UH has in store for you over the next four years. Catch all of the excitement from Thursday, August 21 through Sunday, September 7. The goal of UHWOW14 will is to provide infor¬mation, while connecting new and returning UH students to student organizations, departments, and resources, through the promotion of events and programs on a centralized web-calendar.

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Thursday: August 21

7:30pmThe Old Friends - Alley TheatreWortham Theatre

Alley Theatre kicks off its one year residency on the University of Houston campus with The Old Friends, a recent off-Broadway world premiere. The Alley is uniting many of the cast and creative team that created the NY production, called "transcendent" by the NY post and named the "critic's pick" by the NY Times. Award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's play is about the eldest woman in the family and the remaining members of two longtime Texas families who confront issues of loyalty, legacy, the meaning of happiness. During UH WOW, you can join us for only $14 for any Tues., Wed., Thurs. and Sun. 7:30 p.m performance, using promocode: UHSTUDENT. Visit www.alleytheatre.org or call 713-220-5700 for more info.

9:00pmGame NightLobby of each residence hall

Meet, Greet and Compete! Freshman and Returning students let's get social as we meet and greet our fellow residents in the lobby of your residence hall! Come Enjoy free food, games and meet new people!

Friday: August 22

9:30am – 1:30pmGraduate and Professional Student OrientationUC Ballroom

Graduate and Professional Student Orientation The Graduate School, in collaboration with the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services, will be hosting the 2nd Annual Graduate and Professional Student Orientation. This event will provide an overview of university services, procedures, and resources as they relate to graduate students, as well as an opportunity to meet students from other UH programs. Please note: this orientation is not mandatory, and is separate from college/departmental sessions. If you need additional information, please contact Princess Ephriam at plephriam@uh.edu. Register to attend at: http://www.uh.edu/graduate-school/events/student-orientation/

1:30pm – 3:00pmUH College of Education First LectureCullen Performance Hall

Join the UH College of Education at our annual First Lecture as Disney American Teacher of the Year and New York Times bestselling author, Ron Clark, explains how a passion for education inspires students, transforms communities, and changes the world.

6:00pm – 8:00pmParty @The RecCampus Recreation and Wellness Center

Join us in some free fun and fitness as we demonstrate some of the Rec's most popular fitness classes. Take part in sand volleyball, dodgeball, the climbing wall and more!

7:00pmUH Women's SoccerCARL LEWIS FIELD

Make your way to the Carl Lewis Field and Come support Women's Soccer at 7:00 p.m as they take on Texas A&M– Corpus Christi. Let's go Coogs!

8:00pmThe Old Friends - Alley TheatreWortham Theatre

Alley Theatre kicks off its one year residency on the University of Houston campus with The Old Friends, a recent off-Broadway world premiere. The Alley is uniting many of the cast and creative team that created the NY production, called "transcendent" by the NY post and named the "critic's pick" by the NY Times. Award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's play is about the eldest woman in the family and the remaining members of two longtime Texas families who confront issues of loyalty, legacy, the meaning of happiness. During UH WOW, you can join us for only $14 for any Tues., Wed., Thurs. and Sun. 7:30 p.m performance, using promocode: UHSTUDENT. Visit www.alleytheatre.org or call 713-220-5700 for more info.

8:00pm – 11:00pmDive into the Party @ The Rec - Dive In MovieCampus Recreation and Wellness Center

Grab your swimsuit and get comfortable in our fanciful leisure pool that contains a hot tub, underwater seating, state of the art outdoor sound system, plus more! Come grab some free food, and watch Maleficent on the big screen!

Saturday: August 23

2:30pmThe Old Friends - Alley TheatreWortham Theatre

Alley Theatre kicks off its one year residency on the University of Houston campus with The Old Friends, a recent off-Broadway world premiere. The Alley is uniting many of the cast and creative team that created the NY production, called "transcendent" by the NY post and named the "critic's pick" by the NY Times. Award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's play is about the eldest woman in the family and the remaining members of two longtime Texas families who confront issues of loyalty, legacy, the meaning of happiness. During UH WOW, you can join us for only $14 for any Tues., Wed., Thurs. and Sun. 7:30 p.m performance, using promocode: UHSTUDENT. Visit www.alleytheatre.org or call 713-220-5700 for more info.

Provost Summer Reading ProgramUniversity Center South Lobby

The Provost Summer Read Program is built around a common book read by all first-year students during the summer and discussed in faculty-led seminars when they arrive on campus to begin fall semester classes. The book selected for the Class of 2018 is Step Out on Nothing: How Faith and Family Helped Me Conquer Life's Challenges by Bryon Pitts, ABC News anchor and chief national correspondent. Sign up at www.uh.edu/provost/summerread. Students should meet thirty minutes before their registered discussion group time inside the main entrance of the University Center for prizes, snacks, and to be escorted to their meeting location.

5:00pm – 8:00pmParty in the Park - BBQ and ConcertLynn Eusan Park

Come party outdoors in Lynn Eusan Park and enjoy burgers, hot dogs and more along with live entertainment!

8:00pm – 11:00pmBowling NightUC Games Room

The University Center Games Room kicks off the weeks of welcome as students come together and have a University Bowling Night at the bottom floor of the UC.

8:00pmThe Old Friends - Alley TheatreWortham Theatre

Alley Theatre kicks off its one year residency on the University of Houston campus with The Old Friends, a recent off-Broadway world premiere. The Alley is uniting many of the cast and creative team that created the NY production, called "transcendent" by the NY post and named the "critic's pick" by the NY Times. Award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's play is about the eldest woman in the family and the remaining members of two longtime Texas families who confront issues of loyalty, legacy, the meaning of happiness. During UH WOW, you can join us for only $14 for any Tues., Wed., Thurs. and Sun. 7:30 p.m performance, using promocode: UHSTUDENT. Visit www.alleytheatre.org or call 713-220-5700 for more info.

10:00pm – 1:00amKaraokeUC Monumental Stairs

Make your way to the New UC Monumental Stairs, designed for student lounging and convenience and join in on some karaoke! Grab some friends or perform solo to any of your favorite songs.

Sunday: August 24

12:00pm – 2:00pmFreshmen Barbecue & FellowshipLynn Eusan Park

Open to all UH Students! Come by, meet and Get Involved with some of the Christian Ministries on campus as they host a Giant Jenga game while you enjoy lots of brisket!

12:00pm – 5:00pmUH Community DayTDECU Stadium

Join the University of Houston Community as we celebrate the grand opening week of the Cougars' new, $120 million state-of-the-art football stadium. Be among the first students to receive a behind-the-scenes look at TDECU Stadium. Admission is free of charge. Students will gain access to UH Community Day by swiping their Cougar Cards. Be sure to bring your Cougar Card and plenty of Cougar Pride to the northeast corner entrance of TDECU Stadium for this exciting sneak peek and fun-filled celebration.
-$1 hot dogs, $1 popcorn and $1 soft drinks (while supplies last)
-Tour ultramodern stadium amenities including:
- Club, Suite and Press Box Levels
- Houston Cougar Locker Room
- John O'Quinn Field
- Memorial Hermann Family Fun Zone
- Enjoy food and drinks at one of the stadium's 16 concession stands
- Meet former UH Athletics greats at Legends Plaza

Admission is free of charge. Students will gain access to UH Community Day by swiping their Cougar Cards. Be sure to bring your Cougar Card and plenty of Cougar Pride to the northeast corner entrance of TDECU Stadium for this exciting sneak peek and fun-filled celebration.

UH Community Day is an all-weather event.

12:30pm – 5:00pmProvost Summer Reading ProgramUniversity Center South Lobby

The Provost Summer Read Program is built around a common book read by all first-year students during the summer and discussed in faculty-led seminars when they arrive on campus to begin fall semester classes. The book selected for the Class of 2018 is Step Out on Nothing: How Faith and Family Helped Me Conquer Life's Challenges by Bryon Pitts, ABC News anchor and chief national correspondent. Sign up at www.uh.edu/provost/summerread. Students should meet thirty minutes before their registered discussion group time inside the main entrance of the University Center for prizes, snacks, and to be escorted to their meeting location.

2:30pmThe Old Friends - Alley TheatreWortham Theatre

Alley Theatre kicks off its one year residency on the University of Houston campus with The Old Friends, a recent off-Broadway world premiere. The Alley is uniting many of the cast and creative team that created the NY production, called "transcendent" by the NY post and named the "critic's pick" by the NY Times. Award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's play is about the eldest woman in the family and the remaining members of two longtime Texas families who confront issues of loyalty, legacy, the meaning of happiness. During UH WOW, you can join us for only $14 for any Tues., Wed., Thurs. and Sun. 7:30 p.m performance, using promocode: UHSTUDENT. Visit www.alleytheatre.org or call 713-220-5700 for more info.

7:30pmThe Old Friends - Alley TheatreWortham Theatre

Alley Theatre kicks off its one year residency on the University of Houston campus with The Old Friends, a recent off-Broadway world premiere. The Alley is uniting many of the cast and creative team that created the NY production, called "transcendent" by the NY post and named the "critic's pick" by the NY Times. Award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's play is about the eldest woman in the family and the remaining members of two longtime Texas families who confront issues of loyalty, legacy, the meaning of happiness. During UH WOW, you can join us for only $14 for any Tues., Wed., Thurs. and Sun. 7:30 p.m performance, using promocode: UHSTUDENT. Visit www.alleytheatre.org or call 713-220-5700 for more info.

8:00pm – 9:00pmOpening Floor MeetingsEach student residence floor and building

Get involved with your Residence Life! Meet with your Residence Life Coordinators, Faculty-In-Residence and Resident Advisor(s).

8:00am – NoonShuttles to Gulfgate Shopping CenterLeaving from the UC Front Circle

Forgot something at home? Don't Panic, let the shuttles to the Gulfgate Shopping Center take you to and from stores of your convenience. Leaving from the UC Front Circle. Stores include HEB, Best Buy, Marshalls and more!

9:00pm – MidnightNew Year’s Eve PartyUC Ballroom

New Year's Eve in August! Ask the DJ for your favorite song as we celebrate the beginning of the new school year. Try your luck with a casino with prizes. Enjoy a green screen, photography, oxygen bar, free food, smoothies, and more!

Monday: August 25

4:30pmThe Water BoyUC Theater

Grab some free popcorn and Icees and come watch one of the most popular American Sports Film "The Water Boy" in the UC Theater at 4:30 p.m.

6:00pmChristians on Campus Welcome MeetingFarrish Hall, Kiva Room

Come join us as we welcome Incoming Freshman and Transfer students to their first week of classes and listen to the Christian experience on a college campus. Get excited and Get involved during this informative Get-involved session.

7:30pmRemember the TitansUC Theater

Can't get enough of classic American Sports Films? Come watch "Remember the Titans" being shown in the UC Theater at 7:30 p.m. Free Popcorn and Icees for all in Attendance!

8:00pmUltimate Frisbee in the DarkBSM Building (4801 Calhoun)

You can't get lost in the dark with our Glow in the Dark Frisbee extravaganza! Glow in the dark head gear, bracelets, anklets and a whole lot of fun. Meet at 8pm in front of the Baptist Student Ministry Building on the corner of Calhoun and University for ultimate fun!

Tuesday: August 26

11:00am – 2:00pmStudent Veteran Popsicle SalePhilip Guthrie Hoffman Building

Come give back, honor, and learn about The Student Veterans of America at the University of Houston as they sell popsicles in front of the Philip Guthrie Hoffman Building. Get involved!

4:30pmRudyUC Theater

More Classic American Sports Comedy at the UC! Come watch "Rudy" in the UC Theater at 4:30pm. There will be free popcorn and Icees for all in attendance!

7:00pmCru Weekly MeetingAD Bruce Religion Center- Mediation Chapel (2nd floor)

Come join us for our 1st Cru meeting as we kickoff the new year! Cru is an international interdenominational Christian organization dedicated to helping people understand how they can begin a personal relationship with God and how they can grow in their relationship with Him! Check us out on FB facebook.com/groups/uhcru

7:30pmFriday Night LightsUC Theater

Free Popcorn and Icees for all in attendance! The UC Theater will be showing the classic American Sports Film "Friday Night Lights" at 7:30 p.m.

7:30pmThe Old Friends - Alley TheatreWortham Theatre

Alley Theatre kicks off its one year residency on the University of Houston campus with The Old Friends, a recent off-Broadway world premiere. The Alley is uniting many of the cast and creative team that created the NY production, called "transcendent" by the NY post and named the "critic's pick" by the NY Times. Award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's play is about the eldest woman in the family and the remaining members of two longtime Texas families who confront issues of loyalty, legacy, the meaning of happiness. During UH WOW, you can join us for only $14 for any Tues., Wed., Thurs. and Sun. 7:30 p.m performance, using promocode: UHSTUDENT. Visit www.alleytheatre.org or call 713-220-5700 for more info.

7:30pmEvening Dessert

Hosted by Campus Ministry organization at the Wortham Theatre, come and enjoy some sweet desert and sweet fellowship as you meet new and returning students on campus!

8:00pmScatterpong TournamentBSM Building (4801 Calhoun)

Come and get crazy as anything goes in this eccentric version of ping pong but against the walls and ceiling, body and more! Anything goes! Come check it at the Baptist Student Ministry Building (BSM).

Wednesday: August 27

5:00pmGrand Opening with the Houston Panhellenic CouncilTDECU Stadium

The Houston Panhellenic provides a sense of real sisterhood among the women in each chapter and supports each woman in her endeavors in college life including academics, community service, campus involvement, friendships, leadership, and personal growth. We invite you to the Grand Opening of the stadium as we show our Cougar spirit! Bring questions about sorority life and your Cougar Red! Go Coogs!

5:00pmPi Kappa Phi Flag FootballMeet at Bayou Oaks Townhouse 14

Meet us a Bayou Oaks Townhouse 14 and join Pi Kappa Phi as we celebrate the opening of the new stadium and our Cougars much anticipated 2014 football season with a little football of our own!

6:00pmCage Rage: Student Stadium Grand OpeningTDECU Stadium

Starting at 5:15, the Spirit of Houston Marching Band will begin to gather students for the pep rally at TDECU Stadium. The pep rally will start at 6:00 on the field. At 6:20, students will get the opportunity to meet and speak with student athletes and coaches, and tours will be available for those who want to get a sneak peak at our brand new stadium. At 6:50, there will be a photograph of all of the students on the field. Finally,  a free dinner will be offered at 7:00 for all students.

7:30pmThe Old Friends - Alley TheatreWortham Theatre

Alley Theatre kicks off its one year residency on the University of Houston campus with The Old Friends, a recent off-Broadway world premiere. The Alley is uniting many of the cast and creative team that created the NY production, called "transcendent" by the NY post and named the "critic's pick" by the NY Times. Award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's play is about the eldest woman in the family and the remaining members of two longtime Texas families who confront issues of loyalty, legacy, the meaning of happiness. During UH WOW, you can join us for only $14 for any Tues., Wed., Thurs. and Sun. 7:30 p.m performance, using promocode: UHSTUDENT. Visit www.alleytheatre.org or call 713-220-5700 for more info.

Thursday: August 28

4:00pm – 7:00pmThe Cat's BackCampus Recreation and Wellness Center

The campus is full of energy as the 2014 fall semester has begun. In celebration, the Student Life area within the Division of Student
Affairs will host the Cat’s Back: Fall 2014 event.

Don’t miss all of the fun on Thursday, August 28 at 4:00 p.m. in and around the UH Recreation and Wellness Center. As a tradition for over a decade, this event’ purpose is to help welcome new and returning students to campus for the New Year.

This year’s Cat’s Back Event will feature a Student Organizations Fair, free food, fun Interactive activities, chances to win great prizes and FREE t-shirts (while supplies last).

4:00pm – 6:00pmWolff Center for Entrepreneurship Info SessionUCBB- 3rd floor Student Training

This event is meant for students interested in applying for the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship (WCE) during the fall semester. We will cover an overview of the program and what WCE is looking for in our students. We will have time for Q&A and opportunities to talk to the program directors, current students and alumni.

5:30pmThursday Bible StudyAD Bruce Religion Center

Come join the First weekly meeting with Cougars for Christ as they meet for Bible study. Cougars for Christ offer a group bible study every Thursday night.

5:30pmSPB Informational MeetingUniversity Center North 115

Get Involved with The Student Program Board (SPB) at the University of Houston. The SPB is a major student organization that exists to create programs that appeal to the student body by providing an array of diverse activities throughout the year. Come attend the Informational Meeting about the Organization for prospective members.

6:30pmTruth Forum (English)Farrish Hall, Kiva Room

Christ vs. Religion and Theism vs. Atheism are a few of many hot topics we will be diving into in this Truth Forum. This event is open to all students. Come and get many burning questions answered!

7:00pmRAW - Baptist Student MinistryBSM Building (4801 Calhoun)

Join us at Our First weekly worship gathering for the semester. Free food, meet new friends and enjoy a time of worship through music.

7:00pmThe ExpressUC Theater

The Express will be shown in the UC Theater at 7:00 p.m. Free popcorn and Icees will be provided for students who attend.

7:00pmGirls Love TechPGH 5th Floor Lab

Computer Science Girls Club The Computer Science Girls Club (csgirls.org and facebook.com/UHCSGirls) is getting together for their first meeting of the semester to talk about the tech events for the coming school-year. CSGirls promotes the advancement of women in technology through workshops and training, volunteer work, and social support.

7:30pmThe Old Friends - Alley TheatreWortham Theatre

Alley Theatre kicks off its one year residency on the University of Houston campus with The Old Friends, a recent off-Broadway world premiere. The Alley is uniting many of the cast and creative team that created the NY production, called "transcendent" by the NY post and named the "critic's pick" by the NY Times. Award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's play is about the eldest woman in the family and the remaining members of two longtime Texas families who confront issues of loyalty, legacy, the meaning of happiness. During UH WOW, you can join us for only $14 for any Tues., Wed., Thurs. and Sun. 7:30 p.m performance, using promocode: UHSTUDENT. Visit www.alleytheatre.org or call 713-220-5700 for more info.

9:00pmGlow PartyLynn Eusan Park

No Hiding at this Party! Meet at Lynn Eusan Park at 9:00 p.m. and get dressed in your free glow gear! We'll have a DJ and great music, free pizza, and cheap refreshments!

Friday: August 29

1:00pmUH Women's SoccerCARL LEWIS FIELD

Make your way to the Carl Lewis Field and Come support Women's Soccer at 1:00 p.m. as they take on Univ. of North Texas. Let's go Coogs!

3:00pmStudent Government Association (SGA) TailgateStudent Tailgate Village on Cullen

Let's Go Coogs! SGA will host tailgating starting at 3:00 p.m. at the Student Tailgate Village on Cullen. There will be food, drinks, games and prizes, and the whole campus is invited to come out and get ready for our opening football game against UTSA!

4:00pmUH Women's VolleyballAthletics/Alumni Center

Make your way to the Athletics/Alumni Center as Women's Volleyball takes on Lamar University at 4:00 p.m.

5:00pmUH Cross countryMacGregor Park

Run over to MacGregor Park as Cross country kicks off their season against Houston Baptist at 5:00 p.m.

5:00pm – 7:00pmThe SHRL Pre-Game PawtyCougar Place Front Lawn

Residents and students alike are invited out to enjoy a new on-campus tradition, The Pre-Game Pa"w"ty. Hosted at Cougar Place residence hall (located directly across from the stadium), this tailgate-style event is designed to provide the 3 essential elements of a tailgate: Food, fun, and football.

6:30pmTruth Forum (Chinese)Farrish Hall, Kiva Room

Christ vs. Religion and Theism vs. Atheism are a few of many hot topics we will be diving into at this Truth Forum. This event is open to all students, but will be held in Chinese. Come out to have your questions answered! Translation will be available.

5:00pm – 6:30pmQueer Cheer-Face Painting and Football!LGBT/Women’s Resource Center

If you are excited for the game, but would feel more comfortable going with a group of people, you have found the right place!  We will be meeting at the LGBT Resource Center (which is on the second floor of the UC North) for face and body painting as well as getting to know each other and our organizations!  From there, we will walk to the stadium, sit together as a group and cheer louder than anyone else!

8:00pmThe Old Friends - Alley TheatreWortham Theatre

Alley Theatre kicks off its one year residency on the University of Houston campus with The Old Friends, a recent off-Broadway world premiere. The Alley is uniting many of the cast and creative team that created the NY production, called "transcendent" by the NY post and named the "critic's pick" by the NY Times. Award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's play is about the eldest woman in the family and the remaining members of two longtime Texas families who confront issues of loyalty, legacy, the meaning of happiness. During UH WOW, you can join us for only $14 for any Tues., Wed., Thurs. and Sun. 7:30 p.m performance, using promocode: UHSTUDENT. Visit www.alleytheatre.org or call 713-220-5700 for more info.

8:00pmUH Football vs. UTSATDECU Stadium

Football season is here, come out to the new TDECU Stadium as the Cougars kick-off the 2014 season and the opening of the new stadium as they take on University of Texas – San Antonio at 8:00 p.m. Students are admitted free with their Cougar ID Card.

Saturday: August 30

8:30am – 12:00pmRace for Control: 5K & Fitness FestivalLynn Eusan Park

The University of Houston will serve as the site of the Race for Control: 5K & Fitness Festival from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at Lynn Eusan Park. The FREE event will feature a 5K Run, Family Fun Mile walk, and a Fitness Festival with a range of no-cost wellness screenings, including blood pressure, blood sugar, and free flu shots for people without insurance. We will have over 20 vendors who will be handing out FREE giveaways and samples. The event is hosted by the UH APhA-Academy of Student Pharmacists and the American Diabetes Association. REGISTER | Facebook Event Page

11:00amUH Women's VolleyballAthletics/Alumni Center

Make your way to the Athletics/Alumni Center to support Women's Volleyball in a double header as they take on Texas State at 11:00 a.m. and Wake Forest at 5:00 p.m.

2:30pmThe Old Friends - Alley TheatreWortham Theatre

Alley Theatre kicks off its one year residency on the University of Houston campus with The Old Friends, a recent off-Broadway world premiere. The Alley is uniting many of the cast and creative team that created the NY production, called "transcendent" by the NY post and named the "critic's pick" by the NY Times. Award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's play is about the eldest woman in the family and the remaining members of two longtime Texas families who confront issues of loyalty, legacy, the meaning of happiness. During UH WOW, you can join us for only $14 for any Tues., Wed., Thurs. and Sun. 7:30 p.m performance, using promocode: UHSTUDENT. Visit www.alleytheatre.org or call 713-220-5700 for more info.

6:00pmWelcome Night for International StudentsBSM Building (4801 Calhoun)

International Students! Welcome to the University of Houston. Join the BSM for free food, door prizes and a chance to meet new friends, 6:00 p.m. at the BSM Building.

8:00pmThe Old Friends - Alley TheatreWortham Theatre

Alley Theatre kicks off its one year residency on the University of Houston campus with The Old Friends, a recent off-Broadway world premiere. The Alley is uniting many of the cast and creative team that created the NY production, called "transcendent" by the NY post and named the "critic's pick" by the NY Times. Award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's play is about the eldest woman in the family and the remaining members of two longtime Texas families who confront issues of loyalty, legacy, the meaning of happiness. During UH WOW, you can join us for only $14 for any Tues., Wed., Thurs. and Sun. 7:30 p.m performance, using promocode: UHSTUDENT. Visit www.alleytheatre.org or call 713-220-5700 for more info.

Sunday: August 31

2:30pmThe Old Friends - Alley TheatreWortham Theatre

Alley Theatre kicks off its one year residency on the University of Houston campus with The Old Friends, a recent off-Broadway world premiere. The Alley is uniting many of the cast and creative team that created the NY production, called "transcendent" by the NY post and named the "critic's pick" by the NY Times. Award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's play is about the eldest woman in the family and the remaining members of two longtime Texas families who confront issues of loyalty, legacy, the meaning of happiness. During UH WOW, you can join us for only $14 for any Tues., Wed., Thurs. and Sun. 7:30 p.m performance, using promocode: UHSTUDENT. Visit www.alleytheatre.org or call 713-220-5700 for more info.

7:30pmThe Old Friends - Alley TheatreWortham Theatre

Alley Theatre kicks off its one year residency on the University of Houston campus with The Old Friends, a recent off-Broadway world premiere. The Alley is uniting many of the cast and creative team that created the NY production, called "transcendent" by the NY post and named the "critic's pick" by the NY Times. Award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's play is about the eldest woman in the family and the remaining members of two longtime Texas families who confront issues of loyalty, legacy, the meaning of happiness. During UH WOW, you can join us for only $14 for any Tues., Wed., Thurs. and Sun. 7:30 p.m performance, using promocode: UHSTUDENT. Visit www.alleytheatre.org or call 713-220-5700 for more info.

Monday: September 1

8:30am – 3:30pmDay of ServiceMeet at the UC Ballroom

Start your semester off right and show your Cougar Pride by joining us to make a difference in the local Third Ward community.  The Center for Student Involvement and the Metropolitan Volunteer Program are partnering with Generation One a local non-profit agency and sponsoring the first Labor Day – Day of Service as part of Weeks of Welcome!  Projects may include painting houses, clearing lots and trash clean up to enhance the neighborhood.  For more information and to sign up visit our website http://www.uh.edu/csi/leadership/labor_day/  T-shirt, Transportation, Breakfast and Pizza lunch provided!

7:00pmHowdy PartyBSM Building (4801 Calhoun)

Join the BSM as we kick off out 9th annual howdy party with square dancing, mechanical bull, horseshoes, barbeque, pecan pie, washers, and a lot of giddy up!

7:00pmUltimate Frisbee and FellowshipCougar Village II Green Space (in between CV I and II)

Come play a game of Frisbee and meet your fellow Christians on campus! Meet at the Cougar Village II Green Space (in between Cougar village I and II).

Tuesday: September 2

11:00am – 4:00pmCampus Prowl - Your Road to SuccessIn and Around Campus

The Road to Success during your academic career starts with being aware of your campus resources. The Campus Prowl on Tuesday, September 2 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM will align many campus department open houses into a singular event, giving students the opportunity to learn more about their resources. This event will feature chances to win prizes like a GoPro Camera, $150 Barnes & Noble Gift Card, and a free Cougar Prowl 2014 t-shirt. For more information click here Get to know more about the UH Campus and learn about the different resources from these University Departments and Services:

A.D. Bruce Religion Center
Blaffer Art Museum
Campus Recreation
Center For Student Involvement
Center For Student Media
Children’s Learning Centers
Counseling and Psychological Services
Dean of Students Office
Distance Education
Enrollment Services
Health Center
Hotel & Restaurant Management
Learning and Assessment Services
Learning Support Services
LGBT Resource Center
MD Anderson Library
School of Theatre and Dance
Student Housing & Residential Life
UH Athletics
UH Wellness
University Career Services
University Copy Center
Urban Experience Program
Veterans’ Services
Women’s Resource Center
Writing Center

11:00am – 1:00pmLibraries Open HouseMD Anderson Library- 1st floor

The UH Libraries have the resources Coogs need for success in research and academics! Coogs are invited to the Libraries Open House to meet subject librarians and to learn about programs and services that we offer (like free technology training). PLUS: Play Ultimate Library Pong, win prizes!

11:00am – 2:00pmFree LunchBSM Building (4801 Calhoun)

The Baptist Student Ministry is Providing weekly free lunches from 11:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m at the BSM building.

11:00am – 3:00pmLGBT Resource Center and Women’s Resource Center Open HouseUniversity Center North 201

The Women's Resource Center and LGBT Resource Center will be holding an Open House event in our shared space. We'll have door prizes, food, drinks, and games. Find us on the second floor of UC North in room 201.

12:00pmExodus Bible StudyUniversity Center North - Impact Room

Come and join us for our Exodus Bible Study as we take familiar Christian stories and show Christ as the reality of them all! This will be a weekly Bible Study.

7:00pmCru Weekly Meeting AD Bruce Religion Center- Mediation Chapel (2nd floor)

Come join us for our 1st Cru meeting as we kickoff the new year! Cru is an international interdenominational Christian organization dedicated to helping people understand how they can begin a personal relationship with God and how they can grow in their relationship with Him! Check us out on FB www.facebook.com/groups/uhcru

7:00pmUniversity of Houston Day at the AstrosMinute Maid Park

Join President Renu Khator, Shasta, UH faculty, staff, alumni and your fellow classmates at University of Houston Day as the Houston Astros take on the Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park. The Astros are pleased to offer the UH community discounted tickets for this special event. Visit www.astros.com/uofh and enter the password UOFH to receive your discount!

Once you're on the site, here's how to order:
1. Click the [T] icon next to the game you wish to attend.
2. Enter the password UOFH in the box stating "Enter offer code/password" and press OK.
3. When prompted, select "Show Offer on Map" to see available seats.
4. Use the Interactive Seat Map to see the available highlighted sections and select one.
5. Choose your desired seats.

For the discount to apply, you must enter the password UOFH. For more information, call 1-800-ASTROS2.

7:30pmThe Old Friends - Alley TheatreWortham Theatre

Alley Theatre kicks off its one year residency on the University of Houston campus with The Old Friends, a recent off-Broadway world premiere. The Alley is uniting many of the cast and creative team that created the NY production, called "transcendent" by the NY post and named the "critic's pick" by the NY Times. Award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's play is about the eldest woman in the family and the remaining members of two longtime Texas families who confront issues of loyalty, legacy, the meaning of happiness. During UH WOW, you can join us for only $14 for any Tues., Wed., Thurs. and Sun. 7:30 p.m performance, using promocode: UHSTUDENT. Visit www.alleytheatre.org or call 713-220-5700 for more info.

Wednesday: September 3

11:30am - 1:00pmA.D. Bruce Open HouseA.D. Bruce Religion Center, 1st Floor Lobby

Come by and meet the students and staff of the 10 resident ministries in the Religion Center and other members of the Campus Ministries Association. FREE Lunch will be served.

12:00 – 3:00pmCommuter Awareness KickoffButler Plaza

The Commuter Awareness Kickoff is for students who live off-campus! This is a fun interactive event where you can learn more about campus commuter resources, receive free promotional items, and enjoy food and snow-cones with your fellow commuter students.

5:00pm – 6:00pmCouncil of Ethnic Organization First General MeetingUniversity Center North 113

Council of Ethnic Organization First General Meeting Come learn about the Council of Ethnic Organization at our first general meeting! Free food will be provided.

5:00pmEvening with the PanhellenicO’Quinn Great Hall- Alumni Building

Come learn more about sorority life at the University of Houston and meet members of Alpha Chi Omega, Chi Omega, Delta Gamma, Delta Zeta, Phi Mu, Sigma Kappa, and Zeta Tau Alpha!

6:00pm – 8:30pmEnergy Association Info NightUCBB 522

The Energy Association is an educational organization that focuses on teaching students about critical topics in the energy industry. We welcome all students to attend our keynote speaker events, plant tours, exclusive round table discussions with professionals, and our semi-annual case competition that is sponsored by an energy company. With extremely affordable dues and this level of exposure to the energy industry, we are truly here to serve the students demand for industry knowledge.

7:30pmThe Old Friends - Alley TheatreWortham Theatre

Alley Theatre kicks off its one year residency on the University of Houston campus with The Old Friends, a recent off-Broadway world premiere. The Alley is uniting many of the cast and creative team that created the NY production, called "transcendent" by the NY post and named the "critic's pick" by the NY Times. Award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's play is about the eldest woman in the family and the remaining members of two longtime Texas families who confront issues of loyalty, legacy, the meaning of happiness. During UH WOW, you can join us for only $14 for any Tues., Wed., Thurs. and Sun. 7:30 p.m performance, using promocode: UHSTUDENT. Visit www.alleytheatre.org or call 713-220-5700 for more info.

Thursday: September 4

11:30am - 1:30pmUC Welcome Back: Good Bye SummerUC South Lawn

Come celebrate the end of the Summer and the beginning of the new school year with the University Centers. The South Lawn of the UC will be full of activity and chances to win great prizes. All of the fun begins at 11:30 AM until 1:30 PM.

2:00pm – 6:00pmCSM Launch PartyUniversity Center North 221

Join us during our CSM Open House to Launch our all new channel for you Coogs to watch throughout your days on campus! Learn more on our Facebook: www.facebook.com/UHSVN

2:00pmProvost Summer Reading ProgramLocations are selected when you register online.

The Provost Summer Read Program is built around a common book read by all first-year students during the summer and discussed in faculty-led seminars when they arrive on campus to begin fall semester classes. The book selected for the Class of 2018 is Step Out on Nothing: How Faith and Family Helped Me Conquer Life's Challenges by Bryon Pitts, ABC News anchor and chief national correspondent. Sign up at www.uh.edu/provost/summerread.

5:00pmProvost Summer Reading ProgramLocations are selected when you register online.

The Provost Summer Read Program is built around a common book read by all first-year students during the summer and discussed in faculty-led seminars when they arrive on campus to begin fall semester classes. The book selected for the Class of 2018 is Step Out on Nothing: How Faith and Family Helped Me Conquer Life's Challenges by Bryon Pitts, ABC News anchor and chief national correspondent. Sign up at www.uh.edu/provost/summerread.

5:00pmExodus Bible StudyUniversity Center North- Impact Room

Come and join us for our Exodus Bible Study as we take familiar Christian stories and show Christ as the reality of them all! This will be a weekly Bible Study.

5:30pm – 7:00pmSPB Informational MeetingUniversity Center North 115

Get Involved with The Student Program Board (SPB) at the University of Houston. The SPB is a major student organization that exists to create programs that appeal to the student body by providing an array of diverse activities throughout the year. Come attend the Informational Meeting about the Organization for prospective members.

6:00pm – 8:00pmInformation NightCemo Hall - 100D

Stop by AMA's information night to find out all of the wonderful events/programs this student organization has to offer. One of CT Bauer's most distinguished student organization, OPEN TO ALL MAJORS. Incase room change occurs please visit: https://www.facebook.com/pages/AMA-UH-Main-Chapter/143016489088403.

7:30pmThe Old Friends - Alley TheatreWortham Theatre

Alley Theatre kicks off its one year residency on the University of Houston campus with The Old Friends, a recent off-Broadway world premiere. The Alley is uniting many of the cast and creative team that created the NY production, called "transcendent" by the NY post and named the "critic's pick" by the NY Times. Award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's play is about the eldest woman in the family and the remaining members of two longtime Texas families who confront issues of loyalty, legacy, the meaning of happiness. During UH WOW, you can join us for only $14 for any Tues., Wed., Thurs. and Sun. 7:30 p.m performance, using promocode: UHSTUDENT. Visit www.alleytheatre.org or call 713-220-5700 for more info.

Friday: September 5

6:00pmGlobal’s First MeetingOberholtzer Multipurpose Room

This will be an introductory meeting where we will get to know each other as well as let you know how our organization works and leadership opportunities!

7:00pmWelcome Event for International StudentsAD Bruce Religion Center

International Students! Welcome to the University of Houston. Join the International Christian Fellowship for Ice-Cream, Desserts and loads of fun board games and meet new friends, 7:00 p.m. at the AD Bruce Religion Center

8:00pmThe Old Friends - Alley TheatreWortham Theatre

Alley Theatre kicks off its one year residency on the University of Houston campus with The Old Friends, a recent off-Broadway world premiere. The Alley is uniting many of the cast and creative team that created the NY production, called "transcendent" by the NY post and named the "critic's pick" by the NY Times. Award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's play is about the eldest woman in the family and the remaining members of two longtime Texas families who confront issues of loyalty, legacy, the meaning of happiness. During UH WOW, you can join us for only $14 for any Tues., Wed., Thurs. and Sun. 7:30 p.m performance, using promocode: UHSTUDENT. Visit www.alleytheatre.org or call 713-220-5700 for more info.

Saturday: September 6

10:00am – 12:00pmTheta Nu Xi-Park Clean UpMacGregor Park - 5225 Calhoun

Join the beautiful butterflies Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. for our first community service event of the year! We will be hosting a park clean up at the University of Houston's neighborhood park.

2:30pmThe Old Friends - Alley TheatreWortham Theatre

Alley Theatre kicks off its one year residency on the University of Houston campus with The Old Friends, a recent off-Broadway world premiere. The Alley is uniting many of the cast and creative team that created the NY production, called "transcendent" by the NY post and named the "critic's pick" by the NY Times. Award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's play is about the eldest woman in the family and the remaining members of two longtime Texas families who confront issues of loyalty, legacy, the meaning of happiness. During UH WOW, you can join us for only $14 for any Tues., Wed., Thurs. and Sun. 7:30 p.m performance, using promocode: UHSTUDENT. Visit www.alleytheatre.org or call 713-220-5700 for more info.

3:00pm – 6:00pmWelcome Back Badminton MatchUH Recreation and Wellness Center- Badminton Courts

Interested in playing badminton and joining the Badminton Club of UH? Come join us for our Welcome Back Badminton Match as we kick off the Fall 2014 semester! Past, current, and prospective members are all invited to join us for a short, friendly, badminton tournament. Even if you do not want to enter in the tournament, you are more than welcome to casually hit around and inquire about joining the club. See you on the court!

7:00pmUH Football vs. Grambling StateTDECU Stadium

Make your way to the New Football Stadium as the Cougars take on Grambling State at 7:00 p.m. Students are admitted free with their Cougar ID Card.

8:00pmThe Old Friends - Alley TheatreWortham Theatre

Alley Theatre kicks off its one year residency on the University of Houston campus with The Old Friends, a recent off-Broadway world premiere. The Alley is uniting many of the cast and creative team that created the NY production, called "transcendent" by the NY post and named the "critic's pick" by the NY Times. Award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's play is about the eldest woman in the family and the remaining members of two longtime Texas families who confront issues of loyalty, legacy, the meaning of happiness. During UH WOW, you can join us for only $14 for any Tues., Wed., Thurs. and Sun. 7:30 p.m performance, using promocode: UHSTUDENT. Visit www.alleytheatre.org or call 713-220-5700 for more info.

Sunday: September 7

2:30pmThe Old Friends - Alley TheatreWortham Theatre

Alley Theatre kicks off its one year residency on the University of Houston campus with The Old Friends, a recent off-Broadway world premiere. The Alley is uniting many of the cast and creative team that created the NY production, called "transcendent" by the NY post and named the "critic's pick" by the NY Times. Award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's play is about the eldest woman in the family and the remaining members of two longtime Texas families who confront issues of loyalty, legacy, the meaning of happiness. During UH WOW, you can join us for only $14 for any Tues., Wed., Thurs. and Sun. 7:30 p.m performance, using promocode: UHSTUDENT. Visit www.alleytheatre.org or call 713-220-5700 for more info.

7:30pmThe Old Friends - Alley TheatreWortham Theatre

Alley Theatre kicks off its one year residency on the University of Houston campus with The Old Friends, a recent off-Broadway world premiere. The Alley is uniting many of the cast and creative team that created the NY production, called "transcendent" by the NY post and named the "critic's pick" by the NY Times. Award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's play is about the eldest woman in the family and the remaining members of two longtime Texas families who confront issues of loyalty, legacy, the meaning of happiness. During UH WOW, you can join us for only $14 for any Tues., Wed., Thurs. and Sun. 7:30 p.m performance, using promocode: UHSTUDENT. Visit www.alleytheatre.org or call 713-220-5700 for more info.