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Valenti Welcome Week: August 22 - 26, 2016

Classes start soon. Come socialize with your peers at the Valenti School of Communication as you kick-off the year! 
We have a fun lineup of activities planned for the week of August 22 - 26, and all students, faculty and staff at the Valenti School of Communication and the University of Houston are welcome to attend.

Below is a brief overview of each event, but be sure to check out this page frequently to stay in the loop. It will always feature the latest information about the week.

Welcome Back Scavenger HuntMonday, August 22, 2016 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Valenti School of Communication 

Want to familiarize yourself with the Valenti School of Communication and some of the on-campus resources available to our students? Don't miss this event. We've ditched the traditional "informative tour" format in favor of something a little The Welcome Back Scavenger Hunt is a hands-on event open to the UH community-at-large. Individuals and teams (of up to five players) will decipher creative clues that leads from one location to the next. Only the quickest players will receive prizes to celebrate their cunningness, but everyone will acquire a bit more knowledge about the communication resources at UH. | RSVP HERE

Trivia Night - Tuesday, August 23, 2016 | 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. | UH Student Center Satellite  

Far from boring, this evening game of trivia will cover everything from celebrities in trouble to wordplay to bad television to communication-related fun facts. Start gathering your friends because teams of up to six players can play. Or you can fly solo - single players can be recruited onto existing teams. The event is taking place at the Student Center Satellite, so participants will have access to food and drink vendors throughout the night. | RSVP HERE

Coog Outdoor Movie Night - Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | 7:30 p.m. | Wilhelmina Grove* 

Nothing beats watching a good movie from the comfort of your couch, right? Wrong. Upgrade your Wednesday night plans from the couch and flat screen to an outdoor movie night. We’re watching Mean Girls, so come enjoy this cult classic on a huge screen and in the company of fellow Coogs. You can invite all of your friends and family (just remember that on Wednesdays we wear pink). Bring your own picnic blanket or lawn chair and something delicious to snack on. | RSVP HERE

Communication Fair - Thursday, August 25, 2016 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Courtyard at the Valenti School of Communication

Interested in getting involved on campus? Come see the array of organizations and services that the University of Houston has to offer students pursuing a career in communication. We'll provide the pizza. You can just bring your curiosity and come learn more about these great groups. | RSVP HERE

Valenti Town HallFriday, August 26, 2016 | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Valenti School of Communication 

Whether you are currently enrolled at the Valenti School of Communication, leaning towards a degree in this field or just want to hear from the our school's leadership team, this is a meeting that you don’t want to miss. Take advantage of this opportunity to hear what our school has in store for the academic year and to have your input be heard. Current and prospective communication students, faculty and staff are all strongly encouraged to attend. | RSVP HERE

For questions about the Valenti Welcome Week, please contact communication manager, LaRahia Smith, at

*outdoor space in front of Valenti School of Communication