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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Cub Camp Required?

No, but participation is highly encouraged.

Can I go to Cub Camp instead of New Student Orientation?

New Student Orientation is required and is the official means by which you accept your offer of admissions from the University of Houston. Cub Camp is an extended orientation program designed to build on what you learn at your New Student Orientation and assist you in your transition to UH.

What do I need to bring?

Closed toed shoes and breathable clothing is recommended. We have sessions in buildings with A/C as well as outdoor activities. Additionally, we have themed socials, so you will want to pack accordingly. Please see our Pinterest page for helpful information regarding what to pack for camp. An additional packing list will be sent to you closer to your session.

How much does Cub Camp cost?

There is a one-time, non-refundable fee of $140 for going to camp. This fee will be added to your tuition and fee bill by August 1st.

How will I get to camp?

Transportation will be provided to and from camp, in the form of buses. You will be responsible for providing transportation to and from campus. Students can either be dropped off on campus or park at our designated location if you already have your parking permit.

Will there be physical activities/what activities will we be doing?

Cub Camp is made up of small group activities, large group activities and free time activities. There are no high rope activities offered but we do provide fun interactive team building games. During free time, you can relax in the game room, go to your bunkhouse, go for a swim or use any open area of the camp grounds.

I’m an international student. Can I come to camp?

No. The dates for Cub Camp 2019 conflict with the dates for the mandatory International Student Orientation. International students must also attend New Student Orientation, as this is the official means by which you accept your offer of admissions from the University of Houston.

I am attending the Honors Retreat in August. Can I also attend Cub Camp?

Yes, students can attend both Cub Camp and the Honors Retreat in August. Neither the dates nor content covered at each event overlap. Students attending both Cub Camp and the Honors Retreat will gain a broader cross-campus community at Cub Camp, and a smaller, more specific community at the Honors Retreat.

What do I need to do between now and camp?

Bring on your Cougar Spirit! One week prior to the camp date, you will receive a final confirmation email with general reminders, including what time to report to campus for Check-In and your packing list.

What does the fee cover?

The fee for Cub Camp includes transportation, meals, lodging and materials needed for camp.

If I am from out of town but will be living on campus this fall in a residence hall, are there any early move-in options for me on-campus?

Students traveling from outside of the Houston area may be eligible to move in to their residence halls on Sunday, August 11. Please contact Cub Camp at with any questions regarding early move-in options.