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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. An additional packing list will be sent to you closer to your session.

How much does Cub Camp cost?

There is a one-time, nonrefundable fee of $140 for going to camp. This fee will be added to your tuition and fee bill by August 12th.

This means you will pay for Cub Camp at the same time as your fall classes. Whatever method of payment you are using for tuition can also apply to your Cub Camp fee.

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 acitivities/what activities will we be doing?

Cub Camp is made up of small and large group activities with your individual camp, as well as free time activities. Expect to participate in group discussions and teambuilding games. During free time, you can relax in your bunkhouse, go for a swim, take a turn on the zip line, or use any open area of the camp grounds.

All participants may choose their activity level, however we encourage campers to step outside of their comfort zone as much as they are able.

Please inform our staff of any accomodations you may need during the registration process.

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

No. The dates for Cub Camp 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?

No. The dates for Cub Camp conflict with the dates for the Honors Retreat. Students will gain a broader cross-campus community at Cub Camp, while students attending the Honors Retreat can expect to meet a smaller, more specific community at the Honors Retreat.

I am a member of the Spirit of Houston marching band. Can I attend Cub Camp?

No. The dates for Cub Camp conflict with the dates for your mandatory Spirit Week rehearsals.

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. In the meantime, join the Cub Camp GroupMe and get to know our staff and other campers!

If you are registered for Cub Camp and have not yet received any emails from us, please email us at cubcamp@uh.edu to ensure that we have your correct contact information.

What does the fee cover?

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

I will be living on-campus this fall in a residence hall, are there any early move-in options for me?

Students traveling from outside of the Houston area may be eligible to move in to their residence halls early. If this applies to you, please indicate your interest during the registration process. Please contact Cub Camp at cubcamp@uh.edu with any questions regarding early move-in options.