Official Coog Day - University of Houston
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Can't make it to Official Coog Day, or need help with enrolling in classes? Check out our enrollment help sessions! Learn more >

We know there are a lot of moving pieces to resolve before starting classes, so we have created a one-stop shop event to assist. On August 9, 2021, staff members across UH will be fully assembled on-campus to help you register for courses and be fully prepared to start classes in the fall!

Registration is required. Only students who have completed orientation, but haven't registered for fall classes should attend this event.

Register for Official Coog Day

Getting to Campus & Parking   

Check out these directions to campus or type "Welcome Center Student Garage" into Apple Maps. For other navigation apps, type "1A Parking Garage, Houston, TX 77204."

Free parking is available in the Welcome Center Student Parking Garage with this parking permit. Please print the permit and display it on your vehicle's dashboard. We'll also have extras on hand at the garage entrance.

Check-In & Grab Your Orientation Swag   

University of Houston Welcome Center
8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Check in at the University of Houston Welcome Center. During check-in, you'll get some Cougar Red swag and staff will help you determine your schedule for the day based on event offerings and your goals.

Build your own schedule by utilizing the offerings below.

Bacterial Meningitis Drop-In Clinic

Welcome Center
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

UH is partnering with H-E-B to offer the required Bacterial Meningitis vaccine as well as the COVID-19 immunization. Students should bring proof of both pharmacy and medical insurance.


Group Academic Advising Sessions

Various locations and times.

Connect with advising staff from your college and clear your advising hold by attending a group academic advising session. Check back here for updates on participating colleges, meeting times, and locations.

College of Business
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Melcher Hall 262

Drop in between 9am-12pm to meet with a Pre-Business advisor in the Office of Undergraduate Business Programs (Room 262) located on the second floor of Melcher Hall.

College of Education
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
101 Farish Hall

Drop in between 9:00 – 10:00 am to meet with a College of Education advisor. For best assistance, bring a laptop computer.

College of Engineering
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
W129 Engr Bldg 2. Computer Lab E

Drop in between 9:00 – 10:00 am to meet with a College of Education advisor.

College of Technology
Students who have an advising hold and are in the College of Technology will be contacted by phone between 9:00 and noon on the day of the event to discuss next steps.

College of Hotel and Restaurant Management
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Hilton College Room 104

Drop in between 9am-12pm to meet with an HRM advisor. 239F is in the Center for Student Success- directly across from the courtyard of the hotel. For best assistance, bring a laptop computer.

Exploratory Studies
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Exploratory Studies Office, Cougar Village 2, Room N140

Drop in between 9am-12pm to meet with Exploratory Studies Peer Advocates for one-on-one help completing Academic Planner, planning a Fall term schedule that works, registering for courses, and getting your questions answered. Once your first term is planned in Academic Planner, you will be eligible to make an academic advising appointment for a future date; limited in-person advising appointments will be available from 11am-12pm.

For best assistance, bring a laptop computer to complete Academic Planner.

Colleges not participating: College of the Arts, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, College of Natural Science and Mathematics, and College of Architecture

Enrollment Help

Take Charge of Your Enrollment

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Student Center Multipurpose Room

You may know what classes to take, but need additional help with registering for classes. We're offering enrollment help sessions that will go over essential topics like understanding a degree map, scheduling academic advising, how to enroll in classes, and using schedule planner!

Enrollment AMA Help Sessions

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Various computer lab locations

Once you have attended the take charge of your enrollment session, staff will take you to a computer lab on campus to enroll in courses. Staff will also be available to assist with enrolling in courses you have received from an academic advisor.

We'll be offering these sessions on Official Coog Day, but if you can't make it then, or you'd like to learn how to enroll in classes sooner, you can sign-up for a virtual session at a different time below.

Students studying in the Student Center.

Additional Enrollment Help Sessions 

Take Charge of Your Enrollment

Come join for this one hour, structured session where we will be discussing: degree maps, using your account to plan and enroll for classes, the waitlist, and time management considerations when enrolling.

Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Available Dates:

  • Monday, August 2nd from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, August 12th from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
  • Wednesday, August 18th from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Register here

Enrollment AMA

Have a burning enrollment question? Experiencing challenges in trying to get into classes? Drop in to visit with Enrollment Services staff to get answers!

Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Available Dates:

  • Thursday, August 5th from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
  • Friday, August 13th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday, August 17th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Register here