Family & Supporter Orientation - University of Houston
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Transitioning to college is a big step — one that can be overwhelming and confusing for students. That’s why we want to make sure you can help your student navigate this life-changing process by having all the information about the University of Houston at your disposal.

Learn more about everything UH has to offer you and your student at Family & Supporter Orientation. You'll get the opportunity to learn about resources available on campus, learn more about financial aid and meet other families & supporters joining the Cougar Family!

Family & Supporter Orientation is a one-day in-person experience. Registering in advance ensures your attendance at our catered family meals for an associated fee (which covers all meals and UH Swag bag). Learn more and register your supporters today.

Orientation Schedule

Family & Supporter Freshman Orientation
Sample Schedule

Day 1
Time Event
8 - 9:45 a.m. Check-in In Waves
10 a.m. Welcome
11 a.m. Family & Supporter Welcome from Dean of Students 
12 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. College Engagement Meeting
2:30 p.m. Housing/Commuter Session
3:30 p.m. Business of Being a Student
4:15 p.m. Be Well, Do Well 
5 p.m. Coog Talk Experience/Closing 
Day 2 (Optional)
Time Event
8 - 9:30 a.m. Resource Fair
8:30 a.m. Breakout Session 1
9:15 a.m. Breakout Session 2

Family & Supporter Transfer Orientation
Sample Schedule

Time Event
8 - 9:15 a.m. Check-in & Resource Fair
9:30 a.m. Welcome & Business of Being a Student
11 a.m. Family & Supporter Welcome from Dean of Students
12 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m. Coog Talk Experience/Closing

Orientation Fees and Refunds

The fee for all Family & Supporter Orientation sessions (freshman and transfer) is detailed on the page linked below. Registration is available until five business days prior to orientation, or until full for the specific date. When registration closes, family and supporters will not have access to add/edit family members or supporters in the portal.

All orientation fees for both students and family and supporter members are non-refundable. 

Learn more and register for Family & Supporter Orientation

New Student Programs does not offer housing for Family & Supporter Orientation. We do offer a discount code for our Hilton Hotel that is housed on the University of Houston campus, if family members and supporters would like to stay.

Hilton University of Houston:
Corporate Account Code - 3259528

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns related to orientation that weren't answered above, please contact us at We look forward to seeing you!