NEW AND TRANSFER STUDENT ORIENTATION
-Family and Guest Schedule-
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
- Family & Guest Check-In - Student Center South - Heights Room
Grab your nametag and some new UH Cougar swag. Be sure to wear your nametag at all times--it's your ticket to all meals and activities.
- Enrollment Services Resource Fair - Space City Room
Meet with Scholarships and Financial Aid, Office of the University Registrar, or Student Business Services to take care of any items related to your student’s enrollment.
- Bacterial Meningitis - Bayou City Room
If your student has a Bacterial Meningitis hold on their account, they may submit documentation to have this hold released. This hold will prevent your student from enrolling in courses.
- Major Changes - Skyline Room
If your student is thinking about changing their major, they may speak with an Admissions staff member to learn if they meet the requirements. You must meet the admissions requirements to successfully change your major. This is your student’s only opportunity to have their major changed.
- Know Your Options - Various Locations
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
- Welcome to the University of Houston - Houston Room
Our university administrators will give you a big welcome and provide an overview of today’s events.
- Academic Success
Our Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Student Success will share how your student can be academically successful as they transition to UH.
- Coog Way of Life
Becoming a University of Houston Cougar means getting involved—learn from the experts about how your student can find their place on campus and leave their legacy.
- Cougar Services
Learn some need-to-know information about parking and transportation, your student’s Cougar Card, dining on campus, and the UH Campus Store.
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
- Lunch & Cougar Family Overview - Multipurpose Room
Enjoy a catered lunch at your own pace. Orientation staff will share important reminders for your students’ transition to the Cougar Family. You’ll also learn about the resources available to students within the Dean of Students Office.
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
- Cougar Connection - Ballroom
Browse campus resources and departments to learn how your student can takes advantage of the Coog Life and ensure success on campus.
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
- Take Charge of Your Enrollment - Houston Room
Learn what is needed for your student to successfully enroll in courses after their academic advising meeting. This session also covers important information related to your student’s myUH self-service student account.
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
- Coffee & Coog Moms - Multipurpose Room
Learn about all the great opportunities at UH from the experts… the students! They will teach you the language of a UH Cougar and inform you of the best way to support your student in transition.
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
- Networking Session (Choose Two)
- Career Services - Multipurpose Room
Staff from the Career Services office will share information about how students can search for internships and on-campus employment. You will also learn how to use new software designed to make the search process more efficient.
- LAUNCH Tutoring, Coaching, and Workshops: The Formula for Student Success - Skyline Room
At the university level, the academic demands increase. Learn about how your student can receive course tutoring and academic support to navigate this new environment.
- Student Health on Campus - Bayou City Room
In this session guests will meet the Student Health Center, UH Wellness, and the Justin Dart Jr. Student Accessibility Center to learn about student health insurance, care on campus, accommodations, etc.
- Campus Safety - Heights Room
Join this session to learn about the many resources on campus related to your student’s safety from Sergeant Dina Padovan of the UHPD.
- Career Services - Multipurpose Room
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
- Financing Your Student's Education - Multipurpose Room
Representatives from Scholarships and Financial Aid and Student Business Services will discuss everything you need to know about tuition and fees, how to make payments, deadlines, and financial resources including scholarships, grants, and loans.
- Closing Session - Multipurpose Room
Family members and guests will have one more opportunity to get their questions answered.
Free parking is available in the University Gateway Garage. You can type "4725 Martin Luther King Blvd. Houston, TX 77004" into your preferred navigation app. There are many other parking garages on campus. Your parking fee will not be validated if you park in a garage that is not the University Gateway Garage. Watch this parking video for more information.