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Welcome New Coogs!

New Student Conferences are designed to help you transition into the social, cultural and academic aspects of the University. We partner with family members during this exciting time in your life to assist them in understanding the experience you are embarking upon. Entering a new community of scholars can be stressful, and we're excited to connect you with resources that will aid you in your success at the University of Houston.

Fees are non-refundable. All fees will be added to your fee bill in your myUH self-service account. Payment must be made before you can complete the registration process. If you need to change your conference date, you can visit the FAQ page and read the instructions for canceling or rescheduling a conference date. Family members and guests are welcome at all conferences and, if attending, will follow a separate schedule of events. Please note that family members attending with a Freshman will be allowed to stay with their student for a portion of the programming on day one and will follow a separate schedule of events for the second day of programming.

This website contains information about our programs, dates and registration procedures for upcoming sessions; an introduction to the Orientation Leaders; and other helpful resources.

There are two types of New Student Conferences:

  • If you are an incoming Freshman, you will be attending a New Student Orientation (NSO) conference. If you have earned dual-credit courses and have not yet graduated from high school, you are considered a Freshman and will attend a NSO conference. Please click Freshman for additional information.

  • If you are an incoming Transfer student, you will be attending an Advising and Registration for Transfers (ART) conference. Please click Transfer for additional information.