Cougar Preview

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Thank you for your interest in Cougar Preview! We look forward to having you on campus to experience all the University of Houston has to offer! Cougar Preview will be held Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, at the University of Houston (main campus).

Cougar Preview Registration

If you are unable to register a week in advance, you may still attend Cougar Preview. Please email us at for additional information.

Do you have questions?
For additional questions, you can contact us at 832-842-9060 or at

Cougar Preview Schedule

Cougar Preview is designed as an open house that allows prospective students and their families to explore the UH campus, departments and programs accessible to UH students. This is an all-day program filled with answers for prospective freshmen and transfer students about admission requirements, information about various academic programs, scholarships and financial aid opportunities, and campus housing. At Cougar Preview, you will have a chance to see for yourself the excellent academic and recreational facilities, as well as meet with UH faculty, staff and student leaders!

Directions to Cougar Preview

  • Traveling southbound on I-45: Exit Spur 5 South and turn right on University Drive. This will lead you directly to UH Entrance #1.
  • Traveling northbound on I-45: Exit Elgin/Lockwood/Cullen and turn left on Elgin. Then, turn left at Spur 5 Feeder (at the second light). Take a right on University Drive to UH Entrance #1.
  • Free parking is available in Lots 20A and 20C, off of University Drive.
  • For those bringing buses, there will be a location offsite designated for parking buses. Click here for ERP Parking Information. Your driver will stay with the bus while you are participating in activities on campus.

Special Accommodations

Persons with disabilities who require special accommodations are asked to contact the Visit Coordinator’s office at 832-842-9060 at least two weeks prior to the event.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend Cougar Preview?
Cougar Preview is designed for prospective students and their guests. High school juniors, seniors, transfer students, family members and guests are encouraged to attend.

Do I need to register?
Yes, you need to register online at least one week prior to Cougar Preview. On-site registration will be available, but we highly recommend that you register in advance.

What are the hours of Cougar Preview?
Cougar Preview will begin with Check-In at 8:15 a.m., and sessions will end at approximately 3 p.m.

What does it cost?
Cougar Preview is free of charge! Lunch will not be provided, so you will need to bring money for lunch and shopping at the bookstore. 

What if it rains?
Cougar Preview will not be canceled if it rains. We do not have umbrellas to offer our visitors. Please be sure to check the weather before you come so that you can be prepared.

Can I meet with an admissions counselor while on campus?
You will have the opportunity to attend an admissions presentation while at Cougar Preview. Counselors will be available after the session in the Welcome Center to answer questions and accept documentation needed for admission.

Are campus tours available and do I need to register for a tour?
Campus tours will be available during Cougar Preview. Registration for campus tours is not required. Departure times and locations will be listed on the schedule you will receive at Check-In.

Do I need to check-in at any particular location?
Yes, we will provide you with a Check-In location along with directions in your confirmation email. You will need to arrive during the designated Check-In time to receive your schedule and UH swag! 

Where can I stay in Houston?
Houston has several hotels for you to choose from; however, we have a Hilton Hotel conveniently located on campus. For additional information regarding reservations, please click here, or contact the Hilton at 832-531-6300.

Do you have other questions?
For additional questions, you can contact us 832-842-9060 or at