Graduate and Professional Student Orientation

Saturday, August 24, 2013; 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
University Center Houston Room
(Building 565, Room 251)

Welcome to the University of Houston! As you prepare to begin your academic program, we’d like to give you a preview of all that’s available to you as a student on this campus. We value your campus experience, and we want to ensure that we support your needs inside and outside of the classroom.

We encourage you to park at the Welcome Center (near the corner of Calhoun Rd. and University Dr.) or in lot 20 (to the right of Spur 5 as you exit 45/across from the Campus Recreation Center). Please click here for directions to the University Center, which is located across from the UH Hilton Hotel.


Orientation Agenda

8:30 A.M.: Check-In and Continental Breakfast

9:00 A.M.: Opening Session – Official Welcome

9:30 A.M.: Coogs Get Consent – Office of Equal Opportunity Services

10:00 A.M.: Overview of Dean of Students Office Programs and Services
• Commuter Services
• Parent and Family Programs
• Student Advocacy Programs

10:20 A.M.: Overview of Health and Wellness Programs and Services
• Health Center
• CAPS
• UH Wellness
• Campus Recreation and Wellness Center

10:40 A.M.: Overview of Campus Life and Involvement Programs and Services
• Center for Student Involvement
• Center for Student Media
• University Centers
• AD Bruce Religion Center

11:00 A.M.: Overview of Auxiliary Services
• Food Services
• Bookstore
• Parking and Transportation Services

11:20 A.M.: Overview of UH Athletics and Cougar Spirit

11:40 A.M.: Overview of the Graduate School Support
• University Support
• Fellowship Opportunities
• Graduate Appointments

12:00 P.M.: Lunch and Department Resource Fair

1:00 P.M.: Welcome to the City of Houston
• Culture: Museums, Theatres, and Nightlife
• Shopping Throughout Houston
• A Taste of the World: Restaurants and Dining

2:00 P.M.: Split into Masters/Doctoral/Professional Tracks
• Masters Students (Houston Room)
• Doctoral Students (Bayou City Room)
• Professional Students (Bluebonnet Room)

3:00 P.M.: Conclusion of Program