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Take Advantage of Much Needed Finals Stress Relief

The end of the semester is approaching. During this time, final exams become the main priority for most students and can be quite stressful. Your stress-free release is here. Enjoy a week of activities that will surely ease the frustration that comes with exams, papers, and presentations.

Spring On-Campus Housing Registration is NOW Available!

Registration is now open for students who want to take advantage of living on campus during the spring semester.

Name Change Planned for the New University Center

The University Of Houston Division Of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services and the Student Government Association (SGA) are pleased to announce the official name change of the University Center to the Student Center.

Center for Diversity and Inclusion opens its doors

On a campus as diverse as UH, it can sometimes be hard to find a group to fit into, especially one that has a similar cultural background. Students often overlook the opportunities to meet people who have had completely different life experiences and cultural backgrounds.

Center for Diversity and Inclusion to be honored at ribbon cutting ceremony

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion will be officially recognized at a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 in the center’s home in Room B12 of the University Center South.

UH Health Center Information on Ebola

Though the risk of an Ebola case in the UH campus community is also remote, campus leaders and health officials are coordinating preparedness efforts.

Snap a Pic and Enter to Win the Citizenship Month Photo Contest

In celebration and preparation for the City of Houston’s annual Citizenship Month held throughout the month of November, the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services is sponsoring a photo contest! Can you capture the essence? With a Snap of a Pic you can enter to win the Citizenship Month Photo Contest:

Aquatic facilities to be renovated in Spring 2015

The aquatic facilities at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center will undergo renovations in Spring 2015.

During Careers in Student Affairs Month, UH searching for involved students

October is National Careers in Student Affairs Month, and the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services has organized programs and seminars to help students interested in a career in student affairs find their way into the world of higher education.

Health Center adjusts to booming student population

With UH in the midst of its highest enrollment to date — nearly 41,000 students — on-campus facilities have had to step up their game to ensure students receive quality and timely service.

Despite small staff, CAPS makes student impact

Counseling and Psychological Services has been a part of the UH community since 1985 and is dedicated to helping students in need from all walks of life.

NEW NAME FOR REGISTRATION AND ACADEMIC RECORDS

October 6, 2014 – The University of Houston’s Office of Registration and Academic Records is now the Office of the University Registrar (OUR).

Commuter program helps students stay in touch with campus life

Commuters at UH make up about 85 percent of the student population. They face struggles such as scarce parking, unpredictable traffic and a lack of time to engage in campus activities, which sometimes affects their performance in class and keeps them from experiencing all college has to offer.

New Executive Director of Business Services Announced

Houston, Sept. 17, 2014 — Gayathri "Devi" Bala has joined the University of Houston as the new executive director of Business Services for the divisions of Administration & Finance and Student Affairs & Enrollment Services.

University of Houston Experiencing Record Enrollment

Preliminary fall enrollment at the University of Houston, based on the 12th day of classes, is 40,959, the largest in the history of the institution. It represents a growth of 3.6 percent over last fall. There are 32,980 undergraduates and 7,979 graduate students enrolled. Among the undergraduates are 4,057 first-time-in-college students who make up the most impressive freshman class in UH history, based on SAT scores.

Students spend Labor Day weekend giving back

Despite the nearly 100-degree late summer heat, a group of 80 students took a different route as UH’s Center for Student Involvement, the Metropolitan Volunteer Program and Generation One teamed up for their first Day of Service this Labor Day.

7 Brave Campuses for LGBT Students in the South

A mark of a “brave space” is unyielding advocacy in the face of adversity. As a public research institution, the University of Houston is known for a history of grassroots LGBTQ student organizing and activism.

700 Cougar Mover Volunteers Orchestrate UH’s Largest Move-In

The fall 2014 semester is now underway at the University of Houston (UH). Monday marked the first day of classes. Many new students already had a lay of the land as they were among the more than 7,000 students who moved in to UH residential facilities last week and over the weekend.

New Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services, UH System and Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services, UH Announced

August 25, 2014 - Mara Affre will join the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services, UH System and the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services, University of Houston effective October 13, 2014.

New Director for Center for Diversity and Inclusion Announced

August 18, 2014 - Niya Blair will join the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services as the director for the Center for Diversity and Inclusion effective August 20, 2014.

DSAES Promotes Internally Across the Division

The Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services would like to announce recent staff promotions.

DSAES Welcomes New CSI and UC Staff

The Division of Student Affairs and Enrollments services would like to welcome three new staff to the Center for Student Involvement and University Center.

New Director of Urban Experience Program Announced

July 28, 2014 – Dr. Raven Jones will join the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services as the new director of the Urban Experience Program effective August 4, 2014.

On-campus collegiate recovery program attains success

Encouraging Cougars to break the shackles of addiction, the collegiate recovery program Cougars in Recovery is helping UH students manage their lives on campus by providing sober housing, sober activities and support on a wet campus.

UH Campus Recreation Joins the World's Largest Swim Lesson

The Harris County Sheriff's Office joins the University of Houston, Department of Campus Recreation, to teach Cougar Club Summer Campers the importance of water safety during the 2014 World's Largest Swim Lesson (WLSL).

UH CougarSAFE Program Earns Crystal Award from Houston American Marketing Association

The University of Houston (UH) recently took home a Crystal Award from the Houston Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) for its campus-wide communications program,CougarSAFE: Safety, Awareness, Friendship and Education.

DSAES Brings in New Employees Across the Division

The Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services would like to welcome some new faces to our team.

Introducing the New Director of Wellness

June 5, 2014 – Patrick Lukingbeal will join the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services as the new director of Wellness effective June 9, 2014.

Residential Students Show Generosity Toward Arkansas Tornado Victims

Houston, June 6, 2014 – The students who live in the University of Houston’s on-campus residential communities showed their caring and compassion by donating items to help victims of a deadly tornado in Arkansas.

DSAES Brings in New Employees Across the Division

Within the last month, the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services has hired new staff for many of our departments and programs. Please see below for a brief introduction of each employee. When you see them around campus, be sure to give them a warm welcome to the University of Houston.

INTRODUCING THE HEALTH CENTER'S NEW ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Lindsay Barber joined the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services as the new associate director of the Health Center on Wednesday April 30, 2014.  In her role, Lindsay will supervise the customer service staff and provide assistance to the executive director.

New Executive Director of University Career Services Announced

May 14 - Monica D. Thompson will join the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services as the new executive director of University Career Services effective July 7, 2014. University Career Services (UCS) is the full-service career center offering all University of Houston (UH) students and alumni resources and assistance in the formulation and implementation of their career plans.

Student Affairs and Enrollment Services Celebrates Staff

May 9, 2014 – On Friday, May 2, 2014, the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services at the University of Houston held its third annual Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services Awards (DSAES) Awards Program and Luncheon in the beautiful new University Center ballroom.

University Career Services Welcomes New Staff

May 2nd 2014 - University Career Services is pleased to announce additions to the professional staff: Mona Davis, Rayna A. Anderson, and Sydney Botelho.

Congratulations to our 2014 Commuter Assistants

These students were selected as student leaders for the new Commuter Assistant Program helping first-year commuter students successfully transition to campus during the Fall semester. For more information on this program please visit www.uh.edu/commuter

Stress Free Finals

The end of the semester is approaching. During this time, final exams become the main priority for most students and can be quite stressful. Your stress-free release is here.  Enjoy a week of activities that will surely ease the frustration that comes with this time of year.

All of the fun begins on Monday, April 21st  through Wednesday, April 30th. All UH students are invited to take a break from studying for final exams. This stress free week will include crawfish, puppies, free pancakes, Spring Fest Glow Out, $1 cones, and much more! For a complete calendar of stress free final events visit www.uh.edu/uc/stressfreefinals

National Student Employment Week

University Career Services is celebrating National Student Employment Week from April 13 - 19, 2014 to recognize the contributions of the student employees at the University of Houston. The weeklong observance is a program sponsored by the National Student Employment Association (NSEA), a nonprofit association of professionals involved with programs for students who work while attending college. As part of the UH community serving students, alumni, staff/faculty, and other visitors, your participation would be greatly appreciated.

UH Vice President Appointed 2015 NASPA Annual Conference Chair

Dr. Richard Walker, vice president for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services at the University of Houston and vice chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services for the University of Houston System, has been appointed to the NASPA Board of Directors as the 2015 NASPA Annual Conference Chair.

Assistant Director for Freshman Admissions Announced

February 14th 2014 - The Office of Admissions is pleased to announce the promotion of Tiffany Anderson to the position of assistant director for freshman admissions in the Office of Admissions.

UH Day of Rememberance

The A.D. Bruce Religion Center is hosting the University of Houston's annual Day of Remembrance to honor the students, faculty, staff, and members of the community who have passed away in 2013.

University Career Services announces new Career Counselor

February 4th 2014 - University Career Services is pleased to announce Tiffany N. Bitting will join the team as a Career Counselor on March 17.

Assistant Director for Prospective and New Student Programs Announced

January 29th 2014 - The Office of Admissions is pleased to announce the promotion of Christen Egge to the position of assistant director for Prospective and New Student Programs in the Office of Admissions.

Ms. Hope Pacheco Hired as Dean of Students Case Manager

January 29th 2014 - The Dean of Students Office is pleased to announce that Ms. Hope Pacheco joined the staff of the University of Houston (UH) Dean of Students Office (DOS) effective January 13, 2014 in a newly created position titled dean of students case manager.

Join Us UC Theater Ribbon Cutting & Opening Events

On Thursday January 30th, join us for a day full of events celebrating the official opening of the 450-seat University Center theater. All the fun begins at noon with a Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting and continues until 10:00PM that night with movies, a comedy show, step performances and much more!

UH Assistant Dean of Students Receives ACPA Research Award

January 16, 2014 - Dr. Alison Wells, assistant dean of students at the University of Houston, is the recipient of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Burns B. Crookston Doctoral Research 2014 Award.