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

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.

The National Student Employment Association annually provides colleges and universities the opportunity to recognize the importance of the student work experience during National Student Employment Week. Student employment offers students career-enhancing opportunities, the ability to develop skills relevant in any career, and better preparation for the job market upon graduation.

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.

Interim co-directors named for the Urban Experience Program

December 10, 2013 - Terence J. Turner and Colette McFalls will serve as the Interim Co-Directors of the Urban Experience Program effective immediately through June 2014.


December 3 (SAAL) - Pamelyn Klepal Shefman, Director of Assessment and Planning for the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services at the University of Houston, was voted chair-elect of the 2014-2015 Board of Directors and Committee Chairs for Student Affairs Assessment Leaders (SAAL) during the organization's second election.

Clinton Global Initiative University 2014

Apply to Join President Bill Clinton Along with hundreds of students and youth-serving organizations at the Clinton Global Initiative University 2014 Meeting.

What Movie Do You Want to See at THE NEW UC?

On Thursday, January 30th, 2014, the University Center will be celebrating the Grand Opening of the UC Theater with movies, a comedy show, step performances and much more.

Cougars get chills from thrills

October 31 (The Daily Cougar) - Students trembled in anxiety as the elevator doors opened to the Haunted Penthouse. Even the entrance to the pitch-black room proved to be intimidating, as students were greeted with a maniacal “Hello!” from a startlingly creepy clown.


October 30 - Students who don’t currently live on campus but want to do so in the spring semester can now start booking their rooms. Most of the university’s seven residential facilities have space available.

Series teaches tricks to success

October 22 (The Daily Cougar) - The Mentorship Series, hosted by the Urban Experience Program and Institutional Access, invites prominent local and national figures to speak to business-minded students and showcase what it means to be successful.

Panel introduces students to careers on campus

October 15 (The Daily Cougar) - The Department of Student Affairs represents everything that has to do with student life – from housing to student organizations – yet many students don't realize how much the staff does.

How Was Your UH WOW 2013 Experience?

The first two weeks of the semester, known as the UH Weeks of Welcome (UH WOW 2013), aimed to celebrate and welcome new and returning students back to campus.

New health center director arrives on campus

October 4, 2013 - In September 2013, Dr. Scott J. Spear joined the University of Houston as Executive Director/Chief Physician of the University of Houston Health Center. Dr. Spear obtained his B.A. at the University of Texas at Austin and his M.D. at Baylor College of Medicine.

UH Administrator Jeff Fuller Voted President-elect Of NACAC

October 2 (NACAC) - Jeff Fuller, director of student recruitment at the University of Houston (TX), was voted president-elect of the 2013-2014 Board of Directors of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) at the organization’s 69th National Conference in Toronto.

New UC Room Reservations for Spring 2014 - Available Beginning October 1

Host your next big event or meeting at the NEW UC. Once Phase I of the UC transformation project is complete in January 2014, new spaces will be available to host your next event. Beginning October 1, 2013, the University Center will be accepting reservation requests for the new meeting rooms and event spaces for Spring 2014.