Cougar First Impressions

Welcoming New and Returning Students for the 2014 Spring and Fall Semesters

2014 Co-Chairs: Elsie Myers (713-743-6014, emyers@uh.edu) & Tommie Trevino (832-842-8747, tommie@math.uh.edu)

Cougar First Impressions (CFI) is sponsored by Staff Council and offers students a chance to receive campus maps, directions to class and reusable water pouches from UH staff members stationed across campus during the first two days of the Fall semester. Beginning in 2013, a smaller CFI event will welcome new and returning students during the first two days of the Spring semester. CFI has been made possible by generous contributions without student fees since 1998.

The Spring 2014 CFI will be held January 13-14 and the Fall 2014 CFI will be held August 25-26. See more information about the event schedule and sign up to volunteer.

Mission

  • To create a sense of community among staff, faculty and students by providing new and returning students with resources and qualitative customer service at key areas on the campus during the first and second day of class.
  • To ultimately increase the retention of students at UH.

Objectives

  • To develop an annual program that is planned and implemented by the Staff Council, which directly benefits the University.
  • To give Staff Council members the opportunity to exhibit leadership skills.
  • To create a sense of community among staff, faculty and students.
  • To increase the retention of students at the University of Houston.