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Contact us during limited and remote operations

We're still here for you, Cougars!

We are still working remotely at the moment, but the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services is still ready to serve you. We have a number of ways you can reach and connect with our departments and services, but please also refer to CoogsCARE for many resources as well:

DIVISION OF STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ENROLLMENT SERVICES, OFFICE OF THE VICE CHANCELLOR/VICE PRESIDENT

Phone and email messages are being checked regularly.

Email: uhdsaes@uh.edu
Phone: 713-743-5390

STUDENT HOUSING AND RESIDENTIAL LIFE

Student Housing & Residential Life (SHRL) is excited to welcome you to campus this fall. Like all of you, we have been adjusting to life and COVID-19. Move-ins begin on August 17, 2020, and is by reservation only. More information about housing can be found on our website.

STUDENT HEALTH CENTER

The Student Health Center has extended the suspension of all IN-PERSON services. For the safety of our patients and staff, we will continue to offer remote services, Telemedicine, Telepsychiatry and Campus Pharmacy Curbside Pickup until further notice. Visit https://www.uh.edu/healthcenter/ for important information and ongoing updates.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency department.

Telemedicine: 713-743-5151
Telepsychiatry: 713-743-5149
Campus Pharmacy: 713-743-5125

During business hours, you may contact us at 713-743-5151 and we will assist you per our normal business hours procedures.

After business hours, please contact the Memorial Hermann Nurse Health Line at 713-338-7979.

If you have symptoms and questions, this tool from Harris County will help determine whether you may need further assessment or need to be tested for COVID-19, and direct you to testing sites.

COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES (CAPS)

CAPS is operating remotely via Teletherapy (phone and video) until further notice.

Please check our website for the most current information.

We can be reached at 713-743-5454, 24/7.

If your call is after business hours, please follow the prompts to leave a message or to speak to the after-hours counselor.

  • For existing client appointments, CAPS will contact you to discuss treatment options. For new clients, please call CAPS for a triage to determine the most appropriate treatment option.
  • Group Therapy and Essential Skills workshops will be temporarily suspended until further notice.
  • Let’s Talk and other outreach services are temporarily suspended. Any individual needing a consultation is encouraged to call CAPS for a teletherapy consultation.

CAMPUS RECREATION

Campus Recreation is committed to supporting UH students wherever you are with a variety of virtual recreation opportunities. Follow Campus Recreation on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to participate in remote workouts, challenges, live group fitness classes, and eSports.

The Campus Recreation and Wellness Center is open with modified operations and we are eager to welcome you to the facility for in-person workouts. All in-person workouts require a reservation. Please visit the homepage for the latest information regarding facility hours, activities, and operational modifications.

COUGAR CUPBOARD

The Cougar Cupboard is closed during the stay at home order in Houston.

CENTER FOR STUDENTS WITH DisABILITIES

The Center for Students with DisABILITIES (CSD) staff will be working remotely.

You might find the answer(s) to your question(s) on our COVID-19 FAQ page. This information will be updated regularly.

If you need Extended testing time: Please inform your instructors and they will extend your time. If you have any questions about this or would like any other assistance with your accommodations please contact your CSD counselor.

If you need to speak with a CSD Counselor:

If you need to speak to someone about Interpreting/Captioning services:

WELCOME CENTER

The Welcome Center will not be available for foot traffic, but will continue to be available through the Enrollment Service Call Center Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone: 713-743-1010

The Welcome Center will take questions on behalf of the following departments:  Admissions, Integrated Enrollment Services, Scholarships and Financial Aid, Student Business Services and Office of the University Registrar.

STUDENT CENTERS

The Student Centers will reopen on August 10 with reduced hours Monday – Saturday 7:00 am – 7:00 pm. You may still access our Information Desk and Conference and Reservations Live Chat feature on the homepage of our website Monday - Friday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Our Fall semester hours will begin on Friday, August 21 as follows:

  • 7:00 am – 9:00 pm Monday – Thursday
  • 7:00 am – 10:00 pm Friday & Saturday
  • 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm Sunday

Stay Connected:
Please be sure to follow us on social media @uhstudentcenter as we will be sharing important information as it becomes available.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AND SCHOLAR SERVICES OFFICE

To better protect students, faculty and staff from COVID-19, ISSSO staff will continue to work remotely to assist you, by telephone and email during the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. We do not accept walk-ins without being pre-arranged. Please email your documents and inquiries to isssohlp@central.uh.edu.

Please submit documents under 5mb if possible. It is best to use a phone app such as Cam Scanner to submit documents in PDF format and indicate your UH ID in the subject line. Use email:

  • For any questions
  • To submit all applications
    • CPT/RCL/STEM OPT extension and other applications
    • OPT applications after attending the virtual OPT workshop
  • Please indicate your UH ID in email subject line
  • ISSSO staff will follow up with your inquiries with instructions You can continue to schedule an appointment with an advisor, but all appointments will be remote. The advisor will contact you in advance with instructions.

If you wish to obtain the original documents, you can email isssohlp@central.uh.edu a USPS pre-addressed and pre-paid mailing label or mail us a pre-addressed and pre-stamped envelop to our office including the UH ID and which document you are inquiry about.

If you have an urgent matter needing to see an ISSSO staff, please call or email us to make the arrangement.

UNIVERSITY CAREER SERVICES

Please visit our website or Cougar Pathway to find a calendar of all virtual career fairs and events. We also continue to offer virtual chats with career counselors. Click on the live chat button on the bottom right of our website.

A.D. Bruce Religion Center will re-open beginning Monday August 10th. The hours of operation will be reduced to the following hours:

August 10 – 23

  • Monday – Friday: 7am – 6pm
  • Saturday – Sunday: CLOSED (Open only for schedule events; weddings/worship services)

August 24 – December 23

  • Monday – Friday: 7am – 7pm
  • Saturday – Sunday: 7am – 5pm (Open longer for scheduled events/reservations)

We can be reached by phone or by email at: (713) 743-5050 or adbrc@uh.edu.

Throughout the building, there will be signage to acknowledge physical distancing practices. Please follow the associated guidelines when visiting the building and University of Houston campus. Additional information about policies and protocols are located here.

Please continue to follow us on social media our social media platforms, Facebook and Instagram to stay connected about events, programs and virtual engagement opportunities.

Virtual Activities and Engagement programs can be found here.

All university events, including campus visits and Cougar Preview, are canceled through April 30, 2020.

Website: Admissions Phone: 713-743-1010 (Option 4)
Email: vc@uh.edu

To mitigate the risk from COVID-19 and to practice social distancing, effective immediately, The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) services and staff are still available, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion will be working remotely until further notice.

We will be available to assist you through phone and/or email.

During regular business hours (M-F, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM), please feel free to contact our center at uhcdi@central.uh.edu or 713-743-3653.

For all other CDI updates please follow us on social media.

The Center for Student Involvement will be available to assist you through phone and/or email. Need to chat with someone? We will be in our Zoom office from 1-3pm, Monday - Thursday

General Questions
Phone: 832-842-6245
Email: csi@uh.edu

Campus Traditions and Programs
Michael Crook: macrook@uh.edu

Leadership and Civic Engagement
Katy Kaesebier: kkaesebier@uh.edu

Registered Student Organizations:
Ja’Nelle King: jsking8@uh.edu

We are also posting updates and engagements on social media @uhcsi and on our website.

The Center for Fraternity and Sorrity Life will be available to assist you through phone and/or email. For general fraternity/sorority related questions, or to be directed to the appropriate staff member:

Phone: 832.842.4955
Email: cfsl@uh.edu

The Center for Student Media will be available to assist you by phone and email.

Lawrence Daniel, Director
832-842-4845

The University of Houston Children's Learning Centers (CLC) is closed until further notice.

CLC staff will be working remotely and can be reached via email Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can also contact us at ccenter@uh.edu or 832-842-0500.

Cougars in Recover is operating remotely. Call or email Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Program Director, John Shiflet
Email: jashifle@central.uh.edu
Phone: 713.743.5826

Program Manager, Leah Singer
Email: ljsinger@uh.edu
Phone: 713.743.1026

Dean of Students staff are working remotely, but same-day assistance available.

Phone: 832-842-6183
Email: DOS@uh.edu

Specific staff member's email addresses are on our staff contact page.

Currently enrolled students are eligible for some financial relief due to an unforeseen situation related to your academic success. Emergency loans are available.

LGBTQ Resource Center staff are available to assist you Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM through email: lgbtq@uh.edu and phone: 832-842-6191.

Need to chat with someone? We will be in our Zoom office on Mondays 4pm-5pm, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 11am - 12 pm.

As we are all practicing social distancing, the LGBTQ Resource Center would like to provide you with ways to remotely connect/stay involved, and access available support services.

We especially want you to be aware of our discussion groups and online social activities which can be found on our calendar. https://uh.edu/lgbtq/calendar/

Finally, please be sure to check out our social media as we will be sharing important information as it becomes available.

Virtual appointments are now available via the Navigate app for Veteran Certification, Residency Determination/Reclassification, Enrollment Assistance, Immunization, and Updating Personal Information.

Fall 2020 classes will be offered Hyflex, Synchronous Online, and Asynchronous Online. Please confirm the mode of instruction of your classes in myUH.  See Enrollment FAQ for more information.

Phone: 713-743-1010, option 7  Fax: 713-743-8342

Enrollment and Interim Grade Policy Assistance: UHOUR@UH.EDU

Residency Determination and Reclassification: Residency@uh.edu

Veteran Certification: UHGIBill@uh.edu

While the Welcome Center is currently closed, SFA is serving students remotely. Students may reach out via email to sfa@central.uh.edu or via phone at 713-743-1010, Option 5. When emailing or calling, be sure to include or have your UH ID ready.

Virtual advising appointments can also be scheduled via the Navigate app to help you with questions about your financial aid process. If you do not have a Cougarnet account to access Navigate, you can call to make an appointment.

For information on how to upload requested documents to your To Do List items, please visit uh.edu/sfaupload.

Urban Experience Program staff will be available during normal business hours (M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Please continue to schedule your appointments at least 48 hours in advance through and a staff member will contact you to make arrangements on the preferred method of completion. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact our office at 713-743-1641 or uepuh@central.uh.edu.

Veteran Services Staff will be working remotely and will be available during normal working hours (M-F 9 a.m. to 5 p.m). You can contact Veteran Services staff remotely by calling 832-842-5490 or email vets@uh.edu.

You may contact, Director Celina Dugas by email @ Cdugas2@uh.edu or by calling 832-842-6108.

Visit our website for more ways to keep in touch.

Our entire Women and Gender Resource Center team is here to support you from our home offices, and we are committed to making our programs and services accessible to students, faculty, and staff regardless of physical location. To contact us, reach out by phone at 832-842-6191 or by email wgrc@uh.edu.

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