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Fall 2019 Staff Weeks of Welcome


We would like to thank Administration and Finance for supporting the staff appreciation pop-up events.


August 19 & 20 - Cougar First Impressions (CFI)

Time:  7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join hundreds of staff volunteers to welcome UH students the first and second day of class at 19 locations across campus, 1 Technology Bridge location, 1 ice cream tent and 2 Sugar Land Campus Locations. 

Organized by Staff Council.

Visit the CFI website for more information.


August 24 - Weeks of Welcome Day of Service

Shift One Time: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Shift Two Time: 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Houston communities*

Join all members of the UH community – incoming students, returning students, faculty, and staff- for a day of service with our campus and community partners working to address social issues facing Houston. Transportation, lunch, a t-shirt, and all materials required for service projects will be provided for all volunteers. * Participants will be assigned to service projects the morning of the event.

Visit the Weeks of Welcome Day of Service website to register and learn more. 


August 27 - Cookies and Milk Pop-Up**

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Location: Blaffer Cafe inside Blaffer Museum

Staff is invited to come enjoy delicious cookies and cool milk.

Visit the Blaffer Art Museum website for information about upcoming exhibitions. 


September 3 - Taco Tuesday Pop-Up**

Time: 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Location: Cullen Performance Hall (CPH)

Staff can welcome the day with breakfast tacos and coffee.

Visit the Cullen Performance Hall website for performance and event information.


September 7 (Saturday) – Annual Staff Season Kickoff UH Football Tailgate and Giveaway

Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: TDECU Stadium Shasta’s Square Gate 4

Menu: Custom tacos, churro bar, and refreshments.

Cougar card required.

Meet other staff and show Cougar pride at the Season Kick-Off Tailgate before the Prairie View A&M football game. Raffles for fabulous door prizes and swag. Free t-shirt for the first 250 staff. All staff and guests are invited and permitted to participate in Staff Council events in alignments with HR policy.

Organized by A&F, Human Resources, and Staff Council.

Free tailgate RSVP link.

Football game ticket purchase information link. Staff may claim the first ticket at no cost. Additional tickets are available at $15.00 per ticket.

Visit the Houston Cougars website for sport schedules.


September 9 - Ice Cream Bar Pop-Up**

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Location: Technology Bridge Building 4 Lobby

Staff can hop on a shuttle and visit UH's innovation park for refreshing ice cream.

Visit the UH Technology Transfer & Innovation website to rediscover Technology Bridge. 


September 16 – Smoothie Pop-Up**

Time: 8:30am- 10:00am

Location: Rotunda inside the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center

Begin your day with a walk to the CRWC and a refreshing smoothie.

Visit the Campus Recreation website to learn about indoor and outdoor activities.


September 16 –Staff Appreciation Lunch and 6th Annual Cupcake Challenge

Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Location: Houston Room, Student Center South

Open for fulltime, benefits eligible UH Staff only.

Join fellow staff-members and enjoy a lunch filled with cupcake challenge judging and delicious food.

Organized by Office of Protocol and Special Events.


** Pop-Ups have limited quantities: treats are available on a first-come first-serve basis.