To mitigate the risks from COVID-19 and to practice social distancing, the Urban Experience Program staff and student leaders will be working remotely until further notice. We can be reached Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm by phone at 713-643-1641 or email at For virtual meetings, please contact staff member directly for booking.

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Urban Experience Program

The Urban Experience Program (UEP) provides opportunities for the university's diverse student population by preventing minor obstacles from becoming major setbacks to degree achievement. The services that UEP offers have been strategically chosen to develop UEP students into well trained career professionals.

Diamond Family Scholars

A $17 million gift from Houston philanthropists Andy and Andrea Diamond will be used to offer financial, academic, mentoring and other support for students aging out of the foster care system.

All students are welcome to receive the benefits and services of our program. UEP members come from a variety of socio-economic, gender and cultural backgrounds. These students include those who have aged out of foster care (PALS), low-income underrepresented, first-generation, DACA, UH honors students and seniors entering the workforce after college.

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Monthly Spotlight

Spring 2020 Mayor's Internship

The Mayor's Office, the Urban Experience Program, and Career Services have collaborated to present an internship to current UH Students. Awarded are 17 students whose majors vary from management information systems to political science, and all are using their multidisciplinary strengths to bring the best that UH can offer to City Hall!

Upcoming Events

June and July Wednesday Webinars

  • May 27th-The Key to Student Success (LAUNCH)
  • June 3rd-Self Care During the Pandemic (CAPS)
  • June 10th- Resume Writing (UCS)
  • June 17th-LinkedIn (UCS)
  • June 24th-Interviewing (UCS)
  • July 1st-Healthy Coog Remote Check-in (Student Health Center)
  • July 8th-Informational Interviewing (UCS)
  • July 15th-Mock Interviews (UCS)
  • July 22nd-Short-Term Budgeting (Integrated Enrollment Services)
  • July 29th-Long-term Budgeting / Credit Do’s and Don’ts (UCS)
All Wednesday Webinars will begin at 1pm. Zoom Links will be sent out via the UEP Listserv. If you are not on the UEP Listserv please email to receive the link

Students & Alumni

Char Archie

Student Spotlight: Chad Archie

Meet one of our amazing UEP members.

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Contact Us

Phone: (713) 743 - 6032

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