Family & Guest Orientation - University of Houston
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Transitioning to college is a big step—one that can be overwhelming and confusing for students. That’s why we want to make sure you can help your student navigate this life-changing process by having all the infromation about the University of Houston at your disposal.

Learn more about everything UH has to offer you and your student at Family & Guest Orientation. You'll get the opportunity to learn about resources available on campus, learn more about financial aid, and meet other families & guests joining the Cougar Family!

For family and guests of incoming freshman, orientation is a two-day in-person experience. For family and guests of incoming transfer students, orientation is a one-day in-person experience.

Register for Family & Guest Orientation

Orientation Dates


New Student/Freshman Orientation
Two-Day Program ($60 fee/guest)
Transfer Orientation
One-Day Program ($40 fee/guest)
June 2-3 May 26
June 9-10 June 1
June 16-17 June 15
June 21-22 June 24
June 27-28
June 30-July 1
Sample Schedule Sample Schedule

Hotel Options for Family and Guests

While we are only able to coordinate student housing for orientation, please see the discount codes below for discounts at area hotels!

University of Houston Hilton Hotel
4450 University Dr.
Houston, TX 77004

Discount Code: 0941920

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Houston Downtown Convention Center
1810 Bell St.
Houston, TX 77003

Discount: No code needed. All you will need to do is ask for the “University of Houston” discount when booking.

Best Western Plus Downtown Inn & Suites
915 W. Dallas St.
Houston, TX 77019

Discount Link: Click here > 
Discount Code: University

Ask Me Anything (AMA) Chats

We wanted to give you a chance to connect with our Prospective and New Student Programs staff to ask questions, get information, and be directed through the orientation process leading up to enrolling in courses. We will be hosting virtual chats for family members and supporters to join throughout the orientation process. These chats will be held virtually on Zoom for an hour, and you can register using the links below.

Families and Supporters AMA Chats Schedule:
This session will provide the opportunity for families and supporters to ask important questions about orientation and transitioning to UH.

Date Time Link
Friday, April 8, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Register Here >
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Register Here >

Orientation Fees and Refunds

For in-person new student orientation sessions, the family and guest orientation fee is $60. For in-person transfer orientation sessions, the family and guest orientation fee is $40. For family and guest members who choose a virtual orientation option, the orientation fee is $0.

All orientation fees for both students and family and guest members are non-refundable.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns related to orientation that weren't answered above, please contact us at orientation@uh.edu or (713) 743-1010, option 4. We look forward to seeing you!