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Your health and safety is important to us. Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), all University events, including campus visits and Cougar Preview, are canceled through April 30, 2020. We’ll announce more details about Scholars Invitational on April 1.

In the meantime, we encourage you to enjoy our virtual tours of campus life and our academic colleges.

For more information about the Coronavirus, including Frequently Asked Questions, click here. Due to rapidly changing conditions, you may monitor the CDC’s website for the latest update regarding travel and COVID-19.

Questions? Contact us at 713-743-1010 (option 4) or vc@uh.edu.

Schedule a Campus Visit

Campus visits happen daily Monday – Friday as well as select Saturdays. To schedule a visit, choose a date and time from our campus visit calendar below that best fits your schedule. Immediately upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email with your visit logistics including directions to campus, parking, and check-in.

For additional admissions questions, you can set up an appointment with an Admissions Counselor or a do walk-in appointment Monday-Thursdays from 8-11:30 a.m. and 2-3 p.m. as well as Fridays from 9-11:30 a.m. and 2-3 p.m.

Visitas de la Universidad de Houston están disponibles en español los sábados ofrecidos. Por favor regístrese a continuación si usted está interesado en asistir a un visita.

If your group consists of 10 or more students, you must register for a Group Tour.

Not sure which visit to sign up for? Take the quiz below to find out!

Due to university holidays, no visits will be offered on the following dates:

  • Thanksgiving Holiday: Wednesday, November 27 - Friday, November 29, 2019
  • Winter Break: Monday, December 23, 2019 - Wednesday, January 1, 2020
  • Martin Luther King Day: Monday, January 20, 2020
  • Spring Break Day: Friday, March 13, 2020
  • Memorial Day: Monday, May 25, 2020
  • Independence Day: Friday, July 3, 2020

Click here to view additional visit policies.

FAQs

  • Which campus visit is right for me?

    During any campus visit, you will learn information about the University of Houston and the admissions process. You will also be able to speak with an admissions counselor to answer any specific questions. However, choosing the right visit based on your student type will ensure you have the best possible experience. View the descriptions below to learn more and select a visit experience best suited for you.

    • Campus Visit - A campus visit geared towards students who have not yet applied to the university. The visit includes a 30-minute admissions presentation and 1.5-hour walking tour of campus which includes visiting a showroom in Cougar Village II.
    • Admitted Student Visit – An admitted student visit is for students who have been admitted into the university. The visit includes a 30-minute admissions presentation with next steps for admitted students and 1.5-hour walking tour of campus which includes visiting a showroom in Cougar Village II.
    • Explore UHExplore UH is for students who have not yet applied to the university. This visit infuses the academic colleges into the weekday visit experience. Guests will receive a 30-minute admissions presentation, 1-hour student life highlights tour, and a session from a participating academic college.
    • Transfer Tuesday - Transfer Tuesday is an on-campus visit experience for prospective transfer students. Guests will receive a presentation from an Admissions Counselor, 1-hour student life highlights tour, and an opportunity to discuss transfer credit with a Transfer Advising Program (TAP) staff member (when available).
  • Where do I park?

    Check out these directions to campus, or type "University of Houston Welcome Center" (4400 University Dr, Houston, TX 77204) into your preferred navigation app. The easiest way to get here is through Entrance #1 on Calhoun Road.

  • How long will my tour last?

    During your campus visit, you will receive a 30-minute admissions presentation and a 90-minute walking tour of campus with our student ambassadors, including a sneak peek of a residence hall.

  • Is visitor parking validated?

    Unfortunately, parking is not validated and visitor-parking rates will apply.

  • Can I speak with an admissions counselor to ask specific questions?

    Absolutely! Admissions counselors will be available before and after your tour to answer any and all questions. You can set up an appointment with an Admissions Counselor or a do walk-in appointment Monday-Thursdays from 8-11:30 a.m. and 2-3 p.m. as well as Fridays from 9-11:30 a.m. and 2-3 p.m. Check in at the front counter for additional information.

  • Will I be able to meet with someone from my college of interest?

    UH offers the opportunity to speak with academic colleges during Explore UH, a campus visit experience. Check the Explore UH website for more information and specific availability of colleges for the dates offered. If you are interested in meeting with a college representative outside of Explore UH, please reach out directly to your college of interest to learn about their meeting availability.

  • What residence halls are available to tour?

    Currently, our campus visit provides a tour of Cougar Village II, our most popular freshmen residence hall. If you are interested in a tour of a different residence hall, the Student Housing and Residential Life website is a great resource full of information and virtual tours. If you would like to speak with someone in person about living on campus, please call (713) 743-6000, email housing@uh.edu, or visit the Student Housing and Residential Life Office at 4377 Cougar Village Drive, Room S121; Houston, TX 77204-3018.

  • Are there special hotel rates for campus visitors?

    Special hotel rates have been arranged for campus visitors:

Virtual Visits

Can't make it to campus? Get a feel for the University of Houston through our virtual visits. Whether you're interested in campus life or a specific academic college, our virtual visits will give you an in-depth look at what it's like to be a UH student.