New Student Orientation is designed to meet the transitional and academic needs of all incoming students. All incoming freshman students and freshman transfer students attending UHD for the first time are REQUIRED to attend a one-day orientation program before their initial semester of enrollment begins.
YOU MUST HAVE ATTENDED A FRESHMAN ADMITTED STUDENT DAY IN ORDER TO ATTEND FRESHMAN ORIENTATION. Only students that have attended Freshman Admitted Student Day will be allowed to attended freshman orientation. For information on Freshman Admitted Student Day, please contact the Office of Admissions at (713) 221-8522.
What You Will Experience During Freshman Orientation
During your scheduled freshman orientation, you will have the opportunity to:
- Build friendships with other incoming students and meet current UHD students.
- Attend open sessions about the Student Life Center, the WI Dykes Library, and much more.
- Interact with student organizations and campus departments at the resource fair during lunch.
- Learn about student life and campus traditions and share experiences with orientation leaders during Gator Talk sessions.
- Learn about academic degrees and career options during the Academic College Meetings.
- Participate in activities with faculty members and orientation leaders like the Mock Classroom Skit and Are You Smarter Than a Freshman.
When & Where
UHD - Office of Student Activities
University of Houston-Downtown
Office of Student Activities