Apr 13, 2024  
2018-2019 Student Handbook 
2018-2019 Student Handbook [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

University Services

A.D. Bruce Religion Center

3841 Cullen Blvd. Entrance 13
Houston, TX 77204-3050
113 A.D. Bruce Religion Center

Opened in 1965, A.D. Bruce Religion Center is the focal point for religious and spiritual activities at UH. Offering students a place for prayer and meditation, the Center includes two chapels and host programs for registered student organizations and the Campus Ministries Association. The Center has offices for ten religious denominations and their respective campus ministers, several of whom are trained and experienced in personal as well as religious counseling and problem solving. The chapels are available for rental by students, faculty, staff, alumni and off-campus clients for weddings and other religious services and ceremonies. The A.D. Bruce Religion Center welcomes people of all faiths and denominations and promotes interfaith dialogue.

Alumni Association

UH Athletics/Alumni Center
3100 Cullen Blvd, Rm. 201
713-743-9550 / toll-free 877.COUGAR1

Email: alumni@uh.edu

The University of Houston Alumni Association is YOUR Cougar Connection! If you’re a UH student, grad, faculty or staff member, friend, or parent, we’re here to help keep your connection to the University of Houston strong. All alumni are welcome to enjoy alumni events, online networking tools, career services, insurance discounts, campus privileges, and more. Visit www.houstonalumni.com to become a member and get involved!

Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI)

Student Center South B12
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-3049

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion fosters an inclusive university community by providing services, programs and support for students and campus partners.  From diversity workshops and intercultural dialogues to leadership opportunities and mentoring initiatives, each program and service is designed to engage, empower, and educate the UH campus.  Not only is the Center a space for students to drop by and lounge or study, it is also available for students to reserve for meetings and small events.

Center for Fraternity & Sorority Life (CFSL)

Student Center North 101
Houston, TX 77204-3049
(832) 842-4955

The Center for Fraternity & Sorority Life supports UH’s growing fraternity/sorority community with over 48 different organizations and 1500+ students. The Center for Fraternity & Sorority Life (CFSL) empowers the growth of individual fraternity/sorority members in order to elevate the entire Greek community. Fraternities and sororities are designed to enhance the personal, social, and moral development of college students while positively impacting their greater campus and local communities. Students interested in exploring fraternity/sorority membership can visit http://www.uh.edu/cfsl/prospective-members/join/.

Center for Student Involvement (CSI)

Student Center North 103
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-3031

Center for Student Involvement (CSI) provides services for Registered Student Organizations, supports many Fee Funded Organizations at the University of Houston, offers opportunities to become a stronger leader, and give back to your community through service There are more than 500 student organizations at the University of Houston, based on campus traditions, student interests and hobbies, social fraternities and sororities, honors organizations, and major academic focused organizations. There is something for everyone! Let us help you find the best way for you to connect on campus!

Center for Student Media

Student Center North 221

At the Center for Student Media, UH students get hands-on experience in print, online and broadcast media. At the center, students are engaged in journalism, publishing, promotion, marketing, advertising, media production, graphic design, radio broadcasting and management. The CSM provides students a real-world laboratory to test and hone important skills, from critical thinking, planning and writing, to technical production skills. The CSM supports three major student media organizations that are open to all UH students to join: Coog RadioThe Cougar, and the Student Video Network. It also produces two student magazines, Transitions and Houstonian. The Student Media Advisory Committee meets regularly throughout the year to review the progress of student media organizations.

Children’s Learning Centers


Location 1
4139 Wheeler
Houston, TX 77204-6016

Location 2
4235 Cullen Blvd.
Houston, TX 77204-6016

The UH Children’s Learning Centers (CLC) has two convenient locations on campus. They are licensed by the state and nationally accredited by both the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and AdvancED. Their mission is “to facilitate an inclusive learning environment that celebrates diversity as well as promotes a professional commitment to impacting our community and supporting student success, through the provision of a nationally accredited early childhood educational program for the children of University of Houston (UH) students, faculty, and staff.”

The centers are open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Morning and afternoon snacks are provided for children; part-time options are available for children age two and older. Lower fees are applicable for students, and child care tuition assistance is available for eligible student parents. Interested families should inquire about enrollment/waiting list as early as possible. To learn more about the program, review policies, prices and more, please visit the website.


Faculty and staff are committed to addressing individual student concerns and helping students resolve their problems as soon as possible. Students who encounter problems with any aspect of the academic or campus life at the University of Houston are encouraged to bring forth the issue through the office where the problem has occurred. The nature of the complaint will determine what office a student should contact and which grievance procedure is used. Many of the offices and processes are outlined in this handbook.

For any problem area not listed here, or for additional information on how to file a complaint, contact:

Dean of Students Office
832 842-6183

Convenience Stores


Convenience stores are located throughout the campus and offers a variety of snacks, quick meals, cold drinks, frozen foods and household items such as laundry detergent, medicine and toiletries. Convenience stores are located in the Student Center, Student Center Satellite, Cougar Village, Calhoun Lofts, Cougar Woods, the Stadium Parking Garage, and Energy Research Park (ERP).

CougarByte Technology Store

Student Center South 158


CougarByte has computers, computer-related supplies, printers and a wide variety of software and hardware available for discount sale to students, faculty, and staff. CougarByte is also the authorized computer repair service center for the University of Houston.

Cougar Card Office

Welcome Center Suite 151
832-842-CARD (2273)

The Cougar Card is the official photo identification card for the University of Houston. The Cougar Card is your key to:

Access: Houston Cougar athletics events, Campus Recreation and Wellness Center, computer labs around campus, library privileges, the Cougar Line shuttle, and secured buildings including residence halls.

Your Flex Account: Add money to this account and it can be used at any food option on campus, as well as the UH bookstores. Flex Account money rolls over to the next semester if not fully used.

Your Campus Dining: Purchased meal plans/Cougar Cash plans are deposited onto the card and can be used at any on-campus dining location. Meal plans expire at the end of each semester; Cougar Cash plans roll over to the next semester if not fully used.

Privileges associated with the card are non-transferable, and the card must be presented upon request of a University official. Photo identification, such as a driver’s license, military ID, or passport, is required when requesting a UH Cougar Card. If you lose your card, be sure to contact the Cougar Card office immediately. If the office is closed, follow the after-hours lost card procedure.

Cougars in Recovery

Oberholtzer Hall, Room 100B

Cougars in Recovery, the collegiate recovery program at the University of Houston, provides students in recovery from addiction a safe, sober environment that assists and supports them as they pursue their academic and professional goals, walk the path of recovery and participate in the diverse social opportunities available on campus.

Cougars in Recovery aims to offer incoming students a smooth transition to the University, both socially and academically, by offering opportunities for positive sober social interactions; setting standards that hold recovering students accountable; and providing support, guidance, and opportunities to serve the community.

Services Offered     

  • Sober housing                                          
  • Safe environment
  • 12-step meetings                          
  • Accountability
  • Service opportunities
  • Healthy social interactions                       
  • Guidance
  • Liaison to resources                                 
  • Recovery scholarships                  
  • Outdoor Adventure Program

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

226 Student Service Center 1

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers a variety of mental health services to currently enrolled students.  Psychology ethics and state law require that counseling services be confidential except under unusual, well-defined circumstances.

CAPS provides:

  • Crisis Intervention during and after business hours;
  • Individual, group and couples counseling;
  • suicide prevention training and a variety of mental health workshops;
  • Let’s Talk; and
  • Consultation about individuals of concern.

In order to provide you with timely assistance, initial appointments at CAPS are offered on a walk-in basis. If you are interested in our services, simply come to CAPS between 8:30 and 4, Monday-Friday. You should expect about 15 to 20 minutes to complete paperwork, followed by a brief visit with a CAPS clinician. This initial contact is an opportunity for you and a CAPS clinician to determine what kinds of services will best meet your needs. This may include CAPS services or referrals to other campus and community agencies. Please let us know if you will need any accommodations or assistance with completing your paperwork at the time of your visit. 

If you are experiencing a crisis situation and need to speak with someone immediately, please contact CAPS at 713-743-5454 and you will be connected to the consultant on duty. If it is after business hours and you are in imminent crisis, please call 911 or CAPS at 713-743-5454 and you will be connected to the after-hours counselor.

CAPS hours of operation are as follows:

Monday-Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm


Student Center South - Room B17

CreationStation is a unique multi-service center on campus offering a full complement of services involving computer graphics (flyers, brochures, banners, logo design, etc.), oversize printing, lamination, and mounting, vinyl banners, t-shirts, buttons, balloons, photo restoration, and much more!

Dean of Students

Student Center South 256

The Dean of Students office provides assistance to all students with university-related concerns through the Student Advocacy and Support Services (SASS). The Dean of Students staff will provide assistance directly to students or make referrals to others on campus who can help. In addition to providing SASS, the office coordinates the following programs:

Student Success Programs

  • Dean’s Award
  • Students Advocacy and Support Services
  • Family Weekend
  • Commuter Student Services
  • Emergency Student Loan

Student Policy Programs

  • University Hearing Board
  • Student Conduct

Enrollment Services


  • Admissions
  • Integrated Operations
  • Scholarships and Financial Aid

Student Assistance

Online: myUH: self-service center via accessuh.uh.edu
Phone:  713.743.1010
In Person: Welcome Center (Bldg. 553)

Mon. - Tues. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wed. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Environmental Health & Life Safety

4513 Cullen Boulevard, Texas Learning and Computational Center, Building 106, Second Floor

The goal for Environmental Health and Life Safety is for the University to maintain a safe and healthy environment for all students, employees, and visitors in accordance with federal and state standards. The creation and maintenance of a safe workplace and the development of positive attitudes regarding safety is the duty of all university employees, faculty and students.

The mission of Environmental Health & Life Safety (EHLS) group, which is part of the Campus Safety, is to support higher education and research in conjunction with the university community by promoting healthy and safe operations. EHLS is responsible for identifying and eliminating potential hazards throughout the campus while working through the proper channels. In addition, EHLS is charged with providing safety training, establishing specialized safety procedures, and advising the faculty, staff, and administration of the University in matters relating to health, safety, or the environment.

The University is similar to a municipality in that it is subject to a wide range of regulations which include areas such as chemical safety, biological safety, life safety, fire protection safety, radiation safety, environmental compliance and many more. Members of the University are expected to adhere to current policies and procedures as set forth by EHLS and the University as they apply to their daily activities. Therefore, before any alterations or renovations are made to an existing workplace, laboratory, or room, EHLS must be consulted to ensure the safety of the construction activities, as well as the foreseeable safety of the finished project. In addition, any project requiring the use of potentially hazardous equipment, specialized safety controls, or hazardous materials must be reviewed by EHLS prior to initiation.

Employees, faculty and students are expected to be continuously cognizant of the safety needs of themselves and those around them. Members of the university community have a duty to initiate necessary preventive measures to control hazards associated with activities under their direction and are responsible for adherence to applicable health, safety, and environmental regulations. EHLS stands ready to assist you to achieve a University culture in which safety and health are core values. Every person must adhere to all safety rules while on this campus which also includes the evacuation of a building once the fire alarm sounds. The shelter in place siren alerts the campus community that everyone must take shelter within a building immediately. There are never any exceptions to violating safety rules. The reporting of unsafe conditions are your responsibility.

Facilities/Construction Management

4211 Elgin
Customer Service Center: 713-74FIX-IT   (713-743-4948)

The department of Facilities/Construction Management is a support organization dedicated to the educational mission of the University and is comprised of two groups - Facilities Services and Facilities Planning & Construction.

Facilities Services

The shops and crews of Facilities Services maintain the University’s built environment. This includes all buildings, grounds, solid waste, recycling and utility systems along with providing custodial and key access services.

Facility related issues involving any of these areas should be reported to FIX-IT Customer Service using any of the 4 Ways to FIX-IT methods listed at www.uh.edu/fixit. The FIX-IT Customer Service Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, including holidays. So daytime or nighttime, students are encouraged to report issues such as missing or burned out lights, plumbing problems, elevators that are not in service or pest control problems.

Facilities Planning & Construction

Facilities Planning & Construction manages all planning, construction and renovations on campus. The fundamental mission to create an environment conducive to student success. To view some of the exciting projects underway and planned, visit www.uh.edu/fpc.

On-campus emergencies should be reported to the UH Police Department at 713-743-3333 or 911 from a campus phone.

Fire Marshal’s Office

4513 Cullen Boulevard, Texas Learning and Computational Center, Building 106, Second Floor

The Fire Marshal’s Office is a component within the Environmental Health and Life Safety bureau of Campus Safety. The Fire Marshal Office supports prevention, planning and response. Everyone on campus has a responsibility to prevent fires and injuries, to have an emergency action plan for emergency situations, and to respond according to the emergency plan.

Specific responsibilities include:

  1. Using UL or F.M. labeled appliances and power strips with built-in fuses or circuit breakers.
  2. Contacting the Fire Marshal’s office regarding the use of items with open flames.
  3. Reporting blocked exit paths, improper storage, smoking in buildings, and physical safety hazards.
  4. Becoming familiar with at least two exits other than elevators in buildings that one frequents.
  5. Knowing the location and operation of the fire alarm system.
  6. Evacuating a building when the alarm is sounding or when advised to do so.
  7. Calling 911 for fire, medical and police emergencies.

Distribution of Food on Campus

Food and beverage may be sold or distributed on campus only through registered student organizations and university departments. The sponsoring group must secure a Temporary Food Dealer’s Permit from the Fire Marshal’s Office, Texas Learning and Computational Center Annex, 4513 Cullen Boulevard, Building 106, Second Floor. Phone: 713-743-5858. Permits are processed Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

When securing a temporary food dealer’s permit from the Fire Marshal’s Office, registered student organizations must provide a site reservation confirmation from the Student Center or College where the event will be held. This approved permit must then be submitted to the Student Center Conference and Reservation Services (CARS) Office prior to receiving confirmation for an event. An organization may conduct a food or beverage sale no more than twice a month.

Student Health Center


Information and Appointments:
General Medicine: 713-743-5151
Men’s Health: 713-743-5151
Orthopedics: 713-743-5151
Women’s Health: 713-743-5151
Psychiatry: 713-743-5149
Dentistry: 832-380-9475
Pharmacy: 713-743-5125

The board-certified physicians and licensed clinical staff of the Health Center provide treatment of minor illnesses and injury as well as health education for UH students. Medical services are provided in our various clinical areas including General Medicine, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Orthopedics, and Psychiatry. Appointments are available for enrolled students, staff and faculty in the General Medicine Clinic. Same-day appointments are offered based on availability and medical need. The Specialty Clinic areas include Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Orthopedics, and Psychiatry. Only enrolled students are eligible for specialty care and an appointment is necessary for all Specialty Clinic areas.

The Health Center Pharmacy sells prescription medications and over-the-counter products at reduced rates to all currently enrolled students, faculty and staff. Valid prescriptions are accepted from any physician licensed to practice in the United States. Prescriptions can be faxed or phoned in by your provider. Our pharmacy also accepts electronic prescriptions. Go to www.uh.edu/healthcenter/services/pharmacy for more information. 

On-site dental services are available at the Health Center to currently enrolled students, staff and faculty for preventative dentistry along with general and other major dental procedures.

The Health Center currently submits claims for billing to the Student Health Insurance Plan. Patients who are uninsured and patients insured with other insurance plans are expected to pay at the time of service and may submit their Health Center receipt to their insurance plan for possible reimbursement. Upon request, payment for services may be transferred to a patient’s university account. Nominal fees are assessed for lab tests, clinic visits, immunizations, medications, professional services and procedures. Referrals to medical specialists are available upon request.

For further information on Health Center services or student health insurance, contact Health Center Information at 713-743-5151. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency room. For after-hours non-emergent medical issues, please refer to our website for after-hours care and advice at: uh.edu/healthcenter.

Hilton University of Houston

Room reservations: 1-866-327-1161
Meeting and Banquet space: 1-832-531-6303/832-531-6304
Eric’s Restaurant reservations: 713-743-2512

Massad Family Library Research Center and Hospitality Industry Archives
S210 Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management

The Hilton University of Houston underwent a $12.5 million renovation in 2010, the first major renovation since the hotel was built in 1975. This contemporary new facility serves as the training hotel for students attending the top-ranked hospitality school. Here, students work with hotel professionals to gain hands-on experience in guest service, hotel operations and banquet service. The hotel offers 86 hotel guest rooms and six suites and 25,000 square feet of flexible meeting space-10 meeting rooms which include three ballrooms with capacities ranging from 10 to 600 people. Business casual dining is also available in Eric’s Restaurant, making the Hilton University of Houston the ideal destination for meetings, banquets, receptions and special events. Accommodations can be made at any level.

The facility also houses the Hospitality Industry Hall of Honor, five hospitality related institutes and the new Massad Family Library Research Center and Hospitality Industry Archives, which is open to students, faculty and industry professionals alike. In addition to Eric’s Restaurant, there is also the student-run Barron’s Restaurant and a student-run gourmet coffee house called Cougar Grounds. A food service production area, a product evaluation and testing laboratory, demo kitchen and computer labs are also an integral part of this unique teaching complex.

HIV/AIDS Resources

The University of Houston endorses the position of the American College Health Association that the primary response of colleges and universities to HIV be educational.

In 1986, the Committee on AIDS established a policy instituting uniform standards for safely handling blood, body fluids and body tissues to protect against exposure to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) which causes AIDS.

Services are provided on campus for those students, faculty, and staff who have tested positive for HIV.

The UH Student Health Center offers diagnosis and assessment of HIV-related conditions, medical and psychological referral services, educational materials such as brochures and confidential HIV testing that includes pre- and post-test counseling for any UH student, faculty, and/or staff.  Health 2 Building, 4849 Calhoun Road, Room 2005, 713-743-5151.


The UH Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers confidential individual counseling, therapy groups, workshops, videos and written materials.
226 Student Service Center 1, 713-743-5454.


UH Wellness offers training, programming and educational materials via the Smart Cougars office.
1038 Campus Recreation and Wellness Center, 713-743-5430.


Information Technology

Technology is integral to just about everything you do at the University of Houston. The UH Information Technology (IT) department is one of the providers of computing-related support and services you need to be successful. However, IT is not the only provider of these services. All UH colleges have information technology staff available to assist you with computing and related activities.

The UH IT department offers a wide range of services to students, including computer accounts; walk-up, phone, and Web-delivered computer support; online and instructor-led training classes; and the largest and most comprehensive computer lab on campus.

IT uses your Technology fees to manage many of the technologies that keep you informed, equipped, and enabled to achieve academic success at UH.

To view IT student services, visit the Services Guide at uh.edu/infotech/services.

IT Services


IT supports the following computing accounts for students:



myUH is a self-service website where you can access and manage academic, financial, and personal resources. Here are a few of the many things you can do on the site: view grades, view or request transcripts, check admissions or financial aid status, and take care of enrollment issues. For information, go to my.uh.edu.



WebCT is an online course management tool that helps instructors put their course materials online. For help with WebCT accounts, call 713-743-1411, or e-mail support@uh.edu.



CougarNet accounts provide access to file space on university Windows computing resources. CougarNet is also used to connect to UH using a secure virtual private network (VPN) from off campus, or by using a wireless connection on campus.

Central Site Technology Commons

The Central Site Technology Commons is the largest and most comprehensive computing lab at UH. This new facility provides over 150 Macintosh and Windows-based computer workstations, as well as scanners and printers.

The Technology Commons is located in room 58 of the MD Anderson Library, accessible on the east side of the Library. It is open every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., excluding holidays.

Classroom Technologies

Email: mdist@uh.edu

Students may obtain presentation equipment for classroom use through their course professor. Check with your professor for details. Reserved equipment can be picked up at the MD Anderson Library Tech Commons Basement. To see a list of the classrooms on campus where multimedia equipment is assigned and available, go to www.uh.edu/classrooms.

Computing Policies


IT provides computing resources for students, faculty, and staff, with rules for their proper use. Anyone found violating these rules can lose their account and may be subject to criminal penalties.

Instructor-Led Training Courses

Email: ittraining@uh.edu

IT offers free non-credit computer-related short courses for UH students, faculty, and staff. These classes, which are offered on an ongoing basis year round, vary in length from two to four hours and cover topics such as word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheets, presentations, e-mail and calendaring, databases and reporting, Web development, and operating systems including Windows, Mac OS X, and UNIX.

SkillPort eLearning

Email: ittraining@uh.edu

SkillPort eLearning provides Web-delivered learning modules available at no cost to current UH students, faculty, and staff. More than 3,000 courses are available covering business and technology contents, including Communications, Customer Service, Finance and Accounting, Leadership, Management, Marketing, Team Building, Technology, and many others. Online access to more than 11,500 unabridged business and IT books and online mentoring are other features of the training system.

Online Directory Services


The online directory contains relevant campus information about UH students, faculty, and staff including office phone numbers, e-mail addresses, locations, departments, and more. The information originates in UH’s authoritative databases. For information on updating personal information, visit uh.edu/directory.


Email: software@uh.edu
The Software website contains information about free software available for download as well as for purchase at a discount to UH students (at the Cougar Byte, in the Student Center).

Contact IT

IT provides a number of ways for customers to reach support staff with technology related questions.

They include:

  • IT Support Center Service Desk (walk-up)
  • IT Support Center Help Desk (24/7 phone and e-mail support)
  • Online FAQ system (AskShasta)
  • Live chat support
  • Main support phone number (713-743-1411)
  • Email support@uh.edu
  • Service-specific e-mail addresses

IT Support Center Service Desk located in
MD Anderson Library Tech Commons Basement.

The ITSC Service Desk, located in MD Anderson Library Tech Commons Basement, provides walk-up customer service for computer support. Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (except university holidays).

Additional service desk locations:

  • 1st floor of M.D. Anderson Library
  • Room 15 in the Moody Towers

IT Support Center Help Desk

Email: support@uh.edu
The Help Desk provides live phone and e-mail support on computing and related issues. During the academic year, the Help Desk is open 24/7 (except university holidays).


AskShasta is UH’s web-based FAQ system designed to provide quick answers to common questions. Students, faculty, and staff can ask computing and non-computing questions and receive a response, usually within 24 hours.

A recent addition to IT Support is a live chat service, which allows students to get real-time one-on-one responses to their computing questions from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Electronic Mail

International Student and Scholar Services

Student Center North, Room 203
Fax: 713-743-5079
Email: Againes@uh.edu
Website: www.uh.edu/oisss

The ISSS is the main resource center for all international students by providing special services related to their status as non-citizens of the United States. The ISSS assists F-1 and J-1 visa students in processing the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) notifications and documents for maintaining legal status with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of State for school transfers, authorizing and extending Forms I-20 and DS-2019, changes in degree levels, reinstatement to legal status, changes in visa status, re-entering the country after short trips abroad, securing work permission, curricular practical training, optional practical training, or academic training.

ISSS assists international students in documenting enrollment status for their respective foreign governments, and in facilitating the transfer of U.S. currency from foreign banks.

All new international students are required to report to the ISSS prior to enrollment to have their passports and immigration documents checked for legal status, to receive special services related to the enrollment process and to attend the orientation program for international students.

The ISSS also offers other special services including counseling and advising on problems uniquely related to international students and provides opportunities for international students to enhance their social and cultural education by establishing close relationships with U.S. families.

Justin Dart, Jr. Center for Students with DisABILITIES (CSD)

CSD Building, Room 100
Houston, TX 77204-3022
Phone: 713-743-5400
TTY: 713-749-1527
Fax: 713-743-5396

The Justin Dart, Jr. Center for Students with DisABILITIES (CSD) provides accommodations and support services to University of Houston students who have temporary or permanent health impairments, physical limitations, psychiatric disorders, or learning disabilities. CSD staff recommends reasonable accommodations for students based on their medical documentation and other sources of information.

Some examples of individualized accommodations and services provided to students may include: individualized testing accommodations; assistive technology; alternate format textbooks; sign language interpreters; priority registration; resource referral and/or assistance; disability-related counseling; and environmental accessibility assistance.

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

The University of Houston is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for eligible students who have temporary or permanent health impairments, learning disabilities, psychological disorders, and/or other disabilities.

Students who have disabilities are encouraged to register with the Justin Dart, Jr. Center for Students with DisABILITIES (CSD) as early as possible in their academic careers. Specific documentation from qualified health care providers is required. Documentation requirements may be obtained through CSD or by visiting their web page at www.uh.edu/csd. A link to the Student Academic Adjustments/Auxiliary Aids Policy is also available through the CSD web page.

Students who have disabilities that may require accommodations, including exam accommodations, interpreters, note-taking assistance, etc., should contact CSD and discuss the process of obtaining such accommodations. Accommodations are recommended on an individual basis through a team approach involving the student, CSD, the Academic Accommodations Evaluation Committee, and instructors or officials.

The University of Houston strives to maintain an accessible campus via ramps, curb cuts, inner-campus accessible parking, Braille signs, TTY’s, etc. Attendant Care Services are available through the Student Health Center at 713-748-8603 for students who have physical disabilities and require this type of assistance. Participating students reside at Cambridge Oaks Apartments.

Students who identify accessibility barriers should contact the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equal Opportunity Services at 713-743-8835 and/or CSD.

Language and Culture Center (LCC)

116 Roy Cullen Building
Fax: 713-743-3029
Email: lcc@uh.edu
Website: www.lcc.uh.edu

Established in 1975, the Language and Culture Center provides intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction and cross-cultural communication training to international students who want to pursue undergraduate or graduate degrees at universities in the United States or who desire to improve their English to meet personal and/or professional goals.

The LCC also offers noncredit ESL courses to meet the needs of international students enrolled at the University of Houston. Some courses provide students with English language skills (e.g., English pronunciation, and standardized test preparation) necessary to successfully begin or complete degree programs. Another course, LCC 6034-English for International Teaching Assistants and Faculty, helps graduate students qualify for UH employment in an instructional role. This course focuses on language skills (English pronunciation, including individual sounds, stress, intonation, fluency and overall comprehensibility), cross cultural communication skills (including an orientation to U.S. academic culture), and teaching skills (including non-verbal communication, explaining, presenting, fielding questions, and leading a discussion).

UH students register for LCC classes in the LCC office.

LAUNCH (formerly Learning Support Services (LSS))

Please see detailed information on the Academic Enrichment Programs  page.

LGBTQ Resource Center

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning
Student Center North, Rm. N201

The UH LGBTQ Resource Center provides support and a safe space for LGBTQ people on campus to access resources, ask questions, and make connections with other students. We strive for them to develop a positive self-image and a sense of optimism about their future as members of the LGBTQ community. Through visibility and education, we seek to create an environment of LGBTQ acceptance and inclusion for the entire campus community. The Center sponsors annual events such as National Coming Out Day. Other services include a lending library, mentoring program, Cougar Ally Training, and discussion groups. Please contact the Center for the latest information on these and other programs.


The University of Houston Libraries offer a variety of services to students attending classes on campus and those studying off campus through the University’s distance education programs. The Libraries consist of the M.D. Anderson Library (the central library), the O’Quinn Law Library, and the Conrad N. Hilton Library. The M.D. Anderson Library has three branch libraries: the Music Library, the Weston A. Pettey Optometry Library, and the William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library. Our online library catalog provides information about the collections of the University of Houston Libraries and the UH-Downtown and the UH-Clear Lake libraries. The catalog is available on workstations located throughout the Libraries or through any computer with Internet access.

A network of online databases provides access to a vast array of information including indexes to journal article citations and abstracts, full-text articles, full-text books, and Internet resources. These databases are available to anyone inside the Libraries; current students, faculty, and staff can also access these databases from their home or office through the Library website: http://info.lib.uh.edu.

The newest addition to the Libraries collections is the Digital Library which showcases digital collections of materials documenting the history of the University of Houston, City of Houston, and State of Texas, as well as other historically and culturally significant materials related to the University’s teaching and research mission.

In addition to our electronic resources, the Libraries’ collections include books, journals, U.S. and State of Texas government publications, and newspapers from around the world. Our Special Collections, located on the second floor of the M.D. Anderson Library, include rare books, valuable literary manuscripts, historical documents, materials relating to the history of the University of Houston, and the Women’s Archives Research Center.

The Learning Commons, located in the M.D. Anderson Library, offers library users flexible and inviting spaces for both collaborative and individual work, resources for developing presentation projects, enhanced access to sophisticated computing technology and advanced applications, improved options for reserving equipment, and greater responsiveness to technical questions. The Learning Commons also offers a professional-quality recording studio, large screen monitors for group work, and small group study rooms.

Librarians are available to help all users with their research and information needs. For more information, please visit or call any of the UH Libraries or use the Library website.

William R. Jenkins Architecture & Art Library

    106 College of Architecture Building
       Fall, Spring
         Monday-Thursday 8:00am - 8:00pm
      Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
      Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
      Monday-Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm
      Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
      Saturday 1:00am - 5:00pm

John M. O’Quinn Law Library

  12 John M. O’Quinn Law Library
    Fall, Spring
      Monday-Thursday 7:30am - midnight
      Friday 7:30am - 11:00pm
      Saturday 9:00am - 8:00pm
      Sunday 9:00am - 11:00pm
      Monday-Friday 8:00am - 10:00pm
      Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
      Sunday Noon - 8:00pm

Pharmacy Library

  133 Science & Research Building 2
    Fall, Spring
      Monday-Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
      Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm
      Saturday Noon- 7:00pm
      Sunday 1:00pm - 9:00pm
      Monday-Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Weston A. Pettey Optometry Library

  2226 J. Davis Armistead Building
    Fall, Spring, Summer
      Monday-Thursday 7:30am - 9:00pm
      Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm
      Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
      Sunday Noon - 7:00pm

Music Library

  220 Moores School of Music
    Fall, Spring
      Monday-Thursday 8:00am - 8:00pm
      Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
      Saturday 10:00am - 2:00pm
      Sunday 2:00pm - 8:00pm
      Monday-Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm
      Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
      Saturday 10:00am - 2:00pm

M.D. Anderson Library

  102 M.D. Anderson Library
    Fall & Spring
      Monday-Thursday 7:00am - 1:45am
      Friday 7:00am - 9:45pm
      Saturday 8:00am - 7:45pm
      Sunday 11:00am - 1:45am
      Monday-Thursday 7:00am - 10:45pm
      Friday 7:00am - 5:45pm
      Saturday 9:00am - 5:45pm
      Sunday 1:00pm - 10:45pm

Conrad N. Hilton College Library and Archives

  S210 Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management
    Fall, Spring, & Summer
      Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
      Friday 8:00am - 7:00pm
      Saturday - Sunday 11:00am - 7:00pm
    Closed Saturday and Sunday and university holidays.


Measurement & Evaluation Center

206 Student Service Center #1


The Measurement and Evaluation Center (MEC) promotes excellence through evaluative services.


  • Administration of Faculty/Course Evaluations
  • Provide consultation for program evaluation
  • Evaluate customer satisfaction
  • Support needs assessment endeavors
  • Assist in data collection and analysis
  • Provide state of the art scanning services


  • Administration of UH Faculty/Course Evaluations and grading services
  • UH Student Survey & Needs Assessment.
  • Research support and consultation re: data collection, focus groups, interviews, survey design and research.
  • Faculty support through course evaluation, exam scoring, electronic grade book and consultation.
  • Program Evaluation: outcome assessments, data analysis and evaluation of goals and objectives.
  • Survey Research: survey design and administration, assistance with development of customized scannable forms, administration of large-scale, university-wide and community survey, comprehensive assessment services
  • Provide outreach activities.

Office of Emergency Management

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/uhoem
Twitter: http://twitter.com/uhoem
UH ALERT Emergency Notification System: www.uh.edu/emergency

The UH Office of Emergency Management (OEM), which is part of the Campus Safety department, is primarily responsible for enhancing and improving the university’s preparedness for emergencies, disasters and crisis incidents. The mission of the UH OEM is to support our campus community of students, faculty, & staff, to ensure that as a university we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Office of Equal Opportunity Services (“EOS”)

Formerly Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity

153 Student Service Center 2
Affirmative Action Building 526

The university provides equal treatment and opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status except where such distinction is required by law. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

General responsibilities of EOS include: developing and implementing affirmative action and equal opportunity programs; ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations; determining reporting data needs; reviewing and coordinating with the Department of Human Resources, the Provost’s Office and the Dean of Students Office all relevant faculty, staff and student policies and procedures; working closely with academic and nonacademic administrators to develop and monitor faculty and staff recruitment placement and promotion programs to ensure nondiscrimination and affirmative action; coordinating and delivering prevention training on sexual harassment and the American with Disabilities Act; assisting in the planning and presentation of diversity programs; investigating and/or resolving grievances filed pursuant to the Discrimination Harassment Policy and the Sexual Misconduct Policy.

Statement of Nondiscrimination

The University of Houston provides a mechanism for students to address grievances that arise over alleged discrimination, harassment or sexual misconduct. Please contact EOS if you experience discrimination, harassment or sexual misconduct.

Parent Education Project

Learning & Assessment Services
301 Student Services Center 1


The Parent Education Project (PEP) exists to enhance the lives of at-risk children and families in the Greater Houston area. Its services are provided through external contracts and grants.


Provide support services and information for families of children with disabilities


Families CAN - provides parent case management and support services for families of children with disabilities.

Family Based Alternatives Project - creates and coordinates family-based living opportunities for children with disabilities who have previously been institutionalized.

Parking and Transportation Services

112 Welcome Center Parking Garage

Hours of Operation: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday-Friday

All vehicles parked on campus must display a valid UH parking permit issued by Parking & Transportation Services (PTS). This permit allows parking in designated areas as space allows; it does not guarantee a parking space in any particular lot.

Student Permits

Parking permit registration is available in my Parking Account Service through accessuh.uh.edu. Students may choose from garage, student or economy lot permits. During registration a printable temporary permit is provided until the official permit is received by mail. Students should familiarize themselves with the parking regulations by visiting the parking website.


Parking citations double after 21 days, so all students are encouraged to take care of any parking citations in a timely manner.  Parking citations can be paid or appealed online before the 21 day deadline. After 21 days, students forfeit the right to appeal a violation. A complete listing of parking rules and regulations is available on the parking website. To pay or appeal a citation, simply go to accessuh.uh.edu and click the myParking Account icon.

Shuttle Services

The university offers a shuttle fleet that service the campus, the Energy Research Park and Metro’s Eastwood transit center. The shuttles are equipped with Cougar Trax to provide real-time arrival predictions. To see when the next bus will arrive at your stop visit www.uh.edu/cougartraxmobile or www.cougarline.ridesystems.net/. Students who park in outlying lots can enjoy an air-conditioned ride to the center of campus and back to their cars. The Cougar Line is a free but individuals must swipe their Cougar Card to help PTS evaluate ridership and level of service.

Metro Services/Metro Q-Card

 Students are encouraged to register for a Metro Q-card, as Metro offers several bus routes plus rail service to campus. The Q-card allows students to receive a 50% discount on their Metro fare. To register for a Q-card, simply log in to your myParking Account through accessuh.uh.edu and click “get permits” to begin your request. Registration is a simple process that takes only a matter of minutes. The Metro Q-card will be available for the pick-up at the Welcome Center Parking Desk in approximately 2 business days.

Students who do not purchase a permit may be eligible to enroll in COAST, Parking and Transportation’s commuter club. Participants receive a monthly METRO subsidy of $27.50 per month. For local bus riders, this covers 100% of your monthly transportation cost to and from campus. For more information, visit www.uh.edu/coast.

Parking and Transportation Services

Parking and Transportation Services is now partnering with Zipcar, a global car-sharing company, to provide UH faculty, staff and students the opportunity to reserve vehicles as necessary in exchange for “driving credits.” A great resource for the UH community, Zipcar vehicles are located at various buildings across the University to allow quick and easy access for everyone, regardless of where they are on campus. Anyone interested in participating is encouraged to fill out an application at www.Zipcar.com/UH.

Parking Enforcement


Parking Enforcement, a division within Parking and Transportation Services, manages and maintains more than 17,000 parking spaces on campus. Parking Enforcement officers monitor traffic and parking and provide quality and courteous assistance to students, faculty, staff and visitors.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 6 a.m.-10p.m. for assistance.

For assistance before or after the posted hours, contact UHPD at 713-743-3333

University of Houston Police Department


The University of Houston Police Department (UHPD), provides comprehensive police services 24 hours a day/seven days a week. UHPD employs 55 commissioned police professionals as well at 160 security officers. Code Blue telephones with a direct line of communication to UHPD are located throughout the campus grounds, predominately in or near parking lots.  Along with emergency and non-emergency incident response, UHPD offers a variety of community services including bicycle registration, vehicle watch, lost-and-found, as well as security escorts on campus. UHPD also offers programs on crime prevention, Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) system, alcohol awareness, active shooter response and workplace violence among others.

UHPD monitors more than 1300 cameras from its 24 hour Virtual Patrol Room. This camera infrastructure has proven itself instrumental in solving many cases. Campus signage in the parking lots and buildings indicate to the campus community that areas may be monitored. For more information on UHPD programs and services, we encourage you to visit our website at www.uh.edu/police, or call our 24 hour dispatch communications center at 713-743-3333. The Police Department building is located at 4051 Wheeler, near the intersection of Wheeler Avenue and Scott Street.

Psychology Research and Service Center

Clinical Research Services Building, 4505 Cullen

The PRSC is a community clinic offering therapy for a wide range of emotional and behavioral concerns and adjustment problems. Doctoral students in Clinical Psychology provide treatment and services consistent with the most recent advances in psychological science, including cognitive and behavioral approaches to change. Individual, family, couples, and group treatment are offered under the supervision of the clinical psychology faculty. In addition to psychotherapy, a broad range of psychological assessment services (e.g., intelligence, achievement, learning disabilities, personality, and behavioral functioning) are offered for both children and adults. Fees, collected at the time of service, may be adjusted on a sliding scale according to ability to pay. UH students receive a special discounted rate.

The PRSC also maintains several specialty clinics, including the Anxiety Disorders Clinic, Center for Couple’s Therapy, Depression Research Clinic, and Forensic Psychology Services. In addition, the PRSC provides information about mental health to the community through Continuing Education professional training programs, workshops, and lectures to agencies and organizations.

Redline Mobile Application

Student Center North 221

Redline is the official mobile application of the University of Houston and is listed in the iOS and Android app stores. It features a customizable dashboard that can offer campus maps, calendar, emergency alerts, bus routes, social media, student media feeds and more. The app can also deliver push notifications about campus events, if the feature is enabled on your mobile device. 

Shasta’s Cones and More

Bill Schwehr

The on-campus ice cream store is the first of its kind to premiere on any college campus. Shasta’s Cones and More offers plenty of delicious treats. Shasta’s Cones and More offers Blue Bell and Ashby’s ice cream, candy to purchase by the pound, baked goods, malts, shakes, hand-dipped waffle cones, specialty sundaes and four distinct flavors of the famous and highly coveted hot chocolate producer Ghirardelli to the UH community. You can also purchase half-gallon tubs of Blue Bell’s popular flavors like Buttered Pecan and Homemade Vanilla in a Party Pak bundle. Party Paks contains ice cream, assorted toppings, and cones/bowls - everything to make your on-campus party a success.

Student Advocacy & Support Services

Dean of Students Office
Student Center South 256

A representative from the Dean of Students Office (DOS) assists students who have concerns or problems of an academic or nonacademic nature. The DOS representative serves as a liaison with other departments and colleges to help facilitate resolution of student problems in the areas of registration, housing, grade issues, financial aid, parking, college problems, residency status, complaints or grievances against other administrative units and other concerns related to the university.

Student Alumni Connection

UH Athletics/Alumni Center
3100 Cullen Blvd., Rm. 201
713-743-9550/ toll-free 877.COUGAR1
Email: alumni@uh.edu

UH students get connected with other UH students, alumni, faculty, and staff by joining the Student Alumni Connection (SAC). SAC is a student program of the University of Houston Alumni Association and its mission is to promote spirit, cultivate pride and build tradition. SAC is a student organization dedicated to enhancing the connection between students - past, present, and future. The goal is to provide an opportunity for members to achieve personal excellence through leadership opportunities, networking channels and career development. SAC is led by an Executive Board which consists of 27 members who are high-energy students who serve as hosts and hostesses for signature alumni events and are committed to excellence through service to the University. All students are eligible to join, if you are interested please send us an email or sign up on our website at https://houstonalumni.com.

Student Center


The Student Center (SC includes SC North, SC South and the SC Satellite buildings) is the heart of student activities and offers a wide array of useful products, services, and opportunities to connect with other people. The SC is home to clean, comfortable lounge spaces; meeting rooms for conducting organization meetings, social events, and educational programs; and offices for student organizations and student organization support. The SC is also home to exciting dining options, Shasta’s Cones & More, Games Room, enhanced lounge space, a wide array of meeting spaces and study rooms, and so much more.

The Student Center houses numerous student services in both the SC North and South buildings:

  • Business Services (271)
  • LGBTQ Resource Center (N201)
  • Veterans Services (N202)
  • Women and Gender Resource Center (N201)
  • Conference and Reservation Services (271)
  • Creation Station (B17)
  • Games Room (B30)
  • Barnes & Noble @ The University of Houston (B1/130)
  • TDECU - Your Credit Union (144)
  • Dean of Students (256)
  • International Student and Scholar Services (N203)
  • Center for Student Media (N221)
  • Center for Student Involvement (N103)
  • Center for Fraternity & Sorority Life (N101)

Student Center Mother’s Room

Student Center South 134A

The Mother’s Room is available for use during Student Center Hours of Operation:

Mon - Wed 7:00am - 12:00am
Thurs 7:00am - 1:00am
Fri - Sat 7:00am - 2:00am
Sun 9:00am - 12:00am

The Mother’s Room includes comfortable/supportive seating, access to water and a baby changing station.

Student Centers Office

Student Center South 271

The Student Centers Office, located on the second level, is responsible for the overall operation of the Student Center North, Student Center South, and Student Center Satellite.

Student Center Satellite Games Room

Student Center Satellite

A smaller version of the Student Center Games Room without the bowling alley. There are pool tables, video games, and a board game area where you can play or eat and watch TV. Summer hours: Closed (please visit the Games Room at the Student Center).

Student Centers Business Services

Student Center South 271

Located on the second floor of the Student Center, Business Services offers services to students, faculty and staff.

Student Center Conference and Reservation Services (CARS)

Student Center South 271

The Student Center Conference and Reservation Services is where meeting room space can be obtained by university registered student organizations (through the Center for Student Involvement), university administrative or academic departments or off-campus groups or individuals. Our event planning staff can arrange accommodations for the following locations at the university:

  • Student Center North
  • Student Center South
  • Student Center Satellite
  • Agnes Arnold Auditorium I and II (RSOs only)
  • Lynn Eusan Park, Butler Plaza and other outdoor spaces
  • Science and Research Lecture Halls 116 and 117 (RSOs only)
  • Social Work Auditoriums 101 and 102 (RSOs only)
  • Additional General Purpose Classrooms (RSOs only)

Student Center Games Room

Student Center South B30

The Student Center Games Room has bowling lanes, pool tables, table tennis, pinball, air hockey, darts and video games all for a small charge. Table/board games are also available for use at no charge. The Student Center Games Room is available for individual or group usage for open play and by reservation. Leagues are formed each semester with tournaments taking place throughout the school year. Experience glow bowling every Friday and Saturday, beginning at 9:00PM. Enjoy your leisure time activities while enjoying snacks and drinks from the Side Pocket snack bar. The Student Center Games Room is home for the Cougar Bowling Club and the UH Bowling Teams. The Games Room is open late hours during the academic year: Sunday-Wednesday 11:45pm; Thursday 12:45am; Saturday and Sunday 1:45am.

Student Center Satellite


Student Center Satellite is located on the northwest side of campus, near the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, Jack J. Valenti School of Communication and Science and Research 1 & 2. The Student Center Satellite offers services similar to those at the Student Center but on a smaller scale. The Student Center Satellite has two TV lounges, wifi-internet connections, C3 Convenience Store, Smoothie King®, Starbucks® and other dining options in the Food Court:

  • Chick-fil-A® Express
  • BBQ Pizza Hut® Express
  • Taco Bell®
  • Tandoori Nite
  • Sushic
  • Little Kim Son
  • Little Shasta’s Cones & More

Student Health Center


Information and Appointments

General Medicine: 713-743-5151
Men’s Health: 713-743-5151
Women’s Health: 713-743-5151
Psychiatry: 713-743-5149
Orthopedics: 713-743-5151
Pharmacy: 713-743-5125


Healthy Coog Patient Portal: uh.edu/healthcenter/healthy-coog/

The board-certified physicians and licensed clinical staff of the Student Health Center provide treatment of minor illnesses and injury as well as health education for UH students. Medical services are provided in our various clinical areas including General Medicine, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Orthopedics, and Psychiatry.

Appointments are available for enrolled students, staff and faculty in the General Medicine Clinic. Same-day visits are available if there is an urgent concern. In those cases, the triage nurse will review your symptoms and refer you for urgent or same-day care or offer a scheduled appointment in the near future.

The Specialty Clinic areas include Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Orthopedics, and Psychiatry. Only enrolled students are eligible for specialty care and an appointment is necessary for all Specialty Clinic areas.

The Student Health Center Pharmacy (aka Campus Pharmacy) sells prescription medications and over-the-counter products at reduced rates to all currently enrolled students, faculty and staff. Valid prescriptions are accepted from any physician licensed to practice in the United States. Prescriptions can be faxed or phoned in by your provider. Our pharmacy also accepts electronic prescriptions. Go to www.uh.edu/healthcenter/services/pharmacy/ for more information.

The Student Health Center currently submits claims for billing to the Student Health Insurance Plan. Patients who are uninsured and patients insured with other insurance plans are expected to pay at the time of service and may submit their Student Health Center receipt to their insurance plan for possible reimbursement. Upon request, payment for services may be transferred to a patient’s university account. Nominal fees are assessed for lab tests, clinic visits, immunizations, medications, professional services and procedures. Referrals to medical or surgical specialists are available upon request to physician evaluating patient.

For further information regarding Student Health Center services or the student health insurance, please call 713-743-5151 or go to uh.edu/healthcenter. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency room. For after-hours non-emergent medical issues, please refer to our website for after-hours care and advice at: uh.edu/healthcenter.

Student Health Insurance


Undergraduate students attending the University of Houston who are enrolled in 6 or more credit hours (3 for summer session) and graduate students who are enrolled in 3 or more credit hours are eligible to enroll online (uh.myahpcare.com) for coverage in the UHS endorsed Student Health Insurance Plan within the posted open enrollment time period.

International students with “F” or “J” visa status are required to be covered under the UHS Student Health Insurance Plan or have equivalent health insurance coverage, regardless of the number of credit hours taken. At the time of registration, the student will automatically be enrolled in the mandatory UHS-endorsed Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) and will be charged for the coverage period on their student financial account.

Each international student with “F” or “J” visa status must ACTIVATE their enrollment or submit a WAIVER for each coverage period.

ACTIVATION: You will need to ACTIVATE your insurance enrollment for each coverage period you wish to be enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan. It is recommended that you complete this ACTIVATION at least one week prior to the beginning of the new coverage period to ensure you have access to your insurance account. Go to uh.myahpcare.com to view more information or to complete the ACTIVATION.

WAIVER: You may request a waiver online at uh.myahpcare.com based on the university’s waiver criteria. The deadline to submit a waiver for each fall, spring and summer semester is the official reporting day (ORD) as posted on the academic calendar.

International students may contact the International Student and Scholar Office (www.uh.edu/oisss/) at 713-743-5065 with questions about their international status.

Student Information and Assistance Center (SIAC)

125 Student Center

SIAC is available to the University of Houston community and visitors. SIAC provides information on a variety of campus-related services and activities and serves as a drop-off, delivery and distribution point for many UH departmental forms and documents. This service is especially helpful for students who attend classes in the evenings or after UH departmental offices have closed for the day.

It enables evening and nontraditional students to submit and pick up institutional forms and documents at nontraditional operating hours and thereby lessen the potential for interference with their work schedules. SIAC is funded by student service fees and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m.

TDECU - Your Credit Union

Student Center South 144

As the preferred financial institution of the University of Houston, TDECU - Your Credit Union is here to improve lives for Coogs. And we offer expert resources to help you navigate the financial journey of life on - and off - campus, including:

  • FREE Checking that earns interest with a UH-branded Visa® Debit Card
  • Online and Mobile Banking with Bill Pay and Mobile Deposit
  •  24/7 Telephone Banking
  • Over 55,000 Surcharge-FREE Allpoint® ATMs worldwide, including 7 throughout campus
  • Student Center location plus 18 TDECU Member Centers throughout the greater Houston area
  • And more!

For complete details visit TDECU.org.

The Official UH Class Ring

UH Athletics/Alumni Center
3100 Cullen Blvd., Rm. 201
713-743-9550/ toll-free 877.COUGAR1
Email: alumni@uh.edu

The Official University of Houston Class Ring is a wonderful way to commemorate your achievement. This recognizable ring is a symbol of your academic success and a celebration of your transition to a new stage in life. Students who have completed 70 hours or more and are in good standing with the university are eligible to purchase their ring. Each spring and fall semester, the University of Houston Alumni Association hosts the Official Ring Ceremony. Eligible students are invited for a personal presentation of their ring. Following the ceremony, there is a reception for ring recipients and their guests. Rings can be viewed and purchased at the Athletics/Alumni Center (Rm. 201).

UH Alert Emergency Notification System


UH ALERT is the official emergency notification system for the University of Houston. UH ALERT is used to provide prompt notification to students, faculty and staff in the event that there is a condition which may threaten the health or safety of those on campus.

UH ALERT utilizes multiple notification methods in an effort to reach out to students, faculty and staff during an emergency. The UH ALERT Emergency Notification System utilizes the following channels to send emergency messages:

The UH ALERT Emergency Notification System will only send messages when a significant emergency or dangerous situation that represents an immediate threat to the health or safety of the campus community or when certain criminal offenses have been reported that represent a serious or continuing threat to the university community

In order to receive text messages from UH ALERT, you must provide your cell phone number in MyUH using the following instructions at http://alerts.uh.edu/update-contact-information/student-contact-updates/.

For more information about UH ALERT, please visit www.uh.edu/emergency.

UH Bookstore

Student Center South, Calhoun Lofts, and Stadium Garage Retail
Shop online at http://uh.bncollege.com

Enjoy one stop shopping at you campus bookstore. The bookstore is more than a store where students buy required textbooks and school supplies. It is a place to find computer software supplies, electronic merchandise, current best sellers, clothing, emblematic gifts, greeting cards, on-campus living supplies, art supplies, posters, stuffed animals, and much more. The bookstore provides material and services that complement the academic environment and that support its diverse needs in an economical, efficient manner. The bookstore also operates the UH Calhoun Lofts store, UH Fan Shop, and UH Sugar Land campus store.

UH Dining Services

Calhoun Lofts, Suite 102

UH Dining Services provides students, faculty, and staff with an array of dining options, ranging from all-you-care-to-eat meals in residential locations to retail dining and the finest in catering. Dining meal plans are designed to make life easier. We offer everything from relaxed dining to trendy coffee houses to enhance your dining experience, not to mention a great places to meet your friends. We continuously create new great tastes as they come along, offering traditional American cuisine, international fare and popular national brands such as Chick-fil-A and Starbucks, as well as  healthy eating options, including low-fat, low-carb, and vegetarian meals.

UH Dining Services offers convenient dining locations on campus and a variety of service styles to meet everyone’s dining needs. Real Food on Campus at Cougar Woods is located at the corner of Wheeler and Cullen and features home style cooking with a relaxed atmosphere. The Fresh Food Company is located at Moody Towers and features an abundance of made-to-order, freshly prepared entrees created right in front of you. Both residential locations accept meal plans, Cougar Cash, cash and credit and are open to all students, faculty, staff and guests. Also, use Cougar Cash at the Real Food on Campus or Fresh Food Company and receive a 10 percent discount off the door rate.

For more information on purchasing a meal plan, call 832-842-5989 or visit the UH Dining Services website, www.uh.edu/dining.

If you’re planning an event on or off campus, Catering on Cullen can help. It can cater breakfasts, brunches, luncheons, buffet-style and full table service dinners. It can also cater receptions, barbecues, coffee breaks and other social functions. Visit CateringOnCullen.com to view menus and place orders or call 832-842-5998.

Residential Dining Locations

  • Real Food on Campus at Cougar Woods
  • Fresh Food Company at Moody Towers

Retail Dining Locations

  • Calhoun Lofts
    Cougar Xpress Market
  • Campus Recreation and Wellness Center
    Smoothie King
  • Cougar Woods
    Cougar Xpress Mini Market
  • Cougar Village
    Cougar Xpress Market
  • Energy Research Park
    Cougar Xpress
  • Food Trucks
    Bare Bowls
    Waffle Bus
    Rice Box
    Kurbside Eatz
    Happy Endings
    Texas Blizzard
    Eatsie Boys
    Golden Grill
    Flip N Patties
    Custom Confection
    What’s Up Cupcake
  • Philip G. Hoffman Hall
    Einstein Bros. Bagels
  • Stadium Parking Garage
    Taco Cabana
    Cougar Xpress Mini Market
  • Student Center Satellite
    Chick-fil-A Express
    C3 Convenience Store
    Burger Studio
    Smoothie King
    Pizza Hut Express
    Taco Bell
    Tandoori Nite
    Kim Son
  • Student Center
    Panda Express
    Cougar Xpress Mini Market

** Hours vary for each location and may change throughout the year. Please check the UH Dining website at www.uh.edu/dining for current information.

UH Surveys

Learning & Assessment Services

210 Student Services Bldg. #1

Throughout the year, you will be invited to complete UH surveys, most notably Student Surveys. It is very easy to do so. Just follow the directions on the information you receive. You will be directed to www.survey.uh.edu and will be able to easily complete the survey(s) online. Your input is taken seriously, so please take a few minutes to complete the survey. The survey responses are used to improve programs and services at UH and to also inform key UH stakeholders of those things that are a source of satisfaction for you.

UH Wellness

Campus Recreation & Wellness Center 1038



Empower the campus community to make healthy choices across all dimensions of wellness through evidence-based programs and services that contribute to student success.


  • Wellness Wednesday Workshops and Talk Series
  • Health and Wellness Promotion Events like World AIDS Day, Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Unwind with Wellness
  • Wellness and Health Coaching
  • Information, Consultation & Referrals to Students, Faculty, and Staff
  • Substance Use and Abuse Education and Prevention
  • Sexual Violence Education, Prevention, and Response
  • Clearinghouse for Health and Wellness Education and Materials
  • Campus Wide Wellness Assessment
  • Student Development (Internships, Graduate Assistantships)

Certification and Training

Certified Peer Educator training through the Bacchus Initiatives of NASPA (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators).

Mental Health First Aid Training is an 8-hour public education course that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. Training is held multiple times each year.

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

109 E Cullen Building

The Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs works with undergraduate students to initiate and process medical and administrative withdrawals in cases where an emergency (either medical or non-medical) interferes with a student’s ability to complete courses. The Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs provides assistance with academic policy questions, academic honesty cases, general petitions, medical and administrative withdrawals, tuition rebates, enrollment cap appeals, retention and graduation initiatives, core curriculum issues, and the Undergraduate Catalog.

Undergraduate Student Success Center

The Undergraduate Student Success Center (USSC) is a coordinated network of resources focused explicitly on the goal of student success.

The USSC includes Exploratory Studies, a redesigned preparatory program designed to provide undeclared students with resources to guide them in making confident, informed career and academic decisions. Exploratory Studies intentionally integrates academic support with career counseling toward the goal of transitioning students to a good fit major in which they will thrive and graduate in a timely manner. Promoting critical synergies, the USSC brings together Exploratory Studies and Learning Support Services which provides individual tutoring for almost 500 separate courses, delivers a variety of weekly learning skills workshops, and offers individual learning assessments and learning strategies counseling. The center also includes the federally funded Challenger Program which will continue to support their member students through specialized programming and campus-wide resource connections as well as University Testing Services which coordinates, proctors, and assesses a variety of exams related to admission, placement, credit attainment, and licensing. In addition to these separate units, the Undergraduate Student Success Center manages the efficient implementation of state requirements related to the Texas Success Initiative (TSI), offers pre-professional advising for students seeking careers in health, and serves as a central contact and resource for ensuring strong and consistent advising campus-wide.

University Career Services

106 Student Service Center 1

University Career Services (UCS) provides a full range of career decision-making and job search services for students of all academic majors. Students who are facing the difficult decisions as to which major to choose will find a host of career development resources including one-to-one career counseling, vocational assessment, workshops on a variety of career oriented topics, computerized career guidance, and an extensive career resource library. Job search services assist students and alumni seeking part-time, internship, and career-level positions. Additional services are available via Cougar Pathway, including job postings and On-Campus Recruitment (OCR). Many corporate recruiting visits per year are coordinated by UCS and more than 160 workshops are offered throughout the year both at UCS and in academic departments and for student organizations. Workshops are conducted on a wide spectrum of career topics, as are events for specific academic majors, and programming for diverse populations. Many other career development and job search resources are available in person and via the UCS website.

C. T. Bauer College of Business, Rockwell Career Center

2nd floor Cemo Hall

Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management

Director of Placement Services
229 Conrad N. Hilton Hotel and College

Cullen College of Engineering, Career Center 302 Cullen College of Engineering Building 1


Graduate College of Social Work, Alumni and Career Services

204 Social Work Building

UH Law Center, Career Development Office

8 Bates Law Building

University Copy Center - truecolor GRAPHICS - FASTSIGNS

Welcome Center Garage facing Calhoun Road
Fax: 713-741-3602

University Copy Center - is a one stop shop for printing, copying and postal services. It offers printing and copying with a full line of finishing, mounting and binding. It is an authorized shipper for UPS, USPS, FedEx and Lone Star Express. Bring them all of your mailing and shipping projects  and they can package them up for you! Truecolor GRAPHICS provides full service, color digital printing for brochures, fliers, mailings and other marketing communications. It also offers multi-channel direct marketing programs that link print and email communications to web-based landing pages. Yes, QR codes and mobile websites too!  FASTSIGNS is the newest addition to the graphics communication stable. The full service location on campus can tackle all of your visual communications projects, including yard signs, wall and window graphics, posters, banners and outside signage. Visit www.fastsigns.com/2008 for more information!

University Eye Institute

4901 Calhoun Road in the J. Davis Armistead Building
Entrance #2A

The University Eye Institute (UEI) is located on the main campus of the University of Houston. The UEI offers services that range from comprehensive vision examinations to the medical and surgical management of eye disorders. Our nationally-renowned vision professionals use advanced diagnostic instruments in over 80 exam rooms and 30 specialized testing areas, which means that our patients can be assured of the best possible care, utilizing the latest in vision technology.

A wide range of eye care is available. Specialties include the Family Practice Service, Ocular Diagnostic and Medical Eye Service, Cornea and Contact Lens Service, Vision Rehabilitation (Center for Sight Enhancement), Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation, Multiple Sclerosis Eye Care Service, Sports Vision, Color Vision, and Pediatrics. The Essilor University Optical Service provides professional fittings for prescription eyewear and sunglasses and features an extensive selection of budget frames as well as a large collection of designer frames. More than 30,000 patients visit the University Eye Institute each year.

The University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO) is affiliated with four neighborhood healthcare clinics to provide eye and vision care at a reduced cost to thousands within the Houston, Dallas, and Fort Worth communities. Each clinic provides a wide range of services, including comprehensive eye examinations as well as diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases.

Mobile Eye Institute (MEI)

The University of Houston Mobile Eye Institute (MEI) is equipped with the latest in ophthalmic technology and brings comprehensive on site vision services to patients in need of optometric care.  The MEI assists patients who do not have access to a traditional healthcare system or are unable to travel to the UEI or one of its neighborhood clinics.

Molly and Doug Barnes Vision Institute

The Health and Biomedical Sciences Building is a state-of-the-art facility, which features the Molly and Doug Barnes Vision Institute. The Institute includes The Doctors of TSO Alumni Education Center, the UHCO Ambulatory Surgery Center, nJoy and the Brien Holden Vision Institute Classrooms and Learning Commons, as well as clinical and patient-based research. The UHCO is the first optometry school in the country to offer students an on-site surgery center, which provides clinical training and research to enhance academic and clinical education. With this new facility, students will be involved in the pre- and post-operative management of patients, in collaboration with other health care professionals.

During the student’s fourth professional year, they participate in on-campus patient care, in addition to two semesters (32 weeks) in external health care facilities providing primary eye and vision care.


The University Eye Institute services include:

Comprehensive Vision Examination 713-743-2020
Pediatric Services Ages 5 and under 713-743-2005
Pediatric Services Ages 6 through 18 713-743-2020
Contact Lens Service 713-743-2015
Adult and Geriatric Service 713-743-2020
Essilor Optical Services 713-743-2030
Ocular Diagnostic and Medical Eye Service 713-743-2010
Center for Sight Enhancement (Low Vision Service) 713-743-0799
Color Vision Service 713-743-1961
Child Development Center 713-743-2005
Daytime Emergency Care Available (8am - 5pm) 713-743-2010
After 5:00pm Emergency Care Available for existing patients 713-231-4866
Dry Eye Center 713-743-2015
MS Eye Care Center (Multiple Sclerosis Eye Care Service) 713-942-2187
Sports Vision Performance Center 713-743-0738
Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Service 713-743-2005

University of Houston Police Department


The University of Houston Police Department (UHPD), provides comprehensive police services 24 hours a day/seven days a week. UHPD employs 55 commissioned police professionals as well as 160 security officers. Code Blue telephones with a direct line of communication to UHPD are located throughout the campus grounds, predominately in or near parking lots. Along with emergency and non-emergency incident response, UHPD offers a variety of community services including bicycle registration, vehicle watch, lost-and-found, as well as security escorts on campus. UHPD also offers programs on crime prevention, Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) system, alcohol awareness, active shooter response and workplace violence among others.

UHPD monitors more than 1700 cameras from its 24 hour Virtual Patrol Room. This camera infrastructure has proven itself instrumental in solving many cases. Campus signage in the parking lots and buildings indicate to the campus community that areas may be monitored. For more information on UHPD programs and services, we encourage you to visit our website at www.uh.edu/police, or call our 24 hour dispatch communications center at 713-743-3333. The Police Department building is located at 4051 Wheeler, near the intersection of Wheeler Avenue and Scott Street.

University Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic

100 Clinical Research Center


The University Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic is a United Way Agency and the training clinic for graduate students in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders who are working toward the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology. Evaluation and treatment sessions are conducted by graduate students under the direct supervision of faculty and staff certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The clinic serves the entire Houston community and offers a sliding-fee for those who qualify.

The various communication disorders evaluated and treated at the clinic include speech production, voice, stuttering, language disorders, and speech/language difficulties associated with hearing impairment and other medical etiologies. In the event that the speech difficulty is dialectal rather than a disorder, accent modification is offered on an individual or small group basis.

Hearing evaluations are conducted and appropriate referrals are made for medical evaluation and/or hearing aid evaluation. Hearing aid fittings and follow-up and consultation regarding assistive listening devices are also provided at the clinic. The fee for hearing aids varies, depending on the instrument fitted.

All evaluations are by appointment with a 25 % discounted fee of $150 for students and UH employees. Treatment sessions coincide with the university semesters. The semester treatment fee for UH students is $200, representing a marked discount from the standard fee of $100 per hour. Fees are due at the time of service. The clinic is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

University Testing Services (UTS)

204 Student Service Center


The University Testing Services (UTS) provides comprehensive testing and assessment services through administration of institutional, diagnostic, psychological, academic, and professional licensure examinations.


  • Administration of admission and placement exams
  • Administration of credit by exam program
  • Administration of professional certification and licensing exams
  • Administration of psychological batteries
  • Delivery of computer based testing for exams such as the GRE, CLEP, TOEFL, and TExES
  • Test development and validation
  • Scholarly review of tests and materials

Institutional Testing

For prospective and enrolled students, which includes the Institutional SAT, Institutional TOEFL, Miller Analogies Test (MAT), SPEAK test, and the TExES Qualifier examination.

Placement Testing

Tests offered: Foreign Language, placement tests.

Credit By Examination

UTS offers Credit by Examination options enabling students to receive credit for the following programs:

  • Advanced Placements (AP), and International Baccalaureate (IB) (offered only in High School)
  • College Level Entrance Program (CLEP)
  • Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)
  • Departmental Credit Test Program
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test SAT II

Computer Based Testing

University Testing Services offers computer-based versions of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Students can register on the web for these tests. Placement tests such as French, Spanish Placement, etc…


UTS offers a wide range of consultation services including, credit by exam selection consultation, placement test validation, and consultation related to standardized testing. Correspondence/Distance Education Testing.

Students attending other universities or institutions may have their examinations administered at the University of Houston. The tests may be in the traditional paper and pencil format or delivered on the web. Distance education tests can be faxed, e-mailed, or mailed to UTS.

Course Testing Support

UTS administers make-up exams, exams requiring special accommodation, and special program tests such as certifications.

Veteran Service (VS)

Student Center North, Suite 202

Hours of Operation
Fall & Spring Semester
Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Summer Semesters & Semester Breaks
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Veteran Services (VS) empowers new and current student-veterans, as well as Reserve, Guard, and Active Duty personnel, and their eligible dependent family members. The professional and student staff are available to address the needs and concerns of military and veteran students through a variety of programs, services, and resources.

VS provides academic support and guidance, informational assistance with federal and state educational benefits, and much more. Working closely with UH Veterans Administration (VA) certifying officials in the Office of the University Registrar at the Welcome Center, VS serves more than 1500 students. Faculty and staff also benefit from VS resources.

VS is wheelchair accessible and provides a casual and safe space for students to study, relax, and network with their peers, fostering camaraderie and student involvement. The spacious facility has a computer lab and kitchenette, or quiet room.

Direct Services

  • Peer-to-peer counseling
  • Application forms for veterans benefits
  • Assistance with completing UH and VA forms
  • Information and referrals to campus, community, and VA organizations
  • VA work-study site
  • On-site tutoring
  • Military and veterans New Student Orientation
  • Advocacy and support for student-veterans
  • Transition assistance
  • Staff and faculty training and consultation regarding veteran issues

Key Programs

  • Military and veterans Cording Ceremony
  • VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) counselor
  • Corporate networking opportunities

The VA has a full-time, experienced Vocational Counselor on the UH campus. This counselor serves as a “one-stop VA liaison” for veterans, active duty military, and their eligible family members who attend or plan to attend UH.

Student Veterans of America

The Student Veterans of America (SVA) is a 501(c)(3) coalition of student-veteran groups on campuses across the nation. The purpose of the SVA is to build camaraderie, provide academic support for veterans and their dependents, reach out to the military and veteran community, and to build veteran awareness on campus. Moreover, the organization hosts social events and workshops, while providing volunteers throughout the community. The UH chapter was established in January 2014.

Women and Gender Resource Center

Student Center North, Room 201
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Women and Gender Resource Center (WGRC) provides a comfortable and friendly place where students, staff, and faculty of all genders can seek information on a variety of topics, obtain confidential referrals to appropriate campus and community resources, and discuss issues of concern. The WGRC presents programming on issues of gender and sexuality within the Center and also does outreach training for a wide range of student organizations and the larger campus community. We sponsor campus-wide events, including Take Back the Night, and The Vagina Monologues. Throughout the year, we collaborate with campus partners on programs highlighting issues such as sexual violence and eating disorders. The WGRC has a small library, DVD collection, two student computers, and a lactation room. Our goals include educating the campus on topics that concern women, with a special focus on violence against women and teaching men how to obtain sexual consent; identifying and researching issues that affect UH women; and serving as a liaison to UH administration, while celebrating the achievements of UH women. The WGRC also provides free resources such as feminine hygiene products, condoms, safer sex supplies, Band-Aids and referrals for business interview suits through Dress for Success Houston. We also are a friendly hangout where we work to build Cougar community and spirit. All are welcome.