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Congratulations and Welcome to University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL)!

We welcome you to your first year at UHCL, and we're happy to offer you unique and specific orientation programs to help you find your way around campus and to make sure you have a fun, exciting transition to life as a Hawk.

Our orientation programs are required for all incoming first-year, transfer and international students. We also encourage you to participate in our various new student programs to continue your engagement with our office year-round. All of our programs are designed to help you make the most of your years at UHCL. Through engaging with our office, you will learn more about UHCL, connect with campus resources, and most of all, you'll meet other students and find our Hawk pride and spirit!

To give you information specific to your new student needs, pleases select the orientation program that matches your student classification.

Orientation Programs

Freshman Students

To be eligible for the freshman orientation process, at the time of their admission, you must:

  • Have between 0 - 29 credit hours.
    OR
  • Be entering college for the first time.

The orientation process for incoming freshmen includes attending Lift-Off: New Student Orientation.

Attend Lift-Off: New Student Orientation (NSO)

Lift-Off: New Student Orientation is the mandatory orientation program for incoming freshmen. At this orientation, you will meet fellow Hawks, connect with student leaders, engage with campus resources, explore campus with a tour, and prepare for the upcoming semester!

Learn more and register for Lift-Off: New Student Orientation.

Transfer Students

To be eligible for the transfer orientation process, at the time of their admission, you must:

  • Have 30 or more credit hours.

The orientation process for incoming transfer students includes attending Transfer Student Orientation.

Transfer Student Orientation

At Transfer Student Orientation, you will meet UHCL faculty and staff, connect with other students, gain a broad overview of university policies and resources, and explore campus with a campus tour.

Learn more and register for Transfer Student Orientation.

International Students

The orientation process for incoming international students includes attending New International Student Orientation. 

New International Student Orientation

New International Student Orientation is your first chance to experience all that UHCL has to offer. Attendance is mandatory for all undergraduate international students and for all F-1 and J-1 international graduate students. You will receive valuable information to help your transition to UHCL and life in the United States.

Learn more and register for New International Student Orientation.

Graduate and Postbaccalaureate Students

Orientations provided by Orientation and New Student Programs is not a university requirement for a majority of incoming graduate and postbaccalaureate students. Orientation is only required for new international graduate students with a F-1 or J-1 visa. All other graduate and postbaccalaureate students are welcome to attend our optional Transfer Student Orientation (TSO) program. Graduate students should contact their academic advisor or graduate program for more information about program-specific orientation requirements.

New International Student Orientation

New International Student Orientation is your first chance to experience all that UHCL has to offer. You will receive valuable information to help your transition to UHCL and life in the United States.

Learn more and register for New International Student Orientation.

Transfer Student Orientation

At Transfer Student Orientation, you will meet UHCL faculty and staff, connect with other students, gain a broad overview of university policies and resources, and explore campus with a campus tour.

Learn more and register for Transfer Student Orientation.

New Student Programs

Discover all UHCL has to offer. New student programs, such as Hawk Launch and Weeks of Welcome (WOW) offer opportunities to continue developing, growing, and having enriching, dynamic experiences.  

Explore upcoming New Student Programs.

Family and Guests

Maximize your student's social and academic experience at University of Houston-Clear Lake by participating in the informational and fun events and programs that emphasize both academic and social opportunities. 

Learn more about Family and Guest Programs.

Contact Us

Orientation and New Student Programs

Phone: 281-283-2420
Fax: 281-283-2425
Email: orientation@uhcl.edu

SSCB 1202
2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 257
Houston, TX 77058-1002

Office hours:
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Please call ahead during holidays and semester breaks.