Stay safe, stay home: Effective Friday, June 26, all UHCL campus locations are limited to essential personnel only.  Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates 

Important COVID-19 Update

Following the order from Harris County, and to protect the health and safety of the UHCL community, all campus operations will continue online, and access to campus will be limited to only essential personnel until further notice. Stay home and stay safe, Hawks. 

Orientation and New Student Programs will be offering services via email or online, by appointment only. If you have any questions related to our services or to schedule an appointment, please email

If you are in need of additional support services, have questions or concerns not related to Orientation and New Student Programs, please contact the Dean of Students Office.

Dean of Students Office - Assistance Request Form

For university and health alert updates related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the UHCL Health Alert webpage.

We welcome you to your first year at UHCL and we're happy to offer you 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. We invite you to register for a Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR) session upon admission to the university. Don't forget to sign up for Family Weekend events and register for Hawk Launch-- you'll become familiar with all our policies, activities and services to help you make the most of your years at UHCL. But most of all, you’ll meet other students and catch Hawk pride and spirit!

  First-Year Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR)

Students eligible to register for SOAR sessions must, at the time of their admission, either:

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

At SOAR, students meet with an academic adviser, register for classes, meet their peers, and learn about campus resources.

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  Transfer Student Orientation (TSO)

Students eligible to register for TSO (sophomores, transfers and graduates) must:

  • Have 30 or more credit hours for the Spring semester.

At TSO, students are introduced to faculty and staff, new and current students, and administrative professionals. By attending, students gain a broad overview of university policies, expectations and available resources.

Learn more about upcoming sessions:

  International Student Orientation

International Student Orientation is your first chance to experience all that UHCL has to offer its students. 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.

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   New Student Programs/Events

Discover all UHCL has to offer. New Student Programs such as Hawk Launch and Welcome Week offer opportunities to continue developing, growing and having enriching, dynamic experiences.

 Explore Upcoming Events

   For Parents and Families

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.

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UHCL Calendar

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Contact Us

Orientation and New Student Programs

Phone: 281-283-2420
Fax: 281-283-2425

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.