COVID-19 Info: UHCL courses will return to their scheduled instructional modality on January 31, 2022. More info.

Important COVID-19 Update

Orientation and New Student Programs is offering services in person, via email, and online.

Please email us at or call us at 281-283-2420 to connect with our staff or get more information about our services.  

We are committed to continuing to serve our students in the safest way possible. For more information related to COVID-19, visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Alert page.  

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. Our Orientation Programs are required for all of our incoming first-year, transfer and international students. We also encourage you to participate in our various New Student Programs. 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!

First-Year Student Orientation - SOAR

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

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

At SOAR incoming first-year students will meet their peers, connect with student leaders, learn about campus resources and prepare for the upcoming semester.

First-Year Student Orientation

Transfer Student Orientation - TSO

Students eligible to register for TSO  must:

  • Have 30 or more credit hours.

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:

New International Student Orientation - NISO

New 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.

New International 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 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.

Parent and Family Resources

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.