First Year Students

A SOAR Orientation group pic in Bayou Atrium ICongratulations on joining UHCL and welcome to the Hawk community! 

Freshman and first-year students, attending SOAR (Student Orientation and Registration) is your next step to a successful transition to our campus. At SOAR, you learn about campus resources, start making friends, meet with an adviser and register for classes:

  • Students are required to attend both days.
    Cost: $60  Your spot is confirmed by your pre-payment before your session.

  • Friends and family guests are welcome on the first day only.
    $20 nonrefundable fee/guest

  • Transition checklist (pdf): A helpful guide for new students

SOAR Summer 2019 Sessions

Beginning mid-March, reserve your space and pay for your SOAR orientation session:

  SOAR 1: Tue. - Wed., Jun. 11 - 12
 
  • Tuesday, June 11
    9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    with friends and family programming

  • Wednesday, June 12
    9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    students only

Registration
Payment

  SOAR 2: Tue. - Wed. Jul. 9 - 10
 
  • Tuesday, July 9
    9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    with friends and family programming

  • Wednesday, July 10
    9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    students only

Registration
Payment

  SOAR 3: Wed. - Thurs., Jul. 17 - 18
 
  • Wednesday, July 17
    9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    with friends and family programming

  • Thursday, July 18
    9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    students only

Registration
Payment

  SOAR 4: Tue. - Wed., Aug. 6 - 7
 
  • Tuesday, August 6
    9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    with friends and family programming

  • Wednesday, August 7
    9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    students only

Registration
Payment

  SOAR 5: Wed. - Thurs., Aug. 21 - 22
 
  • Wednesday, August 21, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    with friends and family programming

  • Thursday, August 22
    9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    students only

Registration
Payment

hunter hawk mascot with student at orientation

Before Your Orientation

When You Come to Orientation

Bring:

  • Your UHCL student ID number
  • Something to take notes with
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sweater or jacket

Park free in Lot D and Lot R, Campus Parking

Parking Directions with Map

Lot R is a small parking lot off University Drive and near the Bayou Building sculpture (Spiritus Mundi):

  1. From Entrance 1, take University Drive across the bridge.
  2. The first parking lot on your left is Lot R.
  3. If you go too far, you will pass the entrance to the Bayou Building. Please U-Turn and follow previous directions.

Lot D is the largest parking lot off Bayou Road East:

  1. From Entrance 1, take University Drive across the bridge.
  2. Make a right on Bayou Road East.
  3. Go past the park and Nature Trail Entrance.
  4. On your left, you'll see multiple entrances to a very large parking Lot D.
  5. Go past the first one (employee parking only) and turn left in any of the other entrances.
  6. If you go too far, you will go to Middlebrook Drive (Entrance 3).
UHCL Orientation Parking - free in Lot D and Lot R.
During Orientation, attendees can park for free in Lot D (off SSCB) or Lot R (across from the Bayou Building).

After Orientation

Expect to hear from UHCL in a variety of ways. Orientation and New Student Programs (ONSP) provides various programs focused on helping in your successful transition to UHCL. Programs include Weeks of Welcome and Midterm and Finals outreach. You can also email us with questions you may have.

Contact
  • 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.