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Graduate Students

Important COVID-19 Update

Orientation and New Student Programs (ONSP) continues to monitor COVID-19, particularly in regards to the May 28 Transfer Student Orientation(TSO). Our primary concern remains the safety of our students and guests. Currently, this session is still being offered as an in-person session. If the situation changes, we are exploring the possibilities of offering the session via a streaming platform, limiting the number of participants or canceling this TSO.

We will continue to communicate with you regarding any changes to our orientation schedule. Any final decision pertaining to this session will be communicated no later than May 21. You are welcome to reschedule your TSO session by contacting ONSP at 281-283-2420 or emailing orientation@uhcl.edu. Our team looks forward to meeting you soon!

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

Get Acquainted with UHCL

Congratulations and welcome to the Hawk family! Our office is one of many helpful resources available to you as you begin your graduate career.

  • Orientation: This is recommended for graduate students as it provides an opportunity to:
    • Visit the campus.
    • Meet advisers in your school.
    • Interact with current students and your new colleagues.
  • Transition checklist (pdf): A helpful guide for new students

Questions? Interested in a campus tour? Please contact us at 281-283-2420 or email orientation@uhcl.edu, or contact the Student Assistance Center (SAC) at 281-283-2722.

TSO Sessions

  • Thursday, May 28, 2020  |  8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 24, 2020  |  4 - 9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 28  |  1 - 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 15  |  8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Sample TSO Schedule

The sample schedules give a general idea of typical orientation activities. Your actual schedule may have different starting times and activities, depending on which TSO session you choose.

8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sample Schedule

Starting times and activities may vary:

Sample Time Activity
7:30 a.m. Check-In
8 a.m. Welcome
8:30 a.m. College Finances 101
9:05 a.m.

Title IX Presentation

9:35 a.m. Hawk Talks
10:15 a.m. Your Advocate, Your Voice (Dean of Students)
10:45 a.m. Mental Health (Counseling Services)
11 a.m. Transfer Advising
11:20 a.m. Meet Your College
Noon Resource Fair
1 p.m. Check-Out

Before Orientation


  • 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

Orientation and New Student Programs (ONSP) provides various programs focused on helping in your successful transition to UHCL and connecting you with the campus community.

  • 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.