Graduate Students

Welcome to 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 for graduate students is not mandatory but it's an opportunity for you to:

  • Visit the campus.
  • Meet advisers in your school.
  • Interact with current students and your new colleagues.

Transfer Student Orientation (TSO) Sessions

Attendance is recommended.

** If you have not attended a TSO for fall 2018, ONSP will contact you via UHCL email regarding an alternate orientation before September 28, 2018. 

If you need a campus tour or have general questions as the semester starts, please contact us at 281-283-2420 or via email  The Student Assistance Center is also a great resource and can be reached at 281-283-2722.

  • Fee: A $50 orientation fee is applied to an attending student’s overall tuition and fees.
  • Guests: $20 nonrefundable fee
  • 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

The ONSP Office provides various programs focused on helping in your successful transition to UHCL. You can also email us with questions you may have.

  • 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.