New Student Programs/Events

Discover All UHCL Has to Offer

Now that you’ve joined the family of Hawks at University of Houston-Clear Lake, we want you to continue developing, growing and having enriching, dynamic experiences. During UHCL’s Weeks of Welcome you’ll have an amazing set of opportunities to learn more about the journey you’re beginning. Events during your first week include the Welcome Back Bash and Hawk Launch. But it doesn’t stop after the first week. March brings Midterms Madness, and Family Weekend in conjunction with Chili Cook-Off. Finals Freebies will help you get through end-of-the-year exams.

Get ready to begin your transition into college life and take off on your flight as a Hawk.

2019 Event Event Details

Transfer Student Roundtable

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Garden Room (Bayou 1510)

  • 9 a.m. - Staff only
  • 10 a.m. - Faculty only
  • 11 a.m. - Students only
  • 12 p.m. - all Students, Faculty and Staff
  • 1 p.m. - Staff only
  • 2 p.m. - Faculty only
  • 3 p.m. - Students only

We welcome your feedback about your transfer experience! Your information will assist us in our messaging at future transfer student orientations.

Family Weekend

3rd Annual Family Weekend
Friday, April 5 - Saturday, April 6, 2019

Mid Term
Take a break from mid-terms!

Tue., Feb. 26
Wed., Feb. 27

Look for our pop-up tables.














Relax with calming and creative activities. Enjoy a snack. Hosted by ONSP with assistance from various departments and faculty members.

students enjoying ice cream, crafts and coloring

Monday, February 25

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Kinetic sand, Brain Flakes, coloring

Tuesday, February 26:

  • Bayou: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Zen Garden and puzzles

  • SSCB: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Buddha Board and kinetic sand

  • STEM: 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Brain Flakes and coloring

  • Campus Rec: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Kinetic sand and puzzles

  • Delta: 9:30 a.m. – 6: 30 p.m.
    Brain Flakes and coloring

  • Arbor: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Coloring and puzzles

Wednesday, February 27

Less Stress Fest
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Recreation and Wellness Center

  • Snacks on the terrace
  • De-stress zones
  • Drop-in sports
  • Relaxation area

View the Less Stress Fest flyer.


Lunch with a Prof









UHCL student talking with a professor over lunch

Eligibility: All UHCL Students

Connect with a Faculty or Staff member over a free lunch. Whether you want to talk with a faculty member about a paper or project, or talk to a staff member about their office, ONSP will pay for your lunch at the Patio Café.

From your UHCL email, send
- Your name
- The name of the faculty or staff member you are taking to lunch
- The lunch date and time

Within 3 days you will receive an acceptance email.
Then, we’ll meet you at the Patio Café to pay for the lunch according to the date and time you scheduled.

  • 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.