Sophomore Students

Welcome to UHCL

We are excited to welcome you to our campus! Orientation is the next step following the admissions process and our goal is to provide you and your guests with a positive transition to UHCL.

Students with 30 - 44 credit hours are required to meet with an Academic Adviser prior to attending Transfer Student Orientation (TSO). Visit Academic Advising for more information. TSO provides transfer students, as well as their families and guests, a positive transition experience through educational and social programming.

Register for TSO to meet the mandatory orientation requirement and learn how to:

  • Articulate university policies and procedures, including policies on academic honesty and Title IX
  • Understand social expectations of a UHCL community member through peer mentor interactions
  • Appreciate an atmosphere that values diversity and encourages respect for all individuals
  • Identify university services and resources that assist in their successful transition
  • Understand and appreciate the value of engaging in co-curricular opportunities
  • Create spirit and pride for UHCL by understanding the history and traditions of the institution

Transfer Student Orientation (TSO) Sessions

 Attendance for the entire session is mandatory.

** 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.

Transition to UHCL

Transition Checklist

  • 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.