COVID-19 Info: UHCL courses will return to their scheduled instructional modality on January 31, 2022. More info.

Transfer Students

Important COVID-19 Update

Orientation and New Student Programs (ONSP) continues to monitor COVID-19 and places a priority on the safety of our new students. 

For questions regarding your TSO session please contact our staff at 281-283-2420 or by emailing 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 on your acceptance to University of Houston-Clear Lake! You will be joining a vibrant and diverse community of students from across Texas and around the world. Your next steps are to complete your mandatory transfer orientation process to ease your transition to UHCL.

Step 1: Connect with Transfer Advising

Please note, students will not enroll in courses during Orientation. You also are not required to attend Orientation before meeting with Transfer Advising. The Transfer Advising Office supports new transfer students with enrolling in classes, and guides them on how to navigate their online advising tools through the new Two-Step process.

Step 2: Sign Up for Transfer Student Orientation (TSO)

TSO Session:

  • January 8, 2022, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Please Note: The spring 2022 Transfer Student Orientation Session will be held virtually, via ZOOM. At this orientation session, you will learn about all aspects of campus life, connect with your academic college and learn about university resources. A one-time, non-refundable orientation fee of $50 is added to your tuition and fees. 

Log in to E-Services, your UHCL student portal, using your Student ID number and password. Select the "Orientation" tile to sign up for TSO.

Optional: Pre-Orientation Appointment

Dec. 1-22, 2021 and Jan. 3-10, 2022

During this optional individual appointment, you have the opportunity to directly connect with an Orientation Leader who will individually address any concerns you may have. Your Orientation Leader will also lead you through campus and overview other campus resources based on your interests and needs. These 1-1 sessions are held virtually and in-person on weekdays only.

To schedule an appointment, use the Navigate App. Appointments can be scheduled starting the beginning of November 2021.

Orientation Preparation

To ensure you have the best possible TSO experience, please review the following information so you'll be prepared before and after orientation:

Before Orientation

After Orientation

Orientation and New Student Programs (ONSP) offers 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.

Special Accommodations

Any person needing an accommodation for a disability in order to participate should contact Orientation and New Student Programs at 281-283-2420 or at least one week prior to the event to arrange for the accommodation. 


  • 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.