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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. 

While we had hoped to meet new students in-person, the May 28 Transfer Student Orientation session will be offered virtually from 8 – 10 a.m.  All registered students will receive a detailed email approximately one week prior to the session.  The email will include the meeting link and explain what content will be presented virtually.  Additional content will be included in a follow-up Blackboard course. 

If you need to reschedule to a future date, please contact our office and we will make that change for you.  Decisions regarding future TSO sessions have not yet been finalized.  Please reach out to our office if you have any questions.  We are excited to meet our new students this summer!

To reschedule your TSO session please contact our staff at 281-283-2420 or by 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 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: Schedule Your Advising and Registration Appointment

During this appointment, you will connect with a transfer advisor to discuss your transfer credits and course registration for your first semester.

Log in to E-Services, your student portal, using your Student ID number and password. Select the "Advising" tile to schedule your appointment.

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

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. Cost per guest is $20 for the day. 

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.

Upcoming Dates

  • 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

Transition Checklist

Orientation Preparation

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

  Before Orientation
  What to Bring
  • Your UHCL student ID number
  • Something to take notes with
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sweater or jacket
  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.


Park free in Lot D and Lot R. See the Campus Parking page to learn more.

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).

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 orientation@uhcl.edu 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
    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.