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, our January Transfer Student Orientation session will be offered virtually. 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. 

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: 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. It is not required to attend Transfer Student Orientation before your Advising and Registration Appointment.

Schedule your advising appointment using the Navigate App.

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

January 5, 2021, 4-6 p.m.
Virtually, Via ZOOM

January 9, 2021, 9-11 a.m.
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

November 23, 2020 - January 8 , 2021
Virtually, Via ZOOM

During this optional individual virtual 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 virtually lead you through campus and overview other campus resources based on your interests and needs.


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
  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 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.