Whether you’re a freshman or are transferring from another university, your first year at the
University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) promises to be an exciting time of making connections on campus and exploring your new college home. Our goal is to help you make the most of your first year by connecting you to programs and resources to help you successfully complete your first year. First-year programs and resources are designed to challenge you across your first year and connect you to opportunities that will help you excel at UHD and beyond, all while making lifelong friends.
Congratulations, Gator! You have so much to look forward to.
New Gator orientation
New Gator orientation assist UHD college students in not only registering for classes, but also discovering resources and programs committed to your success. It all starts with Gator Start, an online pre-orientation program. Gator Ready helps you register for classes and Gator Gateway is a college-week orientation experience that combines learning about your college and fun.