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Freshman Orientation

Congratulations! Welcome to the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)! Your experience at UHD begins with Freshman Orientation. We are so excited to welcome you to campus! 
Freshman Orientation is a mandatory two-day experience for incoming students where you'll begin your transition to UHD and become acclimated to campus. During orientation, you will meet with an advisor, register for classes, learn about campus life, meet other Gators and connect with the UHD community. 
Freshman Orientation is designed to prepare you for your first semester and beyond at UHD.
Next Steps:
  1. Register for a Freshman Orientation session.

    Follow the steps below to sign up for New Student Orientation:

    1. Log in to myUHD or by visiting
    2. Select the Orientation tile
    3. Click “RSVP for Freshman Orientation” link to view available sessions
    4. Choose a Freshman Orientation session and complete the registration form

  2. Resolve outstanding holds, such as bacterial meningitis (BMV) and Texas Success Initiative, prior to your orientation session. To check your status, log into myUHD and visit your Student Center.

  3. If you have previously completed college credit, submit an official transcript to UHD before your orientation session.

  4. Attend Freshman Orientation and register for classes.

  5. Complete the online module before the start of the semester.
As a reminder, you must be admitted to the University to attend Freshman Orientation. Please note: If under the age of 22, you must also satisfy bacterial meningitis requirements to register for classes.
If you have questions about Freshman Orientation, please contact us at

Freshman Orientation Dates

May Calendar

May 17-18, 2024
May 31 - June 1, 2024
June Calendar

June 6-7, 2024
June 11-12, 2024

June 26-27, 2024