In the event of a campus closure due to weather, illness, or other emergency, the University of Houston-Downtown offers several ways for students to continue classes online and off-campus. Any closure will be officially announced through the University's website and via campus emergency alerts.
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Cengage: For US colleges experiencing unplanned, mid-semester impacts due to COVID-19, Cengage is offering students free access to all our digital platforms and 14,000 ebooks through Cengage Unlimited, for the remainder of this semester.
Follet: edShelf Responds.
Providing you simple, free access to eBooks during complicated times.
To ensure that all students have access to their course materials amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, we're partnering with the publishing community to provide you with up to 7 free eBooks from participating publishers. (Program applies to students at non-profit, semester-based schools, and access runs through May 25th.)
Wiley has made WileyPLUS, Knewton Alta and zyBooks available through the Spring 2020 term. Also, the company has made more than 5,000 COVID-19-related articles freely available on a Wiley Online Library site.
JoVE has made its educational video content available through Jun. 15, 2020. That includes free access to the three types of resources: JoVE Core, a video textbook that covers core concepts in biology and social psychology to improve learning comprehension; JoVE Science Education, a collection of easy-to-understand video demonstrations in eight STEM fields; and Lab Manual, curriculum for introductory biology lab courses. The company is also making its curriculum specialists available to help faculty map JoVE videos to their curriculum at no charge.
Sign Up For Emergency Alerts
To ensure you are set up to receive Campus Emergency Alerts, please follow the steps below MyUHD 2.0:
Free Internet at Home for Students
Charter Spectrum Broadband
Making Xfinity WiFi free for every customer for the next 60 days.
Wifi hotspots across the country will be free to anyone who needs them – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers.
For a map of Xfinity Wifi hotspots:
Once at a hotspot, select
“Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, Comcast is offering 2 months free to new Internet Essentials customers in response to recent and anticipated emergency measures associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19).”
- All customers will received unlimited data for the next 60 days.
Academic Computing Lab Student Software
Please note due to Covid-19, all computer labs on campus are closed until further notice.
Departmental Student Software