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​​​​UHD Takes Austin

UHD Day at the Capitol 

During the 85th legislative session, Texas lawmakers will meet the future of the Lone Star State—our UHD students. The University of Houston-Downtown will travel to Austin to meet with lawmakers on Tuesday, Feb. 21, for our inaugural UHD Day at the Capitol!

This is an important opportunity to advance the mission of the university with Texas legislators and we would like to extend an invitation to our UHD community to participate with us!

Tentative Itinerary:

6 a.m. - Registration and Continental Breakfast (Meet in the UHD Milam/Travis room located in the Welcome Center)

6:30 a.m. - Buses depart for Austin (near Student Life Center)

9:15 a.m. - Arrive in Austin

9:30 a.m. - Gather on the east side of the Capitol for group photo

10:15 a.m. - Visit House and Senate Chambers

11:45 a.m. - Load buses for Scholz Garten

Noon - Lunch

1:15 p.m. - Briefing for visits, team assignments

1:45 p.m. - Load buses for the Capitol

2 p.m. - Visit with legislators

4 p.m. - Board buses on the east side of the Capitol to return to Houston

4:30 p.m. - Buses depart Austin to return to UHD

7:30 p.m. - Buses arrive at UHD, near the Student Life Center

Registration for Students

Registration for Alumni

For additional information, please contact Liza Alonzo at

Last updated 12/12/2018 5:15 AM