For many, a college degree is a game-changer that enables dreams to become a reality. Transforming the future trajectory of our students is what we do at the University of Houston-Downtown.

The UHD community embodies an unyielding commitment to invest in the futures of our students and our great University. With more than 45,000 alumni-strong, who are game-changers in our city, state and nation, we know the power of a UHD education.

Please join us as we celebrate the vision of our new President Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz through a week of special events and festivities.

Key Events

UHD Open House and Homecoming
Parking Lot Behind Student Life Center
The UHD Community - alumni, students, faculty, and staff - is invited to celebrate all things UHD and Homecoming 2017: The Main Street Experience

Saturday, October 21
​9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

UHD Retirees Luncheon
Welcome Center TDECU Tour Room (Girard Street Building)
The Annual UHD Retirees Luncheon brings together retirees and employees with 20+ years of service at the University. Immediately following the luncheon, guests are invited to the President's Report to the University Community.
​Monday, October 23
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

President's Report to the University Community
Robertson Auditorium (One Main Academic Building)
UHD President Dr. Juan Sánchez Munoz’s first address to the University community that will set a course for the new academic year and celebrate successes of the previous year. The President's Report to the Community will be available via Livestream.

Monday, October 23

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.​

South Deck (One Main Academic Building)
A reception immediately following the President's Report to the University Community.

Monday, October 23

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Naming of the Marilyn Davies College of Business
Marilyn Davies College of Business (Shea Street Building)
Faculty and friends of Houston entrepreneur Marilyn Davies and the Davies College of Business will gather to unveil new signage on the building in recognition of Ms. Davies’ generous unprecedented gift to the College.

Tuesday, October 24

​4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Vision and Welcome Event
Welcome Center Lobby (Girard Street Building)
Community leaders, donors and friends are invited to meet UHD President Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz and learn how they can support the institution’s future growth and stature in our region.

Tuesday, October 24

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Pizza with a Purpose
Welcome Center (Girard Street Building) Milam and Travis Rooms

Faculty, students, staff and alumni are welcome to grab a slice, enjoy some comradery while giving back through a community engagement project to make blankets that benefit Houston-area communities.

Wednesday, October 25

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Alumni Networking Reception
O'Kane Gallery (Girard Street Building)
Join Gator alumni for an evening of art—featuring Rio Grande Valley artist Natalia Anciso—and conversation with UHD President Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz.
Thursday, October 26​
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.