Basic Needs Center
The Basic Needs Center is the hub for students to receive the necessary assistance with essential life needs outside of the classroom. The Basic Needs Center assists currently enrolled students who may need emergency assistance with housing placement, food insecurity, bodily/mental health, transportation, and financial assistance.
UHD Bookstore is your one-stop shop for textbooks and school spirit clothing. We offer the choice of new and used textbooks as well as rental and digital copies when they are available. The UHD Bookstore price matches online competitors including Amazon. Shopping early will provide the best opportunity to obtain used textbooks and help you avoid any delays. Financial aid such as university-funded scholarships, textbook loans, and Veteran Affairs aid are accepted in the bookstore.
OMB S600, 713-221-8580
UHD Campus Reservations serves as the University of Houston-Downtown's hub for event space and meeting requests.
Center for Student Advocacy & Belonging
The mission of the Center for Student Advocacy & Belonging is to empower the university community to build a more inclusive and welcoming campus environment for all members of the UHD community through programming and training, and by engaging in outreach and advocacy efforts to add all students.
UHD Counseling Services provides counseling services to UHD students. Counseling Services is designed to help you maximize your mental health and effectiveness at home, school, or work. Through this service, you receive confidential, personal support for a wide range of issues, from everyday concerns to serious problems. Whether you want advice about a personal concern, need to talk to someone about drug use, or are simply feeling overwhelmed by school life, we can help. If you want to ask a question or request a service, just call, or visit our website for appointment information. You will be connected to an experienced clinician. Our clinicians are experts in helping people identify the nature of their problems and find the right resources to address them. All records, including medical information, referrals, and evaluations, are kept confidential in accordance with federal, state, city, and university laws/policies.
Dean of Student Life Office
The Office of the Dean of Student Life supports the mission of the University of Houston-Downtown, by serving as a resource and guide to students, providing critical student support services, and complementing the classroom experience. This office is also responsible for conducting the university's student discipline procedures, student complaints, disseminating information, interpreting University policy, rules and procedures, and problem resolution. The goal of this office is to support student success, retention, and graduation.
UHD Dining Services offers a variety of retail dining options. The Gator Bite Café's food court, located on the third floor of the Academic Building, houses Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, Mondo's Subs, Create Salad Bar, and Burger 713. If you are in the Marilyn Davies College of Business building, grab food on the go from the Shea Street Café Avenue C-store. UHD Dining also brings local Houston food trucks to campus just outside the UHD Science and Technology Building in the food truck plaza.
GSB 314, 713-221-5078
The Offices of Disability Services, at the University of Houston, Downtown, is committed to ensuring full access to both academic and co-curricular programming for students with disabilities. We serve as a resource to faculty, and staff, and work collaboratively with campus partners to remove barriers to access and implement solutions while complying with Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the Americans Disabilities Act of 1990/Amendments Act of 2008.
OMB S292, 713-221-8100
UHD's Food for Change Program gives currently enrolled UHD students access to shop for fresh produce, meats, and other groceries in our Food for Change Market, enabling them to save money for other necessities and maintain their focus on school.
Student Health Services focuses on health promotion, disease prevention, and treatment of minor illnesses and injuries. Clinicians provide the same primary care found in most physicians' offices (including women's health) and offer referrals to specialists in the community when necessary. Routine laboratory services, pregnancy testing, and confidential HIV testing are provided. The clinic offers select services throughout the year. Appointments are recommended for these services. In addition, Student Health Insurance information is available online.
ACAD 700, 713-221-8031 (X3000)
The Office of Information Technology is the centralized location for the University of Houston-Downtown community to contact for all technology needs, including software, hardware, telephone, user accounts, and access privileges. Some common IT Service Desk requests include software installation; Microsoft Office support; email setup; laptop support; wireless issues; report virus and spyware issues; and computer account issues.
5th Floor, 713-221-8187
The W. I. Dykes Library occupies the northern portion of the fourth floor and the entire fifth floor of the One Main Building and may be entered from the Main Street elevators or stairs. The library's fourth-floor computer lab provides 84 computers with internet access, research databases, and software applications. In addition to the computer lab, fourth-floor study spaces include twelve group study rooms, two presentation practice rooms, a One Button Studio simplified video recording room, and a large reading room where students can study or relax between classes. Two library instruction classrooms, an event room, and a meditation room are also located on the fourth floor. The fifth floor houses the library's physical collection and is furnished with comfortable seating and study carrels.
UHD Career Center
S402 713-221-8980 • uhdcareer
The UHD Career Center helps currently enrolled UHD students and alumni from the College of Public Service, College of Sciences & Technology, and College of Humanities and Social Sciences with all things related to career attainment and beyond.
To park on the UHD campus a valid permit must be displayed on your vehicle's rear-view mirror. Purchasing a permit does not guarantee a parking space but allows you to park if space is available. Parking permits must be ordered online. Permits will not be sold in the Parking and Transportation Services office.
OMB N118, 713-221-8065
The UHD Police Department provides a safe and secure environment for the university community. Keeping our campus safe for the students, staff and faculty is of paramount importance to every department on campus. Protect your personal property (cell phone, laptop, books, etc.) always. The Police Department strongly recommends that individual property not be left unattended at any time.
The University Registrar keeps the official university records of enrollment and academic standing. The Registrar's office is also charged with finalizing residency formation, withdrawals, university transcripts, graduation information, finalizing and publicizing schedules and procedures related to, enrollment, final exams, and course listings.
The University of Houston – Downtown has several reporting forms that assist us in addressing behavior that is against community standards, concerning, disruptive, and threatening to the educational environment on campus. There are separate forms to address different types of behavior.
- Behavior Intervention Form – Campus community members are encouraged to submit this form for reporting student issues related to concerning, delusional or threatening behavior.
- Sexual Misconduct Form - Campus community members are encouraged to submit this form for reporting student issues related to sexual misconduct such as non-consensual fondling, sexual assault, groping, or other unwanted advances and touching.
- Discrimination & Harassment Form - Campus community members are encouraged to submit this form for reporting student issues related to harassment or discrimination of a protected class experienced or witnessed.
- Student Conduct Incident Report Form - Campus community members are encouraged to submit this form for reporting student issues related to any violations of campus policy such as alcohol, drugs, physical harm, disruptive activity, and other violations.
- Student Complaint Form - Campus community members are encouraged to submit this form for students to report issues related to any grievances experienced, processes, or procedures not followed by university departments or personnel.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
OMB S350, 713-221- 8041
A variety of state and federal grants, loans, and scholarships are available to help you with educational expenses through the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. Most of these programs are available to anyone who is enrolled at least on a half-time basis, has satisfactory academic progress, and demonstrates financial need. Most financial aid requires submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Texas Application for Student Financial Aid (TASFA) for undocumented students. To apply for financial aid or to receive more specific information about aid opportunities, contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.
Student Business Services
The Student Business Services Department consists of the Cashier Office and the Student Accounting Office. The Cashier Office processes payments from students for tuition , fees, and miscellaneous items and manages installment plans, emergency/short-term deferments, and book loans. The Student Accounting Office handles student billing, processing of student refunds, processing, and collection of returned (NSF & Stop Payment) checks, third-party contracts/sponsorships exemptions and waivers, and collection of delinquent student accounts.
Student Leadership & Involvement
OMB S204, 713-221-8573
The Office of Student Leadership & Involvement (SLI) is dedicated to supporting the mission of the University of Houston- Downtown by enriching the college experience outside the classroom. SLI empowers students to become people of influence through immersion in co-curricular experiences which develop leadership, social, and interpersonal skills, and a commitment to serving communities. SLI supports academic success and UHD pride by connecting students to the life of the university. The Office of SLI provides services for student organizations, fraternities, and sororities, offers leadership development opportunities, fosters ways to give back to the community through service, and provides a social environment with the Student Lounge. With over 90 student organizations, including Greek organizations, and numerous programs to choose from, the Office of SLI offers students a world of opportunities to become involved at UHD and in the community. Let us help you find a way to get involved.
Student ID Card
Wellness and Success Center, 713-221-8225
An official UHD ID card is required of all currently enrolled students to utilize services on campus (library, computer lab, gym, etc.). A student's first UHD ID card is free of charge (replacement ID cards are $10). A student must present an unexpired valid government photo ID card. ID cards are processed at the Wellness and Success Center.
GSB 311, 713-221-8027
The University of Houston-Downtown has a state-of-the-art 120-seat computerized testing center that provides a wide range of comprehensive testing services to UHD students as well as students attending other institutions. Local and national tests are provided by testing personnel, including but not limited to Correspondence Exams, the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), the Law School of Admission Test (LSAT), the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA), the American College Testing Assessment (ACT), the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and the Texas Success Initiative (TSI 2.0) Assessment.
Title IX/Equal Opportunity Services
OMB S370, 713-221-5771
Title IX/Equal Opportunity Services (TIX/EOS) supports students who may be dealing with issues of sexual misconduct or unlawful discrimination. Sexual misconduct includes but is not limited to sexual assault, dating, and domestic violence, stalking, sexual harassment, and non-consensual sexual touching. Sexual misconduct includes online sexual harassment and cyberstalking and includes incidents that occur off-campus. TIX/EOS can help with academic accommodations, address safety concerns, provide information on campus and community resources, and conduct investigations where appropriate. TIX/EOS respects students’ privacy and requests for confidentiality. TIX/EOS also provides pregnancy-related and parenting academic accommodations.
GSB 318, 713-221-8622
The University of Houston-Downtown's Veterans Services (VS) office is dedicated to helping the people of the U.S. Armed Forces achieve the American dream of becoming extraordinarily successful. UHD's VS office recognizes the entire Military Community, which includes the unique needs of service members, returning veterans, their families, and will collaborate closely with them to make sure that they are aware of all the benefits and services available to them. We are available to answer questions concerning veteran educational benefits (both Federal and State), certifying enrollments for the Department of Veterans Affairs, monitoring students' degree plans and academic progress informational meetings to provide the latest legal developments concerning education changes and additional resource updates, as well as giving referrals to our well-connected community agencies, as well as giving referrals to our well-connected community agencies. The Veterans Services Office cannot determine eligibility for benefits. If you qualify or have questions about the Hazelwood Act, please contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.
Wellness & Success Center
Wellness & Success Center, 713-221-8225
From state-of-the-art fitness equipment to recreational sports to social events, the Wellness and Success Center is the perfect environment for developing lifelong healthy habits, developing stronger social relationships, and just having fun!