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Student Activities Traditions

Welcome Week

Welcome Week is a tradition that welcomes new and current students each fall and spring semester to the campus during the first week of classes. It gives students the opportunity to connect with other students while experiencing a schedule of fun and student-centered activities.


Greek Wee​k

Greek Week is a series of events where Greek students participate in programs and activities that celebrate the values of Greek Life and the university. Members from a wide variety of Greek organizations come together to promote service and Greek awareness in a fun environment, highlighting the talent and dedication of the Greek community at the University of Houston-Downtown.


Student I​nvolvement Day

Student Involvement Day is an annual spotlight on student organizations and services and community affiliates. Held each fall and spring semesters, it allows new as well as current students the opportunity to check out the various clubs and organizations on campus, student and departmental programs, and volunteer opportunities.


Fall Family Fe​​stival

Fall Family Festival is an opportunity for the community to relax and enjoy a day of fun and festivities. Unique booths are set up on the South Deck where the neighborhood children and their parents can enjoy special activities such as music, games, face painting and inflatable rides. Scheduled near Halloween, the children are encouraged to dress in their costumes and may trick-or-treat at any of our booths. We also have several arts and crafts and specialty booths as well as a hot dog eating contest.


Spring Student Healt​h Fair

The UHD Student Health Fair is held each spring semester. It focuses on diminishing healthcare disparities within the UHD campus and Houston community and creates awareness among the UHD community of integral health   issues with the community, nation, and world. This event is a collaborative effort with various student organizations, the Office of Student Activities, and Sports & Fitness.


Culture on the Bayou Bas​​h / Bayou Bash

Culture on the Bayou is our largest spring event at UHD. It provides cultural entertainment, live music, food, and fun to celebrate the richness and diversity of UHD. Clubs and organizations registered with the university use this time to fund raise, and raise awareness about their organizations. The evening component is the Bayou Bash which has crawfish, drinks, and zydeco music.


One Main Ev​​ent

One Main Event is our annual awards gala recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of our student organizations and their members throughout the year. Held each spring, this semi-formal event provides student organizations opportunity to individually recognize and award organization members who have committed valuable time and energy before an audience of their peers. The Office of Student Activities uses this opportunity to recognize outstanding student organizations that have made a positive difference both on campus and in our community.

Office of Student Affairs
Last updated 6/23/2017 5:21 AM