Transitioning to college is a big step—one that can be overwhelming and confusing for students. That’s why we want to make sure you can help your student navigate this life-changing process by having all the infromation about the University of Houston at your disposal.
Learn more about everything UH has to offer you and your student at Family & Guest Orientation. You'll get the opportunity to learn about resources available on campus, learn more about financial aid, and meet other families & guests joining the Cougar Family!
For family and guests of incoming freshman, orientation is a two-day in-person experience. For family and guests of incoming transfer students, orientation is a one-day in-person experience.Register for Family & Guest Orientation
| New Student/Freshman Orientation
Two-Day Program ($60 fee/guest)
| Transfer Orientation
One-Day Program ($40 fee/guest)
Combined Freshman and
|June 27-28||June 24||August 9|
|June 30-July 1||July 21||August 11|
|July 19-20||July 22|
|July 25-26||August 5|
|July 28-29||August 8|
|Sample Schedule||Sample Schedule||Sample Schedule|
Hotel Options for Family and Guests
While we are only able to coordinate student housing for orientation, please see the discount codes below for discounts at area hotels!
University of Houston Hilton Hotel
4450 University Dr.
Houston, TX 77004
Discount Code: 0941920
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Houston Downtown Convention Center
1810 Bell St.
Houston, TX 77003
Discount: No code needed. All you will need to do is ask for the “University of Houston” discount when booking.
Best Western Plus Downtown Inn & Suites
915 W. Dallas St.
Houston, TX 77019
Discount Link: Click here >
Discount Code: University
Ask Me Anything (AMA) Chats
We wanted to give you a chance to connect with our Prospective and New Student Programs staff to ask questions, get information, and be directed through the orientation process leading up to enrolling in courses. We will be hosting virtual chats for family members and supporters to join throughout the orientation process. These chats will be held virtually on Zoom for an hour, and you can register using the links below.
Families and Supporters AMA Chats Schedule:
This session will provide the opportunity for families and supporters to ask important questions about orientation and transitioning to UH.
Orientation Fees and Refunds
For in-person new student orientation sessions, the family and guest orientation fee is $60. For in-person transfer orientation sessions, the family and guest orientation fee is $40. For family and guest members who choose a virtual orientation option, the orientation fee is $0.
All orientation fees for both students and family and guest members are non-refundable.