UHV NewsWire
Contact:  Jeremy Shapiro 361-570-4296

University breaks ground on new student center, library

University of Houston-Victoria and community leaders shovel dirt Tuesday to mark the ceremonial start of construction of the university’s first student center and a modern library. The three-story, 75,000-square-foot University Commons is scheduled to open in fall 2018. The student center will include a food court, coffee bar, Barnes & Noble bookstore and areas for student organizations and activities. The learning commons will feature public computers, a makerspace, meeting rooms, an outdoor deck and plenty of space for studying. About 150 people attended Tuesday’s groundbreaking, which included speeches, shovel and hardhat photo opportunities and refreshments from Chick-fil-A.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region, offers courses leading to more than 65 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and concentrations in the schools of Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Education & Human Development, and Nursing. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus as well as teaching sites in Fort Bend and Harris counties, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. Since its founding in 1973, UHV has provided students with a quality university education from excellent faculty at an affordable price.