Prospective students invited to visit UHV during final Jaguar Day

Sandy Hybner, left, senior student recruitment coordinator in the University of Houston-Victoria School of Education & Human Development, shares information with a prospective student and her family during a Jaguar Day last fall. The final Jaguar Day of the school year is set for Feb. 28.

Students considering attending the University of Houston-Victoria can get a feel for what life is like at the university by attending Jaguar Day on Feb. 28.

The event features a come-and-go information session in Jaguar Hall from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and tours of the UHV campus and Victoria from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free and open to any interested student.

Billy Lagal

“While we share publications and online information about UHV with prospective students, nothing beats actually coming here for a visit,” said Billy Lagal, associate director of UHV Admissions & Student Recruitment. “By attending Jaguar Day, students and their family members can get a better picture of the university and town as well as talk with staff members about any questions or concerns. There’s no pressure on the potential student. We’re just here to help and show them around.”

The final Jaguar Day of the semester begins with a check-in starting at 10 a.m. in the lobby of Jaguar Hall, 2705 Houston Highway. Representatives from the academic schools, campus offices and student organizations will be at Jaguar Hall to share information and answer questions.

Several student groups also will be on hand to pass along insights about activities occurring at UHV outside the classroom. Jaguar Day participants also can learn about student jobs, purchase Jaguar gear and meet jaX, the university’s Jaguar mascot.

“Jaguar Day is the best chance to learn about what UHV offers because faculty and staff members from all the departments and offices are in the same place at the same time,” Lagal said. “I would encourage any student who has applied or is considering applying to spend a few hours seeing how they can make their mark at UHV.”

To sign up for Jaguar Day, go online to Registration is not required to attend, but it helps the university with planning.

For those who can’t attend Jaguar Days, personal tours are offered throughout the year. Visitors should fill out a tour request form online at

Students with questions about Jaguar Day or how to sign up for the event can contact Jena West, senior coordinator for Letting Education Achieve Dreams & Student Recruitment, at 361-570-4146 or by email at

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Jeremy Shapiro