New, returning UHV students to get ready for spring semester at open house

University of Houston-Victoria is kicking off its spring semester with an open house for prospective, current and transfer students who need to finalize their to-do list before school starts back up on Jan. 14.

The open house will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 3 in the Multi-Purpose Room of the UHV University Center, 3007 N. Ben Wilson St. There is no cost to attend, and no advance registration is required.

Billy Lagal

UHV representatives from the four academic schools and different service departments will be on hand to guide students through any requirements they need to complete before the spring semester begins. Representatives also will be able to answer any questions students have about the campus and student life.

Staff members will be set up in the computer lab on the second floor of University Center with direct access to the resources they need to help students get ready for the new semester, said Billy Lagal, manager of UHV’s Letting Education Achieve Dreams and student recruitment.  

“We want to make the start of the semester as seamless as possible for students,” he said. “That’s why we have gathered all the resources and put them in one convenient location for students to get their requirements fulfilled.”

At the open house, students will be able to:

  • Fill out an admission application
  • Register for courses
  • Talk with an advisor
  • Apply for financial aid
  • Sign up for student housing
  • Make a fee payment
  • Learn about student life activities
  • Take a campus tour

Students who are transferring from another school, or who are heading back to college, can bring a copy of their unofficial transcripts for on-site advising or registration. Any necessary immunization documentation – including a record of the state-required bacterial meningitis vaccine for students under age 30 – also can be brought along.

For more information about the open house, contact the UHV Office of Admission at 361-570-4110 or

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.

Katy Walterscheidt 361-570-4342