Learn More About UHV at Jaguar Day

The University of Houston-Victoria will open its doors Saturday to students planning on attending UHV in the fall and to prospective students wanting a firsthand look at the university.  

The next UHV Jaguar Day will start at 10 a.m. Saturday and will take place throughout the Victoria campus.  

Jaguar Day allows prospective freshmen and their parents to tour the Victoria campus and meet with staff in charge of admissions, financial aid, housing and other areas. It’s also a chance for prospective transfer students to become more familiar with UHV academic programs and student life.  

Denee Thomas

“It’s a great opportunity to see the campus and the dorms, and to talk with advisers and others in a relaxed setting,” said Denee Thomas, senior director of enrollment management and retention. “We’re here to answer questions and show students and their family members what we have to offer.”  

Students already admitted to UHV often attend Jaguar Day to get a jump-start on financial aid and housing. It’s also an opportunity to find out about UHV’s student organizations. Refreshments will be served, and students can get their photos taken with jaX the jaguar, UHV’s mascot.  

“Not everyone who has been admitted to UHV has had the opportunity to tour our campus and talk with staff members face to face,” Thomas said. “We invite them to do so on Saturday. It’s also a chance to get a lot of things accomplished in one visit. The admissions, financial aid and housing offices will be open.”  

To sign up to attend Jaguar Day, visit Those attending should make their first stop at the UHV University Center building, 3007 N. Ben Wilson St.  

Prospective or admitted students unable to attend on Saturday can make plans to visit during two additional Jaguar Days on March 2 and 23.

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