UHV alumni invited on charter bus trip to UH football game

University of Houston-Victoria alumni and their families can soon spend a Saturday cheering on the nationally ranked UH Cougars while exchanging high-fives and stories with fellow alumni.

The UHV Office of University Advancement has planned an alumni trip to the UH Cougars versus Tulane homecoming football game on Nov. 12 at TDECU Stadium. Two charter buses will provide transportation between Victoria and Houston.

Kira Mudd

“This will be a fun and relaxing outing,” said Kira Mudd, UHV director of alumni relations and annual giving. “Alumni and their guests can ride to the game in comfort, and they don’t have to worry about finding or paying for parking. We get dropped off right next to the stadium.”

The trip is open to all UHV alumni, their family members and friends. The cost is $25 and includes a game ticket, transportation, and drinks and snacks on the bus. Only 45 tickets remained as of Wednesday. Tickets for the game and bus ride can be purchased at

Kickoff time will be determined about two weeks before the game. The Cougars are currently 5-1 and ranked No. 12. Houston is attempting to work its way back into the top 10 to have a shot at a spot in the college football playoffs.

“UH is a big draw this year, and the home games have been popular,” Mudd said. “We have a seating block of 120 tickets, and I’m sure it will be a festive atmosphere in the stadium. It’s not often people have a chance to watch one of the top teams in the country without the hassle of driving to the game.”

This is the third UHV alumni trip of the year. An outing to a UH basketball game was held in February. In July, 75 UHV alumni and their guests attended a Houston Astros game against the Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park.

“Everyone who has gone on one of the trips has been very pleased with how fun and laid back it is,” Mudd said. “It’s a great chance to re-connect with old friends and make new ones.”

The tickets for UHV alumni living in the Houston area who do not need charter transportation already have been sold out. A waiting list has been created in case tickets open up.

For more information about the trip, contact Mudd at 361-570-4869 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.

Jeremy Shapiro