UHV invites prospective students to attend Feb. 25 Jaguar Day

The University of Houston-Victoria is hosting one more open house event for prospective students this school year.

Perla Studer

Prospective freshmen, transfer and graduate students are invited to UHV on Feb. 25 for Jaguar Day. Attendees can see the campus and talk with university faculty, staff and students about majors, financial aid, student life activities and campus jobs.

“I would highly encourage any student considering UHV to join us at Jaguar Day,” said Perla Studer, a UHV senior recruitment coordinator. “While we have informative publications about UHV and our recruiters do a great job describing the university, nothing beats seeing the school firsthand.”

Check-in for Jaguar Day begins at 9:30 a.m. in Jaguar Hall, 2705 Houston Highway. The event begins at 10 a.m., and students may come and go until it closes at 1:30 p.m. The event is free, though students interested in coming should preregister by visiting

Attendees can tour the UHV campus, residence halls and the city of Victoria. Campus tours will take place at 10, 10:45 and 11:30 a.m., and 12:15 p.m. Victoria shuttle tours will leave Jaguar Hall every hour on the hour.

Students will be able to meet with representatives from UHV Admissions, Financial Aid, Recruitment, Student Life, Career Services and Residence Life. They also can talk with UHV’s Student Success Coaches. The coaches provide services such as advising, registration help, success coaching and skill building.

Veronica Lopez

“At Jaguars Days we let prospective students know what we can do to help them succeed,” said Veronica Lopez, a UHV Student Success Coach. “It’s important for them to know how much support they will have.”

Lopez attended the last Jaguar Day on Jan. 28 and held several conversations with students and their parents. Many said they like the idea of having success coaches readily available.

“Some parents and students compare the coaches to having a big brother or sister on campus in that sense that we are someone who encourage students and check in about school so that they don’t lose focus,” Lopez said.

Jaguar Day attendees also can talk to advisors and faculty members from the university’s three schools – Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development – to learn more about UHV’s academic programs.

Lopez said her brother will be a freshman in the fall. Since he is interested in studying kinesiology, he talked at the last Jaguar Day for 30 minutes with Raymond Tucker, a UHV assistant professor of kinesiology.

“Having professors at Jaguar Day is helpful,” Lopez said. “My brother came away much more informed and excited about the program. Getting that direct interaction shows UHV offers personal attention and can help students learn what to expect academically if they choose to attend school here.”

Those who can’t make it to Jaguar Day on Feb. 25 can sign up for a personalized campus tour or a group tour 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