UHV invites prospective students, community to Jaguar Day

The University of Houston-Victoria is preparing to welcome graduating high school seniors, possible transfer students and community members taking part in the university’s upcoming Jaguar Day.

The come-and-go event will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 13 beginning in Jaguar Hall, 2705 Houston Highway. Check-in for the free event will be in Jaguar Hall, Room 1128, and students who preregister will receive a free T-shirt.

After students and their families check in, they will have a variety of options to explore UHV. First, there will be representatives from several university offices, student organizations and community groups in Jaguar Hall Commons. Faculty members also will be available to talk about various academic degrees offered at UHV.

Perla Studer

“Jaguar Day is a great opportunity for potential students to learn about UHV firsthand,” said Perla Studer, manager of student recruitment. “We want them to come see our campus for themselves to learn about all the great things we have coming up and meet the people who will be helping them pursue an education.”

UHV offices with representatives attending Jaguar Day include Admissions, Student Billing, Career Services, Residence Life, Disability Services, Recruitment, Financial Aid, Student Life and the Testing Center. Student organizations that will be represented include the Student Government Association, Jaguar Cheer Team, Campus Lion’s Club, CJ Society, Kappa Chi, United Campus Ministries, Resident’s Hall Association and the Jaguar Activities Board.

“This is an opportunity for potential students to get their questions answered all in one location,” Studer said. “We want to let them know that no matter what, someone will be available to help them find answers.”

In addition, attendees will be able to take tours of the residence halls and UHV’s campus. The residence hall tours will look at rooms in Jaguar Hall and Jaguar Suites. Campus tours will leave Jaguar Hall by shuttle every 15 minutes and drop tour groups off in front of the UHV University Center, 3007 N. Ben Wilson St. At 1 p.m., the university also will offer a shuttle bus tour of Victoria.

In addition, attendees are invited to enjoy lunch in the Jaguar Dining area of Jaguar Hall. Students who preregister will receive free lunch vouchers for themselves and two family members.

If students and families are unable to attend Jaguar Day, they still can sign up for a personalized campus or guided group tour on any weekday that the university is open. Students can request a tour at to schedule a day and time convenient for them.

To sign up to attend Jaguar Day, visit Another Jaguar Day will be held on Feb. 9.

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.