UHV to host final Jaguar Day of school year

Area residents interested in attending the University of Houston-Victoria will have the opportunity to learn more about what the university has to offer and tour the campus on Feb. 8 during Jaguar Day.

The event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. throughout the UHV campus, beginning in UHV University Commons, 3006 N. Ben Wilson St. Prospective students of all ages and their families are invited to the free, come-and-go event. This is the final Jaguar Day of the 2019-2020 school year.

Oscar Torres

“Jaguar Day is an open preview day for people to see if the university is the right fit for them,” said Oscar Torres, manager of student recruitment. “It is a different experience to actually see the campus and get an idea of what to expect as a student here.”

Prospective students and their families will be able to attend different tours and booths to learn more about the university. There will be campus and residence hall tours offered every 15 minutes as well as tours of the new UHV Library, which opened in the fall.

There also will be a resource fair with booths representing various departments, including Admissions, Financial Aid and Residence Life, and university staff members will be available to help students apply to UHV. Students who already have applied to UHV can submit documents such as transcripts and test scores during the event.

Representatives from the schools of Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, and Education, Health Professions & Human Development will be available to answer questions about majors and degree programs. There also will be representatives and displays from student organizations at the event.

Prospective students and two guests also are invited to enjoy lunch inside Jaguar Hall Dining, Torres said. The Jag Station bookstore inside UHV Commons also will be open so students and their families can purchase UHV merchandise.

Jaguar Day is not only open to high school students, Torres said, but to anyone who is planning to earn a bachelor’s or graduate degree.

“Whether you’re a junior high student thinking ahead, a freshman in high school, a transfer student, or a mom or dad going back to school, this is a great opportunity to see what we have to offer,” he said.

Students and families unable to attend Jaguar Day can sign up for a campus tour during any weekday the university is open. Tours can be requested at

To sign up for Jaguar Day, visit For more information about Jaguar Day or questions about the event, contact Torres at 361-570-4144.

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.

Amber Aldaco