UHV Katy closed Wednesday through Friday

The University of Houston-Victoria will close its Katy instructional site Wednesday through Friday because of Hurricane Laura, and all instruction there will move online those days.

At this time, the main UHV campus in Victoria will be open on Wednesday, and further updates will be provided midday through the UHV Emergency Alert system at

While Hurricane Laura is expected to make landfall in southeast Texas or southwest Louisiana Wednesday night or Thursday morning, it is possible that the track could still shift west.

“We decided to close UHV Katy out of an abundance of caution,” said Chance Glenn, UHV provost and vice president for academic affairs. “We will continue to monitor the weather through briefings from the National Weather Service and will make decisions based on keeping our faculty, staff and students safe.”

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.

Paula Cobler