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Campus Life

When you're a Hawk, you can spot a goal from a mile away and zero in on it.

There's a lot more to college than class, though. And where better to find that out just 30 minutes from the fourth-largest city in the U.S., and 30 minutes from fun in the sun on Galveston beaches? Hear a symphony in the Bayou Theater, try some chili at our annual Chili Cook-Off, and even apply to become a hawk - UHCL's school mascot, Hunter the Hawk. Put some life in your school-life balance.

Involvement and Engagement

At UHCL, we know attending classes is just part of the college experience; it's equally important to become part of a community. Our involvement and engagement programs are the gateway for dozens of opportunities. Find a passion (we've got 90+ student organizations you can explore) and sharpen your social development through leadership retreats, student government and other activities.

Student Engagement

Orientation and New Student Programs

We welcome you to your first year at UHCL and we're happy to offer you orientation programs to help you find your way around campus and to make sure you have a fun, exciting transition to life as a Hawk. We invite you to register for a orientation session upon admission to the university. Don't forget to sign up for Family Weekend events and register for Hawk Launch-- you'll become familiar with all our policies, activities and services to help you make the most of your years at UHCL. But most of all, you'll meet other students and catch Hawk pride and spirit!

Orientation and New Student Programs

Student Services and Resources

Your courses should be challenging, not overwhelming. We'll always be here to help you through a tough patch. Student Services and Resources such as the Student Success Center, Math Center and Writing Center, just to name a few, provide one-on-one support if you need an extra boost. 

Student Services

Housing and Dining

When you live on campus, you are in the heart of UHCL life. You are part of a vibrant community where you can live, learn and engage with your peers. Living on campus offers quick and easy access to your class, the Patio Café, as well as campus events and resources. For more information regarding housing, Hunter Residence Hall, and dining at UHCL, we invite you to explore below.

Campus Housing Campus Dining

Health and Wellness

Achieving your academic goals depends in large part upon sustaining good medical and mental health, as well as maintaining a healthy work-life balance. We have registered nurses and board certified physicians available by appointment at the Health Services' Health Center to address your primary, urgent, and preventive health care needs. UHCL's Counseling and Mental Health Center is available to students who wish to address emotional or personal challenges. And the Campus Recreation program is dedicated to helping you achieve a healthier, happier lifestyle. We invite you to take advantage of our diverse recreational programming and facilities designed to keep you healthy and fit, and to emphasize the importance of exercise and recreation in a balanced, productive life.

Health and Wellness

Student Advocacy

Through educational opportunities, advocacy, and community building, the Center for Student Advocacy and Community (CSAC) supports the personal and professional development of UHCL students navigating the college experience. CSAC empowers students by providing essential services that meet basic needs, along with resources and education that foster learning, critical thinking, self-advocacy, and student success.

Center for Student Advocacy and Community (CSAC)

Arts and Culture

UHCL occupies a leading role in the artistic and cultural landscape of the community, so take full advantage of the thriving arts and culture scene on UHCL's campus. From theater and concerts to the visual arts, the Bayou Theater and the UHCL Art Gallery are your tickets to outstanding student and professional performances and exhibitions as well as enriching films and seminars each year.

Arts and Culture

Campus Events

Since we believe that there's more to UHCL than just going to class every day, we hold a number of events to bring the community together. We actively encourage students to attend events, make new friends and explore campus life outside the classroom.

Upcoming Events



90+ Student Organizations

Pick a club and explore your passions or a new interest.

Explore Student Organizations