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campus visits

the best way to see what life is like at the university of houston is to visit campus.

with a university of houston student as your guide, the guided campus tour gives prospective students and their families the opportunity to see campus first-hand and discover the many opportunities the university has to offer.

a campus visit includes an information session, residence hall tour, and the opportunity to speak to an admissions counselor. the total time of the visit will be approximately two hours.

group visits

group visits are a free campus visit opportunity offered monday – friday for students 8th grade and up. during your two hour visit, you’ll have an opportunity to visit with an admission counselor and take a walking tour of uh’s beautiful campus (including a sneak peek at student housing and residential life).

meet the staff

our ambassadors are ready to tell you how the university of houston changed their lives and how it can change yours, too! they'll show you around campus, talk about all our university has to offer, and answer all your questions.

other visit opportunities

  • cougar preview

    come explore our 687-acre campus and meet academic advisors, student organizations, campus departments, and fellow new coogs! this is our largest open-house event, and it only happens a few times a year.

  • explore uh

    cougar red friday has never looked so good! explore uh is typically every third friday of the month and includes all the campus visit options plus an opportunity to meet with academic advisors in your college of choice.

walking tour


please note that a portion of the tour is a walking tour. to request special accommodations, please include specific needs in the comment section when filling out your registration form. 

service animals (dogs that are trained to perform work or tasks for a person with a disability) are welcome on campus and can accompany their owners on campus tours. pets and emotional support animals are not allowed on university tours under any circumstances.

college visit grant

the university of houston is committed to increasing the college-going rate of students that find college attainment to be a major obstacle. the college visit grant program offers financial support to schools and community organizations to assist with their visit to the university of houston.

funding specifics:

  • the university of houston will provide up to $1,000 per group. group visit grants are limited to high school students in grades 9-12 and are offered once per academic year.
  • the grant may be used to fund:
    • transportation
    • substitute pay
    • or, other costs associated with your houston campus visit (excluding food costs)

applications for the 2018-2019 academic year have closed. applications for the 2019-2020 academic year will open in fall 2019.