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Experience Life on Campus

The University of Houston provides countless opportunities to meet new people, listen to distinguished lecturers, nourish your talents, experience public art from renowned artists and become involved with the community and various student organizations while living in one of the most exciting cities in the nation.

Places to See

The campus life offers the vibe of a small community set amongst the urban offerings of Houston. Our on-campus offerings include restaurants, art exhibits, activity centers, live performances and athletic events which make our university much more than a place to learn — it's a place to thrive.

  • Student Center

    Student Center

    At UH the Student Center is the hub of student life. Equipped with north and south wings, the Student Center is home to student organizations, study and social areas, a food court, campus shops, IT services and an on-campus game room complete with a bowling alley.

  • M.D. Anderson Library

    M.D. Anderson Library

    The MD Anderson Library offers a variety of individual and group study spaces, tech and equipment for check-out, and research and learning support. Special Collections is home to notable primary source materials such as the Houston Hip Hop Research Collection.

  • Lynn Eusan Park

    Lynn Eusan Park

    Centrally located, this park is where visitors to campus can relax and enjoy the day go by or catch one of the many performances scheduled throughout the year.

  • T.D.E.C.U. Stadium

    TDECU Stadium

    Our 40,000 seat, open stadium is home of the UH Cougar's football team.

  • Fertitta Center

    Fertitta Center

    Home to UH men's and women's basketball teams.

  • Darryl & Lori Schroeder Park

    Darryl & Lori Schroeder Park

    Known for its fan-friendly atmosphere and spacious accommodations, seating 3,500, the park is the proud home of the UH baseball team.

Arts & Culture

If you’re looking to expand your mind there’s no other place to go than the on campus arts district.

  • Blaffer Art Museum

    Blaffer Art Museum

    The Blaffer Gallery contemporary art museum is dedicated to emerging and underrepresented artists. The Blaffer is a free arts gateway that inspires dialogue between the city of Houston and UH.

  • Cullen Performance Hall

    Cullen Performance Hall

    Cullen Performance Hall is the perfect venue for concerts, lectures, comedy and more on campus at the University of Houston.

  • Moores Opera Center

    Moores Opera Center

    The Rebecca and John J. Moores School of Music features musical entertainment that ranges from opera productions to jazz ensembles.

  • Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts

    Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts

    The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts is dedicated to interdisciplinary collaboration across the performing, visual, and literary arts.

  • Public Art UHS

    Public Art UHS

    Public Art of the University of Houston System is a collection of public artworks by acclaimed local, regional, national, and international artists across all forms of media and styles.

Where to Live

Student Housing & Residential Life is a department within Student Affairs consisting of three primary areas: Residential Life, Operations, and Housing and Conference Services. Students live in seven distinct housing areas that provide a comprehensive student services program. These areas are managed by full-time, live-in staff members, including professional Residence Life Coordinators, faculty-in-residence and Resident Advisors (student staff).

Where to Eat

The University of Houston has a variety of dining options to choose from. Student meal plans are healthy, flexible affordable, and may be used in our dining halls 24/7. In addition, there are a variety of retail and food truck options to satisfy every palate.

For the most current information regarding the University of Houston's Dining services, visit the following:

You may also download the UH Go app to get the daily scoop on campus menu items.

Stay Active and Healthy

Get moving with outdoor adventure activities. Get involved with group fitness classes. Get involved with intramural sports. Get fit with a personal trainer. Get experience with first aid.

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Get Involved

Whether you’re interested in joining a club, holding a leadership position or attending a signature campus event, there are a number of opportunities for you to connect with your fellow Coogs.

Parking & Transportation

Your security is our number one priority. We offer added security for those moving around campus. If you feel you may need a walking safety escort at any time, please call 713-743-3333.

  • Campus Parking

    Campus Parking

    To park on campus, you must display a valid UH parking permit at all times unless parked in visitor parking.

  • Campus Shuttle

    Campus Shuttle

    Getting around campus is convenient and free for students, faculty, and staff. Ride the Cougar Line.

  • MetroBus and Rail

    MetroBus and Rail

    Students receive discounted fares on the MetroBus and Rail. Conveniently travel to and from campus.

  • Zipcar


    Students can rent a car by the hour or day. Gas and insurance included.

University Career Services

University Career Services connects UH students and alumni with recruiters seeking opportunities for career, job and internship positions.  With available services and resources, University Career Services empower students development, implementation, and networking events to support their career goals.

  • Cougar Pathway

    Career hub for students and alumni to connect with employers and faculty/staff. 

  • Upcoming Events

    View upcoming workshops, special events and career fairs for students and alumni.

  • Recruiters/Corporations

    Post internships and full-time jobs to Connect with Houston Talent.

  • Student Resources

    Explore, learn and plan for your career with UCS online resources.
students playing a game of pool at the student center

The UH campus offers both a place to learn and a place to have fun. With everything located within walking distance on campus, UH Cougars enjoy the feeling of a small campus community nestled within the bustling urban city.