UHV NewsWire – UHV to host Jaguar Day in person


The University of Houston-Victoria will be hosting its first Jaguar Day on campus in nearly two years to allow prospective students and their families to learn more about the university.

Oscar Torres

Jaguar Day will run from 9:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on November 13 across the entire UHV campus, starting with UHV University Commons, 3006 N. Ben Wilson St. Prospective students of all ages and their families are guests to the free event to find out more. on UHV.

This is the first in-person Jaguar Day event since February 2020. Since then, the university has held Jaguar Days virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Security protocols are always in place at UHV and at all university events.

“We are delighted to have potential students and their families back on campus for Jaguar Day,” said Oscar Torres, Student Recruitment Manager. “Jaguar Day learns what a Jaguar is and if UHV is the right solution. We are grateful to organize an in-person event for our prospective students and their families while maintaining a safe environment. “

Participants can arrive between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. to check in at the UHV Library, located inside University Commons. Guests will also have the option of enjoying a complimentary buffet lunch from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm inside the Jaguar Hall Dining.

Prospective students and their families will be able to attend campus and residence tours throughout the day. A new part of the campus tour includes walking through South University, UHV’s newest university building dedicated to science, technology, engineering, and math.

Students will have the opportunity to learn more about the undergraduate and graduate programs offered at UHV. Representatives from the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, College of Education and Health Professions, College of Business, and College of Natural and Applied Sciences will be available to answer questions about university programs.

There will also be booths with representatives from various departments including admissions, financial aid, and residency living. UHV students will also be at Jaguar Day, and prospective students are encouraged to ask current students what the life of a UHV student is like.

Jose Jiménez, an international student from Mexico and UHV Student Recruitment Ambassador, is delighted to welcome guests to the university on Jaguar Day. Jiménez is a junior specializing in international trade with a minor in history and is a member of the UHV baseball team, where he plays outfielder and catcher. Jiménez has attended both face-to-face and virtual Jaguar Days and can’t wait to return to the events in person.

José Jimenez

José Jimenez

Jiménez will lead campus tours during Jaguar Day and will be available to answer questions about what it’s like to be a UHV student.

“It’s amazing to finally have a Jaguar Day in person,” Jiménez said. “What I appreciate most is the fact that you start to bond with future students and their families during Jaguar Day. It’s also an opportunity for students to get a feel for the campus and see places where they might live, eat, study, make friends and more. This is a large open house style event where people can ask as many questions as they want. We are here to help. “

Those who attend Jaguar Day on November 13 and complete a survey at the event will receive a free UHV t-shirt. Although prospective students have until the morning of the event to register, early registration is encouraged.

UHV will be hosting Jaguar Day events in the spring on February 26 and April 23. For more information on Jaguar Day and to register on November 13 or in the spring, visit www.uhv.edu/jagday.

Prospective UHV transfer students who live in the Greater Houston area can also attend the UHV Katy Open House from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on November 4 at UHV Katy, 22400 Grand Circle Blvd. Future transferred students have the possibility of choosing between three time slots – 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. To register for the UHV Katy open house, and to discover the virtual events that the UHV offers to future students, visit www.uhv.edu/virtual.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to over 80 academic programs in schools of the arts and sciences; Business Administration; and Education, health professions and human development. UHV offers face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an education 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 raise awareness of state colleges and universities and the important role they play in providing high quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student body, as well as to contribute to the economic and development of the state.


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