The University of Houston-Downtown plans to begin consolidating some of its off-campus degree programs at Lone Star College’s new University Park location at Highway 249 and Louetta Road in northwest Houston beginning this summer and will stop offering classes at the UH System center at Cinco Ranch and The University Center in The Woodlands beginning fall semester 2010.
UHD will take six degree programs to northwest Houston in June and will add 16 additional degree programs in the fall. UHD will continue to offer classes at Lone Star College’s Cy-Fair and Kingwood campuses.
UHD deans have notified students about the change and will work with students at both locations so they can complete their degrees. Academic advisers will meet with students enrolled at Cinco Ranch on a walk-in basis and from 3 to 7 p.m. today and Thursday, Feb. 24 and 25. Sessions will be held at the Cinco Ranch facility, 4242 South Mason Road. About 200 UHD students take classes at Cinco Ranch.
Academic advisers will also meet with students from The University Center from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, March 3 and 4, at The University Center, 3232 College Park Drive in The Woodlands.
Students from both locations will be able to pursue their degrees through online courses, by going to UHD’s downtown location or by relocating to UHD’s upcoming location at University Park. Cinco Ranch students may call Rita Patel, the UHD adviser at Cinco Ranch, at 832-842-2890 for more information; students from The University Center, may call Louis Evans, UHD’s interim executive director of Distance Education, at 713-221-2766 for more information or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UHD is the 13th largest public university in Texas and enrolls just under 13,000 students.