Welcome to Residence Life at UHV!
On behalf of the Department of Residence Life (DRL), I would like to welcome you to campus housing at the University of Houston-Victoria. The Residence Life staff hopes that you will consider UHV your “home away from home.” The Department of Residence Life staff is committed to your development, providing excellent customer service, and providing each resident with the necessary tools to be successful in an ever changing and diverse society. As we embark on a new year, I challenge each resident to play an active role in their community through participation in campus and housing programs and activities.
National research shows that students who live on campus perform better academically and graduate earlier than their off campus counterparts, so it is up to each student to take full advantage of this amazing opportunity. Living on campus will provide you with many new freedoms and personal choices, an experience in which you will meet students from across the country and around the globe, develop life-long friendships, and establish a connection to our diverse campus life.
Living in campus housing, you will find that we are “more than just a place to live!” We provide facilities, programs, and services that will assist you in achieving your academic goals. Programs are sponsored by our student leaders, Resident Assistants (RA), and Residence Hall Association (RHA). I encourage you to get involved in your community, participate in the various residential programs and become involved in your residential council to make a difference in your living community!
This handbook is filled with important information regarding campus housing. You will note the “Quick Reference to Campus Living” section at the front of this handbook. This has been designed to provide some basic information that you will need to get started here at UHV.
If you have any questions, the entire Residence Life staff is eager to respond to your needs. Please let us know what we can do to assist you!
Brandon W. Lee
Director of Residence Life & University Commons