University of Houston-Victoria


New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

June 12 - 13, July 10 - 11, July 31 - Aug. 1 

Greetings! On-behalf of every member of #JAXNATION, we are excited you have decided to enroll at the University of Houston-Victoria. As you begin to make the transition from high school to college, it's important to learn and hear from those who have been in your shoes before. New Student Orientation is a no-cost to you, two-day, overnight session which will provide this opportunity (and more)! 

Students attending UHV Kickoff event.  Students pose for a quick picture at UHV Jaguar Journey Kickoff event.  jaX interacting with new students at UHV Homecoming Kickoff event.

During orientation, future Jaguars will be able to:

  • Meet future classmates
  • Stay overnight in Jaguar Village
  • Learn about UHV's resources and student opportunities
  • Find out student success strategies, college expectations and best practices
  • Hear about (and see) the new facilities and future vision that is waiting for you at UHV
  • Enroll in fall classes*

Note: If you're planning to stay in the residence hall overnight, please let us know by the following dates.

International Students (F-1 and J-1 visa holders) please visit International Programs for your mandatory orientation dates, requirements, and pre-arrival information.  

What to Bring:

  • XL twin size bedding
  • Pillow & blanket
  • Toiletries an towel
  • Chargers for electronics
  • A jacket or sweater (some meeting rooms may be chilly)
  • Any missing documents 
  • Casual clothes and comfortable shoes
  • Swimsuit and beach towel (optional)

If you're planning to make the trip to Victoria with family members, the Hilton Garden Inn Victoria has generously offered a flat room rate of $99 to all UHV visitors. At the time of reservation, please contact them and indicate you are traveling to Victoria for UHV's New Student Orientation. A tentative agenda is now available, however, some details are subject to change. 

*We are encouraging all students to meet with their success coach to discuss their fall class schedule prior to orientation

To sign up for orientation, email us at