University of Houston-Victoria


Christopher McDonald talking at at Jaguar Journey 2019-08-23Jaguar Journey Welcome Weekend

What to Expect

Jaguar Journey: August 20-22, 2021

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, and in order to protect the health and safety of the entire Jaguar family, Jaguar Journey will be held in a hybrid modality this year. Incoming first year students will be emailed participation instructions, as well as have them provided to them during the housing move in process. 

Friday, August 20

Friday is the official start of Jaguar Journey, a three day welcome weekend for new students attending the University of Houston–Victoria. Throughout Jaguar Journey, you will be led by experienced upperclassmen, called Orientation Leaders. On Friday, you will meet your Orientation Leaders, as well as other incoming students in your group. You will also meet our university’s mascot, jaX the Jaguar. You’ll begin to create new relationships with your fellow classmates through activities like group time. You’ll also be provided with a variety of resources needed to be successful academically and socially at UHV. Later that evening, alongside of your group, you will get to participate in trivia and compete for fantastic prizes. This is a day you do not want to miss!

Saturday, August 21

On Saturday, you’ll continue to create and build upon relationships with your classmates through different activities. This is a day that you’ll have the opportunity to do a walkthrough of your schedule and be able to ask Orientation Leaders any questions, such as where your classes are located. Additionally, you will attend engaging sessions on sexual health, wellness resources, and personal marketability. You will even receive tips and tricks on being successful in college from upperclassmen. Orientation Leaders and university staff members will be present to facilitate conversations around these topics. That evening, you will be able to participate in our open mic competition, as well as have the opportunity to visit personally with our Orientation Leaders at our virtual hangout lounge

Sunday, August 22

Sunday wraps up Jaguar Journey with a variety of competitions between groups, as well as informational sessions on how to get involved. Do you think you have what it takes? If so, don't be afraid to represent your group! You will be introduced to vital campus tools such as JagSync, as well as meet student leaders from the Jaguar Activities Board and the Student Government Association. After a jam-packed three days, it will be time to celebrate your accomplishments of becoming a Jaguar. Our Jaguar Journey ceremony is certainly a moment to remember, as you will have transitioned into UHV, and officially become a part of the Jaguar family.