University of Houston-Victoria




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

What to Expect

Jaguar Journey: August 20-23

Thursday, August 20

Welcome to UHV! Thursday will be move-in day for Jaguar Village. During the day, you will have time to settle into your residence hall room, say goodbye to friends and family that dropped you off, and get ready for the most exciting weekend of your life. For full details on move-in day, visit housing

Friday, August 21

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 campus tag. Be the group with the most points at the end of this event, and your team will be crowned the 2020 campus tag champions! You’ll also be provided with a variety of resources needed to be successful academically and socially at UHV. Later that evening, you will get to experience a live comedy show. This is a day you do not want to miss!

Saturday, August 22

On Saturday, you’ll continue to create and build upon relationships with your classmates through different activities like playing dodgeball, hanging by the pool, or touring the campus. This is also the day 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, student conduct, and campus safety. Orientation Leaders and university staff members will be present to facilitate conversations around these topics. That evening, you will be able to play a few rounds of your favorite casino games, sing or watch karaoke, and have an opportunity to win some amazing prizes such as a new laptop!

Sunday, August 23

Sunday wraps up Jaguar Journey with a variety of spirit competitions between Jaguar Journey groups. Do you think you have what it takes? If so, don't be afraid to represent your group! What’s the 411: Guide to UHV will introduce you to vital campus tools such as JagSync, Jobs for Jags, and Navigate. 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 #JAXNATION family.

If needed because of COVID-19, we will host Jaguar Journey virtually online. For more information about Jaguar Journey, contact Michael Wilkinson at 361-485-4408.