University of Houston-Victoria

Orientation

Student & Family Orientation Agendas

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Day 1 | Student Schedule

9:00am, 9:30am, and 10:00am
TSI Testing Sessions Begin | UC 303 (shuttles will be available)
 
10:00am - 1:00pm
Check-In | Jaguar Hall Lobby*
 
10:00am - 12:00pm
Resource Fair | Jaguar Hall Commons*
During the resource fair, students will be able to:
  • get their room keys
  • take their Paw Pass (student ID) photo
  • tour Jaguar Village
  • to their bacterial meningitis shot at Walgreens; shuttle service will be provided
  • register for fall classes
  • meet with student service related departments (e.g. Financial Aid)
12:00pm - 1:00pm      
Lunch | Jaguar Dining Hall*
 
1:00pm - 1:30pm        
Shuttle to University North*
 
1:30pm - 1:45pm        
Welcome by President GlennUN Walker Auditorium*
 
1:45pm - 2:15pm        
Jaguar to Jaguar: Team Time Meetings
 
2:20pm - 2:30pm                       
Walk to University West
 
2:30pm - 5:00pm
Jaguar Essentials presentations
 
2:30pm - 3:00pm      
Session 1: Campus Safety 101
Learn about the measures and precautions that are in place to ensure students enjoy a safe environment at UHV. Representatives from Campus Safety and Title IX will share information about campus resources and safety tips.
 
3:10pm - 3:40pm        
Session 2: Involvement Matters
Discover multiple ways to get involved at UHV, and the benefits associated with it. Whether it's joining a student organization, or participating in a variety of activities, we have you covered!  This session will provide an overview of the social, recreational, cultural, educational, and service programs available for students to engage in.
 
3:50pm - 4:20pm        
Session 3: Academic Resources
Learn about the academic support resources available through UHV’s University College, including advising/success coaching, tutoring, and supplemental instruction.
 
4:30pm - 5:00pm        
Session 4: Student Services
Discover the wide array of services available to help students at UHV be successful. In this session, prospective students will learn more about the Counseling Center, Career Services, Health and Wellness, Disability Services, Testing Services, Shuttle Services, Veteran Services, Student Conduct and more.
 
5:00pm - 5:30pm                      
Shuttle to Jaguar Hall | UC Bus Stop
 
5:30pm - 6:45pm        
Dinner | Jaguar Dining Hall
 
6:45pm - 7:00pm        
Break
 
7:00pm - 8:00pm        
Team Time | Jaguar Village: Hall Lobby, 11:59 Lounge, 1128 Classroom, Suites Lobby, Suites MPR (2), and Suites Gym
 
8:00pm                        
#JAXNATION Evening Entertainment | Jaguar Hall Commons
Enjoy multiple activities before ending your first day of orientation. Show off your singing skills with a round of karaoke, have fun on some inflatables, or hang out in our gaming area. Be sure to stay until the end for a special giveaway!
 
10:00pm                      
End of Scheduled Event

Day 2 

7:15am - 8:15am        
Check-Out and Breakfast* | Jaguar Dining Hall
Turn in your room key at the Jaguar Hall front desk
 
8:15am - 8:45am        
Shuttle to University North*
 
8:45an - 9:00am                      
Welcome AddressUN Multi-Purpose Room*
 
9:00am - 9:20am                     
Navigate for Jaguars | Walker Auditorium
Learn how to download and utilize the Navigate App. This app helps with appointment scheduling, major exploration, tips on an assortment of topics, viewing class schedule, connecting with professors, and help resolving holds.
 
9:20am - 10:00am
Team Time - Chant Challenge
 
10:00am - 11:15am                    
Jaguar Pride and Traditions | Walker Auditorium
One of the most amazing things about attending college is becoming a part of something bigger than yourself. In this session, you’ll learn about the various traditions we have at UHV. Those traditions include the school hand sign, the Alma Mater, the Jaguar Ring, and of course jaX the Jaguar!  
 
10:15am - 11:15am      
Behind the Classroom Doors | Walker Auditorium
Meet some of your potential professors as they share information about their expectations for college students.
 
11:15am - 11:45am
Shuttle to Jaguar Hall
 
11:45am - 12:45pm        
LunchJaguar Dining Hall*
 
12:45pm - 1:15pm          
Final Team Time
 
1:15pm - 1:45pm
Shuttle to University North
 
1:45pm - 2:45pm          
Ask a Jaguar (Students Only) | Walker Auditorium
This in-depth panel discussion will provide an opportunity for a question-and-answer session with current UHV Jaguar students. Students will be able to learn about UHV from a current student’s perspective.
 
2:45pm - 3:30pm                        
Jaguar Pride and TraditionsUN Multi-Purpose Room*
One of the most amazing things about attending college is becoming a part of something bigger than yourself. In this session, you will learn about the various traditions we have at UHV. Those traditions include the school hand sign, the Alma Mater, the Jaguar Ring, and of course jaX the Jaguar!
 
3:30pm - 5:00pm          
Campus Resources and Course Registration*
Students and parents will be able to visit with departments to address specific issues. Assistance with course registration will be available in the Student Success Center in the University West building.
Campus Housing Tours | Jaguar Village (shuttles running on loop)
 
5:00pm                        
End of NSO

Day 1 | Family Schedule

9:00am, 9:30am, and 10:00am
TSI Testing Sessions Begin | UC 303 (shuttles will be available)
 
10:00am - 1:00pm          
Check-In | Jaguar Hall Lobby*
 
10:00am - 12:00pm
Resource Fair | Jaguar Hall Commons*
During the resource fair, students will be able to:
  • get their room keys
  • take their Paw Pass (student ID) photo
  • tour Jaguar Village
  • to their bacterial meningitis shot at Walgreens; shuttle service will be provided
  • register for fall classes
  • meet with student service related departments (e.g. Financial Aid)
12:00pm - 1:00pm        
Lunch | Jaguar Dining Hall*
 
1:00pm - 1:30pm          
Shuttle to University North*
 
1:30pm - 1:45pm          
Welcome by President GlennUN Walker Auditorium*
 
1:45pm - 2:15pm
Explore Victoria | UN Walker Auditorium
Learn more about the city of Victoria, TX and all is has to offer. Find out about local attractions, historical sites, outdoor recreation, annual events and entertainment, and much more.
 
2:15pm - 2:30pm
Break
 
2:30pm - 3:45pm          
Parent Panel | UN Walker Auditorium
As a parent, it can be difficult to understand everything that goes on at a college campus. This panel discussion will provide you with insight on how you can support your student through their time at UHV. Parents of current college students will share their advice on things they have learned through their personal experiences.
 
3:45pm - 4:00pm                        
Shuttle to Jaguar Hall
 
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Family Break to Check into their Hotel
 
5:00pm - 6:00pm                       
Appetizer Reception with Faculty & Staff | Jaguar Hall , 11:59 Lounge
 
6:00pm - 7:00pm                       
Dinner | Jaguar Dining Hall
 
7:00pm                          
End of scheduled events

Day 2

7:15am - 8:15am        
Check-Out and Breakfast* | Jaguar Dining Hall
*Check -Out (turn in your key) at the Jaguar Hall front desk
 
8:15am - 8:45am
Shuttle to University North
 
8:45am - 9:00am                          
Welcome AddressUN Multi-Purpose Room*
 
9:00am -10:00am           
Faculty Panel | UN 111 
Get to know some of the faculty and hear firsthand about their expectations for students. They will also offer advice about how you can help your student succeed in their new role as they transition from high school to university studies.
 
10:00am -10:15am         
Break
 
10:15-11:15am             
Things I Wish My Parents Had Known | UN 111                                      
This in-depth panel discussion will provide an opportunity for a question-and-answer session with current UHV Jaguar students. Students will share personal accounts of how their parents and family have helped them through their college years.
 
11:15am -12:15pm        
Campus Safety 101 | UN 111 
Learn about the measures and precautions that are in place to ensure students enjoy a safe environment at UHV. Representatives from the Campus Safety and Title IX departments will share information about campus resources and safety tips.
 
12:15pm - 12:30pm
Shuttle to Jaguar Hall*
 
12:30pm -1:30pm           
LunchJaguar Dining Hall
 
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Shuttle to University North
 
2:00pm - 2:45pm                        
Everything We Told Your Student That We Didn’t Tell You | UN 111 
In this session, you will learn about important items we discussed during orientation with your student. Those items include how to get involved on campus, academic resources, faculty expectations,  student services, transportation, counseling, and more.
 
2:45pm - 3:30pm                        
Jaguar Pride and TraditionsUN Multi-Purpose Room*
One of the most amazing things about attending college is becoming a part of something bigger than yourself. In this session, you will learn about the various traditions we have at UHV. Those traditions include the school hand sign, the Alma Mater, the Jaguar Ring, and of course jaX the Jaguar!
 
3:30pm - 5:00pm          
Campus Resources & Course Registration* 
Students and parents will be able to visit with departments to address specific issues. Assistance with course registration will be available in the Student Success Center in the University West building.
 
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Campus Housing Tours | Jaguar Village (shuttles running on loop)
 
5:00pm                          
End of NSO


* = students and family members