University of Houston-Victoria

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What to Expect

Jaguar Journey Welcome Weekend

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 those that dropped you off, and get ready for the most exciting weekend of your life. For full details on move-in, visit housing

Friday, August 21

Friday is the official start of Jaguar Journey, a 3-day welcome weekend for new students attending the University of Houston–Victoria. Throughout Jaguar Journey, you will be led by experienced upperclassmen, called Jaguar Journey Leaders. On this day, you will meet your Jaguar Journey Leaders as well as other incoming students on your team. You will also meet our university’s mascot, jaX the Jaguar. You’ll begin to create bonds with your fellow classmates and UHV through different activities like Campus Tag. Be the team 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 the resources to be successful and to make your mark here 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 bonds with your fellow classmates and UHV through different activities like playing dodgeball, hanging by the pool, or touring the campus.  This is the day you’ll have the opportunity to do a walk-through of your schedule and ask any questions about where your classes are located. You will also attend an engaging session on sexual health. Jaguar Journey Leaders and university staff members will be present to facilitate conversations around this topic. 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.

Sunday, August 23

Sunday wraps up Jaguar Journey with a dance-off between Jaguar Journey teams. Do you think you have what it takes? If so, represent your team during the So You Think You Can Dance-Off competition. 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 3 days, it will be time to celebrate your accomplishments of becoming an official Jaguar. Our Jaguar Journey ceremony is certainly a day to remember, as you will officially become part of #JAXNATION.

For more information about Jaguar Journey, contact Hilary Kofron at (361) 485-4409.