UHV welcomes families on campus for weekend fun
The University of Houston-Victoria is inviting parents of UHV students back on campus for the 2023 Family Weekend, and the community is invited to join the celebration with a tailgate and soccer games.
“It’s a big tradition we have here at UHV that is filled with school spirit,” said Freddie Cantu, UHV interim director of student life. “It’s an opportunity for our students to invite their families and parents to come to UHV to get a taste of what campus life is all about.”
The President’s Tailgate will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 14 in the parking lot of The Cage. Free snow cones, along with different activities including a dunk tank, caricature, music and a performance from the cheer squad will be there for attendees to enjoy, Cantu said. After the tailgate, the UHV men’s and women’s soccer teams will take on the Louisiana Christian Wildcats, with the women’s game starting at 1 p.m. and the men’s game at 3:30 p.m.
UHV Family Weekend kicks off Friday, Oct. 13, with the Family BBQ at 11 a.m. inside Jaguar Hall Dining with a free lunch buffet. Each family is allowed two free meals per student. Families are encouraged to check in at the University Commons Lobby to pick up an event schedule, wristbands and tickets from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Other notable events include: a panel conversation on how to navigate college as a first-generation college student from 3 to 4 p.m. inside the Walker Auditorium at University North and a student vs. faculty/staff kickball game that starts at 5 p.m. at the Intramural Field. A pep rally will conclude Friday’s festivities from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., at University North inside Walker Auditorium where students are encouraged to come show their school spirit, enjoy performances from the Cheer Squad, comedian Josh Novey and a skit from the one and only jaX the jaguar.
On Saturday, the day will start with “Sunrise Yoga” from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Pyramid Row where students and parents are invited to unwind with an outdoor yoga session.
“It is always a great thing to have the chance to meet the families of our students, UHV President Bob Glenn said. “We are, after all, in a partnership with them in the job of helping the students get where they want to go in life. If parents know us, they are more likely to reach out to us when we can be of assistance.” “And, when siblings see them being successful and that there are folks who care, then they are more likely to attend a college as well. It is an event that is great fun, and I always enjoy getting to meet the supporters of our students. It is a ‘win-win’ for everyone who comes out that day.”
The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 50 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.