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Did you know? • O  berholtzer Hall was named after Edison Ellsworth Oberholtzer, one of the founders and the first president of the University of Houston, which was founded on June 5, 1927 starting with 12 faculty members and 232 students. • S ettegast Hall was named after the Settegast family, who donated part of the original 110 acres for the University of 77204-2018 Houston campus. Houston, TX Building 212 E Cullen


• Taub Hall was named after Captain Ben Taub, who donated the other part of those original 110 acres. • Bates Hall was named after Colonel William B. Bates, one of the founders of the University of Houston. • L aw Hall was named after Francis Marion Law, who was active in numerous Houston civic projects and served on the UH Board of Regents. He was also, by turns, vice president, president and chairman of the board of the First National Bank. • M  oody Towers was named after W.L. and Libbie Shearn Moody, Galveston philanthropists who recognized the regional impact of the University of Houston. • T he Residential Life and Housing Department came into being with the opening of the Quadrangle in 1950 when staff was hired to oversee the facility. The Quadrangle was the first housing built on campus. • P  rior to the Quadrangle, the only housing available on campus was Veterans Village, a collection of surplus government trailers and temporary buildings occupied by returning World War II veterans and their families. It was located in the area now occupied by the UH Law Center. It was governed by a “Village Council” made up of residents elected each semester by popular vote.

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for the experience of a lifetime

Top10 reasons to live on campus

1. Achieve Academic Success. Research indicates that students who live on campus are more satisfied with their college experiences, earn higher grades and are more likely to graduate than their commuting peers.

2. Save Time and Money. You don’t have to waste time buying gas, fighting traffic or hunting for a parking space before class.

3. Convenience. You are just a short walk from your classes, campus activities, sporting events and student services such as advising, health services and dining areas.

4. You Don’t Have to Cook! While kitchens are available, the dining halls offer affordable meal plans and exciting menu options. Campus living also provides easy access to national franchises such as Starbucks, Chili’s Too, Wendy’s, Chick-Fil-A, Taco Bell, Subway, Pizza Hut, Smoothie King, Java City and McAlister’s Deli.

5. It’s a Blast! Don’t just study, join student organizations, attend athletics events, concerts, conferences and special lectures. Experience everything the campus has to offer.

6. Enjoy Exercise and Recreation 7 Days a Week. Not only are you close to our award winning 264,000square- foot Campus Recreation and Wellness Center that is open seven days a week, but most residential facilities have 24-hour fitness areas on site.

7. No Hidden Cost! For most student residents, one housing payment includes rent, furniture, utilities, cable television, high speed Internet and local telephone service.

8. Make New Friends. It’s much easier to get acquainted with your peers when you are living down the hall from them and participating in activities that take place right where you live.

9. Experience a Supportive Environment. With college life comes transition. You’re not alone academically or socially when you are on campus. Mentors, counselors, student leaders, peer advisors and professional staff are available for support.

10. Explore Living/Learning Communities. Students who live on campus have the opportunity to participate in small living/ learning communities that focus on areas such as business, the arts, wellness and sustainability.

Residential Theme Housing Our Theme Housing Program offers a wide range of floors and wings where students with similar interests live, study and socialize. Studies indicate that students who are involved in meaningful personal relationships tend to have better grades and are more likely to graduate. Theme floors and wings are communities created and maintained by students with the support and involvement of faculty and staff. In these communities, students work together and in collaboration with their respective resident assistant and theme advisor (who is either a faculty member or a full-time administrator) to assure that the stated mission of the floor or wing is being fulfilled. Theme residences cover a variety of interests and include Arts, Business, Communication, Community Service, Engineering and Technology, Freshman-Year Residential Experience (FYRE), Life Sciences, Sustainability and Wellness.

Residence Halls Association The Residence Halls Association (RHA) plays an important part in the residential experience. Every student living in the UH residence halls is a member of RHA and may participate in the programs organized by RHA. RHA meetings are held biweekly and are composed of representatives from each hall or living area. Representatives address current issues, review policies, and sponsor programs to enrich the living environment for the residence halls community. RHA consists of an Executive Board elected the preceding year by the residential population, as well as individual hall representatives. RHA is an exceptional opportunity for students to get involved and give back to their community through leadership opportunities and programs!

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The Faculty-in-Residence (FIR) Program is a collaboration between Academic Affairs and Student Affairs that strengthens the connection between student residents’ academic and residential learning experience. Live-in faculty from an array of disciplines and fields work closely with Residential Life & Housing (RLH) area coordinators and resident assistants to provide residents with a variety of fun and educational programs. In addition, live-in faculty contribute to the life of the community by bringing other professors and academic deans into the residence halls to give lectures or simply share a meal with residents. Because live-in faculty keep their given residence hall apartment as their primary home, they and their families often informally interact with residents in lounges, dining halls and at building-wide events, celebrations and socials.

Dr. Raul Ramos “My family and I are delighted to have the opportunity to live in the brand-new Cougar Village. After teaching at the University of Houston for eight years, I’m thrilled to experience residence hall life from the student perspective. The FIR program begins a new chapter in faculty interaction with students beyond the classroom. I received my bachelor’s degree from Princeton and my Ph.D. in history from Yale. My wife, Elizabeth Y. Chiao, MD, MPH, is a physician/researcher at Baylor College of Medicine working on the relationship between HIV and cancer. Our young children love to ride their bikes around the campus and eat dinner in the new dining hall. This will be an experience they will never forget. As a history professor, I teach courses in Mexican American History, Texas History and History of the American West. Recently I co-edited ‘Recovering the Hispanic History of Texas,’ and I’m currently writing a new book on Mexican Centennial parades across the American Southwest in 1910.”

Carroll Blue “I come to UH from Houston’s Third Ward, the community right across Scott Street that is at the edge of the University of Houston. Take it from me, someone who has observed this university’s growth for many years, today is the most exciting time to be here. This university is serious about developing true partnerships with Houston’s communities. I am honored to have been chosen as a 2010–2011 Faculty-in-Residence and am happy to share my experience of 26 years as a media professor and documentary filmmaker with our students. My current research focus is on Houston’s Third Ward, a place that is still my community. A campus-community partnership plan is a part of UH’s Tier One strategy to become one of the finest public research universities in this country. Let’s work together to make this noble goal a reality!”

Dr. Cathy Horn

“I am an Associate Professor in the Educational Psychology Department. My work cuts across three areas affecting traditionally underserved students: high stakes testing and its impacts at the secondary school level; postsecondary admissions processes - particularly as they consider testing - and the impacts on student body diversity; and developmental testing policies in the post-secondary setting. I received my Ph.D. from Boston College. Most recently among my books, I co-edited (with P. Marin) ‘Realizing Bakke’s Legacy: Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, and Access to Higher Education’ (Stylus Publishers, 2008). I am married to John Clegg, an architect, and we have two daughters, Ryan, 9, and Harper, 6. We also share our home with two labradoodles, Lola and Lucille. We are incredibly excited to serve as a Faculty-in-Residence family and welcome the chance to share our home and our lives with the students.”

Cougar Village

Freshman Student Housing

Welcome to Cougar Village! Our newest freshman community is the perfect place to transition from high school into an incredible college experience. (Purchase of residential meal plan required.)

Community Amenities/Room Features • 13 Themed communities • First-Year Residential Experience (FYRE) program

Typical Suite

• Laundry facility • Computer labs Cougar Village

• Multipurpose rooms • Seminar and classrooms • 2 kitchens on every floor • Several study lounges per floor • 2 large social lounges per floor • Cougar Xpress Mini Market • Carsharing vehicles • Adjacent to Moody Towers Fresh Food Company Dining Hall • Resident exclusive parking • Movable furniture • Honors College Housing Fresh Foo

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Moody Towers Freshman & Sophomore Housing Moody Towers offers students a great introduction to convenient on-campus life within a close-knit, high-energy community. (Purchase of residential d meal plan required.) ate nov ly re 011 New r Fall 2 fo

Community Amenities/Room Features • Convenience store • Fresh Food Company Dining Hall • TV lounges

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• Exercise room • Computer lab • Study-conducive environments • 24-hour quiet floors • Fully furnished • Resident piano rooms • Resident exclusive parking • Hands-on attention 24-hours a day • Vending services • Friendly and professional staff on every floor • Living Learning Center • Resident kitchen Fresh Foo

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Quadrangle Sophomore & Upperclassman Housing The Quadrangle provides a great sense of comfort, history and old-fashioned charm. With suite-style living accommodations, residents become part of a family while maintaining individual independence. (Purchase of residential meal plan required.) d ate nov 1 e r y l 01 New r Fall 2 fo

Community Amenities/Room Features

• Secured access to buildings • Movable furniture

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• Bunkable beds • Walk-in closets • Kitchen access • Vending services • TV lounge in every building


• Exercise equipment • Computer lab • Resident exclusive parking • Courtyard with grills • Large multi-purpose rooms • Real Food on Campus Dining Hall • Convenience store • Bike racks for secure storage • Honors College Housing • Wi-Fi available Commons area

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Bayou Oaks

Sophomore, Upperclassman & Greek Housing

Bayou Oaks offers the perfect blend of academics and relaxation with apartment and townhome style housing. Whether you are in a Greek organization or just want to meet new and interesting people, Bayou Oaks is the place for you. (Voluntary meal plans are available.)

Community Amenities • Roommate matching available • After hours on-call staff • On-site maintenance • Individual leases

Bayou Oaks

• Campus shuttle available • On-site parking available • On-site laundry facilities • Computer center • Fitness center • Recreation center Pool Room

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Apartment Features • Private bedrooms available • Furnished apartments • Full-sized beds • Accent walls • Kitchenette

Utilities Included • Electricity (electricity to a monthly cap)



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Cullen Oaks Sophomore & Upperclassman Housing At Cullen Oaks, you can have the privacy and lifestyle you deserve in a student community that is conducive to achieving academic success. With a great location adjacent to campus, private room accommodations, fully furnished units, individual leases and extensive community amenities, there is no reason to look anywhere else. (Voluntary meal plans are available.)

Community Amenities/Room Features • Campus shuttle available • On-site parking available • On-site laundry facilities • Computer center

Cullen Oaks

• Study lounge • Fitness center • Basketball court • Recreation center

Floor plans

• Billiards table • Foosball • Shuffle board • Poker table • Video game console • Barbecue grills • Wi-Fi hotspots

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Cambridge Oaks

Family, Graduate & Undergraduate Student Housing

Living at Cambridge Oaks means choosing an apartment environment that supports your academic, social and professional needs. (Voluntary meal plans available.)

Community Amenities • Roommate matching available • Built-in dining/study area • Swimming pool • Laundry facility • On-site parking Cambridge Oaks

• Security gate • Barbecue pavilion


• Clubhouse with big- screen television Lobby

Apartment Features • Full-size kitchen with stove, dishwasher, refrigerator • Full-size bathrooms • Private porch • Spacious living room

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Calhoun Lofts

Graduate, Professional & Upperclassman Housing

Calhoun Lofts, one of the University of Houston’s newest residential facilities, offers loft–style living with an urban feel that caters to the mature and serious student. (Voluntary meal plans are available.)

Loft Features • 10-foot-high ceilings • Furnished or unfurnished units • Refrigerator, stove, microwave • Dishwasher in 2-bedroom units • Granite countertops • Exposed concrete ceiling and floors for a modern, urban look and feel Efficiency

• Views of downtown in some units • Web-interfaced room thermostat

Building Amenities • Study lounges • Theatre room 2-bedroom

• Two roof terraces • Sky lounge • Saturday shopping shuttle • Exercise room • Laundry rooms


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1. Calhoun Lofts Apartments (Graduate, Professional & Upperclassman Housing) 2. Cougar Village (Freshman Housing) 3. Moody Towers (Freshman & Sophomore Housing) 4. Quadrangle (Sophomore & Upperclassman Housing) 5. Cullen Oaks Apartments (Sophomore & Upperclassman Housing) 6. Cambridge Oaks Apartments (Family, Graduate & Undergraduate) 7. Bayou Oaks Apartments (Sophomore, Upperclassman & Greek Housing)

Live On Campus When you live on campus there are several resources available to you in your new community. The University Centers consist of six student-focused units, which provide everything you’ll need to enhance your on-campus living experience. Our amenities include a variety of food options, convenient on-campus banking with WoodForest National Bank, computer retail from Cougar Byte, as well as bowling, billiards and video games at the UC and UC Satellite game rooms. These centers also provide services and support for those in need of child care, student organization involvement, student leadership development, unity with colleagues in faith and much more. Live on campus and let the University Centers be the “center” of your campus experiences.

Your “Center” for campus community

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A.D. Bruce Religion Center Center for Leadership and Fraternity & Sorority Life Center for Student Involvement Children’s Learning Centers University Center (UC) UC Satellite

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Mazda 6 Four vehicles available on campus. UH Students with driver’s license, ages 18+ are qualified for car rentals. Rent by the hour, 24/7, 365 days a year Gas and insurance covered. Visit to get started. Rental starting at $8 per hour or $62 per day.

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Frequently Asked Questions How do I get the process started? By completing the application online at or in person at one of our Housing Offices. Housing Offices: Welcome Center Garage (Next to Cougar Card Office) 4810 Calhoun Road, Suite 100 Houston, TX 77204-5013 832.842.4663 713.743.3238 fax

Oberholtzer Hall (in the Quadrangle) 4361 Wheeler Street, Suite 108 Houston, TX 77004 713.743.6000 713.743.5998 fax

What’s the next step? See the housing agreement and room assignment steps on the next page.

Do I have to be admitted in order to apply for housing? Yes. You will need your myUH ID.

Do I have to pay a deposit and if so, when? Yes. You will pay a deposit when you accept your housing agreement.

When will I know about the room assignment? Your room assignment will be sent to you no later than 30 days prior to move in.

How are roommates assigned? Unless you specify a particular person, roommates are selected by gender, major and at random.

Does financial aid pay for housing? Yes, provided that the amount you are awarded is sufficient. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid, (713) 743-1010, option 5.

How soon can I move in? You will be able to move in the Friday prior to the first week of class.

What do I need to bring? Your room assignment letter will include what items to bring and not bring.

For additional FAQ’s, visit our website at

How to get started? Apply on-line at by clicking “Apply For Housing.” Apply early as space is limited. Applicants must be admitted to the University before applying for housing. Visit for more information about the admissions process.


Pay the $45 application fee on-line.


Your housing application will be processed, and an e-mail will be sent with instructions to view and accept the Service Agreement.


Read and accept the on-line Service Agreement including Terms & Conditions. Print, complete, sign and submit to Residential Life & Housing via email, fax, or mail.


Select your meal plan preference. Read and accept meal plan terms and conditions.


Pay the housing deposit on-line.


Housing Services will send a confirmation letter once your signed Service Agreement is received. Housing Services will send a room assignment letter with:


and Move-In






• Move-in dates • Room assignment • What to bring/what not to bring • Roommate name and contact information

Move-in information will be sent with details about:

• Move-in schedule • On-campus mailing address • Parking information • What to expect

First-year freshman and transfer students who intend to live on campus must provide proof of their meningitis vaccine to the UH Health Center. Make sure to read the Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Requirement letter. Also, complete and return the form which can be found under immunizations on the UH Health Center website Note: Students can sign up for an academic year or for just the spring semester. Students cannot sign up for just the fall semester. Housing Questions? You can contact us through our website at, or by phone at 713-743-6000.

Dining Services

University of Houston Dining Services offers a variety of innovative options for dining on campus. Two all-you-care-to-eat residential facilities are supplemented by 30 retail locations, offering convenience and variety no matter what your schedule. Campus Food Service Locations

Campus Recreation & Wellness Center

Welcome Center Parking Garage Calhoun Lofts

University of Houston is proudly serving Fair Trade Certified Coffee at these locations.

Benefit of a Meal Plan A meal plan is a musthave for all students. Not only does every plan offer discounts at the residential facilities, it also makes eating on campus much more convenient with the use of Cougar Cash. Don’t worry about carrying cash around. Your meal plan will be loaded onto your Cougar Card, getting you through the checkout line quickly. For help on deciding which meal plan best fits your lifestyle, visit or call 832-842-9053.

For more information, please contact us at: 713-743-6000 4810 Calhoun Rd, Suite 100 Houston, TX 77004


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Residential Life & Housing 4810 Calhoun Rd, Ste 100 Houston, TX 77004

Popular Destinations from the University of Houston using METRO Planning to live on campus but you don’t have a car.... No Problem!!! With METRO, you can go anywhere. Below are just a few direct routes that METRO offers from the University of Houston. Familairize yourself with getting around using mass transit by using commuting resources on the Parking and Transportation website,


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13 Houston Zoo

4 Meyerland Plaza

13 Museum of Natural Sciences

4 Target

14 Jones Hall

Rice Village

15 The Montrose

6 Toyota Center

16 Museum of Fine Arts/Houston

7 Walmart

17 Reliant Center

8 William P Hobby Airport

18 Wortham Center

9 UH College of Pharmacy

19 Minute Maid Park

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13 Hermann Park

3 Gulfgate Shopping Center

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Edward’s Movie Theater

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George Bush Intercontinental Airport

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The Galleria

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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