University of Houston-Victoria
The University of Houstonï¿½Victoria is a four-year state university, and is a separate and distinct component institution of the University of Houston System.
The University of Houstonï¿½Victoria began as an effort in the late 1960s by the local community to bring a higher learning institution to Victoria. In 1971, the Coordinating Board of Texas College and University System created an off-campus center of the University of Houston known as the University of Houston Victoria Center. One hundred students enrolled at the center in its inaugural semester of spring 1973. In April 1983, the Texas legislature passed Senate Bill 235, which granted the institution permanent degree-granting status in the state of Texas. The University of Houston Victoria Center was renamed the University of Houstonï¿½Victoria, and became the University of Houston System's fourth university. UHV started its athletics program during the 2007-08 school year with the Jaguars baseball and softball team. Since then, the teams have competed in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Soccer and golf programs for both men and women began in fall 2010. In October 2008, the UH System Board of Regents adopted a resolution authorizing UHV to seek enabling state legislation to add freshmen and sophomores. In the 81st Texas legislative session, Texas State Representative Geanie Morrison of Victoria introduced House Bill 1056, which would allow UHV to expand, and Texas State Senator Glenn Hegar introduced an identical bill, Senate Bill 567. Texas Governor Rick Perry signed HB 1056 into law on June 19, 2009. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools approved UHV to admit underclassmen and offer lower-division courses on November 17, 2009, and UHV also received its first freshman application the same day. UHVï¿½s first freshmen and sophomores started taking classes in fall 2010, and the universityï¿½s first residence hall, Jaguar Hall, opened on the Victoria campus.
New Student Orientation is designed to assist incoming students in making a successful transition to university life through an understanding of the UHV campus, the development of relationships, and an awareness of available services intended to promote success.
Suburban, 20 Acres (0.08 Kmï¿½)