Current Students

Important Dates & Holidays

JANUARY

5th OPT II Clinic Orientation and White Coat Ceremony Friday

8th All classes, labs, clinics, and externships begin Monday

15th Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (UEI and federal externships) Monday

20th-21st OPT IV Practice Management Class Saturday and Sunday

FEBRUARY

7th-13th OPT I Exam Week I Wednesday through Tuesday 

22nd-25th TOA Convention UEI clinics closed Friday, February 23, but classes and labs meet as scheduled

TBD  OPT IV & OPT III Benedict Professor Lecture Saturday (A.M. for OPT IV & P.M. for OPT III)

MARCH

12th-16th Spring Break Monday through Friday

19-23rd No OPT 3 classes or labs; OPT 3 clinics will remain open Monday through Friday

20th-23rd NBEO Part I (ABS) Exam Tuesday through Friday (test is now a single day; students excused from clinics day before and day of their scheduled exam day)

21st-27th OPT I Exam Week II Wednesday through Tuesday

24th-25th OPT IV Practice Management Class Saturday and Sunday

APRIL

7th Spring Awards Banquet Saturday

15th UHCOpen House Sunday

20th All Classes, labs, UHCO clinics, and UHCO externships end Friday

APRIL
MAY

23th-2nd Final Exams Monday through Wdnesday

29th-3rd ARVO Sunday through Thursday

MAY

12th Convocation Saturday

MAY

14th All UEI clinics, classes and externships begin Monday
28th Memorial Day Holiday Monday

JUNE

5th OPT III Developmental Optometry Class #1 for M-W Students
(AM only; OPT III clinics operate in PM) Tuesday AM
9th-10th OPT IV Practice Management Class Saturday and Sunday
11th OPT III Developmental Optometry Class #2 for M-W Students
(PM only; OPT III clinics operate in AM) Monday PM
20th-24th AOA meeting Wednesday thru Sunday
(All clinics and classes continue to meet as scheduled)
25th OPT IV Practice Management Class Benedict Lecture Monday evening

JULY

4th Independence Day Holiday Wednesday
12th OPT III Developmental Optometry Class #1 for W-F Students
(AM only; OPT III clinics operate in PM) Thursday AM
12th OPT IV Practice Management Class Professional Responsibility Lecture Thursday
19th OPT III Developmental Optometry Class #2 for W-F Students
(PM only; OPT III clinics operate in AM) Thursday PM
28th-29th OPT IV Practice Management Class Saturday and Sunday

AUGUST

10th All clinics, externships and classes end Friday

UH News

April 20, 2018
‘Salute to Retail’ Honors Industry Innovators
By Jeannie Kever:: Innovators from throughout the retail industry will be honored at Wednesday’s ‘Salute to Retail,’ a biennial event hosted by the University of Houston’s College of Technology.
April 19, 2018
Former Congressman Talks about Book, Politics April 24 at UH
By Jeannie Kever:: The autobiography of Bill Sarpalius reads like a 20th-century version of the American dream – equal parts heartbreak and inspiration, culminating in an unlikely political career capped by three terms in the U.S. Congress. He will discuss the book, his life after public office and today’s state of politics in a conversation hosted by the University of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs on April 24.
April 19, 2018
Energy Executives, Regulators Meet on Offshore Safety
By Jeannie Kever:: Government officials, oil and gas executives and academics will meet Thursday, April 26, at the University of Houston to discuss key issues and explore solutions to problems facing the offshore oil and gas industry in the western hemisphere.
April 18, 2018
Designing a Better City After Harvey
By Sara Tubbs:: As communities across Houston continue to recover from Hurricane Harvey, students in the University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design are developing innovative ways to help the city rebuild. Their designs and models will be on display from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, April 24 in an exhibit called “S M L XL XXL: A Scaled Approach to Transformation”.
April 18, 2018
Researchers Design ‘Soft’ Robots that Can Move on Their Own
By Jeannie Kever:: If Star Wars’ R2-D2 is your idea of a robot, think again. Researchers led by a University of Houston engineer have reported a new class of soft robot, composed of ultrathin sensing, actuating electronics and temperature-sensitive artificial muscle that can adapt to the environment and crawl, similar to the movement of an inchworm or caterpillar.
April 17, 2018
Houston GPS Alliance Adds College of the Mainland
By Chris Stipes:: College of the Mainland is the latest institution to join the Houston Guided Pathways to Success (GPS) alliance, a regional collaboration that provides a timely, structured and seamless pathway for students transferring from Gulf Coast-Houston area community colleges to Houston area universities.
April 16, 2018
UH Researcher to Produce Next Generation of Hispanic Obesity Educators
By Laurie Fickman:: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture is serious about the next generation of Hispanic obesity educators. It has awarded UH health education professor Norma Olvera $297,385 to train them.
April 16, 2018
NSF Funds Hobby School’s Post-Harvey Houston Survey
By Jeannie Kever:: The Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston has received a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support an ongoing survey of Houston-area residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.