Current Students

Important Dates & Holidays


16th-17th First Year Orientation Thursday and Friday
20th All clinics, externships, classes, and labs begin Monday


3rd Labor Day Holiday Monday
15th OPT III & Externship Preceptors Meeting Saturday
15th-16th OPT IV Practice Management Class Saturday and Sunday
19th-25th OPT I & OPT II Exam Week #1 Wednesday thru Tuesday
20th OPT IV Practice Management Class Professional Responsibility Lecture Thursday


6th-7th OPT III Clinical Medicine Course Saturday and Sunday
19th-21st OPT III KMK NBEO Review Course Weekend #1 Friday P.M. - Sunday
No OPT III Clinics Friday afternoon only. All Friday morning clinics operate as scheduled.
24th-30th OPT I & OPT II Exam Week #2 Wednesday thru Tuesday
27th-28th OPT IV Practice Management Class Saturday and Sunday
29th OPT IV Practice Management Class Benedict Lecture Monday


3rd OPT II Mock Competency for Pre-Clinical Practicum Saturday
6th-9th OPT III & IV Classes and Clinics Cancelled for American Academy of Optometry Tuesday thru Friday
(does not apply to all externship sites)
7th-10th American Academy of Optometry Wednesday thru Saturday
17th-18th OPT III KMK NBEO Review Course Weekend #2 Saturday and Sunday
19th OPT II Pre-Clinical Practicum – No classes, clinics, or labs Monday
(does not apply to externship students)
21st-23rd Thanksgiving Holiday Wednesday thru Friday
(externship students will have to verify exact days with their site.)
30th All externships, classes, labs, and clinics end Friday


3rd-12th Final Exams Monday thru Wednesday
4th or 6th NBEO Part II (PAM) Tuesday or Thursday
(OPT IV students select one)

UH News

October 15, 2018
UH Conference Addresses Early Childhood Education
By Jeannie Kever:: Advocates, academics and political leaders will meet at the University of Houston Thursday to identify cost-effective and successful policies to promote the physical, mental and emotional well-being of young children.
October 15, 2018
Undergraduate Research Day to Showcase History of Memorial Park and More
By Laurie Fickman:: Undergraduate research, which has proven to bind undergrads to their majors, will be celebrated at Undergraduate Research Day Oct. 18 when students present a variety of research including the history of Houston’s Memorial Park.
October 11, 2018
UH Physicists Play Role in International Neutrino Experiment Milestone
By Sara Tubbs:: Scientists from around the world are testing a prototype designed to record the movement of neutrinos, the subatomic particles that physicists think could hold the answer to one of the biggest mysteries about life on earth. A graduate student from the University of Houston Department of Physics has been in on the action.
October 11, 2018
UH College of Architecture & Design Recognized for Leadership and Ranking
By Sara Tubbs:: The Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design has joined the ranks of the top 35 “Most Admired Architecture Schools” in America according to Design Intelligence. This news comes as the college’s dean, Patricia Belton Oliver, was named ”2018 Educator of the Year” by the American Institute of Architects (AIAH) Houston Chapter.
October 10, 2018
UH Engineering Building Named for Durga D. and Sushila Agrawal
By Jeannie Kever:: An engineering building at the University of Houston will be renamed the Durga D. and Sushila Agrawal Engineering Research Building in recognition of a gift that will provide ongoing support for faculty, students, research and building operations.
October 10, 2018
What Causes Nuclear Waste Glass to Dissolve?
By Jeannie Kever:: Immobilizing nuclear waste in glass logs is used to safeguard waste from sites associated with defense activities, but researchers know that the glass can begin to dissolve after a period of time. Researchers from the University of Houston are working to find out what causes the glass to begin to deteriorate relatively quickly, potentially releasing radioactive waste at levels exceeding regulatory thresholds.
October 9, 2018
‘Smart’ Robotic System Could Offer Home-Based Rehabilitation
By Jeannie Kever:: Researchers in Houston and elsewhere have shown that robotic systems controlled by the user’s own brain activity can help patients recovering from stroke and other disabling injuries. Now an engineer from the University of Houston is leading a team of researchers, health care providers and industry to fast-track commercialization of a groundbreaking robotic rehabilitation system that can be used in patients' homes.
October 9, 2018
Finding Therapeutic Targets to Prevent Atherosclerosis
By Laurie Fickman:: After discovering a protein partnership that protects blood vessels, University of Houston biologist Michihisa Umetani, backed by the National Institutes of Health, is working to prevent atherosclerosis, or fat buildup inside the arteries.