Current Students

Important Dates & Holidays



16 All clinics, classes and externships begin Monday
21-22 OPT IV Practice Management Course Saturday-Sunday
30 Memorial Day Holiday Monday
JUL 4 Independence Day Holiday Monday
30-31 OPT IV Practice Management Course Saturday and Sunday
AUG 12 Clinics and externships and classes end Friday
  15-17 OPT III & OPT IV Make-up clinic Monday-Wednesday (All Faculty Available)



15-21 First Year Orientation Activities Monday-Saturday
22 All clinics, externships, classes and labs begin Monday


5 Labor Day Holiday Monday
21-27 OPT I & OPT II Exam Week #1 Wednesday thru Tuesday
24-25 KMK NBEO Part One Prep Course Weekend #1 Saturday and Sunday
OCT 8-9 OPT IV Practice Management Class Weekend #1 Saturday and Sunday
22-23 OPT IV Practice Management Class Weekend #2 Saturday and Sunday
25-28 OPT III & IV Classes and Clinics Cancelled for American Academy of Optometry Tuesday thru Friday (may not apply to all externship sites)
OCT 26 - NOV 1 OPT I & OPT II Exam Week #2 Wednesday thru Tuesday
NOV 5 OPT III Clinical Medicine Class (in-person) Saturday
19-20 KMK NBEO Part One Prep Course Weekend #2 Saturday & Sunday
23-25 Thanksgiving Holiday Wednesday thru Friday (may not apply to all externship sites)
DEC 2 All externships, classes, labs, and clinics end Friday
5-14 Final Exams Monday thru Wednesday
6 or 8 NBEO Part II (PAM) Tuesday or Thursday (OPT IV students select one)
9-15 OPT IV Makeup Clinics Friday thru Thursday
15-21 OPT III Makeup Clinics Thursday thru Wednesday
16 Deadline to submit all class and laboratory final grades Friday

UH News

June 28, 2022
Are Your COVID-19 Vaccinations Up to Date? It Might Depend on Your Politics, New Study Suggests
By Sally Strong:: Many people in Texas are updating their COVID vaccine with a fourth dose, while some still say no to any shot at all. Why the difference? A new survey from University of Houston’s Hobby School of Public Affairs points to political ideology as the biggest influencer.
June 28, 2022
Study Finds Low Vitamin D Levels in Young People of Color
By Laurie Fickman:: Results from a University of Houston College of Nursing study find 61% of Black and Hispanic adolescents have vitamin D deficiency and higher incidence and worse outcomes for cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, type 2 diabetes and renal disease, all of which have been linked to vitamin D levels
June 27, 2022
Science by Cyborg Teams: Destiny of Science Modeled and Explained in New Study
By None:: Integrating knowledge from multiple scientific disciplines to form new overarching knowledge that propels modern civilization is known as science convergence. UH researcher Ioannis Pavlidis modeled the evolution of convergence through machine learning and advanced data analytics to predict the future of science.
June 21, 2022
Blaffer Art Museum Presents First Solo Museum Exhibition of UH Alumna Guzmán Capron
By None:: The Blaffer Art Museum presents the first solo exhibition of Oakland-based artist and University of Houston alumna Maria A. Guzmán Capron, opening Friday, July 15 from 6-9 p.m. Capron creates fantastical hybrid figures that explore converging forms of identity, culture, desire and social exchange.
June 16, 2022
Biochemistry Researchers Repair and Regenerate Heart Muscle Cells
By None:: Researchers at the University of Houston are reporting a first-of-its-kind technology that not only repairs heart muscle cells in mice but also regenerates them following a heart attack, or myocardial infarction as its medically known.
June 15, 2022
Art Students Preparing for the Digital World in the West Texas Desert
By Bryan Luhn:: The rugged beauty of the west Texas desert is the backdrop for a unique new course that is giving University of Houston graduate art students the creative coding tools they'll need to navigate, and hopefully succeed in, an ever-evolving digital world.
June 14, 2022
Progress on Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease
By Laurie Fickman:: A University of Houston biomedical engineer has developed a new probe for detection of the protein that is known to be a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. The finding could signal a step forward in early detection of the disease.
June 13, 2022
UH System Partners with NASA to Help 'Advance Human Spaceflight'
By Chris Stipes:: The University of Houston System and NASA’s Johnson Space Center are expanding a longtime partnership to work collaboratively on joint research, technology development, technology transfer, training and educational and outreach initiatives.