Current Students

Important Dates & Holidays

AUG

18-22 OPT 1 Orientation Tuesday-Saturday
24 All Fall Semester classes and labs begin
OPT 3 Fall Semester clinics begin
OPT 4 Fall Rotation in-house clinics & externships begin Monday

SEP

7 Labor Day Holiday Monday
TBD KMK NBEO Part One Prep Course Saturday-Sunday
23-29 OPT 1 & OPT 2 Exam Week #1 Wednesday-Tuesday
OCT
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NOV
28-3 OPT 1 & OPT 2 Exam Week #2 Wednesday-Tuesday

NOV

TBD OPT 2 Mock Competency for Pre-Clinical Practicum Saturday
13 OPT 4 Fall Rotation in-house clinics & externships end Friday
17 OPT 4 Winter Rotation in-house clinics & externships begin Tuesday
20 OPT 2 Pre-Clinical Practicum – No classes, clinics, or labs Friday (does not apply to externships)
20-22 KMK NBEO Part One Prep Course Friday-Sunday (tentative)
25-27 Thanksgiving Holiday Wednesday-Friday

DEC

1 or 3 NBEO Part II (PAM) Tuesday or Thursday (OPT 4 students select one)
4 All classes and labs end Friday
7-16 Final Exams Monday-Wednesday
16 OPT 2 Clinic Orientation available online Wednesday (online material must be completed by 11:59 PM January 3rd)
18 Deadline to submit all final grades Friday
OPT 3 Fall Semester clinics end
OPT 4 Winter Rotation clinics & externships break begins Friday
21-23 Make-up Clinics
24-Jan 1 Winter Break Holiday

JAN

 

4 OPT 4 Winter Rotation externships resume Monday
5 MANDATORY OPT 2 Clinic Orientation Review Tuesday
6 All Spring Semester classes and labs begin
OPT 2 & OPT 3 Spring Semester clinics begin
OPT 4 Winter Rotation in-house clinics resume Wednesday
18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Monday

FEB

3-9 OPT 1 Exam Week #1 Wednesday thru Tuesday
12 OPT 4 Winter Rotation in-house clinics & externships end Friday
16 OPT 4 Spring Rotation in-house clinics & externships begin Tuesday
MAR 8-12 No OPT 3 classes or labs
OPT I & OPT 2 classes and labs operate as scheduled
All clinics operate as scheduled Monday-Friday
15-19 OPT 1, OPT 2, & OPT 3 Spring Break Monday-Friday
19 OPT 4 in-house clinics closed Friday
24-30 OPT 1 Exam Week #2 Wednesday-Tuesday
APR 20 Last day of OPT 1 & OPT 2 classes & labs
OPT 2 Spring Semester clinics end Tuesday
21 Make-up day for OPT 1& OPT 2 classes & labs and OPT 2 clinic (for MLK Holiday) Wednesday
APR
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MAY
23-4 OPT 1 & OPT 2 Final Exams Friday-Tuesday
APR 28 OPT 3 classes, labs, & clinics end Wednesday
APR
/
MAY
29-5 OPT 3 Final Exams Thursday-Friday
MAY 5 OPT 4 Spring Rotation in-house clinics end Wednesday
6-7 Make-up Clinic
7 OPT 4 Spring Rotation externships end Friday
13 Deadline to submit all final grades Friday
TBD OPT 4 “Out the Door” Program
TBD Commencement

UH News

September 18, 2020
Center for Carbon Management in Energy Joins National CCUS Effort
By Jeannie Kever:: The Center for Carbon Management in Energy, a research center at the University of Houston, is collaborating with the Southern States Energy Board to promote the rapid deployment of carbon capture, utilization and storage technologies.
September 16, 2020
Medical Robotic Hand? Rubbery Semiconductor Makes It Possible
By Jeannie Kever:: A medical robotic hand could allow doctors to more accurately diagnose and treat people from halfway around the world, but currently available technologies aren’t good enough to match the in-person experience. Now researchers have reported that they have designed and produced a smart electronic skin and a medical robotic hand capable of assessing vital diagnostic data by using a newly invented rubbery semiconductor.
September 15, 2020
U.S. News & World Report Ranks UH Among Best Colleges for 2021
By Sara Tubbs:: The University of Houston has been ranked among the best in the United States in a number of categories, according to the U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2021 rankings.
September 14, 2020
UH Experiences Record Enrollment, Master's Student Headcount and Diversity Increase
By None:: The University of Houston is experiencing record enrollment in fall 2020. The rise is attributed to a steep increase in new master’s level students. UH’s total preliminary enrollment for fall 2020 is 47,101 students, up 2.1% over fall 2019.
September 10, 2020
Hobby School Launches Rockwell Center on Ethics and Leadership with $6.5 Million Endowment
By Jeannie Kever:: The Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston is launching the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Center on Ethics and Leadership with a series of lectures and projects focused on health disparities, voter suppression and racial healing.
September 10, 2020
Inexpensive, Non-Toxic Nanofluid Could Be a Game-Changer for Oil Recovery
By Jeannie Kever:: Researchers from the University of Houston have demonstrated that an inexpensive and non-toxic nanofluid can be used to efficiently recover even heavy oil with high viscosity from reservoirs.
September 9, 2020
Bringing Fusion Energy to Commercial Reality
By Jeannie Kever:: Despite growing scientific and commercial interest in fusion as an on-demand energy source – producing emissions-free energy through the fusion of hydrogen atoms – significant obstacles remain. A researcher from the University of Houston has joined an effort by the U.S. Department of Energy to jumpstart the technology.
September 8, 2020
Older Women with Type 2 Diabetes Have Different Patterns of Blood Use in their Brains
By Laurie Fickman:: A University of Houston researcher is reporting that the brains of older women with Type 2 diabetes do not use as much oxygenated blood as those who don’t have the disease. The research is the first to point to changes in blood use in the brain as the primary reason for diabetes-related deficits in motor function.