Current Students

Important Dates & Holidays


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


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)


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


7th Spring Awards Banquet Saturday

15th UHCOpen House Sunday

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


23th-2nd Final Exams Monday through Wdnesday

29th-3rd ARVO Sunday through Thursday


12th Convocation Saturday


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


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


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


10th All clinics, externships and classes end Friday

UH News

June 14, 2018
UH College of Medicine Adds Leadership, Experience
By Chris Stipes:: The University of Houston College of Medicine has added three accomplished medical educators to its leadership team. Dr. Ruth Bush joins UH as associate dean for medical education; Dr. Kathryn Horn has been hired as associate dean for student affairs, admissions and outreach; and Dr. David Buck is the associate dean for community health.
June 14, 2018
UH Hosts National Conference on Diversity in Higher Ed
By Jeannie Kever:: Representatives from a select group of universities will meet at the University of Houston next week to share suggestions and success stories about incorporating diversity and inclusion in all aspects of campus life.
June 13, 2018
2018 Houston Shakespeare Festival Kicks off Season with Camp Shakespeare
By Sara Tubbs:: Camp Shakespeare kicks off the 44th season of the Houston Shakespeare Festival (HSF) at Miller Outdoor Theatre. A new addition to this year’s festival, the camp is geared towards seventh and eighth grade student. The festival runs July 27-August 5.
June 11, 2018
Fighting Tobacco Use Among Adults with Mental Illness
By Laurie Fickman:: Of all the groups that try to quit smoking, it seems hardest for those who suffer from anxiety and depression. University of Houston psychology doctoral student Brooke Kauffman is targeting that group, creating personalized feedback to help them quit smoking.
June 6, 2018
UH and MFAH Announce Partnership Focused on Latino/Latin American Art & Culture
By Sara Tubbs:: The University of Houston and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston are joining forces to provide students with extraordinary museum work experience coupled with a Tier One graduate education in art history. Digital Humanities and Object-Based Learning in the Museum and University Context is an innovative long-term partnership between the International Center for the Arts of the Americas, MFAH and UH.
June 6, 2018
UH Alumni Dominate 2018 Houston Business Journal “40 Under 40” List
By None:: Nine Houston Cougar alumni are among the honorees of the Houston Business Journal’s 2018 list of “40 Under 40,” which recognizes 40 individuals under the age of 40 who are proven industry, company and community leaders.
June 6, 2018
UH Ranks among Top 100 Global Universities for Patents
By Jeannie Kever:: The University of Houston ranked among the top 100 global universities for the number of utility patents issued in 2017.
June 5, 2018
‘Double Physichromie’ Gets Deep Cleaning
By Sara Tubbs:: Inside a Kemah warehouse, hundreds of panels from a high-profile work of art are meticulously placed in racks on rolling carts awaiting their moment to shine again. Years of exposure to the elements have prompted the need for conservation of acclaimed artist Carlos Cruz-Diez’s “Double Physichromie”.