Current Students

Important Dates & Holidays


13 All UEI clinics, classes and externships begin Monday
18-19 OPT IV Practice Management Class Saturday and Sunday
27 Memorial Day Holiday Monday


15-16 OPT IV Practice Management Class Saturday and Sunday
19-23 AOA Congress Wednesday thru Sunday
(All clinics and classes continue to meet as scheduled)


4 Independence Day Holiday Thursday
19 NBEO Part Three Workshop for all in-house OPT IV students 
Friday PM OPT 4 clinics closed; all OPT 3 clinics operate as scheduled


9 All clinics, externships and classes end Friday


15-16 First Year Orientation Thursday & Friday
19 All clinics, externships, classes and labs begin Monday


2 Labor Day Holiday Monday
3 Mandatory OPT III D & I/Punctal Plug Workshop Tuesday evening
12 &14 OPT III Meetings with Externship Preceptors Thursday evening & Saturday morning
18-24 OPT I & OPT II Exam Week #1 Wednesday thru Tuesday
21-22 OPT IV Practice Management Class Saturday and Sunday
28-29 KMK NBEO Part One Prep Course Saturday and Sunday


14 OPT IV Practice Management Benedict Professor Lecture Monday
19-20 OPT IV Practice Management Class Saturday and Sunday
22-25 OPT III & IV Classes and Clinics Cancelled for American Academy of Optometry Tuesday thru Friday
(does not apply to all externship sites)
23-29 OPT I & OPT II Exam Week #2 Wednesday thru Tuesday


2 OPT II Mock Competency for Pre-Clinical Practicum Saturday
22 OPT II Pre-Clinical Practicum – No classes, clinics, or labs Friday
(does not apply to externship students)
22-24 KMK NBEO Part One Prep Course Friday through Sunday
26 All externships, classes, labs, and clinics end Tuesday
27-29 Thanksgiving Holiday Wednesday thru Friday


2-11 2-11  Final Exams Monday thru Wednesday
3 OR 5 NBEO Part II (PAM) Tuesday or Thursday
(OPT IV students select one)
16 Deadline to submit all class and laboratory final grades Monday

UH News

August 20, 2019
Humana Institute Director Leads Effort to Improve Value of Health Care
By Chris Stipes:: Dr. LeChauncy Woodard, an accomplished physician and leader in medical education and health services, has been named the first director of the Humana Integrated Health System Sciences Institute. The institute is committed to high-impact research to change policy and innovative educational programs to prepare a new generation of health care providers and programs to support community transformation.
August 20, 2019
Shell Deer Park Donates Historic Archives to UH Libraries
By Jeannie Kever:: Shell Deer Park has donated historical documents, photos and artifacts from the plant to the Energy & Sustainability Research Collection at the University of Houston Libraries, making it easier for scholars and the public to learn more about how the plant’s history and its relationship with the city that grew up around it.
August 19, 2019
‘Orbit I’ Returns to UH Campus, Finds New Home at E. Cullen Building
By Sara Tubbs:: “Orbit I,” one of the first artworks purchased for the Public Art of the University of Houston System collection nearly 50 years ago, has made a welcome return to the UH campus. The recently restored and refreshed Camphor wood sculpture has found a new home in the lobby of the Ezekiel Cullen Building.
August 15, 2019
UH Project Promotes Energy Careers for Women, Minorities
By Jeannie Kever:: A program designed to introduce women and underrepresented minorities to jobs in the energy industry has been named one of INSIGHT Into Diversity’s 2019 Inspiring Programs in STEM.
August 14, 2019
Medical-Legal Partnerships: A Legal Prescription for Improving Healthines Growing Health Care Innovation
By Chris Stipes:: There’s an innovative health care trend emerging that has physicians and attorneys joining forces for the greater good of patients — medical-legal partnerships, the focus of a lunch and learn event hosted by the Humana Integrated Health System Sciences Institute at the University of Houston in collaboration with the UH Law Center’s Health Law & Policy Institute. At least 325 health care providers across the country have formed medical-legal partnerships to improve the quality and cost of care.
August 14, 2019
Hines Family Commits New Gift Toward UH Professorship Advancing Digital Design
By Sara Tubbs:: The University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design will receive another generous gift from the Hines family. Hines, the global real estate firm founded by Gerald D. Hines, has pledged $500,000 to an existing endowed professorship that will direct a new innovation lab at the college.
August 13, 2019
Bestselling Author Nic Stone to Keynote UH Back-to-School Event
By None:: New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone will headline a free back-to-school event Friday, Aug. 16 at the University of Houston Cullen Performance Hall. She will deliver an empowering message about the importance of diversity, inclusion and self-discovery.
August 12, 2019
Understanding Where Patients Live Can Improve Patient Health
By Chris Stipes:: Family physicians typically don’t consider where patients live when assessing their health care needs, despite research that indicates a person’s environment can significantly affect their health. With the emergence of value-based health care, there are more incentives for providers to take those factors into account. However, a new study found that family physicians could not accurately estimate where their patients actually live.