Current Students

Important Dates & Holidays



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 Class and Clinic schedules modified during American Academy of Optometry Tuesday thru Friday (may not apply to 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
12 OPT II Mock Clinical Assessment 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 (All faculty available)
15-21 OPT III Makeup Clinics Thursday thru Wednesday (All faculty available)
16 Deadline to submit all class and laboratory final grades Friday

UH News

September 23, 2022
UH System Mourns the Loss of Regent Stephen “Steve” Chazen
By None:: Stephen I. "Steve" Chazen, a highly respected businessman and dedicated member of the University of Houston System Board of Regents, passed away on Thursday, September 22.
September 23, 2022
Moores Opera Center Announces First Season Under Artistic Direction of Lawrence Edelson
By None:: Moores Opera Center’s 2022-23 opera season promises to be one of the school’s most diverse to date.
September 22, 2022
Texas Survey Reveals Overwhelming Support for Gun Safety Restrictions
By None:: Texas may have a pro-gun image, but a survey from the University of Houston and Texas Southern University also finds strong support inside the state for more gun safety regulations. The “Texas Trends Survey 2022 – Gun Safety” finds common ground for safety advocates to stand with supporters of Second Amendment rights.
September 19, 2022
UH's Cougar Grounds Bigger and Better Than Ever
By Bryan Luhn:: Business is booming at Cougar Grounds, the University of Houston's student-run coffeehouse at the Conrad N. Hilton College of Global Hospitality Leadership, which now occupies a new and much bigger footprint at the college.
September 14, 2022
Can Hyaluronan Cure Dry Eye Disease?
By Laurie Fickman:: Hyaluronan, long known as a miracle cure for wrinkles, is being studied at the University of Houston College of Optometry as a possible prevention for dry eye disease. After a discovery in a UH lab, there’s good reason to think it will work.
September 13, 2022
Atmospheric Scientists Study Under-Researched Role of Clouds in Regulating Earth’s Temperature
By Rebeca Hawley:: University of Houston associate professor of earth and atmospheric sciences studies interaction between clouds and aerosols and how cloud formation in the atmosphere maintains the earth’s temperature.
September 12, 2022
New Ice-Shedding Coating Is 100X Stronger than Others
By Laurie Fickman:: A University of Houston mechanical engineer has developed a sprayable ice-shedding material that is 100 times stronger than any others. It's been tested by Boeing under erosive rain conditions at 385 miles per hour and outperformed current state-of-the-art aerospace coating technologies.
September 9, 2022
Students See Potential Employers’ Social Conscience as Admirable, But Not Always a Deciding Factor
By Sally Strong:: A career start with an energy industry leader in environmental and social issues can look enticing. But would a traditional oil and gas company pay better? A new survey from UH Energy and the UH Hobby School of Public Affairs takes a hard look at the choices upcoming college graduates are weighing.