Current Students

Important Dates & Holidays



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


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
23-4 OPT 1 & OPT 2 Final Exams Friday-Tuesday
APR 28 OPT 3 classes, labs, & clinics end Wednesday
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

March 3, 2021
UH Statement on Gov. Abbott's March 2 Executive Order
By None:: The University of Houston is reviewing Governor Abbott’s March 2 executive order regarding the mask mandate and opening Texas businesses 100% to determine the safest path forward for our campus community.
March 3, 2021
Humana and UH Announce New Value-based Care Specialization Program
By None:: Humana and the University of Houston have launched a Value-based Care Specialization online program to support providers, academia and other business and industry professionals and the public in learning about the fundamentals and real-world application of value-based care that has become integral to improving outcomes in health care.
March 2, 2021
New Research Highlights Impact of the Digital Divide
By None:: The coronavirus pandemic has drawn new attention to the digital divide, as the need for online schooling and working from home has disproportionately hurt those without computer equipment and skills. Research by Paul A. Pavlou, dean of the C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston, found that people with basic Information Technology skills are more likely to be employed, even in jobs that aren’t explicitly tied to those skills.
March 2, 2021
Pathway for Texas to Lead Energy Transition
By Laurie Fickman:: In a new white paper by Gutierrez Energy Management Institute, Center for Houston’s Future and University of Houston Energy, a pathway is laid for Texas to lead the energy transition and Houston to reduce carbon emissions to zero.
February 25, 2021
With Lithium in High Demand, UH Researcher Examines New Sources
By Laurie Fickman:: Kyung Jae Lee, assistant professor of petroleum engineering at the University of Houston, has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation for $508,722 to contribute to the enhancement and diversification of the domestic supply of lithium for sustainable and renewable energy storage.
February 24, 2021
UH Geologists Search for Remains of Lost Ocean Beneath Earth’s Surface
By Sara Tubbs:: A team of UH geologists has been awarded 2.5 million CPU Hours by the National Science Foundation for use of its supercomputer to search for the remains of a lost ocean deep below the Earth's surface.
February 23, 2021
Targeted Delivery of Highly Toxic Anti-Cancer Drug to Brain Tumors
By Laurie Fickman:: UH biomedical researcher Sheeren Majd is reporting the development and testing of a new nano-carrier as a potential treatment to deliver highly toxic medicine to glioblastomas, the most common and aggressive form of primary brain tumors.
February 23, 2021
UH Poet Awarded National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
By Sara Tubbs:: Joy Priest, a first-year doctoral candidate in the University of Houston’s renowned Creative Writing Program, has received a Creative Writing Fellowship of $25,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts.