Faculty & Staff

Important Dates & Holidays


17 All clinics, classes and externships begin Monday
31 Memorial Day Holiday Monday


19-20 OPT IV Practice Management Class Saturday and Sunday


5 Independence Day Holiday Monday
17-18 OPT IV Practice Management Class Saturday and Sunday


13 Clinics and externships and classes end Friday
16-20 Class of 2025 – New Student Orientation



16-20 First Year Orientation Monday-Friday
23 All clinics, externships, classes and labs begin Monday
28-29 OPT IV Practice Management Class Weekend #1 Saturday and Sunday


6 Labor Day Holiday Monday
22-28 OPT I & OPT II Exam Week #1 Wednesday thru Tuesday
25-26 KMK NBEO Part One Prep Course Weekend #1 Saturday and Sunday
OCT 23-24 OPT IV Practice Management Class Weekend #2 Saturday and Sunday
NOV 2-5 OPT III & IV Classes and Clinics Cancelled for American Academy of Optometry Tuesday thru Friday (may not apply to all externship sites)
3-9 OPT I & OPT II Exam Week #2 Wednesday thru Tuesday
19-21 KMK NBEO Part One Prep Course Weekend #2 Friday evening thru Sunday
24-26 Thanksgiving Holiday Wednesday thru Friday (may not apply to all externship sites)
DEC 3 All externships, classes, labs, and clinics end Friday
6-15 Final Exams Monday thru Wednesday
7 or 9 NBEO Part II (PAM) Tuesday or Thursday (OPT IV students select one)
17 Deadline to submit all class and laboratory final grades Friday

UH News

September 21, 2021
Developing Strategies to Increase Access to Electric Vehicles
By Laurie Fickman:: A pilot program, led by UH to increase access to electric vehicles, targets ownership in low-income communities in Houston and brings together METRO, commercial EV charging companies, rideshare partners and the community.
September 21, 2021
UH Joins International Project to Develop History-Making Software for Scientists
By Sally Strong:: University of Houston researchers join specialists around the world in developing MUSES, an open-source cyberinfrastructure tool that will determine equations of state in fields of nuclear physics, gravitational wave astrophysics and heavy-ion physics. Once completed, MUSES will be an important scientific resource for generations to come.
September 20, 2021
UH Recognized with HEED Award
By None:: The University of Houston and the University of Houston Law Center have received the 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine for the sixth consecutive year.
September 20, 2021
Showcasing the Intersection of Arts and Medicine
By Sara Tubbs:: The University of Houston will host the global conference “Innovations in Arts and Health: Collaborating for Medical Humanities, Professional Development and Community Health” in January 2022.
September 13, 2021
Docking Peptides, Slow to Lock, Open Possible Path to Treat Alzheimer’s
By Laurie Fickman:: Using computational models and atomic force microscope experiments, researchers at the University of Houston and Rice University have identified a possible “Achilles’ heel” in the frustration of amyloid beta peptides as they dock to the fibrils that form plaques in patients with Alzheimer’s. The frustrated steps could open a window for drugs able to cap the fibril ends, preventing further aggregation.
September 9, 2021
University of Houston College of Nursing to Launch Midtown Clinic for Homeless
By Laurie Fickman:: The University of Houston College of Nursing is opening the doors of its Nursing Health Clinic, a new nurse-managed facility in Midtown that will meet the health needs of homeless people. The clinic will begin seeing clients Sept. 13 in the Abraham Center of St. Paul's United Methodist Church.
September 8, 2021
UH Engineer Receives $3.7M to Stop Epileptic Seizures Before They Begin
By Laurie Fickman:: University of Houston biomedical engineer Nuri Firat Ince, who reduced the time to find the brain’s seizure onset zone, has now received $3.7 million to translate his work into creating a next-generation device that can stop epileptic seizures before they begin.
September 7, 2021
20 Years Later: UH Commemorates Anniversary of 9/11
By Sara Tubbs:: As the nation prepares to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, the University of Houston is planning events to honor the victims of 9/11. On Friday, Sept. 10, the UH community and the public are invited to attend a series of events hosted by UH Veteran Services that will begin at 8 a.m. and continue throughout the day.