Faculty & Staff

Important Dates & Holidays


6th Clinic Orientation and White Coat Ceremony for OPT II students Friday

9th All externships, classes, clinics, and labs begin Monday

16th Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Monday

21st OPT IV & OPT III Benedict Professor Lecture Saturday (A.M. for OPT IV & P.M. for OPT III)


8th-14th OPT I Exam Week I Wednesday thru Tuesday 

16th-19th TOA Convention UEI clinics closed Friday, February 17, but classes and labs meet as scheduled

25th-26th  OPT IV Practice Management Class Saturday and Sunday


13th-17th Spring Break Monday thru Friday

20-24th No OPT 3 classes or labs; OPT 3 clinics will remain open Monday thru Friday

21st-24th NBEO Part I (ABS) Exam Tuesday thru Friday (test is now a single day; students excused from clinics day before and day of their scheduled exam day)

22nd-28th OPT I Exam Week II Wednesday thru Tuesday

25th-26th OPT IV Practice Management Class Saturday and Sunday


21st All externships, classes, labs, and clinics end Friday


24th-3rd Final Exams Monday thru Wednesday


7th-11th ARVO Sunday thru Thursday

12th Convocation Friday


          10th - 11th In-house OPT IV clinic orientations Wednesday and Thursday

          11th OPT 3 clinic orientations Thursday

          11th First day of externships Thursday

          12th No UEI clinics (UHCO commencement) Friday

          15th First day of all UEI clinics and classes begin Monday

          29th  Memorial Day Holiday Monday



          17th-18th OPT IV Practice Management Class Saturday and Sunday

          21th-25th AOA meeting Wednesday thru Sunday
          (All clinics and classes continue to meet as scheduled)


          4th  Independence Day Holiday Tuesday

          15th - 16th
 Second weekend of OPT IV Practice Management course Saturday and Sunday


         11th  All externships, classes and clinics end Friday

UH News

July 12, 2016
UH Moves Up in Global Rankings for Issued Patents
By Jeannie Kever:: The University of Houston is among the top 100 university systems in the world for granted U.S. utility patents in 2015.
July 11, 2016
Fifth Annual Eye Expo at UH Offers Resources to the Visually Impaired
By Lisa Merkl:: A vision expo will be held at the UH College of Optometry July 30, addressing advocacy for the visually impaired in the community, workplace and government. The fifth-annual Houston Area Insight Expo is open to the public.
July 8, 2016
Future Coogs Get a Glimpse of College Life During Cougar Junior Scholars Camp
By Mike Emery:: Summer is typically a time for middle school students to take some time away from the classroom. Each summer, however, the Honors College at the University of Houston opens its doors to local middle schoolers and shows them what life on a college campus is really like.
July 8, 2016
UH Experts Available to Discuss Dallas Shootings
By Mike Emery:: University of Houston experts are available to address topics related to the recent tragedies in Dallas, Louisiana and Minnesota.
July 7, 2016
President’s Commission on Enhancing Cybersecurity to Meet at UH July 14
By None:: The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity will convene at the University of Houston on Thursday, July 14, to discuss the challenges and opportunities for securing critical infrastructure.
July 7, 2016
UH Offers Nationally Known Experts on Cybersecurity
By None:: UH educational and research programs in cybersecurity and cyber defense have been recognized nationally. UH experts can discuss a wide range of topics on the issues of cybersecuity.