Faculty & Staff

Important Dates & Holidays


5th OPT II Clinic Orientation and White Coat Ceremony Friday

8th All classes, labs, clinics, and externships begin Monday

15th Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (UEI and federal externships) Monday

20th-21st OPT IV Practice Management Class Saturday and Sunday


7th-13th OPT I Exam Week I Wednesday through Tuesday 

22nd-25th TOA Convention UEI clinics closed Friday, February 23, but classes and labs meet as scheduled

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


12th-16th Spring Break Monday through Friday

19-23rd No OPT 3 classes or labs; OPT 3 clinics will remain open Monday through Friday

20th-23rd NBEO Part I (ABS) Exam Tuesday through Friday (test is now a single day; students excused from clinics day before and day of their scheduled exam day)

21st-27th OPT I Exam Week II Wednesday through Tuesday

24th-25th OPT IV Practice Management Class Saturday and Sunday


7th Spring Awards Banquet Saturday

8th UHCOpen House Sunday

20th All Classes, labs, UHCO clinics, and UHCO externships end Friday


23th-2nd Final Exams Monday through Wdnesday

29th-3rd ARVO Sunday through Thursday


12th Convocation Saturday


          14th All UEI clinics, classes and externships begin Monday

          28th Memorial Day Holiday Monday


          9th-10th OPT IV Practice Management Class Saturday and Sunday

          20th-24th AOA meeting Wednesday thru Sunday
          (All clinics and classes continue to meet as scheduled)

          25th OPT IV Practice Management Benedict Lecture Monday evening


          4th  Independence Day Holiday Wednesday

          28th-29th OPT IV Practice Management Class Saturday and Sunday


          10th All clinics, externships and classes 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.