Faculty & Staff

Important Dates & Holidays

AUG

18-22 OPT 1 Orientation Tuesday-Saturday
24 All Fall Semester classes and labs begin
OPT 3 Fall Semester clinics begin
OPT 4 Fall Rotation in-house clinics & externships begin Monday

SEP

7 Labor Day Holiday Monday
TBD KMK NBEO Part One Prep Course Saturday-Sunday
23-29 OPT 1 & OPT 2 Exam Week #1 Wednesday-Tuesday
OCT
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NOV
28-3 OPT 1 & OPT 2 Exam Week #2 Wednesday-Tuesday

NOV

7-8 OPT 2 Mock Competency for Pre-Clinical Practicum Saturday-Sunday
13 OPT 4 Fall Rotation in-house clinics & externships end Friday
17 OPT 4 Winter Rotation in-house clinics & externships begin Tuesday
20 OPT 2 Pre-Clinical Practicum – No classes, clinics, or labs Friday (does not apply to externships)
20-22 KMK NBEO Part One Prep Course Friday-Sunday
25-27 Thanksgiving Holiday Wednesday-Friday

DEC

1 or 3 NBEO Part II (PAM) Tuesday or Thursday (OPT 4 students select one)
4 All classes and labs end Friday
7-16 Final Exams Monday-Wednesday
16 OPT 2 Clinic Orientation available online Wednesday (online material must be completed by 11:59 PM January 3rd)
18 Deadline to submit all final grades Friday
OPT 3 Fall Semester clinics end
OPT 4 Winter Rotation clinics & externships break begins Friday
21-23 Make-up Clinics
24-Jan 1 Winter Break Holiday

JAN

 

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

FEB

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

October 15, 2020
Second Phase of Cullen Boulevard Construction Project Underway
By None:: To improve mobility and safety on a major thoroughfare through the University of Houston campus, UH President Renu Khator joined city and county leaders to break ground on the second phase of the Cullen Boulevard construction project, which will make the street more pedestrian and bike friendly.
October 15, 2020
$1.6 Million Grant to Reverse Urinary Incontinence
By Laurie Fickman:: With a $1.6 million grant, a University of Houston researcher is working to reverse pelvic floor dysfunction which can result in urinary incontinence, a condition affecting 30-60% of the female population and 5-15% of males.
October 14, 2020
Hobby School, HPM Sponsor Candidate Forums
By Jeannie Kever:: The Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston and Houston Public Media will sponsor forums in two competitive area legislative races, giving voters a chance to hear from the candidates themselves.
October 13, 2020
UH Professor Awarded Federal Grant to Study How Parents Impact Children’s Emotions
By None:: Julie Dunsmore, a professor at the University of Houston College of Education, has received a federal grant to evaluate family interactions and study how different parenting styles affect a child’s behavior.
October 13, 2020
Entertainment Mogul Mathew Knowles to Teach UH Course on Music Industry in Digital Age
By Sara Tubbs:: Mathew Knowles has a lengthy and impressive list of achievements in the entertainment industry, but it took three decades of risk-taking and mistakes to become one of the most influential music moguls of our time. Knowles is now sharing his “secret sauce” for success with the masses in a virtual, 15-week master class at the University of Houston.
October 12, 2020
University of Houston Partners with AuraVax Therapeutics on COVID-19 Vaccine
By Laurie Fickman:: The University of Houston has entered into an exclusive license option agreement to develop a nasal spray vaccine for COVID-19 and other debilitating respiratory diseases. Under terms of the agreement, AuraVax has the option to exclusively license the new vaccine technology developed by Navin Varadarajan, M.D. Anderson Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
October 12, 2020
UH Study: Texas County Websites Missing Key Voting Information
By Jeannie Kever:: Researchers from the University of Houston Election Lab reported Monday, one day before early voting begins in Texas, that a majority of the state’s county election websites are missing key details about the process for voting or changes to the ballot.
October 8, 2020
Early and Election Day Voting at the University of Houston
By None:: Once again, the University of Houston will be hosting early voting and Election Day voting locations for all registered voters in Harris County.