Faculty & Staff

Important Dates & Holidays

MAY

14th All UEI clinics, classes and externships begin Monday
28th Memorial Day Holiday Monday

JUNE

5th OPT III Developmental Optometry Class #1 for M-W Students
(AM only; OPT III clinics operate in PM) Tuesday AM
9th-10th OPT IV Practice Management Class Saturday and Sunday
11th OPT III Developmental Optometry Class #2 for M-W Students
(PM only; OPT III clinics operate in AM) Monday PM
20th-24th AOA meeting Wednesday thru Sunday
(All clinics and classes continue to meet as scheduled)
25th OPT IV Practice Management Class Benedict Lecture Monday evening

JULY

4th Independence Day Holiday Wednesday
12th OPT III Developmental Optometry Class #1 for W-F Students
(AM only; OPT III clinics operate in PM) Thursday AM
12th OPT IV Practice Management Class Professional Responsibility Lecture Thursday
19th OPT III Developmental Optometry Class #2 for W-F Students
(PM only; OPT III clinics operate in AM) Thursday PM
28th-29th OPT IV Practice Management Class Saturday and Sunday

AUGUST

10th All clinics, externships and classes end Friday

AUGUST

16th-17th First Year Orientation Thursday and Friday
20th All clinics, externships, classes, and labs begin Monday

SEPTEMBER

3rd Labor Day Holiday Monday
15th OPT III & Externship Preceptors Meeting Saturday
15th-16th OPT IV Practice Management Class Saturday and Sunday
19th-25th OPT I & OPT II Exam Week #1 Wednesday thru Tuesday
20th OPT IV Practice Management Class Professional Responsibility Lecture Thursday

OCTOBER

6th-7th OPT III Clinical Medicine Course Saturday and Sunday
19th-21st OPT III KMK NBEO Review Course Weekend #1 Friday P.M. - Sunday
No OPT III Clinics Friday afternoon only. All Friday morning clinics operate as scheduled.
24th-30th OPT I & OPT II Exam Week #2 Wednesday thru Tuesday
27th-28th OPT IV Practice Management Class Saturday and Sunday
29th OPT IV Practice Management Class Benedict Lecture Monday

NOVEMBER

3rd OPT II Mock Competency for Pre-Clinical Practicum Saturday
6th-9th OPT III & IV Classes and Clinics Cancelled for American Academy of Optometry Tuesday thru Friday
(does not apply to all externship sites)
7th-10th American Academy of Optometry Wednesday thru Saturday
17th-18th OPT III KMK NBEO Review Course Weekend #2 Saturday and Sunday
19th OPT II Pre-Clinical Practicum – No classes, clinics, or labs Monday
(does not apply to externship students)
21st-23rd Thanksgiving Holiday Wednesday thru Friday
(externship students will have to verify exact days with their site.)
30th All externships, classes, labs, and clinics end Friday

DECEMBER

3rd-12th Final Exams Monday thru Wednesday
4th or 6th NBEO Part II (PAM) Tuesday or Thursday
(OPT IV students select one)

UH News

August 14, 2018
UH, ‘The Voice’ Alumna Stephanie Rice to Headline Back-to-School Event
By None:: University of Houston graduate Stephanie Rice, who earned fame on NBC’s “The Voice” for her compelling performances and personal story of resilience, will return to campus for the UH College of Education’s First Lecture. The free, back-to-school kickoff event is Friday, Aug. 17 at Cullen Performance Hall.
August 13, 2018
Public Art of the University of Houston System Announces New Leadership
By Sara Tubbs:: For the first time in its nearly 50-year history, Public Art of the University of Houston System is expanding its staff to ensure sustained leadership and curatorial vision for the collection. As part of a recently developed strategic plan, María C. Gaztambide has been named director and chief curator.
August 8, 2018
Mission: Possible — Mapping Dangerous Terrain
By Jeannie Kever:: Ensuring military forces have up-to-date information about a potentially hostile region offers obvious advantages, but current methods for doing that – especially along shorelines, where underwater mines and other hazards can pose serious risks – all have drawbacks. Engineers from the University of Houston are addressing the challenge as part of a $1 million project led by Craig Glennie, an investigator with the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping, or NCALM.
August 8, 2018
Three Recipients Forging New Paths for Women in Education
By Laurie Fickman:: Three University of Houston women have been awarded for their trailblazing work by a prestigious women’s advocacy group. The American Association of University Women advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research.
August 6, 2018
University of Houston One of the Best Colleges in the U.S.
By Laurie Fickman:: The Princeton Review, which ranks universities, reports that University of Houston is one of the top schools in the nation. Its rankings are published in the new edition of its annual "Best Colleges" book—The Best 384 Colleges: 2019 Edition, their flagship college guide.
August 6, 2018
Hobby School Survey Finds Strong Support for Harvey Bond Election
By Jeannie Kever:: A solid majority of Harris County residents support the upcoming $2.5 billion bond election, intended to pay for projects to lessen the risk of future flooding, according to a survey released Monday by the Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston.
July 31, 2018
Women and Lupus – Tackling the Debilitating Connection
By Laurie Fickman:: The chronic inflammatory disease, lupus, is about nine times more common in women than men, and now one of the leading lupus researchers in the world, UH biomedical engineering professor Chandra Mohan, has been awarded $2 million to find out why.
July 31, 2018
High School Students Dive Into All Things Energy at UH
By Jeannie Kever:: High school students interested in careers in energy will get a high-tech taste of the industry Thursday, Aug. 2, at the University of Houston.