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UHCL's upgraded Welcome Center is one-stop info hub for prospective, current students


University of Houston-Clear Lake marked the grand opening of its new Welcome Center Aug. 31, with university administrators, faculty, staff and students in attendance to celebrate.

The freshly-upgraded Welcome Center is the home of the Office of Admissions and is located on the first floor of the Student Services and Classroom Building. Its aim is to be the central hub for prospective students during an in-person visit, and current students seeking information about everything UH-Clear Lake has to offer during an in-person visit-- all in one place.

“The university placed a priority on this renovation in order to create a more welcoming and efficient operations center for the primary delivery of support services to our students,” said Vice President for Administration and Finance Mark Denney. “This is the central location for our students to get support and assistance as they move through the enrollment process, registration for the  courses they need, financial aid support, or scheduling advising. It will also facilitate the enrollment process of new students throughout the year.”

The center’s state-of-the-art presentation room is now equipped to host recruiting events, high school student groups, and more. “We are so pleased to welcome tours and families to our campus,” said UHCL President Richard Walker. “Meeting prospective students here in our new, expanded Welcome Center  has been part of our vision for a long time. It’s critical to start talking to students very early about the possibilities of their college education, and all that it entails.

He added that bringing more groups on campus was a very exciting prospect. 

“We invested in creating a space that was intentionally designed to meet the needs of our prospective students and their families. At UHCL, students come first,” Walker said.  “We understand the importance of providing a unique and memorable experience-from the time they step foot on the campus as a prospective student all the way through their entire educational experience.”

For more information about UHCL's Welcome Center, visit www.uhcl.edu/student-enrollment-center/.