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Welcome Students!

Welcome to an exciting chapter of your academic journey at UHV, where student life is vibrant, engaging, and filled with opportunities for growth and enrichment.  At UHV, we believe that education extends beyond the classroom, and we are committed to providing a well-rounded college experience that extends to all aspects of student life. 

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Whether you are looking to join student organizations, participate in campus events, engage in leadership opportunities, or simply connect with a diverse community of peers, UHV offers a supportive and inclusive environment that fosters personal and professional development. 

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Student Life

Student Life helps students achieve their academic goals and enhance their intellectual and social development through a variety of programs. We promote student leadership, collegiality, and good citizenship. We support the academic mission of UHV, and ensure students get the support necessary to be successful at UHV and in the community. We contribute to a healthy, safe, and productive academic environment and are responsive to the needs of our diverse student body. 

Students are encouraged to contact us with any questions, needs or ideas they may have. We are located in the Center for Student Involvement in University Commons, Suite 2202. Our hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call us at (361) 485-4410 for more information.


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Parent Involvement

UHV Parent Involvement ties students’ families to resources that aim to help students succeed academically and socially while in school. UHV also offers its students and their families the opportunity to connect with the university and its faculty and staff through an event called UHV Family Weekend which is held each Fall semester. This event provides families ample interaction with UHV faculty and staff, the university athletics program, and the Victoria community in effort to build a sense of pride and support for UHV students. Get updated information about involvement opportunities at UHV emailed to you by signing up for our Family Newsletter.

For more information please visit our Family Weekend webpage or contact Freddie Cantu at (361) 485-4474.


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First Generation

First-generation college students are defined as “any student whose parents, or guardians, did not complete a four-year college or university degree”. Many first-generation college students experience unique strengths and challenges in the pursuit of a college education. Many of them may have to learn to adjust to the academic culture while maintaining the culture and traditions of their family of origin. The UHV Student Life office is committed to supporting and nurturing students’ intellectual, social, personal, and professional development by coordinating interactive programs and activities specific to the needs of first-generation students.

Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventures at UHV provides students with the opportunity to explore Texas through activities such as kayaking, hiking, fishing, paintball and a variety of other nature trips. All of our activities are free of charge and guided by community members. They are aimed at preparing students for real world experiences. Students who participate in any outdoor adventures will be provided transportation to and from the event. 

For more information on outdoor adventures, visit our office in University Commons, suite 2202, or give us a call at (361) 485-4410.

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Club Sports

Club Sports at UHV allows students with common interests in the sport of their choice to develop an organization that competes with other universities across the region and nation. Students are guided through the process of becoming a chartered organization and eventually become a functioning club team that can practice, fundraise, travel, and represent UHV in competition. Each club sport has a faculty or staff advisor that monitors and guides all club decisions in a way that best fits the students and the university. Contact Yesenia Gutierrez at (361) 485-4584 for more information.