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Interim President's Message - Good Luck on Finals

Dr. Antonio D. Tillis

Hello Gators,

I hope you all are rested and ready for the final weeks of the fall semester.

Many of you are actively putting the final touches on papers and projects or preparing for final examinations. It is a busy time, but I know all of you will meet any end-of-semester tasks with the same level of diligence and determination that you have demonstrated throughout Fall 2020.

As a reminder, finals are scheduled for Dec. 10 - 16, and all exams will take place entirely online. Although courses moved to virtual platforms, on-campus offices and services are still available to you, including the W.I. Dykes Library and selected Computer Labs.

You should also know that other resources remain at your disposal. Our faculty and staff are available to support you as we conclude Fall 2020. Contact your mentors, professors, and those members of the University Community that have guided you throughout the semester.

They are available to respond to questions and help you reach the finish line.You have accomplished so much this fall in and out of the classroom, but there is additional work ahead. Stay the course and remain focused on the job at hand.

For all of its challenges, I believe that Fall 2020 will be remembered as a semester that demonstrated beyond any doubt our Gator Community's strength and resilience.

Good luck with your finals, and stay healthy

Antonio D. Tillis, Ph.D.
Interim President, University of Houston-Downtown


The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by Interim President Antonio D. Tillis. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts more than 51,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College).

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.