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UHD Preparing for Hurricane Laura, Closed Aug. 26 - 28

Hurricane Laura is expected to make landfall within our region this week. In preparation for this storm, the University of Houston-Downtown will close Aug. 26 - 28. All classes and events (both online and on campus) will be canceled. Campus will not be accessible on these days.

The last date to add a class for Fall 2020 (originally scheduled for Friday, Aug. 28) has been extended through Tuesday, Sept. 1. Likewise, the date to drop a course also has been extended through Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Faculty, staff and students should take the necessary precautions in advance of this storm, including preparing hurricane kits and updating emergency contact information to ensure timely UHD updates at the following links:

Additionally, it is recommended to review life-safety tips provided by the Harris County Office of Emergency Management.

Updates regarding this severe weather situation will be communicated via email, text, UHD social media channels (Twitter, Facebook) and the UHD website.

Please continue to monitor news and updates regarding this storm to make decisions that help ensure your safety.