Hurricane Harvey Campus Information

September 18, 2017 | UHCL Staff

Updated Sept. 18, 9 a.m.

University of Houston-Clear Lake and its off-site locations, UHCL Pearland Campus and the Texas Medical Center, sustained minimal damage and welcomed students to the fall 2018 semester on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Hurricane Harvey FAQs and Resources

Have questions related to your student account, semester information, fee payments and more? Visit the UHCL Harvey FAQs and Resources page for the answers. For questions not answered by the Harvey FAQs and Resources page, email

Hawk Emergency Fund

Addressing the needs of students who have had suffered tragic costly losses, UHCL has created the Hawk Emergency Fund. The fund was created to fill the gap and help UHCL students pay for any education-related expenses they may have. Generous donors have contributed more than $16,000 so far to help. As students emerge from their challenges, more requests are received.

University friends who have survived the storm can make a difference to students who have sustained devastating losses by contributing to the Hawk Emergency Fund (select the fund in the drop down menu).

Volunteer Opportunities

UHCL faculty, staff and students continue to seek ways to give back by helping families who were victims to Harvey’s wrath. Many volunteer opportunities are available including two key events coordinated by the Student Life Office’s Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement.

  • Friday, Sept. 22 - Join with other university volunteers, noon – 5 p.m., as they assist the Houston Health Foundation and Target Hunger with food distribution efforts at one of their warehouses
  • Saturday, Sept. 30 - Spend a morning with other UHCL Hawks as they work with Galveston Food Bank to sort and group donated food. Volunteers are asked to participate 9 a.m. – noon.

Other individual opportunities are available that include various organizations and shelters. Visit Harvey FAQs and Resources and select the Resources tab.

Updates from President Ira K. Blake

Course Information

UHCL faculty will be adjusting syllabi to ensure academic quality is not affected by the campus closing. Students should check their UHCL email account for course and campus updates and Blackboard for adjustments to the syllabi and course requirements.

Monitor UHCL

How to the monitor the UHCL campus: is the primary source of emergency communications

Parents, visitors and the general public may also receive UHCL emergency communications by using Twitter’s “Fast Follow” feature. Twitter “Fast Follow” allows an individual to receive UHCL alerts without having a Twitter account. Simply text “Follow @UHCLPD" to 40404. More information about Twitter Fast Follow:

  • Text "OFF" to 40404 to temporarily stop receiving text message alerts from Twitter.
  • Text "ON" to 40404 to begin receiving text message alerts again.
  • Text "unfollow UHCLPD" to 40404 to stop receiving UHCL alert text messages.
    Note: Message and data rates may apply. And, delivery from Twitter cannot be guaranteed since UHCL does not manage this notification outlet.