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College Q&A: UHV college fair to be held Saturday at Jaguar Village

By By Jeremy Shapiro
Oct. 26, 2013 at 5:26 a.m.


My daughter and I are interested in attending Jaguar Days to learn more about the University of Houston-Victoria. Where is the event, and what will take place?

The University of Houston-Victoria has retooled and changed locations for Jaguar Days to provide a livelier atmosphere. The first Jaguar Day of the school year will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Jaguar Hall, 2705 Houston Highway.

At Jaguar Days, UHV staff and students will talk with prospective students and their parents about academic programs, student life activities, student support offerings and campus jobs. Admissions staff will walk students through the application process, and financial aid specialists can answer questions about what monetary packages are offered.

The school's jaguar mascot, jaX, will be on hand to lend a paw to the proceedings. Attendees also can purchase UHV gear and learn about student organizations and Jaguar athletics. Tours of the residence halls, including the new apartment-style Jaguar Suites, will be offered. Attendees also can ride the shuttle buses to take a tour of the academic buildings on the main campus. A tour of Victoria will be offered, as well.

The decision to move Jaguar Days from the UHV University Center Multi-Purpose Room was made to promote UHV's expanded student life offerings, said Billy Lagal, UHV student recruitment manager.

"The event was getting a little stale," Lagal said. "With the addition of the beautiful Jaguar Suites residence hall, we felt like we need to share the college environment with prospective students and their parents."

UHV has three residences halls located side-by-side on the Houston Highway in an area known as Jaguar Village. Jaguar Hall and Jaguar Court mainly house freshmen, while Jaguar Suites primarily is for sophomores and upperclassman. Each suite has a shared living area and kitchenette with a refrigerator, microwave, cabinets and sink. All Jaguar Village rooms have TVs with free cable and Wi-Fi.

"Jaguar Days is still a college fair, but by hosting it at Jaguar Village, we are able to showcase more of the residential and student life elements at UHV," Lagal said. "Plus, it gives us a chance to display the expanding dining hall."

Jaguar Day attendees will get a free lunch at Jaguar Hall Dining. The dining facility was remodeled and expanded during the summer to add more seating and food stations.

To sign up to attend Jaguar Days, visit uhv.edu/jagday. Additional Jaguar Days will take place Jan. 25, Feb. 15 and March 1.

Do you have a question about the University of Houston-Victoria? Contact Jeremy Shapiro, UHV communications specialist, at 361-570-4296 or shapiroj@uhv.edu.

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