Today@Sam Article

SHSU To Close University Park Campus

Sept. 18, 2015
SHSU Media Contact: Julia May

Sam Houston State University will be closing its University Park campus off SH 249 in Northwest Houston effective January 2016, consolidating all community-based operations at SHSU-The Woodlands Center.

SHSU is working with students affected by the centralization to develop personalized academic plans. All programs currently held at University Park will be relocated to SHSU’s Woodlands campus, located off College Park Drive.

The university will continue to expand academic program offerings, services and support, as well as the number of online programs, providing even more convenient options to traditional and non-traditional students, alike.

Sam Houston State has been offering access to an affordable, high-quality college education in The Woodlands since 1998 and in the Northwest Houston area since 2011.  A long-standing relationship with the Lone Star College System led to the construction of a dedicated SHSU facility on seven acres adjacent to LSC’s University Center in 2012.

SHSU-The Woodlands Center is a 145,000-square-foot, four-story building that has classrooms, a 120-seat auditorium, three lecture rooms with stadium-style seating for 64, a five-story parking garage, an 80-seat computer lab, and a faculty support center with a computer lab, conference rooms, and eight “flex” offices for faculty.

A “one-stop shop” is also available where students can apply for admission, register for classes, apply for financial aid, pay tuition via kiosk, and access many other services, including:

  • Academic Advising
  • Mentoring & Academic Support
  • Legal Advising & Mediation
  • Money Management
  • Career Counseling & Placement
  • Testing

To learn more about the programs available at SHSU-The Woodlands Center, please visit or call 936.202.5000.


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