10 Signs You Went to the University of Houston

Keep Houston Press Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

No matter when you attended the University of Houston, there are some things nearly all students have in common.

10. You're not afraid of parking tickets. Especially if you've got a rental.

They are just slips of paper you may or may not pay, depending on whether or not your car is registered with UH.

9. You've mistaken at least one of your classmates as the professor on the first day of class. These next ten weeks should be fun...

8. You know who the university president is and that she's apparently our godsend. The details of her presidency may escape you, but you're definitely Team Renu Khator.

7. You could go a full week or two wearing red T-shirts you never paid for. But you stick to wearing them on your Cougar Red Fridays and to games.

6. You equate riding a roller coaster to driving on Cullen Boulevard. Buckle up and don't enjoy the ride.

5. You're used to rooting for the underdog at pretty much every sporting event.

The Cougars have definitely let you down a few times, but you love them all the same.

4. You've had a close encounter with a squirrel. Whether you fed it or it demanded food from you.

3. You roll your eyes at just the mention of Rice University. And you so cleverly hashtag #RuckFice.

2. You may or may not get carpal tunnel syndrome from overusing your Coog sign. It's your instinct to pose with it poised.

1. You've bragged about UH being a "tier one university" without actually knowing what that means.

Ehh, who cares about the details. GO COOGS!

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.


Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.