January 14, 2013

Welcome back, Cougars!

Hello friends, and welcome back! The University of Houston Digital Library is excited for the start of the Spring semester and has a lot in store for you this year, including additions to some of your favorite collections as well as some brand new collections!

Since you've been gone

Over the break, the University said goodbye to Robertson Stadium. Demolition of the stadium began early December and continued throughout the month.

Corbin Robertson
Corbin J. Robertson
Originally built in 1942 for HISD, the stadium was named Jeppesen Stadium for school board member Holger Jeppesen from 1958-1980. It was later renamed Robertson Stadium in honor of Corbin J. Robertson, former UH Board of Regents member and Athletics Committee Chairman, after the stadium was acquired by the University of Houston for $6.8 million.

You can still watch the progress of the demolition here.

Interior view of Robertson Stadium
Picture from Roberston Stadium looking Northwest

Spring 2013 has arrived, are you ready?

To help you get the year started right, here's a few links that will help prepare you for a successful semester.

UH Parking - Go here to purchase a permit so you can park legally without worries!

Towed car
Don't end up like this poor guy!
UH Campus Bookstore - With the first day of classes having begun, the UH Campus Bookstore is a great place to begin looking for your textbooks and school supplies!

UH Campus Bookstore


UH Self Service - Do you need to pay tuition, purchase a meal plan, or do any last minute changes to your schedule? Forget about waiting in long lines, UH Self Service is the one-stop place to find all of these services!

Houstonian 1971 36-37
Course registration, 70s style

You can find these pictures and more in the Houstonian Yearbooks collection in the University of Houston Digital Library. We hope you have a wonderful semester!

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