The Ultimate Bauer Bucket List

It’s mid-February, but we bet that those of you planning for a spring graduation are already counting down the days until Bauer Convocation on May 13 (it’s 86, if you were curious).

Since your time on campus as a Bauer student is limited, we’ve come up with The Ultimate Bauer Bucket List. There’s still time to check off most of these items before graduation, so don’t waste any time getting started!


Decorate your graduation cap!

Get creative with your graduation cap to ensure you’ll stand out in a sea of identical gowns during convocation. It’s the perfect way to show off your personality, or thank the people who have supported you along your journey. Undergrads, check out our Countdown to Commencement in April for free supplies and inspiration.


Attend a speaker series.

One of the (many) perks of being a Bauer student is having access to talented real-world professionals who have been there, done that and are excited to share their experiences with you. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn from them at events including this semester’s Distinguished Leaders Series and Inspiring Minds Speaker Series.


Enroll in a class or program that will challenge you.

While it can be tempting to play it safe during your college career, the rewards of venturing out of your comfort zone are endless. If you’re not graduating this spring, sign up for a Bauer program you’ve always secretly wanted to try, or take a chance and study abroad next semester. No matter what challenges the opportunity may bring, it’s sure to be an experience you’ll never forget.


Tailgate with Bauer.

The only thing that will make attending UH football games even more unforgettable? Tailgating with Bauer beforehand! Come join your fellow Bauer Coogs and alumni for delicious food, community and the contagious UH spirit.


Join a Bauer student organization.

Student orgs are more than a great experience you can add to your résumé. They’re an opportunity to enhance your skills and build a network that will support you beyond your college classes. With over 30 organizations, you’re sure to find one that fits your goals and aspirations.


Try as many food trucks on campus as possible.

It’s rare to have access to such a large variety of food trucks in one place, so take advantage of the opportunity while you’re at UH. From Mexican food to ice cream cookie sandwiches, there’s something for everyone to enjoy – and plenty of chances to venture out of your comfort zone. Check out this calendar to find out where your favorite trucks will be parked each day.


Be part of Bauer Pride Day.

There’s no better way to show off your Bauer Pride than by joining the festivities at our annual Bauer Pride event. Come eat free goodies, take photos at our selfie-booth and relish in the awesomeness of being part of the college where awesome happens.



A great way to put your business skills to practice while also making a difference is to volunteer at local nonprofits. If you’re not sure where to start, check out our Volunteer Fair on March 29 to find out how you can give back to our community.


Explore Houston through Bauer’s eyes.

Did you know there are dozens of Houston companies that were started by Bauer alumni? Spend a day checking out places like Glazed (a delicious specialty donut shop) or 100% Taquito (a Mexican restaurant started by a WCE alumnus), and be inspired by what Bauer students have accomplished.


Venture to other parts of campus.

While the Bauer side of campus is undeniably awesome, the University of Houston has a lot of other beautiful spots to offer. Check out the Blaffer Art Museum when you’ve got a break between classes, or eat at the UC Satellite instead of the nearby Student Center. Taking a selfie with the cougar statues behind the Cullen building is a must, of course.

By Priscilla Aceves

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