Houston Universities Tour

University of St. Thomas

Did you know that Houston is home to five major universities?  Houston is an academic magnet attracting people from around the world to come here to study and often never leave.  Learn about them in this six-hour tour.  You will have opportunities to walk on the campus, visit museums, see works of art, see stadiums, learn about campus life, and examine the layout and design of the buildings and landscaping of some beautiful institutions.

Did you know that Houston is home to five major universities?  Houston is an academic magnet attracting people from around the world to come here to study and often never leave.  Learn about them in this six-hour tour.  You will have opportunities to walk on the campus, visit museums, see works of art, see stadiums, learn about campus life, and examine the layout and design of the buildings and landscaping of some beautiful institutions.

  • The dates are when the institution was found and changed names.

    • Rice University (RU) – 1912 and 1960.
    • University of Saint Thomas (UST) – 1947.
    • Texas Southern University (TSU) – 1927, (1945 – 1963 private), 1947, and 1951.
    • Houston Baptist University (HBU) – 1963 and 1966.
    • University of Houston (UH) – 1927, 1934, 1983, and 1991.

    Lunch is on the campus of one of these universities or close by at a typical restaurant patronized by college students and or faculty. 

    If the clients are interested, we can also include going by:

    • Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) – 1900, 1903, (moved from Dallas to Houston in 1943), and 1969.
    • A Houston Community College (HCC) campus – 1971.
    • The South Texas College of Law Houston – 1923 and 2016.
    • The University of Houston Downtown (UHD) – 1974 and 1983.
    • More.

    Learn about the histories of these institutions, their missions, clientele, and role in the communities.

    We normally eat lunch on or near a campus.  Bring lunch money of typically between $10.00 and $20.00.

    If you would like an abbreviated tour or longer one, just let us so we can customize it for you.  The standard tour is six hours.  For a six-hour tour, we normally start at 9:30 or 10:00 AM, after the rush hour should have ended.

University of Houston St. Basil Chapel at University of St. Thomas Texas Southern University