University College


University College is committed to providing an academically focused, student-centered supportive, structured environment for the entire University community with an emphasis on freshmen. This environment is focused on improving matriculation, retention and graduation rates, increasing student success in academics and facilitating a smooth transition to the world of higher education.

Our vision
University College strives to maintain a scholarly community and a diverse membership of freshmen students. Working in unison, the divisions of Academic Enhancement, Academic Advising and Residential Life help our students develop individual responsibility and respect in a close-knit environment. Shared and personal learning experiences help to contribute to a rewarding residential experience.

Message from the Director

Welcome to University College (UC). UC is a freshman neighborhood that was established to provide you with a living and learning community that will support your academic success and transition into higher education. The UC staff and faculty are here to assist you through the critical first steps in your college journey. However, your ultimate success in college will be determined by your individual motivation and your personal efforts. We will offer you many opportunities in University College, but you must choose to participate in the advisement program, academic enhancement classes, co-curricular activities and other support services. We look forward to your arrival at Prairie View A & M University and University College.

“We don’t want you to just enroll at PVAMU, we want you to succeed!”

Residential Life

Mission Statement

The mission of the University College Division of Residential Life is to provide an on-campus living and learning community that supports the intellectual, social and ethical growth of all entering Prairie View A&M University students with an emphasis on freshmen. The Student Life unit is committed to providing a co-curricular environment, which allows students to pursue special interests, fulfill individual needs, and actively contribute to the living and learning community life while focusing on academics.

Residential Life Website

Last updated 3/2017