News Stories for the Week


Construction continues on the Beacon Square project at Galveston College. Shown here are workers measuring the college's sign to ensure that it fits correctly around the base for the restored South Jetty Lighthouse cupola. The base of the lighthouse will be surrounded by bricks-each engraved with the names of donors who have supported this Beacon Square project. Contractor for the project is J.W. Kelso. Work is expected to be completed early this fall.

Galveston College fall semester orientation schedule announced

Set with the theme “The Ultimate Road Trip! Destination: Success”, Galveston College’s student orientation begins Tuesday, July 25.  Required for all new, full-time students registering for credit classes and recommended for part time and continuing education students attending the upcoming Fall Semester, Galveston College will offer three orientation sessions. Each session will be held in Room FA-207.

  • Tuesday, July 25 - 5pm-8pm
  • Thursday, July 27  - 9am-12noon
  • Saturday, August 19  - 9am -12noon

Refreshments will be served 30 minutes prior to each session.  Free child care will be provided on a space-available basis for children 18 months to 12 years. Each session will also include door prizes and gifts. To make a reservation and for more information, call 409.944.1220 or register on line at

Orientation agenda (times are listed for both the morning and afternoon sessions)

  • 8.30am / 4.30pm – Registration Sign in and refreshments
  • 9am / 5pm – Welcome
  • 9.15 am /5.15 pm – Schedule of events for Orientation (to include Goals of Orientation, Introduction of Key personnel, and Student Testimonials)
  • 10am / 6pm – Ultimate Road Trip presentation
  • 10.50am / 6.50pm – Registration Detours: FAQ
    11am / 7pm – Department Pit Stops (Visit the tables of the following areas:   
                 Admission/Advising, Financial Aid, Business Office, LRC/Tutoring,
                 Developmental Education, Nursing, Health Sciences, Academic/
                 Transfer, Workforce Education, and  Bio Technology.
  • Noon/8pm  - Snacks, Campus Tours, student organizations in Atrium
College placement testing begins today, July 17

College placement testing is required to determine placement in courses.  Students who have already met the requirements for placement assessment will not be required to take the COMPASS.  Prior to orientation, Galveston College will offer COMPASS Test Preparatory Workshops for the COMPASS Test. Each workshop for the COMPASS Test will be held in room R-259 on the following dates:

  • Monday, July 17- 9am-12 noon; 1pm-4pm
  • Wednesday, July 19 – 5pm-8pm
  • Monday, August 14 -9am-12 noon
  • Wednesday, August 16 – 9am- 12 noon

The workshops will cover reading, writing, and math.  The COMPASS Preparatory Workshops are free. The cost of the COMPASS test is $29.00.  For more information, contact the Galveston College Counseling Center at 409.944.1220 or online

Galveston College Whitecaps 2006 Volleyball Camp set for July 31-August 3

Offered exclusively to incoming 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students, the Galveston College Whitecaps 2006 Volleyball Camp will be held  July 31- August 3, from 8.30am-11.30am at the Galveston College Hermes Fitness Center, 4015 Avenue Q.  Participating students will learn and practice with the Galveston College Whitecaps Volleyball team. Instruction will include passing, setting, hitting, and blocking.  Galveston College coaching staff and team members (including alumni of the Whitecaps program) will provide instruction during the 4-day camp. Advance registration is $75 (cash or check). A $10 fee will be added to registration if done on site. An injury liability waiver prior to participation is required.  For more information, contact Coach Jeff Pearce at 409.944.1313, or email to or call Pam Scheiber in the Athletics Office at 409.944.1202.

Galveston College fall registration begins July 31; classes begin August 28

Early registration for the upcoming Fall semester will be July 31-August 10, from 8am-6pm, with payment deadline for early registration –August 18.  Open registration is August 22-24, from 8.30am-7pm; August 25 from 8.30am-1pm.  Both early and open registration will be held in Moody Hall, main campus, 4015 Avenue Q.  For information, contact the Counseling office at 409.944.1220 or visit the website at

Galveston College’s Learning Resource Center (LRC) Expo and Open House set for August 31

To acquaint new and returning students about all of the support services available at the Learning Resource Center (LRC), a special Open House and Expo will be held on Thursday, August 31, from 9am-7pm. Galveston College’s Learning Resource Center (LRC) is a resource center and much more. With a mission to provide academic and support services to the student learner through instructional technology, resources and outreach, the LRC offers a wealth of services and support. Located conveniently on the first floor of Regents Hall (main campus, 4015 Avenue Q), the LRC houses the David Glenn Hunt Memorial Library, Cyber Café, Computer Lab, Testing Center, Tutoring Center, Media Services, as well as additional resource materials and services.  Tours, refreshments, games, and prizes will highlight the day-long event. For more information, call the LRC at 409.944.1240 or visit on line at