News Stories for the Week




Galveston College Student Government Association student volunteers and staff recently held the  annual Galveston College Fall Festival.  Pictured from left to right, back row, are Krista Cardenas, SGA President; Carlesha Johnson, Vice President; Chris Sanders; Victor Figueroa; and Emmanuel Mendes. Front row from left to right are Victoria Vasques; Jean Kim, SGA Treasurer; and Melinda Melina, SGA Night Representative.


Galveston College Whitecaps will hold their annual Athletics Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, 2011. The event will be held in the Galveston College Sarah Hermes Memorial Fitness Center and Gym located at 4015 Avenue Q in Galveston.
Tickets are $10 per person and are available for purchase from any Whitecaps baseball or softball player, or by calling Regina Williams at 409-944-1202. Attendees have a choice of dining in or taking out. All proceeds go to the Whitecaps Athletic Fund.
The Spaghetti Dinner event has been assisted by Johnny Smecca and his colleagues at Mario’s on Seawall Boulevard for the last three years.
College Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Galveston College will be closed from Wednesday, November 23 through Sunday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving Holiday break.  College offices reopen on Monday, November 28, 2011. 

Winter Instrumental Recital and Concert

The Galveston College Music Department will host a winter recital featuring instrumental student musicians at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, in the Fine Art Building, room FA-207. The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Cindy Kates, adjunct music instructor at 409-944-1748

Mini Semester Registration

Early registration for the Winter Mini Semester is now in full swing at Galveston College.  The majority of the Winter Mini-Semester courses are online beginning Friday, December 16, 2011 and ending Friday, January 13, 2012. The Winter Mini Semester courses offerings include Introduction to Computing, English Composition I and II, Texas Government, Introduction to Humanities I,  Personal/Community/Health I, Introduction to Ethics, and a College Physics I (Hybrid) course which includes a face-to-face lab that will meet during the final week of January 9 – January 12, 2012. 

Contact your instructor and purchase books before 3 p.m. Friday, December 16, 2011, as the Bookstore closes at 3 p.m. that day, and the main campus closes at 5 p.m. for Winter Break. The College reopens at 8 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012.

Early Registration for Spring Semester Continues

Early registration for the 2012 Spring Semester continues through December 16. Early registration hours are from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays. The Credit Class schedules and the Continuing Education Guide is now available online and in printed versions throughout the campus. General Registration runs from January 9 - 13 and Spring classes start January 17. Call 409-944-GCGC for more information.

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is MANDATORY for all first time, fulltime entering students registering for credit classes.  All students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Students may choose from an Orientation session listed below:

Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
All orientation sessions will be held in The Cheney Student Center, Seibel Wing. 

Orientation sessions provide students with information on the many services available at Galveston College. In addition, students are also able to register early for courses and take the Compass® placement examination (valid picture I.D. REQUIRED) free of charge at the conclusion of each session.

Visit for more information and to sign up for a session call (409) 944-1220 or email the Coordinator of Student Activities, Araceli Lopez at

REMINDER: All first time students must present proof of the bacterial meningitis vaccination at least 10 days prior to the first day of classes.