News Stories for the Week




Students from Weis Middle School-Early Childhood University recently visited Galveston College for a campus tour. Pictured above are 7th grade students listening to Student Activities Coordinator Araceli Lopez speak about the Galveston College Foundation Universal Access program that provides assistance toward tuition and fees to all local high school, homeschooled and GED graduates.

Galveston College Hosts Christmas Choir Concert

The Galveston College Choir will present a concert of Christmas choral music at 7 p.m. tonight in room FA-207 of the Fine Arts Building at Galveston College. Dr. Larry Patton will conduct and Ron Wyatt will accompany. There is no charge for admission and the general public is encouraged to attend.

In addition to traditional holiday choral pieces, there will also be several vocal and instrumental accompanists and soloists. The music will be familiar with both sacred and secular selections. The audience will be invited to sing-along on several carols.

The Galveston College Choir is offered as either a credit or non-credit course by Galveston College. The group presents several concerts each year. Those who wish to join the Spring 2011 class may contact Dr. Larry Patton at 409-744-6122 or 409-771-6386.

Spring 2011 Preview

The Galveston College Spring Semester Preview will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010 in the Moody Hall Lobby. The Recruitment Team and the Recruitment, Retention and Student Success Committee will be available to familiarize prospective and current students with programs and degrees, as well as encourage early registration.  For more information call 409-944-1220.

Galveston College Island Potters Guild Holiday Sale

The Galveston College Island Potters Guild will host their annual holiday sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 8 and Thursday, Dec. 9 in the Galveston College Atrium located on the main campus at 4015 Avenue Q. For more information contact Beth Thomas at 409-944-1309.

Mini Semester Registration

Early registration for the Winter Mini Semester is now in full swing at Galveston College.  A majority of the Winter Mini-Semester courses are online courses starting Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 and ending Friday, Jan. 14, 2011. The Winter Mini Semester courses offered include Introduction to Computing, English Composition I and II, Texas Government, United States History II, Introduction to Humanities I, College Algebra, Introduction to Ethics, Personal/Community/Wellness, and College Physics I (Hybrid). The College Physics I (hybrid) lab classes will meet face-to-face in the final week from Jan. 10 to Jan. 13, 2011. 

Contact your instructor and purchase books before 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 as the Galveston College campus closes for Winter Break at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 and does not reopen until Monday, Jan. 3, 2011.

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is MANDATORY for all first time, full time entering students registering for credit classes. Students may choose from any Orientation session listed below:

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.          
Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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 free of charge at the conclusion of each session. All orientation sessions will be held in Room M-220 on the second floor of Moody Hall.

For more information or to reserve your seat please call (409) 944-1220.