New Student Orientation
Welcome, Whitecaps! All first-time college students are required to complete a New Student Orientation before registering for classes. The New Student Orientation is an important part of the enrollment process and is designed to help you succeed. For your convenience, we offer both in-person and online New Student Orientation options.
Galveston College will be hosting two in-person New Student Orientations this summer! This is a great opportunity for you to get everything from your student ID to financial aid and registration completed conveniently all at one time.  
New Student Orientation Dates: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM 
Wednesday, August 7, 2024, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM  

Register Here!

During the in-person New Student Orientation, you will: 

  • Learn about the many resources and support services available to help you be successful. 
  • Connect with faculty, staff, current students, and new students just like you.  
  • Familiarize yourself with the Galveston College campus. 

When you attend an in-person New Student Orientation, you will receive free food and a swag bag! 

The online New Student Orientation can be found in the Whitecaps Portal in the Student Orientation section. The online version takes about 45 minutes to complete.