New Student Orientation is required for all first time college students registering for credit class. For your convenience we offer New Student Orientation both ON CAMPUS & ONLINE.

  • All New Student Orientation sessions ON CAMPUS will be held in the Cheney Student Center, Seibel Wing
  • The New Student Orientation sessions ONLINE (Whitecaps Portal) will require that you use your GC Student ID # and password. Completing the ONLINE ORIENTATION session will allow you to be eligible to register for classes within 24hours- if you do not need additional testing.

The Whitecaps Portal can be accessed from any page on the Galveston College Website. It is located at the top of each page. In order to log in, you will need a username and password. Your username is "GC" plus your seven-digit student ID number and your initial password was sent to you in a separate email. (See examples below)

Username: Your username is GC plus your seven-digit student ID number (EX: GC0123456)

Password: Your password is sent in to the email listed on your admissions application 

If you are experiencing issues logging into the Whitecaps Portal or having other technical difficulties please contact the IT helpdesk at or call 409-944-1352.


Call 409-944-1220