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Welcome Weekend


Welcome Weekend 2015
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Moody Gardens Convention Center

A 27 year UTMB Tradition continues...

UTMB Welcome Weekend is a fun and informative event that is hosted by the Office of Student Life. Welcome Weekend showcases the UTMB culture, provides opportunities to build peer networks and introduce new students to UTMB leadership and community businesses and organizations.During the day's events, incoming students will hear from fellow UTMB students and leaders. At the morning welcome session the Office of Student Life and the Student Government Association will let you know what is available to you as students. You will also hear about the UTMB and the Galveston culture and experience. Students will be given all the "need to know" information when they meet with some continuing students during the Peer Roundtables. During the Community Fair they will get to talk to student organizations, local businesses, churches and religious organizations and other vendors. They will finish the day with a Lunch and Casino Mixer. During lunch students can visit with their new friends and join in the fun with casino style games, music and socializing. There will also be a chance to win some great prizes!!

2015 Welcome Weekend Schedule

Moody Gardens Convention Center Map

Moody Gardens Location and Directions

Students should wear comfortable shoes. While all of the sessions at the Moody Gardens Convention Center will be inside the building and the hotel meeting space, it is a large venue. Also, you may want to bring a light jacket or sweater, especially if you typically feel colder than the majority.

Questions about Welcome Weekend?
Click here to contact us

Welcome Weekend Planning Commitee Members click here to go to the committee meeting page

Please note that the UTMB Parking Office will be on site during the morning check-in time as well as the Casino Lunch mixer so students can purchase parking or pick up pre-purchased hang tags. The hang tag pick up line will be much faster than the line to purchase. It is highly recommended that if you are going to purchase a parking permit, you do so prior to Welcome Weekend.

Student Parking Permit Application

For more information, please visit the UTMB Parking Office Student Parking web page by clicking the link below.

UTMB Parking Office

Should you have any questions regarding parking, you can contact the Parking Office at 409-266-PARK or 409-772-1581.

Special Room Rates for Moody Garden Hotel
Moody Gardens Hotel is offering group room rates for this weekend. Room rate is $169.00 + tax.
When booking your room, tell the operator that you are booking for the 2015 UTMB Welcome Weekend.
Phone: 1-800-582-4673
Moody Gardens Hotel Web Site
UTMB Annual Proud Parents Welcome Event and UTMB Update
This event is for parents of
incoming UTMB students.
Saturday, August 22nd
Galveston Island Convention Center
5600 Seawall Blvd
Galveston, TX 77550

Hosted by the UTMB Office of Alumni and Parents Relations

To RSVP or for more information about this event
Please contact Kimberly Barfield
409-772-5147 or email Kim.Barfield@utmb.edu

2015 Proud Parents Welcome Schedule

To visit the Parents Event page, click here

Galveston Island Convention Center Location and Directions

2015 Fall Orientation

Monday, August 24, 2015
William C. Levin Hall, UTMB Campus

All School Orientation Schedule

An orientation session for incoming students from all four UTMB schools will take place on Monday, August 24th.

Parking will be available at the FREE Shuttle lot which is located at Seawall Boulevard and Holiday Drive. The shuttle will transport students to campus and they should exit the shuttle at the Levin Hall drop off. Students utlizing the Shuttle Lot should allow for extra time to reach campus.

Orientation Shuttle Schedule
The shuttles will run continuously from the Free Shuttle Lot to the Levin Hall Drop Off/Pick Up spot during the times below.
Monday, August 24th
6:30 am - 8:30 am
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday, August 25th
7:15 am - 9:15 am
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday, August 26th
7:15 am - 9:15 am
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Thursday, August 27th
7:30 am - 11:30 am
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Please click here for map of the UTMB Galveston Campus

Tuesday, August 25 - Thursday, August 27, 2015
Students will attend school specific orientation sessions the remainder of the week from Tuesday, August 25th through Thursday, August 27th.
Please select your school below to view school specific schedule.

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
School of Health Professions
School of Medicine
School of Nursing


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Lee Hage Jamail Student Center
University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77555-1316

Telephone: (409) 772-1996
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