Accepted/New Students

On behalf of the students, faculty, staff and administration of the University of Texas Medical Branch, may I extend to you a sincere welcome to UTMB! We are very excited to have you as our newest members of the UTMB Community. You will quickly determine that you are a member of a vibrant, dynamic and committed community.

The Office of Enrollment Services is committed to making your introduction to UTMB a positive experience. Please feel free to visit with the staff if you have questions regarding your enrollment or financial aid status. We are located on the second floor of the Ashbel Smith Building, also known as “Old Red”. We will be happy to meet with you and help resolve any issues you may have regarding your enrollment at UTMB.

Again, congratulations on your acceptance to UTMB. We are very glad to have you on campus! Good luck with your studies and your overall student success.

Best wishes,

James E. Martin, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Student Services
2.113, Lee Hage Jamail  Student Center

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Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome Weekend

Visit the Office of Student Life website for more information.


All Schools Orientation Schedule

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

School of Health Professions

School of Medicine

School of Nursing (coming soon)

Before You Arrive

There are a few things you must do before you arrive for classes. We have noted these tasks with the following: (required form) or (action required)

Student Health and Counseling

Please note that Student Health and Counseling requires the forms listed below to be acknowledged, completed and returned directly to their office.

  • Immunization Record (required form)
  • Bacterial Meningitis Acknowledgement Form (required form)
  • Insurance Requirement for School Enrollment (action required)

All required forms should be sent to:

UTMB Health
Student Health and Counseling
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555-1369

For more information, please see the New Students link on the Student Health and Counseling website.You may also contact Student Health and Counseling directly at (409) 747-9508.

Check with the Enrollment Services Office to make sure your official transcripts have arrived if you previously attended classes at other universities or colleges.

Login to UTMB's mySTAR portal at to check on the status of your application to ensure that all required documents and final official transcripts have been received. If your previous institutions have the ability to send the transcripts electronically via SPEEDE, please request that they do so. UTMB Enrollment Services will not accept paper transcripts from a SPEEDE partner. If the institution does not use SPEEDE, they must mail the official transcript directly to the UTMB Office of Enrollment Services. International students should click here and follow the instructions listed.

If you have questions, please contact Enrollment Services at Please remember to include your UTMB student ID number on all correspondence. If you are currently enrolled, send your official transcripts at the end of the semester. Be sure to have the transcripts sent from your previous school directly to the Enrollment Services Office. (action required)

Financial Aid

In order to access financial aid information, you must be an accepted student. After your acceptance has been processed, you be able to access your financial aid information via the mySTAR portal at

If you have any questions or need more information regarding financial aid notifications or pin numbers, please visit, or contact Enrollment Services at or (409) 772-1215.

Veterans Benefits

The Office of Enrollment Services assists active military service members, veterans, and their dependents in receiving entitled educational benefits and achieving educational goals. For more information, visit the Veterans Affairs page on the ES website.

New Student Welcome Guide

Click here (PDF) for some helpful information about UTMB such as: Contact Information, Campus Map, Campus Safety, Emergency Preparedness, UTMB Honor Pledge, Student Services, and Getting Involved, just to name a few...

Academic Calendar(s) & Course Catalog

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Academic Calendar

School of Health Professions Calendar

School of Medicine Academic Calendar

School of Nursing Academic Calendar

General Information Catalog & School Bulletins

Students with Disabilities

Students with a documented disability may contact the Student ADA Coordinator at any time prior to the start of classes or at any time while enrollmed at UTMB. The Student ADA Coordinator is located in the Lee Hage Jamail Student Center, Room 2.128. For more information, see


Students are encouraged to pre-purchase their parking permit. All parking permit types and fees are listed on the website along with the Student Parking Permit Application. To pre-register, students will need to mail in their student parking permit application and payment (check or money order) to this address:

UTMB Parking Facilities
Physical Office located in Rebecca Sealy, Room 2.756
Mailing: 301 University Blvd.
Galveston TX 77555-0118

Student Parking Permit Application (click for application). Students who wish to purchase a yearly parking pass may do so by completing the parking permit application. (required form)

Alternate Parking - The UTMB Free Shuttle Parking Lot is located at Holiday Drive (4th Street) and Winnie Street. UTMB offers free parking and transportation to all students, employees, patients, and visitors from the shuttle lot. The regular shuttles will be running throughout the day, according to the shuttle schedule which is located at the UTMB Parking website, please click here.

Handicapped Parking - UTMB provides designated parking spaces for those persons duly registered and properly identified as provided by law (Texas Transportation Code, 681, et seq.). For more information, please call the Parking Facilities Office at (409) 772-1581.

Dorms & University Housing

UTMB Auxilliary Enterprises has some dormitories on campus, as well as apartments located near campus (follow the link for more information).

Maintain Current Address And Phone Number On Record

It is very important that you keep a current mailing address and phone number on-file in Enrollment Services office. If you move or change phone numbers, don’t forget to contact them at (409) 772-1215 or login to UTMB's Student Services mySTAR portal at Name changes can be made via email, providing proper documentation is also submitted. Examples include a marriage license, adoption documents, court order name-change documents, etc. Incorrect contact information could cause you to miss out on important information!

Official Student Communications

All official communication will be through your UTMB email account, therefore you will be responsible for checking your UTMB email regularly. If you experience problems with your email account, contact the UTMB Service Desk. The services of the UTMB Service Desk are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The UTMB Service Desk can be contacted on campus at extension #25200, in Galveston at 409-772-5200, Houston at 281-554-1577, or toll-free at 1-888-898-2401. Less urgent inquiries can also be emailed to Service requests status and new Service requests may also be submitted by visiting http://usd/servicedesk.

Computer Access and Support for UTMB Students

Please visit

UTMB Campus Maps

For an interactive campus map, visit or click here for a printable campus map.

Helpful Contact Information

Office of Enrollment Services University of Texas Medical Branch 301 University Boulevard Galveston, TX 77555-1305 Phone: (409) 772-1215 | Fax: (409) 772-4466 E-mail:

Office of Student Life University of Texas Medical Branch 301 University Boulevard Galveston, TX 77555-1316 Phone: (409) 772-1996 | Fax: (409) 747-2527

Student Health and Counseling The University of Texas Medical Branch 301 University Boulevard, Route 1369 Galveston, TX 77555-1369 (409) 747-9508 | Fax: (409) 747-9330

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

School of Health Professions Office of Academic and Student Affairs University of Texas Medical Branch 301 University Boulevard Galveston, TX 77555-1136 Phone: (409) 772-3030 | Fax: (409) 772-1550 E-mail:

School of Medicine

School of Nursing


Helpful External Links

Galveston Chamber of Commerce




Old Red

We are proudly located in the historic Ashbel Smith Building, affectionately known as 'Old Red'.

Second Floor, Room 2.210

Mailing address:
Office of Enrollment Services
The University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555-1305

Ph: (409) 772-1215
Fax: (409) 772-4466

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