New Student Orientation

Congratulations on your admission to the University of Texas Medical Branch! Every part of our campus community — the faculty, the staff, and your fellow students — is looking forward to welcoming you to campus.

Before starting at UTMB, all students are required to complete an Online Orientation. You will receive an email from the Office of Student Life approximately one month prior to your start date with a link to the orientation and directions on how to get started. 

Some programs that are starting in the fall semester are also required to attend an In-Person Orientation on the Galveston Campus the week of August 21-25, 2023. Schedules for the programs required to attend the August Orientation sessions are located below. 

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences schedule

School of Health Professions - Please Click Here

School of Nursing - Please Click Here

School of Public and Population Health schedule

Students who have not purchased on campus parking at the time of these orientation sessions can park in the UTMB Free Shuttle Lot at 706 Holiday Drive. We will have DESIGNATED buses running for Orientation Students ONLY. Please use buses marked EZ Cruise or Port Parking. These buses are running from the parking lot directly to the orientation drop off point. The UTMB Shuttle* (with UTMB logo) will make a circular route around campus and take longer to get you to your destination. 

Orientation Shuttle Run Times are as follows:

Monday, August 21, 2023
7:00 am until 9:00 am
1:45 pm until 5:45 pm
Tuesday, August 22, 2023
7:00 am until 11:30 am
3:30 pm until 5:30 pm
Wednesday, August 23, 2023
7:30 am until 9:30 am
1:00 pm until 5:30pm
Thursday, August 24, 2023
7:30 am until 8:00 am
5:00 pm until 5:30 pm
Friday, August 25, 2023
No shuttles, no programs are scheduled for orientation sessions on this date. 

*Please note that this Free Parking Lot is available throughout the year and the UTMB Shuttle runs the circular route throughout the year. 

To purchase Student Parking or to find out more about the free circular shuttle times, please visit the Auxiliary Services Parking Facilities web at by clicking here.

Use the links below for more information on Enrollment Services (including Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Records & Registration), UTMB Living, and UTMB Auxiliary Enterprises (including the Alumni Field House, and Student Parking).

Enrollment Services


UTMB Living



Auxiliary Enterprises



Office of Student Life

301 University Boulevard
Lee Hage Jamail Student Center
Second Floor
Galveston, TX
(409) 772-1996