Welcome to Galveston

Welcome Weekend 2018
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Moody Gardens Convention Center

A 30 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 introduces new students to UTMB and community networks.

2018 Welcome Weekend will occur on August 18th at the Moody Garden Convention Center. Check-in and the breakfast buffet will start at 8:30 AM and the event will start at 9:30 AM. Incoming students can also join our Facebook Event to connect with other students and ask questions. 

See the full schedule here!

Welcome Weekend is completely separate from New Student Orientation, which will take place beginning Monday, August 20.

What to wear? 
Dress code is casual! Shorts, t-shirts, and jeans welcome. Students should wear comfortable shoes because Moody Gardens Convention Center is a large venue and they will be walking to various sessions. A light jacket or sweater is recommended for those students that typically feel colder than the majority. 

Looking to purchase student parking for the academic year? 
The UTMB Parking Office will be on site during the 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 because of this 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. 

Questions about Welcome Weekend? 
Click here to contact us


Additional Information 

Special Room Rates for Moody Garden Hotel
Moody Gardens Hotel is offering group room rates for this weekend. Room rate is $174.00 + taxes. 
When booking your room, tell the operator that you are booking for the 2018 UTMB Welcome Weekend.
Phone: 1-800-582-4673
Moody Gardens Hotel Web Site 


UTMB Annual Proud Parents Welcome Event and UTMB Update
Sponsored by the Office of the Provost
This event is for parents of incoming UTMB students.

Saturday, August 18 9-2
Galveston Island Convention Center
5600 Seawall Blvd
Galveston, TX 77550 
Hosted by the UTMB Parents Council along with the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations 

4:30 Optional Campus Tour 

To RSVP or for more information about this event
Please contact Kimberly Barfield
409-772-5147 or email Kim.Barfield@utmb.edu.
To visit the Parents Event page, click here 
Galveston Island Convention Center Location and Directions


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How to Find Us?

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

Telephone: (409) 772-1996 
FAX: (409) 747-2527