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Welcome Weekend


Welcome Weekend 2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Moody Gardens Convention Center

A 26 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!!

Welcome Weekend Schedule

Moody Gardens Convention Center Map

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.

Please note that the UTMB Parking Office will be on site during the morning check-in time 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 suggested that if you are going to purchase a parking permit, you do so prior to Welcome Weekend. For more information, please visit the UTMB Parking Office web page by clicking the link below.
UTMB Parking Office
Should you have any questions regarding parking, you can contact the Parking Office at 409-772-1581.

Moody Gardens Location and Directions

Questions about Welcome Weekend?
Click here to contact us

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

Special Room Rates for Moody Garden Hotel
Moody Gardens Hotel is offering group room rates for this weekend. Room rate is $159.00 + tax. When booking your room, tell the operator that you are booking for the 2014 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 23rd
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

To visit the Parents Event page, click here

Galveston Island Convention Center Location and Directions

All School Orientation

Monday, August 25, 2014
William C. Levin Hall, UTMB Campus

All School Orientation Schedule

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.

An orientation session for student from all schools will take place on Monday, August 25th. The remainder of the week will be individual school orientations. Please select your school below to view schedule.

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


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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