The School of Health Professions welcomes and congratulates you on your admission to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

New Student Orientation (NSO) is a program aimed at providing you, and your family, with an introduction to life on campus, in the classroom, and at UTMB. All new students are expected to participate in NSO either onsite or if you are a distance student, the online orientation program. During orientation, a variety of information will be provided. A companion Proud Parent program is available for parents that will be traveling to Galveston with you for NSO.

What to expect at orientation

  • Information about the University and the school will be provided.
  • Key University and school officers will be introduced.
  • Special attention will be given to the student’s academic program, including academic advisement.
  • Information about various UTMB services will be provided. Representatives of the areas will be introduced, and they will provide information about the services offered.
  • Representatives from the Student Health Service will discuss available health services and the health requirements that must be completed prior to registration.
  • Students will have the opportunity to meet other new students, as well as faculty and staff in their areas of study.

These activities and many other events occur during the orientation period. One of the benefits of orientation is learning where to direct future questions.