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In-person registration for summer II and fall is July 6-9

Limited in-person registration for the summer II and fall 2020 semesters will open at Galveston College on Monday, July 6, in the one-stop student services center on the first floor of Moody Hall on the college’s main campus at 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston.

Registration times will be 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, July 6-9. The last day for summer II general registration is Wednesday, July 8. Late registration for summer II is Thursday, July 9.

In order to plan coursework for the summer and fall, current and new students should contact the Counseling and Advising Center at advising@gc.edu.

To view the summer and fall 2020 schedule of classes, visit https://gc.edu/admissions/course-schedule/.

New students should apply for admission at applytexas.org. For more information on admission to the college, contact the Galveston College Office of Admissions at (409) 944-1230 or admissions@gc.edu.

Online registration is available to new and current students via their Whitecaps portal at whitecaps.gc.edu using their student ID number. For assistance, contact the Information Technology Service Desk at helpdesk@gc.edu.

All summer credit and noncredit classes will be delivered online, with the exception of certain technical courses and programs that require hands-on instruction that cannot be delivered online but can be delivered face to face in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

Examples of programs that may require hands-on or face-to-face instruction include shop, laboratory and clinical segments of courses and programs in health science, nursing, emergency medical services, law enforcement, welding and other applied technology areas.

All individuals entering campus buildings are expected to use a facial mask or face covering. In addition, those entering campus buildings will be screened for signs of COVID-19 and temperature.

Once inside campus facilities, faculty, staff, students and visitors are expected to maintain an appropriate social distance, as well as to continue to use facial masks or face coverings as appropriate and in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and city of Galveston guidelines.

“Our focus at Galveston College continues to be on the safety of our students, faculty, staff and community,” said Dr. Myles Shelton, president. “We will continue to comply with all appropriate CDC guidelines, as well as the directives of state and local officials, as we prepare for a very gradual and systematic transition back to on-campus work.”

Registration for fall classes will continue online throughout the summer. College faculty and staff will work remotely through July 31.

Galveston College is here to help. Please do not hesitate to reach out.

2020 Commencement Graphic

2020 Galveston College Commencement goes virtual

Galveston College officials have announced that the 2020 Commencement Ceremony, originally scheduled for Aug. 21 at Moody Gardens, will be conducted virtually because of a spike in COVID-19 cases in Galveston County.

“The college had postponed the ceremony, traditionally held in May, in hopes that health and safety conditions as a result of the coronavirus pandemic would improve,” said Scott Branum, director of admissions and college registrar.

“We understand that some students and family members will be disappointed with the cancellation of an in-person ceremony, and we share your disappointment,” Branum said. “We are working to make the best of an ever-changing situation, and we promise to make this year’s virtual ceremony an event to remember.”

The virtual ceremony will launch at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 21, and will include a brief program and a slideshow featuring individual graduates. A link will be made available to graduates, their family members and friends, and the general public.

Graduating students will receive an email from Galveston College in their Whitecaps email with specific instructions on where to send a photo and message for their individual graduate slides. If graduates have purchased a cap and gown, they should wear them in their photos.

Caps, gowns and tassels can be purchased at the Galveston College bookstore. Students who do not have a cap and gown may submit an appropriate self portrait of their choice.

The Galveston College website will contain additional information concerning the program and a link to the ceremony

Galveston College’s CARES HEERF Institutional and MSI Reports

Galveston College

 

Report on Expenditure of Funds from Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Grant

 

June 23, 2020

 

Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Portion: $76,698

No funds were expended to date.

 

Institutional Portion: $606,113

Funds were spent or encumbered for the following activities:

Expenses relating to screening (supplies, equipment and staffing) of faculty, staff, students and visitors to campus to ensure their safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

$34,800

Purchase of laptops and associated technology to provide to eligible students for access to remote instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic.

35,000

Purchase of laptops to loan students for future access to remote instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic and to build institutional capacity for access to distance learning during potential future disruptions.

59,000

Expenses relating to moving instruction and support services (testing, registration, financial aid, etc.) online while services were disrupted due to COVID-19 and to build institutional capacity for access to distance learning during potential future disruptions.

346,072

Refunds of room, board and fees due to COVID-19 disruption of services.

40,500

Unallocated

90,741

Walk-ins welcome for in-person registration

In-person registration for the summer and fall 2020 semesters is underway at Galveston College in the one-stop student services center on the first floor of Moody Hall on the college’s main campus at 4015 Avenue Q in Galveston.

Registration dates and times will be as follows:

• 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, June 1-2
• 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, June 3-5; and
• 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 8-11.

The last day for summer I registration is June 3. Late registration ends June 5.

Summer I classes begin Monday, June 8. Summer II classes start July 13. Fall 2020 classes begin Aug. 31.

Students who need assistance can register for an appointment on the following website:

www.registerblast.com/galvestonc
(Available dates and times are from June 1 to June 11.)

In order to plan coursework for the summer and fall, current and new students should contact the Counseling and Advising Center at advising@gc.edu.

To view the summer and fall 2020 schedule of classes, visit https://gc.edu/admissions/course-schedule/.

New students should apply for admission at applytexas.org. For more information on admission to the college, contact the Galveston College Office of Admissions at (409) 944-1230 or admissions@gc.edu.

All summer credit and noncredit classes will be delivered online, with the exception of certain technical courses and programs that require hands-on instruction that cannot be delivered online but can be delivered face to face in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

Examples of programs that may require hands-on or face-to-face instruction include shop, laboratory and clinical segments of courses and programs in health science, nursing, emergency medical services, law enforcement, welding and other applied technology areas.

All individuals entering campus buildings are expected to use a facial mask or face covering. In addition, those entering campus buildings will be screened for signs of COVID-19 and temperature.

Once inside campus facilities, faculty, staff, students and visitors are expected to maintain an appropriate social distance, as well as to continue to use facial masks or face coverings as appropriate and in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

“Our focus at Galveston College continues to be on the safety of our students, faculty, staff and community,” said Dr. Myles Shelton, president. “We will continue to comply with all appropriate CDC guidelines, as well as the directives of state and local officials, as we prepare for a very gradual and systematic transition back to on-campus work.”

Registration for summer and fall classes will continue online throughout the summer. College faculty and staff will work remotely through July 31.

Galveston College is here to help. Please do not hesitate to reach out.

Bookstore announces modified operating procedures for summer sessions

Tina Sidelnik, manager of the Galveston College Bookstore, has announced modified operating procedures for the summer sessions.

Appointments Required
Appointments will be required for admission into the store. Between May 26 and June 11, students should call the bookstore at (409) 944-1260 to make an appointment prior to coming to campus.

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, bookstore occupancy will be limited to five students. Setting an appointment will also help with the processing of students’ purchases, returns and buybacks.

Three Convenient Options
The Galveston College Bookstore is currently offering three options for students to order books and supplies:

Curbside pickup
In-store pickup
Online shipping

Curbside Pickup
Curbside pickup will be located at the bookstore’s 41st Street/Jack Johnson Boulevard entrance. Students should call (409) 944-1260 to arrange a time for pick up.

In-store Pickup
In-store pickups will be by appointment only. Call (409) 944-1260 for an appointment.

Online Shipping
Shipping charges will be applied to all online orders. Financial aid students require a pre-approval letter before charging their accounts.

Financial Aid Bookstore Charges
Students who are paying with financial aid (grants, loans and scholarships) should contact the Financial Aid Office first at finaid@gc.edu to determine eligibility. Financial Aid bookstore charges begin June 1 and end June 11. Financial Aid book voucher requests can be made via email. The request must come from a student’s Whitecaps email and must include the student ID number.

Students will order item(s) as usual through the website and check the “pick up in store” option at checkout. In the notes section of the checkout screen, students will have to state one of the above delivery options and “financial aid” as a payment type before they finalize their transaction.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the bookstore at (409) 944-1260.

In-person registration for summer and fall 2020 is June 1 to 11

Limited in-person registration for the summer and fall 2020 semesters will open at Galveston College on Monday, June 1, in the one-stop student services center on the first floor of Moody Hall on the college’s main campus at 4015 Avenue Q.

Registration dates and times will be 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, June 1-2; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, June 3-5; and 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 8-11. The last day for summer I registration is June 3. Late registration ends June 5.

Summer I classes begin Monday, June 8. Summer II classes start July 13. Fall 2020 classes begin Aug. 31.

In order to plan coursework for the summer and fall, current and new students should contact the Counseling and Advising Center at advising@gc.edu.

To view the summer and fall 2020 schedule of classes, visit https://gc.edu/admissions/course-schedule/.

New students can apply for admission at applytexas.org.

All summer credit and noncredit classes will be delivered online, with the exception of certain technical courses and programs that require hands-on instruction that cannot be delivered online but can be delivered face to face in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

Examples of programs that may require hands-on or face-to-face instruction include shop, laboratory and clinical segments of courses and programs in health science, nursing, emergency medical services, law enforcement, welding and other applied technology areas.

All individuals entering campus buildings are expected to use a facial mask or face covering. In addition, those entering campus buildings will be screened for signs of COVID-19 and temperature.

Once inside campus facilities, faculty, staff, students and visitors are expected to maintain an appropriate social distance, as well as to continue to use facial masks or face coverings as appropriate and in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

“Our focus at Galveston College continues to be on the safety of our students, faculty, staff and community,” said Dr. Myles Shelton, president. “We will continue to comply with all appropriate CDC guidelines, as well as the directives of state and local officials, as we prepare for a very gradual and systematic transition back to on-campus work.”

Registration for classes will continue online throughout the summer. College offices are tentatively scheduled to open with limited staffing for summer II and fall semester registration the week of June 29. College faculty and staff will work remotely through July 31.

For more information on admission to the college, contact the Galveston College Office of Admissions at (409) 944-1230 or admissions@gc.edu.

May mini-semester gets underway, COVID-19 screening begins

The May 2020 mini-semester began Monday, May 18, at Galveston College. Signs directed the technical and professional students who were on campus for hands-on instruction to the Mary Moody Northen Center east entrance on the main campus and the Building 3 entrance at the Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center, where they were screened for COVID-19 symptoms and temperature.

All May mini-semester and summer classes are online, with the exception of certain technical courses and programs that require hands-on instruction that cannot be delivered online but can be delivered face to face in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

As a reminder, the campus is only open to those involved in teaching and learning activities. Staff members who need to report to campus will be notified by their supervisors. The campus is closed to visitors, including children and the general public. Those who need to conduct business with the bookstore or business office should call for an appointment.

All individuals entering campus facilities are expected to use a facial mask or face covering. Students and faculty should bring their own masks.

As students, faculty and staff enter the buildings on the main campus and at the ATC, there are screening stations to check for signs of COVID-19. Once inside campus facilities, faculty, staff and students are expected to maintain an appropriate social distance, as well as to continue to use facial masks or face coverings, as appropriate and in accordance with CDC guidelines.

The college will open for limited in-person registration for the summer and fall 2020 semesters on Monday, June 1, in the one-stop student services center on the first floor of Moody Hall on the college’s main campus at 4015 Avenue Q.

Registration dates and times will be 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, June 1-2; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, June 3-5; and 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 8-11. The last day for summer I registration is June 3. Late registration ends June 5.

Summer I classes begin Monday, June 8. Summer II classes start July 13. Fall 2020 classes begin Aug. 31.

Above: David Bisbee and Caitlin Brewer screen a Galveston College student for COVID-19 symptoms in the Mary Moody Northen Center Atrium on the Galveston College campus.

Board of Regents waives distance education fee for summer classes

The Galveston Community College District Board of Regents on Wednesday voted to waive the $35 distance education fee for all internet courses for summer 2020 sessions.

Dr. Myles Shelton, college president, said all students would be exempt from paying the fee because all summer classes, with the exception of some technical courses, will be taught online due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The board also set room and board fees for 2020-2021 at $1,500 per semester or $3,000 annually for the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Residences, the Whitecaps Apartments and Avenue Q ½ housing and at $1,350 per semester or $2,700 annually for housing on Avenue R.

Board is set at $1,812 per semester or $3,624 annually plus tax for a 14-meal a week plan, which includes “Dining Bucks” that can be used to purchase bottled drinks, bagged chips and candies.

Regents approved Lagniappe Dining Service as the campus dining service provider, authorizing a contract that will run from June 1 through May 31, 2022.

In other business, the board ratified a Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding agreement for emergency financial aid to students. Federal funding in the amount of $606,113 will be used to provide direct aid to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus.

Meghann Nash, director of financial aid, told board members that approximately 320 Galveston College students had applied for CARES Act funding as of May 11. She said the students are able to use the funds for eligible expenses, including food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare and childcare.

The board also ratified a CARES Act funding agreement for $606,113 in emergency funding for institutional costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus, as well as $76,677 in emergency relief funds awarded to the college as a minority-serving institution with both Title III and Title V grants.

The board approved instructional agreements for dual-credit and early-admissions enrollment classes for the 2020-21 academic year with the Galveston Independent School District, O’Connell College Preparatory School, Odyssey Academy and Hamshire-Fannett Independent School District.

Carla Biggers, executive assistant to the college president, administered the oath of office to Regent Raymond Lewis, Jr., Regent Michael B. Hughes, Regent Carroll G. Sunseri and Regent Mary R. Longoria, who were re-elected to fill their positions on the board.

The board also re-elected Regent Karen F. Flowers, chair; Regent Fred D. Rasche, vice chair, and Regent Hughes, secretary, to serve for the 2020-2022 term.

In other business, board members:

• appointed Regent Rebecca Trout Unbehagen as voting delegate and Regent Longoria as alternate voting delegate to the Community College Association of Texas Trustees 2020 Annual Conference.
• approved the reappointment of full-time faculty for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.
• extended the college’s bank depository contract with Moody National Bank through August 31, 2022.
• approved an agreement with The University of Texas Medical Branch to provide UTMB Department of Orthopaedic Surgery program residents the opportunity to provide collegiate team sports coverage under the supervision of faculty.
• approved the purchase of mobile workstations and desktop computers for faculty and staff at a cost of $161,875.26.
• approved a proposal to repair equipment in the college’s Information Technology server room at a cost of $80,885.59.
• approved the purchase of audio/visual equipment for the main campus at a cost of $57,135.58.
• approved the purchase of tablets for staff at a cost of $3,480.
• approved an agreement between UTMB and Galveston College to provide student health and counseling services for the 2020-2021 academic year.
• extended the college’s vending machine services contract with Brown Food Service, Inc. through May 17, 2022.
• awarded a contract for disaster restoration and recovery services to Cotton Commercial USA, Inc.
• authorized the college president to enter into a contract with an electricity provider through the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) Interlocal Agreement.

Above: Carla Biggers, executive assistant to the Galveston College president, administers the oath of office to Galveston College Regents Michael B. Hughes, Mary R. Longoria and Carroll G. Sunseri, who were re-elected to fill their positions on the board. Regent Raymond Lewis, Jr., also re-elected to the board, participated in the meeting by conference call and took the oath of office, as well.

Galveston College sets dates, times for summer, fall in-person registration

Limited in-person registration for the summer and fall 2020 semesters will open at Galveston College on Monday, June 1, in the one-stop student services center on the first floor of Moody Hall on the college’s main campus at 4015 Avenue Q.

Registration dates and times will be 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, June 1-2; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, June 3-5; and 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 8-11. The last day for summer I registration is June 3. Late registration ends June 5.

Summer I classes begin Monday, June 8. Summer II classes start July 13. Fall 2020 classes begin Aug. 31.

All summer credit and noncredit classes will be delivered online, with the exception of certain technical courses and programs that require hands-on instruction that cannot be delivered online but can be delivered face to face in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

Examples of programs that may require hands-on or face-to-face instruction include shop, laboratory and clinical segments of courses and programs in health science, nursing, emergency medical services, law enforcement, welding and other applied technology areas.

All individuals entering campus buildings are expected to use a facial mask or face covering. In addition, those entering campus buildings will be screened for signs of COVID-19 and temperature.

Once inside campus facilities, faculty, staff, students and visitors are expected to maintain an appropriate social distance, as well as to continue to use facial masks or face coverings as appropriate and in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

“Our focus at Galveston College continues to be on the safety of our students, faculty, staff and community,” said Dr. Myles Shelton, president. “We will continue to comply with all appropriate CDC guidelines, as well as the directives of state and local officials, as we prepare for a very gradual and systematic transition back to on-campus work.”

Registration for summer and fall classes will continue online throughout the summer. College faculty and staff will work remotely through July 31.

In order to plan coursework for the summer and fall, current and new students should contact the Counseling and Advising Center at advising@gc.edu.

To view the summer and fall 2020 schedule of classes, visit https://gc.edu/admissions/course-schedule/.

New students can apply for admission at applytexas.org.

For more information on admission to the college, contact the Galveston College Office of Admissions at (409) 944-1230 or admissions@gc.edu.