Tag: Student Activities

Power Up for Fall 2021 Grab-and-Go Snacks and Drinks

The Office of Student Life will welcome on-campus students to campus with grab-and-go snacks, drinks and directions to class today and Tuesday, Aug. 30-31, from 8-10 a.m. in the Moody Hall lobby. As this activity primarily will be for students who are required to come to campus for hands-on instruction or who live on campus, there will be activities scheduled at a later time for students who are online temporarily.

Power Up for Fall 2021 Grab-and-Go Snacks and Drinks

The Office of Student Life will welcome on-campus students to campus with grab-and-go snacks, drinks and directions to class today and Tuesday, Aug. 30-31, from 8-10 a.m. in the Moody Hall lobby. As this activity primarily will be for students who are required to come to campus for hands-on instruction or who live on campus, there will be activities scheduled at a later time for students who are online temporarily.

Clubs and Organizations Interest Session and In-Person Tabling

There will be an in-person tabling event for clubs and organizations on Monday, Oct. 26, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Regents Hall. Stop by to see the list of clubs that are looking to get active again or to find out more information on starting a new club.

A Zoom meeting room also will be open for virtual attendees at the same time at https://us04web.zoom.us/j/4675621346pwd=S1NhVVgyRDgrMU5lNDF3M29CZW8rUT09.

Meeting ID: 467 562 1346 Passcode: GC2020

Welcome Back Week

Spring 2020 Welcome Back Coffee Break

The Galveston College Office of Student Activities will welcome students to campus for the spring 2020 semester on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 21 and Jan. 22, with coffee, juice and snacks in the lobby of Moody Hall.

Welcome Back Week

Spring 2020 Welcome Back Coffee Break

The Galveston College Office of Student Activities will welcome students to campus for the spring 2020 semester on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 21 and Jan. 22, with coffee, juice and snacks in the lobby of Moody Hall.

Seminar: “Active Shooter Response Training”

The Student Activities office at Galveston College will present “Active Shooter Response Training” on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 3-4 p.m. in Room 321 of the Fine Arts Building on the main campus. Sergeant Marcus Alfred with the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office will provide information, resources and tools to assist students, faculty and staff in becoming better prepared for incidents such as an active shooter.

Galveston College sets 2019 Fall Festival and FAFSA Fest

Galveston College will host its 2019 Fall Festival on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing lawn of the main campus at 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

The festival is open to the public. Children are welcome.

Now in its 12th year, the festival is hosted by the Galveston College Student Government Association and the Office of Student Activities under the direction of Cynthia Parra, coordinator of Student Activities.

“Galveston College began the festival shortly after Hurricane Ike to bring the community together and to give the children of the island some consistency in the aftermath of tragedy,” said Parra. “The event has continued to grow over the years and has become a Galveston College tradition along with Spring Fling during the spring semester.”

Highlights of the festival will include music, games, inflatable bounce houses, activity booths, food and many more attractions that are sponsored by the Office of Student Activities, student clubs and organizations.

In conjunction with the Fall Festival, the Office of Financial Aid will host its semiannual FAFSA Fest, featuring a Halloween theme, “Don’t Fear the FAFSA,” from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing.

FAFSA Fest is designed to help students and their families navigate the sometimes-challenging financial aid process. Current and prospective students can get help completing the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in addition to having other questions answered. Students who complete their FAFSAs that day will be entered into a drawing for prizes.

The FAFSA application period for the 2020-2021 academic year opened on Oct. 1. Students should bring their families’ 2018 income and tax information. Students under the age of 18 should bring a parent or guardian.

Activities and attractions sponsored by the Office of Student Activities, as well as FAFSA Fest, are free of charge. Student organizations may charge nominal fees for food items and other fundraisers in support of club activities such as attendance at professional conferences.

s, In the event of rain, the event will be located in the Hermes Fitness Center on campus.

Pre-register to Walk a Mile in Their Shoes

The Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County will be on-campus, in the dining hall on October 3rd from 11-1 to pre-register people for the walk. You must be pre-registered to get your Pleasure Pier free-entry armband.

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Food for Thought mobile farmers market Sept. 18 distribution canceled; next market date is Sept. 26

The Galveston College Food for Thought mobile farmers market food distribution, originally set for Wednesday, Sept. 18, has been canceled. The next distribution date will be Thursday, Sept. 26, at the college’s Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center location at 7626 Broadway St., Galveston.

Below is a list of community food pantries for those in need of assistance. Many of these organizations have requirements that the client must meet to receive food. Please call ahead to determine if you qualify for assistance and to determine if the pantry is open during inclement weather.

Pantries in Galveston:

St. Vincent
2817 Post Office
(409) 763-8521

Salvation Army
601 51st St.
(409) 763-11691

Access Care of Coastal Texas
707 Tremont
(409) 763-2437

Catholic Charities
47001Broaddway, Suite F103
(409) 762-2062

The Galveston County Food Bank, located at 624 4th Avenue in Texas City, has walk-in hours:

Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
(409) 945-4232