Pirate Orientation

Welcome to Victoria College!

Pirate Orientation is designed to transition you into college life and help you become a successful student and graduate. All incoming freshmen are required to participate in Pirate Orientation prior to registering for courses. New freshmen students will register for classes on the day they attend Pirate Orientation. New freshmen who do not attend Pirate Orientation will have a hold placed on their account preventing course registration.

What to Expect

During Pirate Orientation, Victoria College staff will help you Chart Your Course, which includes creating a degree plan, planning your class schedule, and registering for fall classes. You'll also discover the importance of becoming an active participant in your own learning while exploring the follwing topics:

  • Admissions
  • Advising
  • Blackboard
  • Campus Safety
  • Financial Aid
  • Library
  • Payments
  • Pirate Portal
  • Student Activities
  • Student Resources & Support Services

Upcoming Pirate Orientation Dates

Save the date to attend one of the following Pirate Orientation sessions. You will be able to sign up for your preferred session beginning Friday, May 1. Each session will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., followed by an opportunity to tour the campus, purchase books, make payments, and get a student ID until 5 p.m.

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015
  • Monday, July 27, 2015
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015
  • Monday, Aug. 10, 2015
  • Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015

Before You Arrive

  1. Complete the Victoria College admissions steps.
  2. Log in to your Pirate Portal and click the following links in order: "Registration" folder > "Pirate Orientation" link.
  3. Watch the Pirate Orientation Video (required before completing the Pirate Orientation Sign-up Form).
  4. Complete the Pirate Orientation Sign-up Form (and watch for an email confirmation). The Sign-up Form will be available beginning Friday, May 1.

Share the Experience

We invite you to share your Pirate Orientation experiences on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #NewVCPirate.

More Info

For more information, please call (361) 582-2400 or visit Advising, Counseling, & Recruitment Services in VC's Student Services Building.


Pirate Portal


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