Pirate Orientation


Welcome to Victoria College!

Victoria College is excited to welcome new freshmen to campus at Freshman Family Day and Pirate Orientation! Both events will help you transition into college life and prepare you to be a successful college student and graduate.

Freshman Family Day

Freshman Family Day, Thursday, July 9, 5-8:30 p.m., will introduce you and your family to Victoria College in a fun and laid-back setting, featuring:

  • Gabe Salazar, America's #1 Latino youth speaker
  • Party in the Quad with live music, food, and fun
  • Entertainment by Clay Crockett & The Shotgun Riders
  • A free VC T-shirt for all new freshmen who participate

Sign Up. When you sign up for Pirate Orientation, please indicate how many family members plan to join you for Freshman Family Day (up to two guests per student). If you've already signed up for Pirate Orientation, you can change your reservation or add Freshman Family Day by emailing AdvisorHelp@VictoriaCollege.edu. Be sure to include your full name, V#, and the number of family members who plan to join you.

The deadline to sign up for Freshman Family Day is Tuesday, July 7. 

Event sign-in for Freshman Family Day will begin at 5 p.m. in the VC Sports Center.

Pirate Orientation

All new freshmen are required to participate in Pirate Orientation, where Victoria College staff will help you Chart Your Course for success. During Pirate Orientation, you will create a degree plan, plan your class schedule, and register for classes. 

Each of the following Pirate Orientation sessions will take place at VC's Main Campus 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 - CLOSED
  • Monday, July 27, 2015
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015
  • Monday, Aug. 10, 2015
  • Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015 (Victoria & Gonzales)

NOTE: Students are encouraged to attend a Pirate Orientation session as early as possible as seats fill up fast. New freshmen who do not attend Pirate Orientation will have a hold placed on their account preventing course registration. 

Before You Arrive

  1. Complete the Victoria College admissions steps.
  2. Watch the Pirate Orientation Video (required before completing the Pirate Orientation Sign-up Form).
  3. Complete the Pirate Orientation Sign-up Form. (Log in to the Pirate Portal, click on the "Registration" folder, and then click on the "Pirate Orientation" link.)

More Info

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


Pirate Portal


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