Pirate Orientation

Pirate Orientation

Chart Your Course for Success

New students who have the Pirate Orientation Hold on their account are required to complete an online Pirate Orientation course.  Once you’ve registered for classes – ideally with an advisor in Advising & Counseling Services – you will receive an email to sign up for a virtual introduction session.  

The goal of Pirate Orientation is to help you become a successful college student and complete your education goals.  During Pirate Orientation, you will become familiar with the Pirate Portal, Canvas, resources that are key to your success, and learn about your responsibilities as a VC student.

Follow These Steps

  • 1. Register for classes.

  • 2. Sign up to complete a Pirate Orientation course.

  • 3. Complete the Pirate Orientation course to avoid being dropped.

  • Available Pirate Orientation Sessions

  • Meet the Academic Coaches

More Info

Call (361) 573-3291
Visit Advising & Counseling Services in VC's Student Services Building