Dear Incoming Freshman:
Welcome to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs! Your first semester of college is right around the corner, and we're pleased that you've decided to begin it with Gateway Program Seminar GPS 1010. No matter which of the 40 Gateway Program Seminar topics you've chosen to pursue, you'll find the experience to be a great way to jump-start your college career. Here are some important updates; please read them carefully.
Gateway Program Seminar will begin with START-UP DAYS on Thursday and Friday, August 18th and 19th ¬before your other classes start. All Gateway Program Seminar classes will meet from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and lunch will be provided for you on both days. These two days are a mandatory part of GPS 1010 since they count as one-third of the course.
Plan to arrive at the meeting room for your topic at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, August 18th. Once START-UP DAYS are over, your course will meet once a week at its regular, published time (check the online Course Schedule or your portal for semester room assignments). Because of these full two days of class, Gateway Program Seminar will also end four weeks early. We'll keep you busy during START-UP DAYS: you'll get to know your instructor, Junior Teaching Assistant (JTA), and individual section-mates, and you'll meet students from all the sections studying the topic you've chosen. You'll be introduced to the University's technology, find out what the course has in store for you and what the University has to offer, and begin to discover what it takes to succeed in college. - Dr. Constance Staley