Gateway Program Seminar


START UP DAYS are 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.

All first-year students who enter UCCS with 24-credit hours or less are required to take a GPS course. As a part of the new Compass Curriculum, GPS courses help students to learn:

  • Why a university education is important and what it means
  • How the disciplines connect and overlap, while still having their own perspectives
  • How to think critically and creatively at the level required of a university student
  • How to navigate campus technology and online databases; cultivate research skills; and locate campus resources that will help you succeed
  • How to refine your reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.
  • How to be a responsible, academically professional university student with the necessary civic, ethical, and social competencies

Contact Carrie Arnold, Assistant Director at 719-255-4099 or e-mail her at