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GPS: Navigating Student Life at Boston College

Goals. Purpose. Sucess.

Where are you going?

GPS can help you get there!


Goals. Purpose. Sucess. = GPS

What is GPS?

GPS is a one night overnight experience designed for first year graduate students to promote reflection, conversation and exploration of what it means to be a graduate student at Boston College. 

 Graduate school can be a rewarding experience, but also a very challenging one. Transitioning to a new campus and academic environment, building new relationships with peers and professors, and figuring out what you will do after graduation are among some of the issues with which graduate students may struggle.

Come join other graduate students for an overnight experience in which participants will engage in reflection and candid conversation about what the graduate school experience is really like, and explore strategies for making it through successfully.


Location & Details

GPS will be held from Friday, November 15th until Saturday, November 16th at the Connors Retreat and Conference Center in Dover, MA. We will be leaving from BC early evening on Friday and return sometime in the evening on Saturday. The retreat is free and includes transportation, food, and lodging. Although the retreat itself is free, those who are accepted to GPS will be expected to provide a $25 deposit check in order to reserve a space on the retreat. This deposit will be returned to participants during the weekend of the retreat.

Click Here to Register

The deadline to register is Friday, October 18th, 2013 at midnight (11:59pm) Eastern Standard Time