GPS: Navigating Student Life at Boston College

Goals. Purpose. Success.

The transition to graduate school can be tough. Spend two days with fellow first-year graduate students from across disciplines to reflect on what it means to be a graduate student. 

Rooted in principles of Ignatian Spirituality, GPS is a free overnight retreat experience for first-year master’s students designed to provide a much-needed space for engagement in self-reflection and meaningful conversation about the realities of graduate school at BC.


Please contact the Office of Graduate Student Life at for more information about GPS.

GPS Retreat Learning Outcomes:

Students who attend GPS will be able to:

1. List the "Three Be's" of Jesuit Education:

  • Be attentive
  • Be reflective
  • Be loving        

2. List the Three Key Questions of Michael Himes' approach to discernment: 

  • What brings me joy?
  • What am I good at?
  • Who does the world need me to be?