What is Gateway Days?
Gateway Days is an immersive experience designed to provide first-year students at UCCS, with access to classes, resources, and activities at UCCS. All of this happens pre-term to the official start of the fall semester and assists first-year students with the transition to campus.
For Fall 2023, Gateway Days will be Thursday, August 17th from 9AM-5PM and Friday, August 18th from 9AM-5PM
Is Gateway Days Required?
Yes. Gateway Days is required for most GPS courses. All courses except for the following participate in Gateway Days: Online courses (OL1, OL2, OL3, OL4, OL5, OL6, OL7, OL8, OL9), GPS 3010 Transitions OL1, and late start courses that begin in October (Session B courses: 002, 038, 054). Please check your course start date and time to see if your course will participate in Gateway Days.
Can I attend Gateway Days if My Class Does Not Participate?
Absolutely! If you are student in any course that does not participate in Gateway Days, please feel free to attend any of the larger events and activities planned for the day(s), such as Campus Recreation activities, West Lawn events, Chalk the Walk, College Fest and Community Fest, and the First-Year Frenzy Job Fair. Lunch will also be provided for any student on campus at this time. Please see the Gateway Days schedule for time, event, and location information.
What Should I Bring?
This will be a few long days and you may be doing some physical activities so be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Bring water, sunscreen, and any snacks/food if you have dietary restrictions or concerns. Don't forget to bring any classroom materials you might need too! Laptops, notebooks, pens, and all those other things you might need to be successful in the classroom!
A waiver is required of all students to participate in any GPS activity, including those off-campus. If you are under 18, you will need a parent/guardian to sign. If you are 18+, you can sign this yourself. Please print this with you to Gateway Days and give this to your faculty. To sign an electronic waiver, click below.