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you've been accepted

to the 2022 Gateway to Phoenix Success

Kick off your academic year with the first two weeks leading up to the start of the semester working with classmates, your faculty mentor, and your peer mentor.  You'll get ready for the year by getting to know the campus and learning the skills you need to thrive at UWGB.

As a GPS student, you'll have a First Year Experience unlike any other.

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First Year Seminar

Making sure you feel at home.
During the fall semester, you'll take a First Year Seminar, which will continue the work of teaching you the skills you need to be successful while introducing you to a real-world issue that you and your classmates will wrestle with. Your peer mentor will be there to help you get connected on campus, making sure you feel at home at UWGB. In the spring semester, you and your classmates will tackle that issue under the guidance of your faculty mentor and your peer mentor. Along the way, you'll develop skills every employer wants college students to have, and you'll have the opportunity to build a plan for year two that makes sure you get the most our of your time at UWGB.
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What is GPS?


Explore challenges our communities face and the ways that we might solve them.


Meet new people, get invovled on campus, and get connected to offices committed  to your success.


Develop the skills colleges and employers value most.

Growth Mindset

Learn to embrace challenges as opportunties to learn about yourself, your abilities, and new ways you can tackle difficult tasks.


Develop grit and perseverance, characteristics that will serve you in and out of the classroom.


Share your perspective and experiences in ways that connect you with your peers and your squad and find your place on campus.



You don’t have to wait to get a taste of campus!

Take a look around – you might be surprised at what you find!