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GPS Programs & Services

GPS Programs & Services

Part of finding your way through the college experience is using and understanding the resources available to you here at Belmont. We offer continuous programs throughout the year that will allow you to explore and affirm your individual path by utilizing the resources we have to offer. 

Compass Convocation Series

The Compass Series is a convocation series hosted by GPS that is dedicated to helping you become a better, more competent college student. Whether that’s by helping you prepare for advising, discovering your path, or educating you on how to cope with the stress of exams and course loads, the GPS office is here to help. Compass Series sessions take place every Wednesday at 10am in Ayers Center 1034 (JAAC) unless otherwise noted. Convo credit available.

January 10- Starting the Semester Strong

Welcome back! Come to this session to help get back into the groove of academic life. This session will help you settle any anxieties or fears you may be feeling about finding a routine that works for you. We'll talk about the importance of building weekly schedules, the best approaches for studying, and ways to build a health and productive balance of activities. 

January 10- Academic Success after Fall 2017 (JAAC 1037)

Do you need to bounce back after some rough grades last semester? We've got you covered. Join us to review some important study skills, time management techniques, and ways to become your best self. We'll help you with your recovery plan so this academic hangover doesn't last all semester long.

January 17- Building Faculty Relationships

Join us for a panel where you can hear directly from the source—your professors!  Learn about the most effective and intentional ways to communicate and build relationships with your professors.  You will hear first-hand from professors all across campus during this unique opportunity! 

January 31- Getting Ready for February

February feels like the longest month of the school year because it's the dead of winter with no vacation days. We're here to help you survive. Come on by as we partner with Bridges to Belmont for an exploration of live-giving, grade-saving practices as we move steadily towards spring.

February 7- Understanding your degree: Looking at Bell Core, Reviewing Course Selection & Understanding the Withdrawal Process

This session will focus on helping you understand the Bell Core requirements, how to select courses intentionally and strategically, and what your options are with the course withdrawal process.

February 14- Acing your Midterms

Whether you have official midterms or not, preparing for the midpoint of the semester is a difficult task! During this convo, the Learning Center will offer an excellent workshop on reading, and we'll review some of the best (and maybe even new for you) ways to set yourself up for success on your upcoming tests.

February 21- Homecoming Alumni Panel

Come hear from a panel of Belmont Alumni while they discuss their academic journeys at Belmont and how being an engaged student helped lead them to where they are now.

February 28- Sophomore: Slump or Surge?

Unsure of what classes to take next semester? Need some extra support in thinking through your schedule and setting SMART goals? Come to this open session where we'll review some of the essentials about advising, go over some common issues, and answer your questions.

March 14- Taking Advantage of Summer Opportunities

Are you hoping to work part-time, take classes, study abroad, or get an internship? Ever wonder how to go about pursuing these opportunities? Come join us to discuss how to use the summer in intentional and productive ways.

March 21 - Empowering Women in Leadership

Join us as we honor Women’s History Month by discussing how to support and develop leadership in women at all ages and stages of life, and leadership opportunities available on our campus.

March 28- Strengths Part 1

Join us for a two part series where we will unpack what the Strengths assessment tool is and how it applies to you. Ever wonder what your strengths are and how they influence who you are and who you are becoming? During this session, we will begin exploring the Strengths Finder assessment tool.

April 4- Strengths Part 2

Ever wonder what your strengths are and how they influence who you are and who you are becoming? During this session, we'll dive into the Strengths Finder assessment tool and how understanding your strengths can help you identify opportunities to succeed and make an impact.

April 19- Expect the Unexpected 

Have you ever ended up somewhere surprising or somewhere you had not planned? Join us while we explore what it means to live intentionally and maximize opportunities that are often the ones we least expect. Come hear first-hand from Belmont staff and alumni who found themselves on the road less traveled and how it changed their lives!



Individual Coaching Sessions

Do you have questions about your specific path or deciding on a major? GPS offers 1:1 coaching sessions with our qualified staff members. Click here for more information. 

Advising Resources

Many students find it helpful to visit our office before or after an advising meeting to talk about their academic decisions beyond just the next semester. Additionally, we like to offer resources to help sort through the different components of academic life.

GPS also works with multiple campus partners to help students. 

Additional Campus Partners & Resources