Class of 2026 Class Page

Latest Updates

Helpful Information

Welcome to CGS, Class of 2026!

This page will be your home base for updates from CGS, including important information on planning your gap semester, preparing for your summer in London, and working with your academic advisor to curate your academic experience. Check back frequently for the latest information!

Welcome Events:

January 20, 2-4 p.m. – Come Get Social
This social event, held in the Gilbane Lounge at CGS, will give you the opportunity to get to know your CGS classmates at the end of the first week of classes.

Transfer Credit Policy: If you plan to take an external course during your gap semester, it is critical that you discuss course selections with a CGS academic advisor first, before enrolling in a course. Learn more about our transfer credit policy here.

E-Portfolio Tutor: Need help with e-Portfolio? First, follow these directions for setting up e-Portfolios. If you need help, this year’s e-Portfolio tutor, Natalie Dudych, will be working to assist with e-Portfolios. Natalie is available during the following hours for the Spring 2023 semester:

In-Person at the Writing Center, Room 330B: Tuesday and Thursday, 10-11:30 a.m.
Zoom Drop-In: Monday and Wednesday, 6-7:30 p.m. at this link (password: eport)

CliftonStrengths Assessment Tool: Looking for a way to explore your strengths and interests during the gap semester? The CliftonStrengths assessment tool is now available to all incoming CGS students. This valuable tool will help you identify and articulate your top strengths as you begin setting your academic goals, applying to internships, and planning your future. You can access CliftonStrengths at bucgs.gallup.com by logging in with your BU email.

Important Links

Resources

Timeline

The First-Year Experience Timeline is your step-by-step guide to navigating your first year at CGS. See when to register for classes, apply for your passport, book flights to London, and more.

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Advising Checklist

Organization and proper planning are critical to your success in college. The calendar checklist linked here is designed to help you have a successful first year at CGS.

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Pathways

CGS’s academic advising team can provide you with a clear path to any major in the university. Check out our pathways page for information on what classes to take to get where you want to go.

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Transfer Credits

It is critical that you discuss external course selections for your gap semester with a CGS academic advisor first, before enrolling in a course. Learn more about our transfer credit policy.

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Welcome Events

Join us for the following welcome events to get acquainted with CGS and meet your classmates!

January 20, 2-4 p.m. – Come Get Social
This social event, held in the Gilbane Lounge at CGS, will give you the opportunity to get to know your CGS classmates at the end of the first week of classes.

January 19-28 – Winter Weeks of Welcome
This series of events provides a great opportunity to meet new people as you settle into life on campus. More information is available here.

January 28, 12-2 p.m. – Splash 2.0
We strongly encourage you to attend this student clubs and organizations fair that will be held on the second floor of the George Sherman Union. Please RSVP here.

Past Event Recordings:
Budgeting: A Conversation with the Office of Financial Aid and Study Abroad – Watch here, Passcode: c4hZ4PT!

Chart Your Path

Academic Advising

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CGS Academic Advising

Our dedicated, professional academic advising staff advocate for your growth and achievement—from before you arrive on campus through your transition to junior year.

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Meet the Advising Team

The CGS Academic Advising team is excited to welcome you to BU and CGS! Learn more about the advisors who will be helping you chart your path at BU.

Meet the Team

Make an Appointment

Meeting regularly with your academic advisor is critical to your success at BU. Click here to learn how to schedule an appointment.

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#My100Days

Gap Semester

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Gap Semester

Gap Semester Advising

You have a partner for the gap semester. Your academic advisor will help you make a plan for how to get the most out of your time.

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Gap Semester

Find the Gap

Whatever you choose to focus on, we are here to help you make the most of your gap semester. This article contains tips, resources, and helpful links to get you started on your journey.

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Gap Semester

#My100Days

Share your gap semester story with us by posting on Instagram using #My100Days! Or explore the hashtag to see what your classmates are up to.

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What's going on

News and Events

Campus Life

Adjusting to Campus Life in January

Every year, we hear from students wondering about the process of adjusting to college life in January. Here are the answers to some of your most common questions, from how to meet people to succeeding in your classes.

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Academic Advising

Meet Your Academic Advisors

Your CGS academic advisor will be your partner throughout the two-year program. As you prepare to meet with your academic advisor for the first time, get to know the team with this welcome video and a quick interview with each advisor.

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FAQs

Your Top Questions, Answered

We compiled some of the Class of 2026’s top questions about the CGS experience—and their answers—so that you have all the information you need as you prepare to embark on your college experience.

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Social Media

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Instagram

Share Your CGS Experience

Have photos from your gap semester travels or a great shot of campus? Tag us in your posts on Instagram @bucgs and share with the hashtags #My100Days, #CGSLondon, or #MyCGS.

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Facebook Group

Connect with Your Classmates

The College of General Studies Class of 2026 Facebook group is the perfect place to connect with your classmates. Join to meet your team members, ask questions, or plan meetups on campus.

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Keep up with the latest in College of General Studies and Boston University news and events by following us on Twitter. And don’t forget to share what’s going on on campus!

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