Join us in Boulder to Find Out How GSBC Can Transform Your Career
From learning, networking and exploring, there are many moving parts to our Annual School Sessions. If you’re wondering what all the buzz is about regarding the GSBC experience, here is a high-level view of what to expect at GSBC:
Networking & Events
Peer Group Program
Each new student is assigned a peer group to facilitate pre-arrival connections among students, giving them a solid, built-in group of colleagues and friends to navigate their time at GSBC together.
While GSBC-sponsored events are optional, they are highly encouraged to forge relationships with colleagues. They include:
- State Dinner Night: A designated evening for all students from your state to hit the town at one of Boulder’s renowned restaurants.
- Golf Tournament: On the Sunday between Weeks 1 & 2, GSBC holds a student/alumni/faculty golf tournament at one of Colorado’s renowned courses with an excellent view of the Rocky Mountains.
- Battle of the Classes: This student-favorite event allows students to connect with classmates in a friendly field day competition.
- Rockies Game: GSBC annually partners with the Colorado Rockies, providing our students with a summer evening in Denver at Coors Field.
One Word: Location
GSBC is fortunate to call gorgeous Boulder, Colorado, our home. And, for two weeks a year, our students get to too! Not only do students get to wake up at the foothills of the Flatirons Mountains and learn on a prestigious campus with breathtaking views, there are endless things to do outside of class. From exploring Pearl Street Mall‘s iconic shops and restaurants to venturing on a nearby hike, there’s never a dull moment when you’re in Boulder (not to mention it’s only 30 minutes from Denver)!
Schedule will vary based on student year.
- Sunday late morning/early afternoon: Arrive and settle into on-campus housing
- Monday-Friday: Week 1 classes (daily lunch break provided)
- Weekend: On your own or GSBC-organized event(s)
- Monday-Thursday: Week 2 classes (daily lunch break provided)
- Friday Week 2: Students dismissed at noon; School Session concludes
Most classes are held at CU Boulder’s state-of-the-art Wolf Law Building, featuring technologically advanced wireless networking, video conferencing and video recording capabilities, immersing students in an engaging and comfortable environment. To know more about who teaches classes at GSBC, learn about our faculty.
Special Presentations & Evening Receptions
Our students hear industry experts speak on current issues in community banking throughout each two-week session, presented as keynote and panel sessions.
Units include air conditioning, WiFi, a microwave and mini-fridge, a community kitchen on the main floor, social and study lounges and laundry facilities.
GSBC partners with the Center for Community (C4C) and Village Center Café for meals, with Kittredge Market also being a student favorite. Additionally, there are boxed lunches and evening receptions planned throughout the two-week session.
The CU Boulder campus is walkable, but GSBC runs shuttle buses among Wolf Law, the C4C dining hall and housing complexes during the morning, lunchtime and evening commutes to give students a convenient way to make it to their next destination.
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