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Graduate & Professional Programs Fall 2017
Student Newsletter – The Student Services Issue

New! – New Lounge in the GPP Main Office

Stop by and visit GPP in our new lounge! Located in the GPP main office area, Marian Hall 317, we have comfortable couches and chairs. Come by for a visit or kill some time before class! This is YOUR space so let’s fill it up!

New! – Library Learning Commons

Across the Spring and Summer of 2017, the Library has undergone major renovations to bring Emmanuel College the brand new Library Learning Commons. The goal was to simplify access to services that support learning, provide optimal study and collaboration space and to increase academic-oriented programming that complements classroom learning.

Be sure to stop by the Library to check out its renovations! For more information about how these changes affect you, check out the Library Learning Commons project site.

In addition, the Academic Resource Center (ARC) will be getting face-life in the bottom floor of the Library Learning Commons. As a reminder, the ARC is committed to helping students enhance their academic performance in their quest for academic success. The ARC provides one-on-one academic coaching and study skills assistance to students experiencing challenges in their approach to their course work.  Academic coaching topics may include time management and college reading, study, and test-taking strategies.  Contact Wendy LaBron at or 617-735-9778 for more information.

New! – Upcoming Events

Fall 2017 Catherine McLaughlin Hakim Lecture featuring Dr. Roberto Gonzales

You are cordially invited to attend the Hakim Lecture Series featuring Dr. Roberto Gonzales delivering his talk ‘Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America’. Dr. Gonzales is a Professor of Education at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education.

Thursday, October 12th, 2017 at 4:30pm in the Library Lecture Hall. To register visit or call 617-735-9771. Also, visit the GPP website for more information!

Fall 2017 GPP Open House and Speaker Series!

Save some time in early November to join us for our first Open House AND Speaker Series! Details are forthcoming, but we hope you can join us for some light refreshments, conversation and discussion on emerging trends in business. Students and alumni from all programs are encouraged to attend! Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks!

 Reminder! – Campus Ministry Support

GPP students are most welcome to take part in any of Campus Ministry’s programs, and are encouraged to attend masses and services all throughout the year. Some programs that may be of interest to students—and which may best fit their schedules—are one-on-one spiritual direction with a campus minister, or taking part in the Making S.P.A.C.E. retreat in the Spring. To learn more about what programs are available, please email and they’ll be happy to connect you to the right program for you.

New! – Student Perks

Did you know? As a student at Emmanuel College, GPP students are welcome to take advantage of Emmanuel College’s memberships to area museums. Both the Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum offer free membership to all students, faculty and staff from Emmanuel College (exclusive of special exhibits and films). In order to take advantage of this wonderful perk, you must present your Emmanuel College ID. If you do not have an ID, you can visit Campus Safety on the 1st floor of the Administration Building. Simply present your driver’s license or a form of identification and receive your ID for free!

 New! – Application for Degree

The Degree Application for all students who plan to graduate in December 2017 is due on Friday, September 15th. Students should complete the online application via Student Planning (instructions below). If you have already submitted a Degree Application in hard copy or online, you do NOT need to submit another application. We have received and processed your application and have sent you a confirmation via email.

If you need to make any changes to your application since you submitted, please send an email to and the Registrar’s Office will update your record.

Students who complete the degree application will have their records audited for graduation eligibility and will receive an email regarding their graduation status in October.

  • Log into Student Planning: Student Planning Home Page
  • Click the “Graduation Overview” tab
  • Under the Program of Study, Click the “Apply” button
  • Read the message in the blue box at the top of the screen regarding graduation eligibility and acknowledgement of requirements.
  • Complete all fields in application.
  • Click “Submit” on the bottom left of the screen.

For more information or questions regarding the Application for Degree, please visit the MySaints Portal announcement section regarding the Degree Application.

 HR Curriculum Changes

We are excited to announce that we have made some changes to the Master of Science in Human Resource Management curriculum. After an extensive review process and an external evaluation, we have made the following changes:

HRM 9032 Labor & Employee Relations is now HRM 9032 Labor Relations and Employment Law
HRM 9034 Employment and Recruitment Practices is now HRM 9034 Talent Acquisition and Management
HRM 9035 Compensation and Benefits is now HRM 9035 Total Rewards

In addition to the above title changes, updates have been incorporated throughout the content of each class to reflect current trends in the industry. If you have any questions regarding the curriculum update, please contact Kate Schoeck at

New! – Construction Update

As you have likely seen, we are continuing our construction project for the new 18-story, 690 bed residence hall. Expected to be completed in Fall 2018, the new residence hall will feature one- and two-bedroom apartments, an exercise room, dance studio, top floor lounge among other amenities. The GPP staff were lucky enough to get a sneak peak of the construction progress. Just look at those views!