ALL international students are required by immigration law to “check in” at International Student and Scholar Services when you arrive in Boulder.
ALL international students are also required to attend the International Student Orientations. All new UNDERGRADUATE international students, including transfer students have an orientation that begins Sunday, January 5th and goes through Friday, January 10th. All new GRADUATE international students, including exchanges and transfers have an orientation on January 10th from 1:00-5:00 p.m. in the Eaton Humanities Building. At these meetings, we review campus policies, explain immigration regulations, provide helpful tips, and tell you about fun activities, clubs, and organizations for international students that may be of interest to you.
All new and transfer international undergraduate students enrolling in the Spring 2014 semester will complete the Immigration Check in with ISSS during their Orientation program, January 5-10, 2014.
All graduate and exchange students must sign-up for an Immigration check-in session no later than January 9, 2014 AND attend the required Orientation program on January 10, 2014.
You must attend one session. Each session lasts about 90 minutes. You will receive a helpful information packet and a checklist of procedures to guide you through your first days here.
Registration is required for each of these sessions (registration is free). See EventBrite at the links below for schedule options. You only choose one session for check in.
To register for an Immigration Check-in session, https://spring2014gradcheckin.eventbrite.com.
EXCHANGE STUDENTS (at CU on reciprocal contracts only) must complete the Immigration Check in with ISSS on January 9,2014 at 11 am.
Where do I check-in? International Student and Scholar Services is in the Office of International Education, located in Suite S355 on the third floor of the Center for Community (C4C). See the campus map here.
It means that YOU MUST REPORT TO ISSS, where your SEVIS record will be registered (validated) in the SEVIS electronic record-keeping system. When you enter the United States, a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer at the airport reports your entry into the country to SEVIS. When you check-in at ISSS, an ISSS advisor will confirm your enrollment information to SEVIS. Failure to check in will jeopardize your immigration status. You will also receive helpful information about things you need to do to prepare for living and studying in Boulder.
SEVIS is an acronym for the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System. It is a web-based program administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to maintain information on F and J visa holders and their dependents living in the United States. It keeps an electronic record of your entry into the United States, academic progress, and departure from the United States. As an academic institution, we are responsible for making sure that the information we send to the DHS is complete, current, and correct.
If you are an F or J student, please bring the following documents for yourself and for any dependents who have accompanied you to the U.S.:
• current and any past I-20s or DS2019s
• I-94 Departure card
• current and complete address in Colorado, even if it is only a temporary one
• proof of insurance for all J-1s and J-2s
After you have presented your check-in information, your SEVIS record will be registered or validated. If your record is not properly validated, SEVIS will terminate your electronic record, and you will be considered to be in the US illegally. If you are in a visa status other than F or J, bring evidence of your visa status, such as your passport or visa.
Yes, you must. And you are also required to attend the International Student Welcome Meeting (Thursday afternoon, August 22 for Undergraduates and Saturday morning, August 24 for Graduate students). At the Welcome Meeting, we review campus policies, provide helpful tips, and tell you about fun activities, clubs, and organizations for international students that may be of interest to you