International Students

We are excited that you have decided to attend CU Boulder and look forward to having you join our community. 

If you have any questions throughout this process, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help!


Follow the steps and timeline for the semester that you will begin classes at CU Boulder. Summer starts in June or July 2017, and Fall starts in August 2017.

Summer 2017 Students       Fall 2017 Students


This online orientation will share important and helpful information about life in and out of the classroom in the United States. Details about getting to campus, transportation around Boulder, U.S. banking, communication and more. Learn more about arriving on campus as an international student. More information will be emailed to you once the Pre-Arrival Orientation is available.


All international students are required to attend International Undergraduate Orientation on campus. For students starting in fall 2017, orientation begins on Sunday, August 20. All international students need to arrive at CU Boulder on this date for move-in and afternoon programs.

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Do you have appropriate health insurance coverage? It is your responsibility to have health insurance at all times while in the United States. Since you are required to arrive before your CU Boulder coverage begins, you must purchase a policy that will cover you from the time you arrive in the U.S. until the CU Boulder coverage starts.