We're so excited you confirmed your intent to enroll at CU Boulder!
New Student & Family Programs is here to support you. If you have questions, but don't know who to go to, we would love to be your first stop. We know a lot about campus and will answer your questions or connect you with the right campus resource. We want to make sure you have a smooth transition to CU Boulder and are here if you need us! Email email@example.com or call or text 303-492-4431.
If you have not already, your first step is to activate your IdentiKey. Your IdentiKey is your campus username and password and you will use it to access most campus systems and services.
You also need to set-up your CU Boulder email account. We will use this account to communicate with you, so it is important that you login and start checking it regularly.
*International students, please continue to check the email address you listed on your admission application.
MyCUInfo is your student portal. It will guide you step by step through the New Student Welcome Experience, where you can complete the Online Experience, sign up for Welcome Days, find your advisor, learn your enrollment dates and register for classes. MyCUInfo will also serve as your go-to-place to conduct campus business throughout your time at CU Boulder. Log in with your CU Boulder username and IdentiKey password.
Before you can register for classes, you must complete the required online orientation program. The Online Experience will provide you with the information you need about succeeding as a student, registering for classes, working with an advisor and accessing campus resources. You must complete the Online Experience before you can register for classes.
Within the Online Experience, you will complete Challenges to unlock rewards, work through content to move on to the next section, and most importantly unlock your access to enroll in classes.
You will need your CU Login Name and IdentiKey Password to access the material.
The New Student Welcome Day on January 12 is a one-day program you can choose to attend as an additional part of your new student welcome experience. While optional for all incoming students, we encourage you to join us on campus to connect with academic advisors, faculty, current CU Boulder students, and the departments that will support you and your family as new members of our community. There is no cost to attend.
There are several placement tests each incoming student needs to complete in order to enroll in the appropriate classes their first semester. As you prepare to take placement tests, please note that your first score is the score that will be used. Plan to take placement tests when you are rested, have plenty of time and are ready to do your best!
Before you can register for classes, there are a few preregistration items that you need to complete including updating your contact information, accepting tuition and fee agreement, applying for and authorize the College Opportunity Fund (Colorado Residents Only) and selecting student opportunities. Log into MyCUInfo to complete.
Follow the steps below to successfully enroll in your first semester. All incoming CU Boulder students enroll in classes independently online through MyCUInfo.
Academic advisors will help you personalize your academic journey. They will provide any support needed during your transition to CU Boulder and throughout your time on campus.
Academic advisors will reach out to new students. This initial contact may be through email, a phone call or video chat.
New students should complete both the Advising and Enrolling in Classes Modules in the Online Experience prior to scheduling an academic advising appointment.
Students can schedule an individual academic advising appointments with their advisors.
Advisors and faculty will be present in an academic fair during the New Student Welcome Day on January 12. Learn more about this optional program now.
Don't be afraid of this step! You aren't doing this alone. Utilize the many resources available to you if you have any questions.
After completing the Online Experience, you may choose your enrollment dates. Students will enroll in fall classes independently from home during your selected enrollment dates.
For incoming, undergraduate students enrolling in classes for January 16, your enrollment window will be November 28 - January 12.
You will be able to view or select your enrollment dates in MyCUInfo. Log in with your CU Boulder login name and IdentiKey password.
Read and refer back to the Registration Guide as needed.
Assembling a first-semester class schedule will take some time! Allow yourself a time period when you aren't rushed, to sit down and fit together the puzzle pieces that make an appropriate class schedule.
We encourage students to sit down and review the material together with their family or others supporting their transition to CU Boulder who can help to absorb and discuss the material.
Be flexible, especially during your first semester. You may find some of your classes are full or not available during the time that fits best in your schedule. Save that class for a future semester.
We think you will find the information you need to register for classes in the Online Experience. Still have questions? Feel free to explore these resources as needed.
The items below are required tasks. You do not need to complete them until after you have registered for classes
You can pick up your Buff OneCard Student ID at residence hall check-in. Students living off campus should pick up their card at the Buff OneCard Office starting the week before classes begin. Have your photo taken at the Buff OneCard Office in C4C N180, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m if you have not yet submitted one online. Bring a driver’s license, passport or other government-issued photo ID and your student ID number.
Sign up to attend one of the required training sessions offered throughout the first few weeks of classes to avoid having a hold placed on your class registration.
Did we mention it is our official form of communication? It is important that you set-up your CU Boulder Gmail account and check it on a regular basis. This will be our primary means of communicating with you.
This required online module includes information and resources you will need to understand what is expected based on our campus discrimination and harassment policies and procedures.
Complete the health insurance and immunization requirements online by February 3. View step-by-step instructions and check out the comprehensive health services offered on campus.
The following items are optional tasks that you should review and take action on, after you register for classes.
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We are excited to welcome our new students into their academic home for the next few years! Spring Welcome will help your transition to CU Boulder be an engaging, healthy and positive experience. You will participate in programs and events that connect you with other new and current CU Boulder students, faculty and staff.