Orientation Workshop Descriptions

Published: Aug. 12, 2016

Tuition Classification (Fees, Due dates, Colorado Residency)

The presentation will be directed at out of state students and will provide information on meeting the requirements to prove Colorado residency as defined by Colorado tuition law. You will hear about the residency petition process, tax filing tips, allowable grace periods to obtain a Colorado driver’s license and vehicle registration and how to verify physical presence in Colorado during the one year domicile period.

Health Services (Wardenburg & CAPS)

Optimal Health: Resources for your Mind and Body In this session, you will learn about the services and health plans available through Wardenburg Health Services to keep you healthy, balanced, and at your best.

Financial Aid

This session will cover how financial aid works with your other resources to get the tuition/fee bill paid and provide funds for living expenses.  We will cover some basic information and then have time for questions.


This session will cover the University Libraries resources and services for graduate students, including access to a wide range of information resources, support for open access publishing, help with research data management, and instruction on a variety of topics.

Title IX

As graduate students, we all have a role in creating a safe, non-discriminatory working and learning environment, and many of us have the obligation to report incidents of discrimination and harassment when we are aware that they have occurred. This session will introduce you to the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance who is responsible for the prevention and investigation of sexual misconduct and protected class discrimination and harassment along with the other campus support services available on our campus.


The Office of Information Technology is the central provider of IT services on the CU Boulder campus providing everything from campus networks and email to online learning environments and IT support services. This session will cover what you need to know to get started with campus technology and show you how to take advantage of all the IT services CU Boulder has to offer.

Career Services

Alaina Nickerson, Graduate Student Program Manager for CU Career Services, will be here to discuss services and resources available to graduate students of CU.

Student Affairs

Student Affairs will present a general overview of resources available to graduate students, with highlights on Student Support & Case Management and Office of Victim Assistance. 

Graduate Teacher Program (GTP)

The Graduate Teacher Program provides support for graduate students regarding teaching, research, adjusting to life as a graduate student, and preparation for academic and other careers. Dr. Cumming will give an overview of the program.

Green Labs

Come learn about the Environmental Center, a student-funded organization with a variety of different programs devoted to being a leader in campus sustainability, eco-social justice issues, and achieving zero waste goals for the campus.  In particular, this presentation will focus on the CU Green Labs Program which uses a team approach to minimize the use of energy, water, material goods, and hazardous chemicals in CU Boulder laboratories without compromising research integrity or safety.  Come learn about the services we provide and how you can get involved.

International Education

International students will learn about legal status obligations and  employment eligibility issues. All students will learn about possible international study and research opportunities.