University of Colorado COVID Vaccine Requirement

The University of Colorado announced on April 28 that its four campuses and system administration will require all students, faculty and staff to have COVID vaccinations before the start of fall semester 2021.

ISSS is working diligently with campus leadership to determine viable options for international students. We understand that the current vaccines in use in the U.S. may not be available in other countries. ISSS will update our website as soon as further information is available. 

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Travel & Re-Entry

ISSS understands that continuing students may have plans to travel over the break and have questions about re-entering the United States for the Fall 2021 semester.

It is important to remember that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) makes entry determinations at the U.S. port of entry (POE).

  • Each port of entry is different and students report having different experiences entering the United States.
  •  ISSS can never guarantee that a student will not have any issues at the POE.

As always, ISSS urges students to make sure they carry with them all recommended travel documentation, particularly proof of enrollment.

Travel Handout

Travel Restrictions

As the COVID-19 pandemic is a fluid situation, travel restrictions can change at any time. Please review the U.S. entry restrictions and the U.S. consulate and embassy websites for information about routine visa services. 

Travel Signatures

Students in F-1 status need a valid travel signature issued within the last 12 months from the time they seek entry to the United States (on page 2 of the I-20).

To receive a travel signature, please submit the Document Reprint Request Form (DocuSign) to ISSS and indicate the re-print reason as “Travel.”

  • ISSS will issue a new I-20 and sign it for travel (please allow 2-5 business days for processing).
  • ISSS will email the new I-20 to you after processing the request.
    • As of March 27, 2020, SEVP and USCIS issued guidance allowing I-20s to be signed electronically by DSOs and sent to students by email during the COVID-19 crisis.