Welcome new international students, we are so excited for you to come join us at CU! On this page you will find important information to start a successful journey here at CU.

What is an "International Graduate Student"?

An international graduate student is pursuing their studies in a Masters or Doctoral degree program at CU-Boulder. An international student is anyone in the US on a non-immigrant temporary visa, such as F-1, J-1, H-4, E-2, TN, etc.  US Permanent Residents, Refugees, and Asylees are not considered "international".

When to Arrive

You must arrive by August 2018 (exact date to be announced) and your required ISSS Orientation is in August 2018 (exact date, time and location to be announced) which is part of the Graduate New Student Welcome Day. Registration for the International Student Orientation is not required, however, attendance is and will be tracked. Please bring your Buff OneCard and arrive 15 minutes early.

In addition to the ISSS Orientation, all graduate students must attend your academic department’s orientation.

Finally, you are required to attend an Immigration Reporting Session with ISSS. Please register using our Eventbrite Registration Page, click on the "Register" button, and choose one of the sessions. Additionally, pay attention to your email as official university communications will be coming soon and see the required steps for incoming graduate students

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Plan for Housing

For information regarding Residence Halls, Bear Creek, and Graduate & Family Housing, please see CU Boulder Housing website.

Please note that Graduate & Family Housing prioritizes families and space is limited. See more information about move in dates and how to apply see Housing and Dining Services.