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 Undergraduate Student"?

An international undergraduate student is either a 1st year or transfer-student pursuing a 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 January 10, 2018. International Undergraduate Orientation will be held from January 10-12, 2018.

Students with on-campus housing can go directly to their residence hall and begin to move in anytime after 8:00 am that morning. International Student Orientation check-in will be from 3:00-4:00 pm on January 10 in the University Memorial Center (UMC).  Please note, the orientation formal program will begin that night from 4:00-7:30 pm and will include food! Familes are encouraged to join students at check-in and programming.There is no need to register for orientation, we will see you at check-in!

The first day of classes is Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Time is built into the orientation schedule for you to take care of personal business. You will receive more information and important dates via email, so please pay close attention to official university communications. You MUST complete the New Student Welcome Online Experience course before you can register for classes. Log in to your MyCUInfo account to get started. For more information regarding orientation visit New Student & Family Programs

Additional Information:

Check Your Email

All international students will have email sent to your pre-CU email, the email you have been working with for admission to CU-Boulder. Before you arrive to the US, keep checking your pre-CU email account for information about admissions, international student orientation, the pre-arrival course, housing, etc. Once you get to campus, you will switch to your colorado.edu account through Google.

Plan for Housing

Plan your accommodation arrangements in accordance with your personal arrival date. Please see the Housing website for more information regarding Residence Halls, Bear Creek, and Family Housing. If you have a specific question or request regarding the residence hall move-in process, please contact Adam Beaver, Assistant Director of International Student Programs, Adam.Beaver@colorado.edu. You can also look at our Housing Options guide for more options.