Published: May 23, 2022 By

Howdy y’all! I am here to help navigate you through the Online Experience (OE) that opened on May 5! The OE is one piece of the New Student Welcome Experience, which also includes Fall Welcome. More information about Fall Welcome will be coming soon, but for now, stay up-to-date by visiting our Fall Welcome webpage.

student on laptopHow to access the Online Experience:

You can access the OE through your Buff Portal in your “New Student Welcome” card by clicking on the link to the Online Experience. That link will take you to a Canvas course, where you will need to login with your IdentiKey and password. From there, you will want to complete the course which is divided into modules that will be released throughout the summer. Avoid holds on your account by completing modules on time as a hold will be placed on June 1, and a new module will open that same day.

What is the Online Experience?

In this Canvas course you will explore academic resources, prepare for advising, complete pre-registration, learn more about campus resources and prepare to sign up for an enrollment date to register for classes! I recommend taking a look at this helpful page that outlines each part of the OE.

In order to register for classes, you must complete and pass the Enrolling in Classes module. Note that it can take up to two hours after you pass the challenge at the end of the Enrolling in Classes module for you to be able to access and open your enrollment dates.

Additionally, placement assessments are now open, and you can take advantage of them now and get them out of your way (one less stress at a time of transition) or wait until you have met with your academic advisor. You can find more information about which placement assessments pertain to you.

If you have any questions, please reach out to our office by calling 303-492-4431, emailing welcome@colorado.edu or using the LiveChat feature on our website.

Interested in learning more about life at CU Boulder? Make a Buff Portal Advising appointment with a Journey Leader!