We are pleased that you have chosen CU Boulder to pursue your graduate studies and look forward to being part of your journey. Now that you have been accepted to CU Boulder, there are a few steps you can begin to complete. You will get more detailed information about orientation in late-April and early-May!

Before you can register for classes, you must activate your CU username and IdentiKey password. You will need your student ID number from your official admittance email.

Activate your IdentiKey

Your Buff OneCard is your student ID card and your key to many services and events, including dining, printing, banking and public transportation. You must submit your Buff OneCard photo by July 24.

Submit your Buff OneCard photo  

All CU Boulder faculty, staff and students receive a CU Boulder email account. We will use this account to communicate with you, so please use your IdentiKey to log in and start using it. Beginning in May this is the only email address we will communicate to; plan to check it regularly.

Log in to your CU Boulder email

Official transcripts must match the unofficial transcripts that were submitted with your application for admission.

Submit your transcripts

Save the date! Graduate Student Orientation will be Monday, August 17 

More details coming soon!

In addition to Graduate Student Orientation, many departments and programs will host their own orientations that students are required to attend. More information about these orientations will be emailed to you over the summer.

We want to make sure you have a smooth transition to CU Boulder and are here if you need us! Email welcome@colorado.edu or call or text 303-492-4431.