We are pleased that you have chosen CU Boulder to pursue your graduate studies and look forward to being part of your journey.

Before you arrive at CU Boulder in January, please complete the following tasks:

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

Submit your transcripts

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

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.

Log in to your CU Boulder email

You should work with your department to register for classes. You might require your advisor’s approval. 

All students are required to have health coverage under your own plan, through a family member or employer, or the university’s CU Boulder Gold Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). The deadline to select or waive insurance coverage for spring 2020 is February 5.

Learn more about health insurance  

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 December 27.

Submit your Buff OneCard photo  

To educate our community and create a welcoming and safe campus environment, CU Boulder requires all new students, staff and faculty to complete education on policies prohibiting Sexual Misconduct, Discrimination and Harassment. The Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC) provides education about these policies. The online training can be accessed through the OIEC website.

Start the training now  

Graduate Student Orientation is on January 10. The day will be filled with informational sessions and opportunities to connect with faculty, staff and other graduate students on campus. 

Register for Graduate Student Orientation

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.