All international students must be on campus by August 18, 2018. Undergraduates will attend International Undergraduate Orientation (IUO) from August 18-20. Graduate students are required to attend ISSS Orientation on August 20.
CU Here is for international students arriving at Denver International Airport (DIA) starting on Thursday, August 16 at 10 a.m. through Saturday, August 18 at 2 p.m. Volunteers will meet you at DIA and help you navigate the airport, find transportation to Boulder and answer questions. Let us help make your transition to Colorado and CU Boulder a little smoother!
*Reminder: Make sure you have submitted a photo for your Buff OneCard before arriving. It serves as your campus ID, hall and room key and will also allow you to have an RTD College Pass (a free public transportation pass). Volunteers will have the RTD College Passes ready for students that have submitted their photos online.
If you choose to find your own transportation to Boulder from Denver International Airport, here are a few popular options:
The Denver Airport Station is located at Denver International Airport at the DEN Transit Center, Level 1, adjacent to the Westin Denver International Airport. The DEN Transit Center can be accessed at the south end of Jeppesen Terminal by exiting through the glass doors and taking the escalator or elevator down to ground level. The AB Bus Route comes to Boulder and you can check the departure times and pick-up locations on the screens in the Denver Airport Station. Exact fare is required on boarding the bus or you can buy a ticket from the SkyRide counter. As of this writing, the fare is $9 and NO TIP for public transportation and estimated travel time is two hours from departure. Click here for more information on the RTD Skyride.
The Green Ride is targeted transportation from DIA airport to Boulder and its nearby suburbs. This is likely the option with the least amount of stops for you. Verify your price at Green Ride Colorado but door-to-door service is around $36. Cash and major credit cards are accepted, please plan to tip the driver $3-$5 in addition to the fare. You need to have a ticket before you can board a van, but you do not need to make a reservation. Find them at ground transportation when you are at Denver International Airport, they have a booth located inside the Terminal on Level 5 to assist you and provide ticketing.
Boulder Super Shuttle provides van service from DIA to CU Boulder for a fee of $33. Cash and major credit cards are accepted, please plan to tip the driver $3-$5 in addition to the fare. Door-to-door service is also provided throughout most of Boulder County. You need to have a ticket before you can board a van, but you do not need to make a reservation. To get a ticket, check-in at the Boulder Super Shuttle ticket counter, Level 5, near baggage claim in the main terminal. A counter service agent will issue you a ticket and direct you to the correct loading area. Find more information, contact Boulder Super Shuttle.
Yellow Cab taxis are a convenient but expensive way to get to Boulder. If you arrive when the buses and shuttles are not running, you may decide to take a taxi. Of course, taxi fares are calculated with the use of a meter, which is “activated” by the driver. From DIA to Boulder, you can expect to pay a flat rate of $88.15 plus additional charges for things like oversized or too much luggage and toll charges. Then you will have to add a tip, usually it is about 10% of the total cost. You can find a taxi in the transportation area across from the baggage claim area outside the airport. Call (303) 777-7777 if you are unable to find a taxi outside the airport. For more information, visit the Yellow Cab Taxi Service website.
For driving directions to Boulder, visit Google Maps and enter your current location.
If you need to move your items from one home in the U.S. to Boulder and have a lot of items to move, there are many moving companies that can help you out. While ISSS does not recommend a particular service, you should check out moving companies for basic information, then call each potential mover and speak to a customer service professional. You should ask about insurance (for breakage and loss in transit) and the company's experience in moving to your area.