Join us for International Student Orientation where you will learn about the university, policies and what it means to be a Buff! Get to know other international students and make connections as you start your journey at CU Boulder!

Register for International Student Orientation

Thursday, Jan. 12

10 a.m. | New Student Move-in | Residence Halls

3-4 p.m. | Exchange Student Information Session | HLMS 196
Receive information about how to maintain your immigration status. Ask any questions you may have about maintaining your J-1 status as an exchange student.

4-4:30 p.m. | International Student Welcome | HLMS 199
Learn more about the International Student and Scholars Services (ISSS) office and the resources available to international students.

4:30-5 p.m. | Culture Shock | HLMS 199
Moving to a new culture is exciting, but it can also be stressful. This session will talk about potential experiences you may have as you adjust to life in Boulder, as well as strategies and opportunities to aid your adjustment process.

5:45-8 p.m. | International Student Social | The UMC Connection
Join other incoming international students for a night of bowling, billiards, ping pong, board games and more! Meet us at the Connection located on the first floor of the University Memorial Center (UMC).

Friday, Jan. 13

8 a.m.-12 p.m. | College and School Information Sessions

  • 9:30-11:30 a.m. | Arts & Sciences Welcomefest | Humanities Lobby
  • 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | CMCI Welcome | Advising Suite - Folsom Stadium, suite 110 between gates 2-3
  • 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Engineering and Applied Sciences College Welcome | DLC 1B70
  • 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | ENVD Orientation | ENVD 134
  • 8 a.m.-12:20 p.m. | Academic Planning and Success at Leeds | KOBL 100
  • 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | College of Music Info Session & Advising Q&A | IMIG S101
  • 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. | Program in Exploratory Studies Orientation | ATLS 100

8 a.m.-12:20 p.m. | Creative Minds RAP Office Hours | Libby 142
Welcome to the Creative Minds RAP! Stop by for optional drop-in hours to learn more about classes and opportunities within the Creative Minds RAP.

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | History and Traditions Campus Tour | UMC South Terrace
Explore campus with other incoming students before classes begin! Meet at the UMC South Terrace. This tour is optional.

12:30-1:30 p.m. | Check-in and Lunch | UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom
Check-in at the Glenn Miller Ballroom and learn more about orientation and new student events. Lunch is provided.

1:30-1:40 p.m. | New Student Welcome | UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom
Get inspired as you begin your CU Boulder journey! We will welcome you to campus, share logistics about the day, and introduce you to our Journey Leaders, who will guide you throughout the day and provide you with insight and tips for being a successful member of the Buff Community.

1:40-2:30 p.m. | Discover Your Herd | UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom and various UMC locations
Connect with a Journey Leader and meet other incoming students! Your Journey Leader will provide advice to make the most out of your time at CU Boulder.

2:45-3:15 p.m. | U.S. Classroom Culture | HLMS 199
Classroom and teaching styles vary around the world. Learn about classroom interactions, teacher student relationships and assignment types you might see at CU Boulder. We’ll also review a syllabus, an essential component of every CU classroom, to help you prepare for the start of the semester.

3:15-3:45 p.m. | Honor Code | HLMS 199
Explore academic expectations at CU Boulder and how to maintain academic honesty.

3:45-4:15 p.m. | Understanding University Policies | HLMS 199
Review the university policy on sexual misconduct, discrimination and harassment.

4:15-5 p.m. | Sponsored Student Information Session​ | HLMS 199
A session about how to maintain your scholarship AND your immigration status. As a sponsored student, you will learn about enrollment, employment and changing programs all while maintaining your F-1 status, or sponsorship. We will also assist any sponsored student who has not yet submitted a FERPA release form for their sponsor.

6-8 p.m. | Grocery Bingo | UMC 235
Join New Student & Family Programs in a night of Bingo and a chance to win FREE groceries! Meet other incoming students prior to the first day of class.

7-9 p.m. | Hoop Troop: Women's Basketball Game | CU Events Center
Immerse yourself in CU Boulder tradition at the CU vs. Arizona women’s basketball game. Pick up free tickets for the game during orientation at the check-in table.