We are delighted that you confirmed your intent to enroll and will be starting at CU Boulder this summer!  

Your next steps are:

Your IdentiKey serves as your secure entry point for online services and information you'll need now and later as a CU Boulder student. Activating your IdentiKey will give you immediate access to the scholarship application and the housing application once you confirm your intent to enroll. You will need your IdentiKey for the mandatory Online Experience as well.

Activate Your IdentiKey

Note: It typically takes three to five business days after you activate your IdentiKey before you can access these services.

It is essential for all new incoming students to activate and check their CU email account as this is the primary means of communication to students at CU—campus departments and faculty will use it to relay important information to you.

Your CU email account will ultimately be the only account used for all communication regarding your transition to CU, financial aid, housing, advising, registration and more. Be sure to log in and start using it.

Activate Your CU Email Account

Complete the Online Experience, our online orientation program. You’ll learn more about advising, registering for classes and campus resources. It must be completed before you can register for fall classes.

Each summer term has a unique registration deadline for summer classes. New undergraduate students may enroll in classes during any summer term, excluding Maymester and Augmester. View the term calendars for more information.

Summer-start Students - After completing the Online Experience, you will be able to register for fall classes. You can register from May 29 – June 15 and again from July 9 – August 17.

You are encouraged to complete placement assessments by May 28. Not all assessments may be required for you, so please check with your academic advisor if you have questions about which assessments you will need to complete. Review and complete applicable placement assessments soon. Complete your placement assessments now!

Before you start registering for classes, plan on connecting with an academic advisor. Your advisor will give you advice on registering, explain how any transfer credits will apply and answer any questions you may have. Advising appointments will be available starting in late May. Complete the Online Experience before scheduling an appointment.

You must complete the Online Experience before you are able to register for fall classes. The Online Experience will prepare you for using the registration system. You do not have to come to campus in order to register. 

You will be able to register during your enrollment dates through MyCUInfo.

Reminder, registration for summer classes opened March 12.

Be sure to check out the various scholarships available to CU Boulder students.

The Housing application opens on February 1. If you are applying to live in the residence halls, Bear Creek Apartments or Graduate & Family Housing, there are requirements, processes and other important factors to consider before you begin. Check out more information on making well-informed decisions when choosing your on-campus living experience.

Apply for Housing Today!

If you are living off-campus, learn more about CU's resourcces for off-campus housing.

Your Buff OneCard serves as your campus identification and therefore you must submit your Buff OneCard Photo to have it printed. Depending on your student status and choices, it may also:

  • Give you access to your residence hall and room
  • Carry your meal plan
  • Allow you to pay for laundry and printing
  • Allow you to gain entry to the Rec Center and sporting events

Upload Your Buff OneCard Photo

Fall Welcome is your in-person orientation. This is an opportunity for you to learn more about your academic program, campus resources and to start building community at CU Boulder. 

If you were admitted for summer, but do not enroll in or attend summer classes, you will not be eligible to register for fall. If would like to attend CU Boulder this fall and will not be taking classes this summer, please defer your admission to fall.