• Step 1: Getting Started

    Welcome! We are excited to have you join us as a CU Boulder student! Your New Student Welcome Experience will have a variety of steps for you to complete over the summer and through your first week of classes. Two main components are the Online Experience and Fall Welcome. The Online Experience will be completed over the summer and will prepare you for working with your advisor, registering for classes and learning more about campus support services. Fall Welcome starts the week before classes begin and is an in-person orientation which will connect you with your academic program and important campus resources.

    New Student & Family Programs is here to help! We have a team of Journey Leaders who can assist you at any point this summer. Journey Leaders are current students who you can connect with during the summer and throughout Fall Welcome to answer any of your questions.

    Stay Connected:
    Call or text: 303-492-4431
    Live Chat & Website: colorado.edu/welcome.
    Email: welcome@colorado.edu

    1. Online Requirements

    The Online Experience is our online orientation program, which provides the information you need to succeed as a student, register for classes and work with an advisor. You must complete the Online Experience before you can register for classes.

    In addition to the Online Experience, you must also complete Community Equity. This is another online course to learn more about university policy and resources for discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct.

    Complete the Online Experience

    Complete Community Equity

    2. Placement Assessments

    Incoming students may be required to complete placement assessments in order to enroll in certain classes. Please review the placement assessments to identify which assessments you need to take. Take relevant assessments soon; your results assist us in preregistering you for the correct classes. Log in with your Identikey and password.

    View Placement Assessments

    3. Fall Welcome: August 20th - August 30th

    Fall Welcome is our in-person orientation and your opportunity to learn more about your academic program, campus resources and to start building community at CU. Be sure to download the “CU Boulder Welcome” app in the app store to stay up-to-date with a list of programs and events.

    For students living in the residence halls, Fall Welcome begins with move-in. You will be assigned a specific day and time to move-in, details will be sent to your CU Boulder email account.

    View Fall Welcome Schedule


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