All new international students in F or J visa classification, including any transfers from other institutions within the US, are required to attend a mandatory Check-In & Essentials Session. A "hold" is automatically placed on your registration for classes until you sign up to attend one of these sessions. Once you sign up, the "hold" will be lifted. However, if you do not show up for the session, the "hold" will be placed back on your student account, preventing you from registering for classes in the future.
The Check-In & Essentials Sessions are designed to facilitate your successful start at CU Denver! We want to use this time to welcome you, to get to know you, and to share with you some essential information. These sessions are separate from the main CU Denver New Student Orientation and are also separate from any orientation provided by specific academic departments.
During the session, ISSS staff will be collecting documents and information from you that are required in order to report critical information to the US Department of Homeland Security regarding your arrival and your program of study. In addition, the session is designed to educate new students regarding immigration regulations that relate to their period of stay in the US. Also, students will be provided with information about campus services, how to obtain US social security cards and driver’s licenses, cultural adjustment issues, health services and insurance, and more.
To sign up for a Check-In & Essentials Session, please select the appropriate link below and you will be re-directed to a new window where you will be able to select a date and time.
International Student Orientation (Summer 2013)
International Student Orientation (Fall 2013) Sign Up Coming Soon!
- Graduate students 8/14/2013 (tentative date)
- Undergraduate students 8/15/2013 (tentative date)
- All new student general orientation 8/16/2013 (tentative date)
Prior to your arrival for your Check-In & Essentials Session, all student must complete the following Check-In & Compliance form:
In addition, if you are a sponsored student, you must also complete the following forms:
Completing these forms in advance will expedite your check-in process. You must present these forms in order to be admitted to the Check-In & Essentials Session.