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Welcome to the University of Colorado Boulder!

CU-Boulder is one of the world's top universities, and we are glad you are joining our outstanding student body.

Orientation dates will vary depending on your academic program, whether you are a first-year or transfer student, and whether you are a Colorado resident, an out-of-state student or an international student.

The Orientation Reservation System is now closed.  Students who have not yet completed their orientation requirement and haven't made a reservation for orientation are still required to attend the August orientation as a walk-in.  Be sure to download the appropriate planning guide below which tells you everything you need to know about orientation including check-in times and locations.

All international student orientation August 15-21
First-year orientation August 18-21
Transfer orientation August 18

All new undergraduate students are required to attend all meetings during orientation.

Students who fail to meet their orientation obligations or miss required programming may end up in late registration or lose their registration eligibility. More »

Students are also expected to abide by the Student Code of Conduct. Students violating this code risk sanctions, including potential revocation of their admission.

The Office of Orientation applauds these students who created this tumblr campaign called #ItooamCU.  We support all students and we're glad these students are making a BOLD statement!