International Orientation

Congratulations to students admitted for Spring 2020!

This year, over 100 new international students will attend International Orientation on January 13-17, 2020. Orientation is required for all newly-admitted international students, scholars, and exchange students at Colorado State University–learn more about it below.

Please arrive the weekend before Orientation, on Saturday or Sunday, January 11th or 12th.

Graduate Students:

The Office of International Programs communicates with graduate students about International Graduate Orientation.

This webpage is the best resource for all your Orientation needs.

Sign up here for orientation and optional events.

The draft schedule will be available soon. Email with any questions.

If you are unable to attend international graduate orientation on Tuesday, January 14, you will need to sign up for a make-up immigration session once registrations open.

Undergraduate Students:

The Orientation and Transition Programs (OTP) will be your primary resource for information about Orientation.

OTP will communicate with you through email about the schedule and how to register–look for emails from OTP to sign up!

Sign up here for our optional events during orientation week (shopping trips, ice skating, game night, etc.).

If you are unable to attend international undergraduate orientation on January 13-17, 2020, you will need to sign up for a make-up immigration session once registrations open and contact to see what else you need to make up.

Mandatory Immigration Document Review

All new international students and scholars are required to complete a mandatory Immigration Document Review shortly after arriving in the U.S. Learn more about this requirement here.

INTO CSU Conditionally Admitted Students

Conditionally admitted students who are beginning classes at INTO CSU, please refer to INTO CSU Orientation. If you are matriculating from INTO CSU to become a fully-enrolled CSU student, then attend Orientation for International Students–see above.

Additional Information

The New Students webpage features useful information, including the Pre-Arrival Information from the Office of International Programs.

For more information about orientation, please contact Bronwen Watts at

At Orientation, you will:

  • Orient yourself to the many resources and services on campus, such as the Health Network, CSUPD, and more.
  • Meet the international student advisors, who will help you understand how to remain in a legal immigration status.
  • Understand CSU academic expectations and learn classroom success strategies.
  • Build relationships and make friendships with other new international rams and the Cultural Mentors.
  • Learn about Fort Collins International Center, a community non-profit working with our office to help you feel welcome and get involved both on campus and in the community.
  • Learn about Ram History and Tradition!
  • Have your questions and concerns answered by a network of people who are here to support you.

You will also have the opportunity to:

  • Experience a home-cooked meal in an American home at a Community Welcome Dinner.
  • Jump-start your involvement in student life by exploring the Resource Fair.
  • Purchase basic necessities and learn how to navigate Fort Collins on the shopping and public transportation trips.

This year, the Office of International Programs is not offering bus pick up the weekend before orientation Spring 2020.

For more information on housing, or transportation when  you arrive please visit the links below: