International Student Orientation

International Student Orientation

International Student Orientation Steps

We welcome international students to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. If you have been admitted to UCCS, your next step is to complete the following steps. These steps are designed to enhance your academic, social, and professional transition to UCCS. 

Step 1: Register for orientation appointment

Register for your orientation appointment. International Students will register for orientation and schedule a 1-hour orientation appointment. During the orientation appointment, orientation leaders will welcome new students to the UCCS community and guide them through the class registration process. Students will leave the orientation appointment having registered for classes. Following orientation registration, students & family members will also gain immediate access to online UCCS welcome resources and materials to begin their successful UCCS journey.


Step 2 - Complete Portal Pre-registration Tasks

Access instructional videos on how to complete the pre-registration tasks in the MyUCCS Portal. By completing these few steps prior to your orientation appointment, we will have more time to focus on class registration. 

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Step 3 - Register & attend iWOW (International Welcome Orientation Week)

Register for iWOW (International Welcome Orientation Week).


iWOW is mandatory for all F-1 and J-1 new international students and open to students on any temporary visa types. It is a special event designed to provide you with information and tools necessary to navigate your new home as smoothly as possible. This is an exciting week of events, but the first-day sessions are mandatory for all F-1 and J-1 (students on other visa types are highly encouraged to participate).

*We suggest that all international students arrive in Colorado Springs one day prior to the i-WOW date and consider CDC international travel guidelines. Details for the iWOW will be communicated to you via email.

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Step 4 - Attend an international pre-departure webinar (optional)

Register for a pre-departure webinar. Students and family members are invited to join us for optional pre-departure webinars. These webinars will provide helpful information to help you prepare for your arrival to UCCS.

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