You must be officially admitted to UCCS for the term in order to register for orientation.
Why do I need to attend orientation?
All new, undergraduate, degree-seeking students are required to attend orientation. Orientation is designed to help you become familiar with campus, learn about campus resources, meet other new students, and register for your classes. This is your first step as a new Mountain Lion, and we are excited to have you join us for orientation.
What is the process of orientation?
We hope orientation prepares you for a successful transition to UCCS and connects you with our campus community. Your online orientation consists of 3 steps:
Register for orientation (required)
Schedule and attend a virtual class registration appointment (required)
Select and enroll in your first semester classes
To enrich your orientation experience we offer the following optional steps:
4. Attend Orientation Webinars
5. Orientation Open House
I am not certain about what I want to major in. What should I do?
No need to worry! You do not have to choose a major before you attend orientation. By simply listing "undecided" as your major on your orientation registration form we will help connect you with an academic advisor to help you select classes and utilize resources to determine your future major.
I'm a non-degree student (not seeking a degree from UCCS). How do I register for classes?
Please contact the Office of Student Admissions/Recruitment at 719.255.3084 for help with your class registration.
I want to talk with someone about orientation, because I still have questions. Who do I contact?
Can I change my major before my class registration appointment?
Yes! If you decide on a different major from what you originally noted on your registration form, please contact the Orientation Office at firstname.lastname@example.org immediately as we want to ensure you have the correct academic advisor and that you receive the appropriate academic plan during your class registration appointment.
Can I attend the virtual class registration appointment via my phone?
We recommend that you attend this meeting using a computer and not a mobile device. The class registration appointment is a 1:1 virtual meeting in which we will welcome you to UCCS, help you navigate your UCCS portal, and help you register for classes based off of the guidance and recommendations of your academic advisor.
Should I download Microsoft Teams prior to my class registration appointment?
Yes! It is recommend to download the free Microsoft Teams app to your computer prior to your class registration appointment.
What is a GPS class?
The Gateway Program Seminar (GPS) is a three or four credit, required course for freshmen at UCCS. It is the first course in the Compass Curriculum and introduces students to the educational aims of this general education curriculum. The delivery of this course includes best practices related to welcoming and helping freshmen make successful adjustments to the university. Visit this site for more information.