International Orientation

ORIENTATION FALL 2020

This fall, orientation will take place virtually. We will offer a mix of programs in the weeks leading up to classes. Some will be mandatory sessions and some will be optional session or events. Please see below for more details; we will continue updating this page as we have more information.

Now Available

CSU Health Network brief overview video. Mandatory for ALL students–watch video before August 10th session. Watch video here.

Academic Success. Mandatory for graduate students–watch video by August 17. View video here.

Academic Integrity. Mandatory for graduate students–watch video by August 17. View video here.

Week of August 10-14

If you register here for the mandatory events, you will receive the zoom information in advance of the event and you can also share any questions you may have in advance of the sessions. For anyone who does not register ahead of time, we will post the zoom links next to the event the day before each event. Optional events will require registration.

Monday, August 10, 10:00am – 11:00am MDT

CSU Health Network; virtual session. Mandatory for ALL students. Learn more about the many health care resources available to all CSU students and ask any questions you may have about the health network, insurance, and more.

Wednesday, August 12, 10:00am – 11:00am MDT

Campus Safety and U.S. Laws; virtual session with CSU Police. Mandatory for ALL students. Learn about personal safety and important laws in the U.S. and ask any questions you may have.

Week of August 17-21

If you register here for the mandatory events, you will receive the zoom information in advance of the event and you can also share any questions you may have in advance of the sessions. For anyone who does not register ahead of time, we will post the zoom links next to the event the day before each event.

Monday, August 17, 5:00pm – 6:00pm MDT

Meet and greet with some Cultural Mentors; virtual session. Optional for all students.

Tuesday, August 18, 10:30am – 12:00pm MDT

Immigration Information; virtual session with ISSS. Mandatory for ALL students. Learn about your requirements to maintain your status.

Tuesday, August 18, 6:00pm – 8:00pm MDT

Virtual trivia night with ISSS. Optional event open to everyone–register here for this event.

Thursday, August 20, mid-morning

Sponsored student orientation. Mandatory for all sponsored students.

Thursday, August 20, 1:00pm – 4:00pm MDT

Additional undergraduate activities. Mandatory for undergraduate students–please register hereThese sessions will include a welcome, sessions on dining and dietary information, academic integrity and success, and a student panel.

Arrival and Quarantine

If you are arriving from another country, please arrive by August 9 to allow for the mandatory 14-day quarantine period.

If you need quarantine housing (if you are not able to quarantine in your intended residence), click here for information and to request quarantine housing. If you already have a contract to live in a university dorm or apartment for fall 2020, there is no additional charge for this housing arrangement. You can choose to have food provided for $20 per day (per person) during this time. If you will be living off-campus in the fall, there is a $225 fee for this quarantine housing arrangement. You can also choose to have food provided for $20 per day (per person) during this time.

If you are arriving from within the US, please arrive on the date you are able to move in to your housing.

At Orientation, You Will:

  • Orient yourself to the many resources and services on campus, such as the Health NetworkCSUPD, 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.