International Orientation

ORIENTATION FALL 2021

This fall, orientation will be a hybrid of virtual and in-person components. All mandatory sessions will be virtual, and there will be optional virtual and in-person events. Please see below for more details; we will continue updating this page as we have more information.

Orientation Schedule

Below is the draft orientation schedule. Times may change. Please sign up for orientation here and you will receive the latest updates and reminders before events: https://bit.ly/3rihZ7a. Zoom links will also be posted below the day before each event.

Monday, August 9, 10am-11:30am

Mandatory CSU Health Network. Zoom. Learn more about the many health care resources available to CSU students, as well as about health insurance and vaccine requirements.

Tuesday, August 10, ~5:00pm-8:30pm (exact time to be determined)

Optional Social Event: Food Truck Rally. The Food Truck Rally happens every Tuesday night from 5:30pm to dusk during the summer. Local food trucks, musicians, and community members meet at City Park to enjoy delicious food, live music, and a cool summer evening. Lawn games will be provided. Please bring money to purchase food from the food trucks.

Wednesday, August 11, 11am-1pm

Optional Shopping Trip. Use your free bus pass to ride the Max bus with the ISSS staff to Pavilions Shopping Center and Target, or head to Walmart.

Thursday, August 12, 11am-12pm

Meet and Greet with Fort Collins International Center. Zoom. Learn more about the Fort Collins International Center (FCIC) and meet some volunteers and new friends. All ages and backgrounds are welcome. FCIC organizes many different opportunities for international students to meet each other and learn more about CSU and Fort Collins.

Friday, August 13, likely 10am-11:30am, exact time to be determined

Mandatory CSU Campus Safety. Zoom. Learn about personal safety and important laws in the U.S.

Monday, August 16, 9am-11am

Optional “Rules of the Road” bike workshop and bike ride. Come learn tips and tricks for getting around CSU on a bike, and what makes CSU a Platinum Bicycle Friendly University! Presenters will share a summary of the rules of the road, tips for being safe and comfortable on a bike, and there will be time for Q & A. You will also receive afree bike helmet, and learn about options for renting or buying bikes. We will offer a bike ride following the workshop

Monday, August 16, ~3-4:30pm (exact time to be determined)

Optional Campus Tour. Explore campus with fellow students on a walking campus tour. Learn about campus buildings and resources, including the Lory Student Center (LSC), Morgan Library, Rec Center, and academic buildings.

Tuesday, August 17, 10:30am-12noon

Mandatory Immigration Information. Zoom. Attend required session and learn about US immigration rules and regulations.

Tuesday, August 17, 4:30-7pm

Optional Lawn Games and Old Town Fort Collins. Join other international students, ISSS staff, and community members for outdoor lawn games in front of Spruce Hall. Then, use your free bus pass to ride the Max bus to Fort Collins’ historic Old Town. Explore Old Town Square, shops, and restaurants.

Wednesday, August 18, 11am-1pm

Optional Shopping Trip. Use your free bus pass to ride the Max bus with the ISSS staff to Pavilions Shopping Center and Target, or head to Walmart.

Arrival

Please arrive on the date you are able to move in to your housing.

For quarantine and immunization information, please visit:

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.