New Student Orientation

What is the Spring 2018 Semester Orientation?

This orientation is designed for both freshmen and transfer students who have been admitted and plan to attend UCCS starting the spring 2018 semester (January - May). We encourage you to sign up for the earliest orientation date possible for the best selection of course times and availability. At orientation you will:

  • Register for classes
  • Meet your academic advisor
  • Learn about available campus resources
  • Meet other students, faculty, and staff on campus

Is there a veteran or military component at orientation?

Orientation programs are available for veterans and active duty military at our spring 2018 semester orientation. The program is offered to those students whose life experiences are very different from many of those entering UCCS as new students. The veteran and military portion of orientation is held in conjunction with the required orientation and begins one hour earlier than the scheduled orientation session.

When is the Veteran and Military Student Orientation and what does it cover?
Students attending the veteran and military orientation arrive one hour prior to the normally scheduled orientation and are greeted by staff from the Office of Veteran and Military Student Affairs. This office delivers a briefing aimed at explaining VA educational benefits and resources available to active duty, guard, reserve, veteran, and dependent students. It is imperative for any student using VA educational benefits to attend this veteran and military orientation in order to understand how their VA educational benefits work and what resources are available to them both on and off campus. Most of this time will be spent sharing information about veteran and military benefits, with some time built in for connecting with students and discussing the differences between the academic environment and the military. Following this one hour program, students will join the main orientation program and register for classes.

Additional Veteran and Military Welcome Event

Each semester, the Office of Veteran and Military Student Affairs hosts a Welcome Event for all new incoming veteran, military, and dependent students.  Please email or call 719-255-3253 for more details. This DOES NOT take the place of registering for the first part of  the Veteran/Military Orientation.