Congratulations on your admission to Colorado School of Mines!

Welcome to Colorado School of Mines! Our International Student Orientation is required and designed to provide you with information about resources available to you and assist in your transition to the campus and surrounding community. During orientation week, you will hear from office representatives from across campus on topics such as Student Health Insurance, Student Health Center , Adjusting to Life in the United States, the Library, Public Safety, and Maintaining Your Visa Status. You will also get to meet some of the ISSS staff and attend several fun social events throughout the week. Attending orientation not only provides you with an opportunity to learn about Mines and the resources available to you, it also allows for you to meet other new students! You can find the complete orientation schedule above. Please note that attendance is required at all orientation sessions.  Make sure to register to the event and check-in after arriving to the United States using the buttons below. If you do not attend required sessions, a registration hold will be placed on your record for the following semester. We look forward to seeing you there!

Fall 2022

International Student Orientation information


International Student Orientation will be held on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. We look forward to welcoming you to Mines!

International Student Orientation Schedule

Start and End Times:

Check in will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the event will begin at 9:00 a.m. 

  • For students who have a F-1 visa, the session will be over at 12:00 p.m
  • For students who have a J-1 visa, the session will be over at 2:00 p.m


Our event will be held at this location:

Green CenterFriedhoff Hall924 16th StGolden, CO 80401-1868A staff member will lead you to Friedhoff Hall once you enter the Green Center.


Breakfast and lunch will be available during the sessions.

Mandatory Fees:

All new international students are charged a $60 International Orientation Fee by International Student and Scholar Services.  International Orientation Fee may not appear until Census Day. Please note that the International Orientation Fee is non-refundable if a student is enrolled as of the first day of the semester, even if the student later withdraws registration.

More Information:

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out to

International Student Orientation Sign-Up

 Please sign up for the orientation using the button below.

New international student Check-In

For all Incoming new F-1 and J-1 students who have arrived to the United States. Please complete this after you have landed in the United States.

Departmental Student Orientation Information

Please refer to your academic department for further details. Not all departments offer a separate orientation. However, if your department does offer an orientation, and it is mandatory, please be sure to attend.



International Student & Scholar Services
924 16th Street
Green Center, Suite 219
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO 80401

Office Hours
Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 12:00pm and 1:30pm – 4:00pm

Main Office Phone and Email
(303) 273-3210 /