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International Student and Scholar Services

International Student Orientation


International Student and Scholar Services is excited to welcome you to the University of Denver!


SUMMER 2020 Orientation

Friday, June 12


FALL 2020 Orientation

Thursday, September 3 (Half Day)

Friday, September 4 (All Day)


Orientation details forthcoming regarding remote or in-person delivery. Kindly be sure to regularly check emails from ISSS for latest updates on upcoming orientation. Thank you!


Due to COVID-19 directives from the state of Colorado regarding group meetings, our Summer Orientation has been cancelled and will be rescheduled in an online format. ISSS will send out an email with more details after the Summer term starts.

Students will be registered for a short web-based Immigration Orientation session which needs to be completed during the Summer quarter. 

Students who are new to the University of Denver will need to complete the Immigration Check In by completing the following steps. ISSS cannot activate a student's record until this process is completed and the student has registered for Summer quarter classes.

1) Email legible scans of all required check-in documents to

Only send one email that includes all the documents listed below. Include your student ID in the email. You will not have access to your I-94 until you have entered the United States, so you must wait until after your arrival to email the documents.

The easiest way to scan documents is with a mobile app, such as CamScanner, but you can also scan documents in multiple places on campus. We recommend Anderson Academic Commons (DU's library), but you can also find a full list of DU locations with public scanners here.

All students must submit the following:

  • Current U.S. entry visa (not required for citizens of Canada or Bermuda) 
  • Copy of Form I-94 
  • Current passport biographical page
  • If F-2 dependents are also in U.S., provide copies of the above documents for all dependents
Additional Documents for Sponsored Students 
  • Final Financial Guarantee Letter (this cannot be a 'For Admissions Purposes Only' letter)
  • Release of Student Records (FERPA Release) form in PioneerWeb:
    • The Records to Release field should read "transcripts, academic reports, registration verification, change of major, change of level, failure to enroll, financial records, etc."
    • The Recipients field should include the name and contact information of your advisor and the address of your sponsoring agency. 
    • The Purpose of Release field should read "to report academic progress and facilitate payment of tuition, fees, stipends, etc."
    • You do not need to update the date fields.
2) Provide emergency contact information and local address

The fastest way to do this in PioneerWeb under the 'Student' tab. You can complete the online check-in form, but it can take longer for our office to process. 

The links to update in PioneerWeb are can be found here: