Getting Started

Last updated: August 6, 2020

Our Campus Experience office is reimagining Getting Started this year to reduce the risk of a COVID-19 spread and improve overall efficiency for incoming students and their families. We have created a thorough process that emphasizes a healthy mindset, confidence, and trust. And, you can be sure it will be a fun time! 

What You Can Expect: 

  • Drive-through, touchless check-in
  • Move-in assistance with precautions in place (plastic gloves / masks)
  • In-person seminars with limited capacities; online options available
  • Students, parents, and immediate family members only should attend
  • All student volunteers (STING leaders) will go through a personal wellness check every morning before work (temperature and symptoms)

Getting Started Arrival Guide and Schedule »

Getting Started Livestream Sessions – This year we are livestreaming many of the Getting Started sessions and events to make these opportunities available to as many guests as possible. Capacity will be limited in the face-to-face sessions to ensure physical distancing. To access the livestreams, use the linked session titles below, launch the CU Chapel+ mobile app, or use links from the Getting Started weekend calendar. Following are the available sessions and times:

Changes to University Bookstore Processes – As students return to campus, they will notice changes in University Bookstore procedures that will follow COVID-19 protocols and allow for physical distancing and safer shopping for everyone. All textbook pickup, purchase, and return transactions will be conducted outside of the physical store in surrounding hallways. Visit the bookstore’s website for complete information on purchasing textbooks and other merchandise this fall.

Post Office Package Pickup – To eliminate long lines for package pickup, the campus post office is introducing a new scheduling feature to the package pickup process. Students will be notified when they receive a package (look for email from “Smart Track Pro”); then use the link in the email to schedule a pickup time. Students should wear a mask and follow physical distancing guidelines when coming to pick up their package. To better accommodate package volume and student schedules, the window will be open Monday-Friday from 12-9 p.m. for the month of August.