Packing & Travel
What to Bring
Two of the biggest concerns for any college student are what to bring and what not to bring. Please view the Pre-Arrival Guide for a complete list of recommendations and tips from past students.
Shipping Items to Campus
If you would like to ship items to campus prior to your arrival, you may do so by sending them to the address below. It is VERY IMPORTANT that you write "HOLD FOR INCOMING STUDENT" very clearly on all your boxes so our mailroom knows what to do with them. Send them to:
c/o Colorado College Central Services
902 N. Cascade Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80946; USA
Entering the United States and Going through Customs
When you arrive in the U.S. you will first have to pass through Immigration and Customs at your port of entry. Carry the following documents with you on the plane (Do NOT pack in your checked luggage):
- Passport with your F-1/J-1 visa
- Form I-20/Form DS-2019
- SEVIS fee receipt notice
- Evidence of financial resources
- Evidence of student status (letter of admission)
Inform the immigration officer at the port of entry that you will be a student in the United States to ensure that you are admitted with student status.
Arrival Options - Getting to Colorado Springs
Please plan to arrive to Colorado Springs on:
For those students flying directly into the Colorado Springs airport (COS) on arrival day, there will be a Shuttle Service available to transport you to campus. For full details and to register for the shuttle, click on the link. If you fly into Denver International airport (DIA), you will need to take a shuttle to Colorado Springs.
By Plane to Colorado Springs: If you will be flying to Colorado, we recommend that you fly directly into Colorado Springs (COS). Newly arriving international students will be met by a CC representative and be able to take a CC-sponsored transportation shuttle from the Colorado Springs airport to the CC campus on arrival day.
By Plane to Denver: If you will be arriving in Denver and cannot take a flight to Colorado Springs, you will need to take an airport shuttle to Colorado Springs.
- Groome Transportation offers direct shuttle service between Denver International airport (DIA) and Colorado Springs every day of the year. Reservations are recommended to ensure you have a seat. Check out www.groometransportation.com or call 1-719-687-3456 for details on arrival times and to book your reservation.
Please Note: Groome Transportation will drop you off directly at the CC campus in front of the Boettcher Health Center (building #23 on the campus map) if you call to make your reservation and indicate that you are a "prospective student." Otherwise, the closest drop off point to the campus is the Antlers Hotel. From the Antlers Hotel, you can request an Uber/Lyft/Taxi to get you to campus.