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InternationalStudents

Community Orientation

Explore- Get Familiar With Your Environment

PREPARING FOR YOUR ARRIVAL IN GREELEY, COLORADO

The International Office, located in the College Center offers a variety of support services for students. If you need assistance anytime, please contact the Welcome Desk at (970) 339-6251 or email us at international@aims.edu

Greeley

Greeley is in northern Colorado, located approximately 50 miles northeast of Colorado's State Capital in Denver. The climate is dry and generally mild with warm summers and mild winters.

Apartment Listings
Aims Community College does not offer college housing.  Greeley has several housing options:  rental of a house or an apartment, sharing with another student(s).

Banking and Financial
Most banks have 24-hour machines (ATMs) that allow you to make withdrawals, deposits, transfer funds, and check your account balance. Banking can be done online as well.  Most banks offices are closed Saturday afternoons and Sundays and on United States national holidays.  Many transactions are done by credit cards, debit cards, or checks.  A savings account is excellent idea for large sums of money.

Additionally bank services used by international students are:

Health Care and Insurance
Health insurance is required for students who have an F-1 or M-1 visa. You must provide proof of insurance during the first week of class or your classes will be dropped.  You may purchase the insurance from several Insurance agencies.

Mailing and Postal Services

The U. S. Postal Service has three locations in Greeley:

925 11th Avenue
Greeley, CO 

930 39th Avenue
Greeley, CO

3344 11th Avenue
Evans, CO

You must notify the post office if you change addresses so your mail may be forwarded to you.

Other mailing services are available at:

Consider It There
813 8th Street
Greeley, CO
(970) 352-9334
www.consideritthere.com

The UPS Store
2519 11th Avenue Unit A
(970) 351-6505
OR
3620 West 10th Street, Suite B
(970) 353-9655

Getting Around Greeley

Streets and Finding Your Way
Almost all of the streets in Greeley are referenced by a number. Avenues (e.g., 16th Avenue) increase in number from East to West. Streets (e.g. 16th Street) increase in number from North to South.

Map of Greeley

Public Transportation
Greeley operates an efficient and convenient bus system, called the Greeley-Evans Transit (GET). Buses do not run on Sunday or on major holidays. You can purchase a Student bus ticket for a reduced cost at the Aims Cashier’s office. View bus schedules.

Transportation to other cities is provided by the Greyhound Bus Lines. View bus schedules. The location of the station is 1030 7th Avenue (Housed with Econo Rate Rent A Car), 970-353-5050;

Transportation between Greeley and the Denver airport is available from:

Bicycle shops offer bike sales and rentals and can be found by in the telephone directory or by Googling "bicycles Greeley, CO."