If you were not able to attend any of our Summer Advising sessions due to scheduling conflicts or geography, please consider attending one of the online chats with the Center for Summer Advising (CSA).
The chats, hosted by advisers, are perfect for any and all students who have academic planning questions they would like to have answered prior to the New Student Orientation Program. To attend a chat, log in ten minutes before 6:00 p.m. EDT using your Columbia UNI.
Wednesday, July 25, 6:00-9:00 p.m. EDT
Thursday, August 9, 6:00-9:00 p.m. EDT
Tuesday, August 21, 6:00-9:00 p.m. EDT
“Move-in” is an exciting and busy time. In order to provide the highest level of service and to ensure everyone’s experience is as stress free as possible, we’ve divided the first-year class into two move-in groups based on geographic location.
Sunday, August 26
8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Students traveling a great distance to Columbia will be sent a special invitation from Columbia Housing to move in on Sunday, August 26. These students will be contacted in early August through their LionMail account (not CubMail) with a link to RSVP. If you receive one of these special invitations, you will need to confirm your early arrival by following the directions in the email.
We anticipate that this will include students with a primary residence in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Puerto Rico, Guam, and countries other than the U.S.
Monday, August 27
7:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Students with a primary residence in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, or Washington, D.C. will move in on Monday, August 27.
If you participate in one of the Columbia Outdoor Orientation Programs (COBOP, COHOP, COROP), Columbia Urban Experience (CUE) or the International Students Orientation Program (ISOP), you will arrive before August 27. Your program will send you instructions on housing and how to store your belongings in the period preceding orientation.
You must submit your completed immunization documentation (pdf opens in new window) to the Columbia Health Immunization Office for measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), as is required by New York state public health law. It is recommended that you do this at least 30 days before registering for classes, preferably before August 1.
Entering students will not be able to register for classes or check into campus housing until documentation is submitted.
Although the following immunizations are not required by law, they are recommended prior to enrollment at Columbia University: Hepatitis B Vaccine, Tetanus Vaccine or Combined Tetanus/Pertussis Vaccine, Tuberculosis Skin Test (PPD), and Varicella (Chicken Pox).