In This Newsletter

  • Countdown to New Student Orientation!
  • Planning for Your Arrival
  • Orientation for your Smart Phone!
  • Rate Your OL!
  • Navigating Columbia: The First Year Experience Program
  • Welcome to the Columbia Universities Libraries!
  • COFHE Survey of New Students
  • Upcoming Events
  • Important Dates

New Student Orientation Program (NSOP) is finally here! The NSOP committee and staff have been working all summer to prepare an amazing introduction to life at Columbia and New York City for you next week. Whether you are here early for one of our pre-orientation programs or moving in on Sunday or Monday, all students need to check-in at their residence hall to receive additional materials for NSOP week, such as the schedule book and their name badge. All week if you need any assistance, please look for someone in a brightly colored t-shirt and they can help you out. We can’t wait to meet you!

Cynthia Jennings
Director of New Student Orientation and Class Year Programming

Countdown to New Student Orientation!

This is the last newsletter you will receive before joining us at Columbia for the New Student Orientation Program! This summer, the Orientation Committee planned a full week of activities, including a BBQ on Low Plaza, open mic night, excursions in New York City, and trips to Bed Bath & Beyond to pick up supplies for new residence. The full schedule be available online on Friday, August 24, and you will also receive an orientation schedule book upon arrival.

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News & Announcements

Planning for Your Arrival

Our goal is to make your move-in experience as quick and stress free as possible. To expedite …

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Orientation for your Smart Phone!

Get the schedule, maps, and other information you’ll need to navigate the New Student Orientation Program on your smart phone. On August 24, go to the Playstore or App Store to download "Guidebook" …

Rate Your OL!

Is your Orientation Leader fantastic? Not so great? Let the NSOP Committee and Staff know! Our goal is to make NSOP the best it can possibly be for new students, and each year is better than the one before because of feedback we get from students like you! Your opinion can be kept completely anonymous …

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Navigating Columbia: The First Year Experience Program

Are you a member of the Class of 2016? Are you looking to make the most of your experience at Columbia? The Center for Student Advising and the Office of Student Development and Activities is launching a program to assist students in their transition to life at Columbia. Space is limited,

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Welcome to the Columbia Universities Libraries!

We offer a full range of resources and services to support all aspects of undergraduate study. Visit the Undergraduate Library Services page, or contact me directly, Anice Mills, Undergraduate Services Librarian,

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COFHE Survey of New Students

Recently, you may have received an invitation from Dean Shollenberger asking you to complete the COFHE 2012 Survey of New Students. We encourage you to participate as your responses may help us evaluate our programs and influence decisions on the future of Columbia. To access the survey, please refer …


Upcoming Events

CUE Program Move-In
CSA Online Chat
COÖP and ISOP Programs Move-In
Move-In, Family Orientation, and Convocation
NSOP Begins After Convocation

Important Dates

Deadline to Sign up for Monthly Payment Plan
First Year Class Registration
First Day of Fall 2012 Classes
Deadline to apply for Navigating Columbia
Payment due for 1st E-Bill
Enroll In or Waive Health Insurance