Student Affairs

Countdown to Columbia: Preparing for Your Move (8/14)

In This Newsletter

  • What to Bring & How to Get It Here
  • NSOP Schedule
  • NSOP is Mobile!
  • Responsible Community @ Columbia (RC@C)
  • Get Involved in Your Residence Hall
  • FREE Shabbat Dinner
  • Shuttles to Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Upcoming Events
  • Important Dates

Welcome to Columbia University! The New Student Orientation Program (NSOP) is right around the corner, and we are so excited to welcome you to campus! The NSOP Committee and staff have been working all summer to make sure your first moments at Columbia are filled with opportunities to connect, engage, and have fun. NSOP will be a great introduction to the many wonderful experiences that await you as a Columbia student. So, get ready because your journey to “Infinite Possibilities” begins with NSOP!

Josh Lucas
Assistant Director, Student Engagement
Orientation Committee Lead

Orientation leaders help families unload and get settled.

What to Bring & How to Get It Here

The New Student website has answers to your questions on how best to pack, how to ship, what to bring, and much more.

When you arrive, Public Safety personnel will direct traffic for unloading. There will be designated areas for the different residence halls.

Movers and orientation staff will be available to help with unloading and will provide two large cardboard bins and dollies to assist in transporting belongings to your room.

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News & Announcements

NSOP Schedule

The 2013 NSOP schedule is now available! To get a sneak peak at the week and what to expect, check-out the schedule here.

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NSOP is Mobile!

Get the NSOP schedule on your smartphone starting NEXT WEEK with the FREE Guidebook app! Once you have downloaded the app, search for "Columbia University." We highly recommend familiarizing yourself with all of the bells and whistles and adding all of the mandatory events to your phone’s calendar.

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Responsible Community @ Columbia (RC@C)

When you arrive on campus for NSOP, you will take part in our RC@C initiative. This peer-facilitated program allows for an honest dialogue about alcohol and other drugs while exploring our normative community of smart, safe, and responsible decision-making.

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Get Involved in Your Residence Hall

Leadership skills begin at home and will continue to grow at Columbia. Residence Hall Leadership Organization participants learn essentials of budget management, plan events, and foster a sense of community. Upon arrival to campus, residential programs staff will let you know how to join!

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FREE Shabbat Dinner

Jewish Life Orientation is the best way to get to know Jewish life on campus, meet current and new students, and celebrate Shabbat with a FREE, delicious dinner on Friday, August 30! Check out the Hillel website for more information about Jewish Life Orientation.

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Shuttles to Bed Bath & Beyond

If you need to pick up a few extra things after settling in, there will be shuttles to Bed Bath & Beyond. See the NSOP schedule for times!

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Upcoming Events

Aug
20
CSA Online Chat

Important Dates

Aug
18
CUE Arrival (Check-in 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.)
Aug
21
COÖP Arrival (Check-in 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.)
Aug
21
ISOP Arrival (Check-in 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)
Aug
25
Move-in for Those Traveling a Great Distance (Check-in 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.)
Aug
26
Move In! (Check-in 7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.)
Aug
26
New Student Orientation Begins
Sep
3
First Day of Fall Semester
Sep
13
First Fall Tuition Bill Due
Sep
30
Deadline to Enroll or Waive Health Insurance

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