Countdown to Columbia: Preparing for Your Move (8/15) TVC

In This Newsletter

  • Packing Versus Shipping
  • Check-in for Transfer, Visiting, and Combined Plan Students
  • NSOP Schedule
  • NSOP is Mobile!
  • Get Involved in Your Residence Hall
  • FREE Shabbat Dinner
  • Shuttles to Bed Bath & Beyond
  • From Transfer to Transfer (Meet & Greet)
  • 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.

Packing Versus Shipping

Remember to bring with you, rather than ship, the items you’ll need during the first few weeks of school. Shipped items may not be immediately available. Every box should have your full name and address clearly labeled and securely affixed to at least two sides on the outside of the box. Put your name and address on the inside of the box as well. If your shipment consists of more than one box, number them “1 of 4,” “2 of 4,” “3 of 4,” etc.

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News & Announcements

Check-in for Transfer, Visiting, and Combined Plan Students

Check in at the tent directly in front of Hamilton Hall from 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

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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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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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From Transfer to Transfer (Meet & Greet)

The 2015 and 2016 Columbia College Student Councils and Engineering Student Councils would like to invite you all to an informal “meet and greet” with older transfer students. Light snacks and beverages will be provided. Get your questions answered on transferring and adjusting to Columbia!

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Upcoming Events

Transfer & Visiting Student Class Registration Begins
Transfer, Visiting, and Combined Plan Student Orientation Begins
Combined Plan Student Class Registration Begins
From Transfer to Transfer (Meet & Greet)

Important Dates

Transfer, Visiting, and Combined Plan Student Check-In 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m
First Day of Fall Semester
First Fall Tuition Bill Due
Deadline to Enroll or Waive Health Insurance

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