Countdown To Columbia

In This Newsletter

  • Apply for Pre-orientation (COÖP, CUE, ISOP)
  • Register Today for COLUMBIA 101 in London!
  • Important Deadlines
  • Activate Your UNI
  • LionMail: Your Columbia Email
  • Submit MMR Documentation
  • Certify your Meningitis Vaccination Decision
  • Housing Notifications
  • Outside Scholarship Opportunities
  • Upcoming Events
  • Important Dates

Dear Students,

Welcome again to the Columbia undergraduate community! This is the first of series of weekly e-newsletters we will be sending over the summer to share timely and relevant information and help you prepare for your arrival on campus. You will learn about campus resources, our New Student Orientation Program (NSOP), and pre-orientation opportunities, as well as important events, dates, and deadlines. We look forward to seeing you in August!

Sincerely,

James J. Valentini
Dean of Columbia College

Mary C. Boyce
Dean of The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science

COÖP groups meeting on the South Lawns

Apply for Pre-orientation (COÖP, CUE, ISOP)

During the week prior to Orientation, first-year Columbia College and Columbia Engineering students may opt to participate in one of our three pre-orientation programs, The Columbia Outdoor Orientation Program (COÖP), the Columbia Urban Experience (CUE), and the International Student Orientation Program (ISOP). Please review the website for more details and complete your application by June 4, at 11:59 p.m. All programs are amazing opportunities to meet other first-year students and share in a common experience.

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News & Announcements

Register Today for COLUMBIA 101 in London!

One of the best ways to prepare for your move to campus and the transition ahead is for you and your family to join us for a COLUMBIA 101 event, our summer advising and information sessions. Check out the schedule for a location near you and visit the website for registration instructions.

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Important Deadlines

As a new student, you need to fulfill several requirements prior to your arrival. This newsletter and the New Student Website will provide a guide to planning the actions you must take to complete your requirements by the given deadlines--starting with the items listed below!

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Activate Your UNI

Your University Network ID (UNI) is the name and password you will use to access many online services at Columbia. Your UNI is also the first part of your Columbia email address: [UNI]@columbia.edu. Click below and select "Activate UNI or Email."

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LionMail: Your Columbia Email

Once you have activated your UNI, you will be able to access Columbia's secure online applications, including Student Services Online (SSOL), CourseWorks, library resources and more. To check email, visit the LionMail login page.

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Submit MMR Documentation

New students must submit documentation of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) to the Columbia Health Immunization Compliance Office at least 30 days prior to your class registration date (during NSOP).

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Certify your Meningitis Vaccination Decision

New students must certify your meningitis vaccination decision through SSOL before class registration. If you have questions about this requirement or about meningococcal meningitis and the protective vaccine, please email hs-enrollment@columbia.edu.

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Housing Notifications

You will receive an email from Columbia Housing on Monday, June 30, with your housing assignment, roommate information (if applicable), mailbox assignment, and confirmation of your Dining Plan. The email will also provide instructions for Move-in.

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Outside Scholarship Opportunities

The Office of Financial Aid and Educational Financing is a great resource when seeking outside scholarship opportunities, such as merit-based scholarships, grants or awards from outside (state, local, national, etc.) organizations.

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Upcoming Events

May
28
COLUMBIA 101 London
Jun
10
COLUMBIA 101 D.C
Jun
12
COLUMBIA 101 Fort Lauderdale
Jun
14
COLUMBIA 101 Atlanta
Jun
14
COLUMBIA 101 Boston
Jun
19
COLUMBIA 101 Chicago
Jun
20
COLUMBIA 101 Seoul
Jun
21
COLUMBIA 101 New York City
Jun
21
COLUMBIA 101 Houston
Jun
22
COLUMBIA 101 Beijing
Jun
25
COLUMBIA 101 Shanghai
Jun
26
COLUMBIA 101 San Francisco
Jun
28
COLUMBIA 101 New York City
Jun
28
COLUMBIA 101 San Diego
Jun
29
COLUMBIA 101 New York City
Jun
29
COLUMBIA 101 Los Angeles
Jul
1
COLUMBIA 101 New York City

Important Dates

Jun
4
Deadline to Apply for COÖP, CUE, and ISOP (11:59 p.m.)
Jun
30
Housing Assignment Notification
Aug
1
Submit proof of MMR immunity (30 days before class registration)
Aug
1
Certify your meningitis vaccination decision (30 days before class registration)
Aug
1
Submit photo for University ID card
Aug
8
Deadline to Sign Up an Authorized Payer
Aug
12
First Fall Tuition Bill Generated
Aug
17
CUE Pre-orientation Move-in
Aug
20
COÖP and ISOP Pre-orientation Move-in
Aug
24
Move-in Day One
Aug
25
Move-in Day Two
Aug
25
New Student Orientation Program Begins (through Monday, September 1)
Aug
25
Family Orientation and Convocation
Sep
2
First Day of Fall Semester
Sep
12
Confirm, upgrade, or request a waiver from the Columbia Student Medical Insurance Plan
Sep
12
First Fall Semester Tuition Bill Due

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