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Columbia Outdoor Orientation Program (COÖP)

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 What is COÖP?

The Columbia Outdoor Orientation Program (COÖP) is a pre-orientation program for first-year students in Columbia College (CC) and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS). COÖP, a four-day camping trip, is an opportunity designed to help incoming students build a community with other first-year and current students. The COÖP experience is divided into three programs, hiking (HOP)biking (BOP), and river canoeing (ROP). Each program pairs a small group of first-year students with current Columbia students who serve as trip leaders and mentors for incoming students. COÖP leaders ensure safety on the trip and work to facilitate a fun and welcoming environment for new students from all backgrounds. All incoming CC/SEAS first-year students can apply to participate in COÖP, regardless of past camping, biking, hiking, or canoeing experience.

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Contact Us

Student Coordinators: Emma Gomez (BOP), Rowyn Paul (ROP), and Keefe Mitman (HOP)
Address: 2920 Broadway, 515 Lerner Hall MC2601, New York, NY 10027


Program Administrator: Marnie Whalen
Office Hours: M-F 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 1-212-854-9675



505 Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: (212) 854-3611

Fax: (212) 854-6972

Office Hours
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.