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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.

The 2018 COÖP program for the incoming class of 2022 will take place Tuesday, August 21st through Saturday, August 25th. 

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Contact Us

Student Coordinators: Sam Kodama (BOP), Nick Rio (ROP), and Adekunle Balogun(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.