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Columbia Outdoor Orientation Program (COÖP)

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Applications for the 2017 COÖP Program have closed. See you in the fall!

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 2017 COÖP trip for the incoming class of 2021 will take place August 23 through August 26. All first year participants arrive on campus and will move in to their permanant fall housing on August 22. 

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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.