Columbia's New Student Orientation Program (NSOP) is your first opportunity to experience life as a student on campus! NSOP is mandatory for all incoming students and it’s also a lot of fun.
For first years, it starts with Convocation on Sunday, August 29 and runs until Monday, September 6.
For Transfer, Visiting and Combined Plan students the program begins on Tuesday, August 31 and runs until Monday, September 6.
Throughout the week of NSOP, you’ll have many opportunities to get to know your orientation leader group and your residential community. There will be time for both structured and unstructured activities throughout the week to meet your classmates and get to explore New York City.
Don’t forget to download the Columbia University: CC & SEAS app in the Apple App Store or Google Play, then search for “New Student Orientation Program 2021” to preview the week’s programming and check out opportunities where you’ll get to get to know your classmates better.