Your Countdown to Columbia Schedule
We have an exciting summer of programs and information planned for you! Dozens of staff members are hard at work to welcome you to campus — and we are excited to make this as smooth a process as possible for incoming students and their families. Mark these dates in your calendar and watch your LionMail for more information over the coming weeks. We can’t wait to meet you! Let the Countdown begin!
July 15 – August: Summer Webinar Series
Before you arrive on campus, we strongly recommend attending our series of summer webinars. We’ll answer many of your questions about life at Columbia and give you essential information to make your transition easier.
August 29: Move-In
Find information for your big move-in day and get ready to join Columbia’s residential community.
August 29: Convocation Ceremony
We are excited to welcome you and your families to the Convocation ceremony on August 29, 2021, taking place after move-in activities. Convocation is the formal assembly of members from the Columbia College, Columbia Engineering and Columbia University community, for the purpose of celebrating and welcoming you to Columbia. More information on the program schedule will be available in July.
August 29 – September 6: New Student Orientation Program (NSOP)
It all gets real with NSOP, your on-campus orientation program. All new students are required to attend NSOP and we go the extra mile to make sure you have fun, meet new people and get comfortable in your new life as a Columbia student. You’ll receive a detailed schedule for NSOP by mid-August.
July-August: Family Programs
Family Orientation is designed to help you prepare for your student’s transition to Columbia and introduce you to the many resources and people who are here to support them. We hope you will join us for our summer webinars, and that we will see you in-person if you plan to help your student on their move-in day.