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Family Orientation

Family Orientation

Welcome, parents and families of the Class of 2022!

Family Orientation lectures and workshops will take place on campus during first-year move-in, and will conclude with Convocation, a ceremony to welcome you and your student into the Columbia family. Lectures and workshops are designed to introduce you to the people and resources with whom your student will work.

To help with your planning, please review the 2017 schedule below. Check back in midsummer for the 2018 schedule.

Sunday, August 27 2017*

TimeActivity
9:00-10:00 a.m.Discussion with Counseling and Psychological Services, Residential Life, and Student and Family Support
10:15-11:15 a.m.Discussion with Financial Aid and Student Financial Services
Center for Student Advising Presentation
Columbia Dining Presentation
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Discussion with Counseling and Psychological Services, Residential Life, and Student and Family Support
Workshop with LGBTQ @ Columbia

12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Family and Student Luncheon
1:00 -2:00 p.m.Discussion with the Office of Global Programs and Fellowships and the Center for Career Education
Discussion with Financial Aid and Student Financial Services
Letting Go - Challenges that Students and Families Face
2:15-3:15 p.m.Columbia College Academic Resources Panel
Columbia Engineering Academic Resources Panel
3:30-4:30 p.m.Columbia College Faculty Lecture with Professor Walter Frisch
Columbia Engineering Faculty Lecture with Professor Keren Bergman
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.Family and Student Dinner
6:30-8:00 p.m.ConvocationWatch via live webcast
8:00-8:20 p.m.Say "farewell, for now!" before students begin the New Student Orientation Program (NSOP) at 8:30 p.m.

*We offered a limited number of discounted tickets to cultural activities in New York City to families who planned to arrive in the city early. We will share details for the 2018 schedule including cultural activities in the summer of 2018.

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