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*
|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.||Convocation||Watch 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.