Welcome to the Columbia Family! Families of first-year students in the Class of 2026 should start here.
Countdown to Columbia
The Countdown to Columbia website will be the primary source of information for you and your student before arriving on campus for check-in and the New Student Orientation Program (NSOP) including a comprehensive checklist of pre-arrival requirements, pre-orientation webinars and events, and introductions to academics, campus life, and the Columbia community.
Advising Before Arrival
Students will be assigned an adviser in the Berick Center for Student Advising (CSA) the summer before their first year. Encourage students to connect with the CSA before coming to campus, and to stay in touch throughout their time here!