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Frequently Asked Questions

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Academic Success Programs, Summer Bridge Program

Am I able to leave my belongings at Columbia after the Summer Bridge Program has ended?

There is no storage space available on campus. However, there are vendors that offer fee-based storage services to Columbia students.

If I live outside the tri-state area, will I be provided transportation?

Yes, transportation to and from Columbia campus will be provided and arranged by Academic Success Programs, free of charge. You will be given a choice of travelling by plane or train. You will also receive car service to and from the NYC airport or train station. You will be provided your ticket via email with the day and time of your flight or train. You’re arrival date will be the first day of the Summer Bridge Program. Transportation will only be provided for the Summer Bridge Program.

Can I attend an event or work during the Summer Bridge Program?

The Summer Bridge Program is a requirement to your admission agreement. We ask that you have no prior commitments during the Summer Bridge Program. There is full itinerary for the weekdays, as well as every weekend.

I observe Ramadan. Will accommodations be made regarding meals?

Yes, our dining vendor will provide students who are fasting with to-go containers.

Can I move in before the Summer Bridge Program begins?

Housing is only available from the first day of Summer Bridge Program (check-in) to the last day (check-out).

Can my parents/guardians/family/friends attend the orientation and dinner?

Due to space limitations, you may invite a maximum of two guests. Please note guests will be asked to depart once the dinner has ended. There are more activities that include parents, guardians, family, and friends during the New Student Orientation Program (NSOP).

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