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2020 New Student Orientation Program (NSOP) Crew Captain Application

Thank you for your interest in becoming a crew captain! The deadline to apply is Monday, January 27 at noon

As you complete this application, please keep in mind that the New Student Orientation Program welcomes all new students, including first-year, transfer, visiting and combined plan. 

Please note that if you are a resident adviser (RA); have a role in COÖP, ISOP or CUE; or are an Under1Roof facilitator or consent facilitator, then you are unable to be a crew captain due to scheduling conflicts.

If you are studying abroad during Spring 2020, please apply through our study abroad crew captain application.

If you are a Barnard student, please see the Barnard crew captain application.

Questions? Please email

Important Dates and Expectations

  • Support the NSOP staff and Committee with student leader selection
  • Serve as a resource to orientation leaders throughout the summer as they prepare for NSOP
  • Always maintain a positive attitude towards Columbia University and NSOP
  • Respect and follow the directions of the NSOP Committee and the NSOP staff
  • Oversee and advise a group of orientation leaders throughout the NSOP program, including training, and assist with questions or concerns as they arise
  • Assist in the implementation of programs throughout NSOP, including staffing events and helping with processes as assigned throughout the program
  • Attend the NSOP Crew Captain Meet-and-Greet on Friday, March 6, 1:302:30 p.m.
  • Attend the Orientation Programs Study Break on Wednesday, May 6, 2:00–4:00 p.m.
  • Move in early for fall training on Monday, August 24, 9:00 a.m.–noon (training will start promptly after move-in)
  • ​Execute other responsibilities as assigned by NSOP staff
  • Attend an individual interview that will be scheduled between Wednesday, February 19Friday, February 21
  • Be available at all times for training and assignments throughout the duration of NSOP, which concludes on Monday, September 7
    • Note: Schedules and assignments will not be available until move in; although there will be free time, crew captains should expect to work every day of NSOP

Student Engagement


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