New Student Orientation

Orientation Leaders pose with a "Welcome Home, Lions" frame in front of Butler Library at move-in

Fall NSOP 2024: Important Dates

August 24: International Move in and optional Domestic Bag Drop for First-Year Students
August 25: Domestic Move in for First-Year Students
August 27: Transfer, Visiting, and Combined Plan Student Move in

About Orientation

The New Student Orientation Program (NSOP) is your first opportunity to experience life as a Columbia student! NSOP will help you feel at home in Morningside Heights, become familiar with academic and co-curricular opportunities, learn about campus traditions, understand how to access campus resources and support services, and meet your Columbia community.

Student Cohort Information

NSOP, required for all new students, begins your transition to the excitement, opportunities and rigor of campus life. It is the first step of many designed to help you acclimate.

Key Program Aims

  • Transition to college life, both academically and socially
  • Develop a sense of what it means to be a Columbian
  • Learn about life in New York City
  • Introduce the diverse, inclusive community at Columbia
  • Understand the available resources and support on campus



515 Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: 212-854-3612

Fax: 212-854-6972

Office Hours
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

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