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Updates Regarding 2021 Fall Orientation

Dean of Undergraduate Student Life Cristen Kromm shared the following information about move-in procedures with the Columbia College and Columbia Engineering community on Wednesday, May 26.

Incoming Students – The Class of 2025 will hear more about their New Student Orientation Program (NSOP) experience in June through the Countdown to Columbia series. Move-in day for NSOP will begin on Sunday, August 29 and may span two days.

Transfer, Visiting, and Combined Plan Students – Students who are joining us as transfer, visiting or combined plan students this year will be invited to move in on Tuesday, August 31 to begin their orientation programming.

International Students – We will offer webinar(s) for international students as move-in day approaches. Additionally, orientation experiences tailored to international students will occur during the week of NSOP to aid them in their transition to our community.  

All Students – Be sure to activate your UNI to receive future email updates, and visit Countdown to Columbia later this summer for more information. 

We look forward to welcoming our new students to Columbia this August!

About Orientation

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

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.

Specifically, the program aims to:

  • Transition students both academically and socially
  • Develop a sense of pride and school spirit
  • Welcome and introduce students to New York City
  • Help students gain an understanding of the diverse, inclusive community at Columbia as well as all the available resources and forms of support on campus



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