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2022 Orientation Leader Application

Applications for New Student Orientation Program (NSOP) orientation leaders are now open! Apply to become an orientation leader by Friday, April 1 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Information Sessions

If you are interested in applying to be an Orientation Leader but did not have a chance to attend one of the information sessions below, please still apply! There is a section where you can indicate this. 

Applicants are required to attend one of the four Information sessions below. All sessions will take place in Lerner Cinema and no advanced registration is required. Please contact with questions.

  • Tuesday, March 22, 10-11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, March 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, March 28 4:00-5:00 p.m. (virtual)
  • Thursday, March 31, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 1, 10-11 a.m.

Please note that if you are a resident adviser (RA) or are an Under1Roof facilitator or consent facilitator, then you are unable to be an orientation leader due to scheduling conflicts.

Important Dates and Expectations

  • Always maintain a positive attitude towards Columbia University and NSOP
  • Respect and follow the directions of crew captains, the NSOP Committee and NSOP staff
  • Be flexible as it relates changes due to COVID-19 updates
  • Adhere to the important dates below in a timely manner:
    • Group Information Session (in-person) - Mandatory information session for all applicants will take place in Lerner Cinema. 
      • Tuesday, March 22,  10:00-11:00 a.m. EST
      • Wednesday, March 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m. EST
      • Thursday, March 31, 5:30–6:30 p.m. EST
      • Friday, April 1, 10:00–11:00 a.m. EST
    • Individual Interviews (via Zoom)-Interviews will be the week of April 4 and will consist of a short individual interview
      • Tuesday, April 4 - Tuesday, April 12
    • OL Signing Sessions (via Zoom)- All leaders who have received an offer must attend one of these sessions. 
      • Thursday, April 21 from 7:00-7:30 p.m.
      • Friday, April 22 from 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
      • Monday, April 25 from 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 
    • NSOP Meet Your Cohort (in-person) - Study break for Committee, Crew Captain, and Orientation Leaders
      • ​Saturday, April 30 2:00-4:00 p.m.
    • OL Move-In - Orientation Leaders are expected to arrive on campus anytime during the designated move-in times prior to the start of NSOP training
      • Monday, August 22 
    • OL Training - Orientation Leaders must be available for the duration of training. Training will begin promptly at noon on Wednesday, August 24.
      • Tuesday, August 23 -Friday, August 26
    • NSOP 2021 - Orientation Leaders must be available for the entirety of NSOP
      • Sunday, August 28–Monday, September 5
      • Saturday, August 27 (some OLS may have move-in responsibilities on this day)

COVID-19 Important Information 

The COVID-19 situation continues to be unclear in terms of when normal operations will resume on Columbia's campus. Should there be COVID-19 restrictions that impact planning, we may need to make adjustments and deviations from usual/regular programming. Accordingly, the areas of responsibility and activities of student leaders as outlined below may need to be narrowed/reduced/modified. Working hours, housing availability and payments may need to be adjusted appropriately. We will provide timely notification as we receive information.




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.