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Orientation Committee and Crew Captain Information

New Student Orientation Program (NSOP) 2019 committee members and crew captains

Orientation Committee

Applications for 2020 NSOP Committee are now open! Deadline extended: Apply to become a Committee member by Thursday, January 30 at 11:59 p.m

The New Student Orientation Program (NSOP) Committee consists of four students from Barnard College, four students from Columbia College and Columbia Engineering and one student from the School of General Studies. These student leaders play an integral role in the transition process for incoming students beginning in the spring and continuing throughout their first week on campus.

Committee members are required to attend a weekly training session in the spring semester and work over the summer. Please review all the expectations and important dates below prior to applying. Committee members receive a stipend of $3,795 in the summer along with summer housing.

Questions about the NSOP Committee? Please email

Crew Captain

Applications for 2020 NSOP crew captains are now open! Deadline extended: Apply to become a crew captain by Thursday, January 30 at 11:59 p.m

Crew captains (CCs) are an essential part of NSOP. They are the liaison between the NSOP Committee and the orientation leaders (OLs), and they directly impact how OLs will work as a team to welcome new students. Each CC is assigned a crew of OLs who they are responsible for managing throughout the duration of NSOP. They begin by training their OLs on how to successfully interact with new students. Throughout NSOP, they manage the tasks assigned to their crew by the NSOP Committee. Crew captains accomplish these tasks by communicating with and delegating jobs to their OLs and then holding them accountable, usually through a detailed nightly email explaining the next day’s events. CCs must project a positive and enthusiastic attitude toward Columbia University and NSOP to new students and OLs at all times.

If you are interested in becoming a crew captain but are studying abroad for the spring semester, please use this application to apply.

Questions about crew captain positions? Please email



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