During the week prior to the New Student Orientation Program, first-year Columbia College and Columbia Engineering students may apply to participate in one of our three pre-orientation programs:
- Columbia Outdoor Orientation Program (COÖP - pronounced "coh-op")
- Columbia Urban Experience (CUE)*
- International Student Orientation Program (ISOP)
All programs are amazing opportunities to meet other first-year students and share in a common experience.
Columbia College and Columbia Engineering students may apply to any or all of the Columbia pre-orientation programs. *Barnard College students may apply to CUE and can learn more through the Barnard Student Life website.
Please know that financial aid opportunities are available for those who qualify for financial aid from their school.
The application for the pre-orientation programs will be available on this page beginning Monday, April 1, 2019 through Sunday, May 19, 2019. If you are student that has come off the waitlist after Sunday, May 19, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about applying to one of the programs.
Applications for ISOP will continue on a rolling basis until Wednesday, August 16, 2019. Applications received after May 19, 2019 are not eligible for financial aid.