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Visiting Student Information

Information for New Student Orientation Program 2019

Visiting and exchange students who are joining our community can utilize this website for the most current information on New Student Orientation Program.

Check-in for Visiting Students entering in the Spring Semester will take place on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Specific times will be posted as they become available!

Frequently Asked Questions

Visiting Student Orientation

When does Orientation officially begin?

Orientation begins on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 for Visiting and Exchange Students.

When can I arrive on campus?

Check-in for Visiting and Exchange Students will take place on the morning of Tuesday, August 28, 2018.

Are there shuttle services from local airports to campus?

There are no shuttle services from campus, but cabs are readily available. Let your driver know you need to go to "Columbia University at 116th and Amsterdam."  If you are traveling from the Newark, JFK, or LaGuardia airports, it is possible to use a variety of buses and trains to get to the University. Be mindful that this route will take some time and may involve multiple modes of trasnportation. Please visit and use the "trip planner" tool to get a route to campus. Enter "Columbia University Main Campus" as your destination address.

How long does Orientation last?

Orientation will last from Wednesday, January 16, 2019 through Monday, January 21, 2019.

What events will be happening during Orientation?

To find out what events will take place during the week, check back in December!

Where can I find the most up-to-date information about Orientation?

This website and page will have the most up-to-date information on New Student Orientation Program 2019 as it becomes available.

How do I change my address?

Once you establish your Columbia email login, also known as your UNI, you will log on toStudent Services Online (SSOL) to change your address. For any issues in creating your account, please email



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