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Visiting Student Information

Information for Spring New Student Orientation Program 2016

Visiting 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 Fall semester is Tuesday, August 30th 2016. You will be able to pick up your Orientation materials at the Hamilton Hall check-in tent located outside of Hamilton Hall between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.


Join the Transfer, Visiting and Exchange Plan Facebook page to connect with other students!


Frequently Asked Questions

Visiting Student Orientation

When does Orientation officially begin?

Orientation begins on Tuesday, August 30th for Visiting Students.

When can I arrive on campus?

Check-in for Visiting Students is Tuesday, August 30th 2016 between 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Hamilton Hall tent located outside of Hamilton Hall.

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 or 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?

Tuesday, August 30th 2016 - Monday, September 5th 2016

What events will be happening during Orientation?

To find out what events will take place during the week, you can find a copy of the schedule book here during the second week in August

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

This website and page have the most up-to-date information on New Student Orientation Program 2016. You can also visit our Transfer, Visiting and Combined Plan Student Facebook Page to connect with other new students!

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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