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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 spring semester is Wednesday, January 13, 2016. You will be able to pick up your Orientation materials at check-in.


Frequently Asked Questions

Visiting Student Orientation

When does Orientation officially begin?

Orientation begins on Wednesday, January 13, 2016.

When can I arrive on campus?

Check-in for Visiting Students is Wednesday, January 13, 2016.

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?

Wednesday, January  - Sunday, January 17, 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 NSOP schedule book here.pdf

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

This website and page have the most up-to-date information on Spring New Student Orientation Program 2016.

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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