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Visiting and Exchange Student Information

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

Move-in day and orientation for Visiting and Exchange Students who enter in the fall semester will take place the morning of Tuesday, September 1, 2020. More specific details will be sent over the summer about move-in times and locations. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Visiting Student Orientation

When does orientation officially begin?

Orientation begins on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 for Visiting and Exchange Students.

When can I arrive on campus?

Visiting and Exchange  students can arrive on campus the morning of Tuesday, September 1, 2020. More specific details will be sent over the summer about move-in times and locations. The orientation schedule will be available in mid-August.

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 Newark, JFK or LaGuardia airports, you can 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 transportation. Please visit mta.info 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 take place Tuesday, September 1Monday, September 7 for Visiting and Exchange Students. 

What events will be happening during orientation?

The orientation schedule will be available in mid-August.

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 the 2020 Spring New Student Orientation Program 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 to Student Services Online (SSOL) to change your address. For any issues in creating your account, please email studentservices@columbia.edu.

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2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: 212-854-3612

Fax: 212-854-6972

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