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Selecting a Major: Advice from Upperclass Students

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Spring 2017 Registration

Event date: 
Monday, November 14, 2016 to Friday, November 18, 2016

CUSP Summer Enhancement Fellowship: 2016 Award Agreement

CUSP does not vet the safety or security of the setting in which the students intend to pursue their projects.  It is the individual students’ responsibility to take the appropriate precautions about the settings in which they intend to pursue their project.  The nature of this fellowship is solely for financial support.

By accepting the CUSP Summer Enhancement Fellowship, I agree to the following terms:

This is found on your SSOL screen.
CPD, JJ, or Kluge
Please include city, state, and zip. Permanent address is NOT your Columbia University address.
This information is being requested because it impacts the tax treatment of your stipend.
Please select only one.

Recommended Items to Bring

Summer Bridge participants will find the following items useful to bring or buy on arrival. Some of these supplies are available to purchase on campus at the University Bookstore.

Can my parents/guardians/family/friends attend the orientation and dinner?

Due to space limitations, you may invite a maximum of four guests. Please note guests will be asked to depart once the dinner has ended. There are more activities that include parents, guardians, family, and friends during the New Student Orientation Program (NSOP).

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Can I move in before the Summer Bridge Program begins?

Housing is only available from the first day of Summer Bridge Program (check-in) to the last day (check-out).

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I observe Ramadan. Will accommodations be made regarding meals?

Yes, our dining vendor will provide students who are fasting with to-go containers.

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Can I attend an event or work during the Summer Bridge Program?

The Summer Bridge Program is a requirement to your admission agreement. We ask that you have no prior commitments during the Summer Bridge Program. There is full itinerary for the weekdays, as well as every weekend.

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If I live outside the tri-state area, will I be provided transportation?

Yes, transportation to and from Columbia campus will be provided and arranged by Academic Success Programs, free of charge. You will be given a choice of travelling by plane or train. You will also receive car service to and from the NYC airport or train station. You will be provided your ticket via email with the day and time of your flight or train. You’re arrival date will be the first day of the Summer Bridge Program. Transportation will only be provided for the Summer Bridge Program.

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Am I able to leave my belongings at Columbia after the Summer Bridge Program has ended?

There is no storage space available on campus. However, there are vendors that offer fee-based storage services to Columbia students.

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