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2018 Spring New Student Orientation Program Leader Application

Spring New Student Orientation Program (NSOP) Orientation Leader Position Description

Orientation leaders (OLs) help new students transition smoothly into the Columbia community. They may be assigned to staff events, tours, trips or other orientation sessions. OLs directly interact with new students through assigned groups of new students, are responsible for communicating and meeting with these new students about NSOP events and offer advice and encouragement during their transition to Columbia.

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Orientation Activity Waiver

All incoming students are required to complete the following activity waiver for the New Student Orientation Program (NSOP).

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2017 Application for Pre-orientation Programs

During the week prior to the New Student Orientation Program, first-year Columbia College and Columbia Engineering students may apply to participate in one of our three pre-orientation programs:

  • Columbia Outdoor Orientation Program (COÖP - pronounced "coh-op")
  • Columbia Urban Experience (CUE)
  • International Student Orientation Program (ISOP)

All programs are amazing opportunities to meet other first-year students and share in a common experience.

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2017 Application for International Student Orientation Program

Columbia College and Columbia Engineering students may apply to the international Student Orientation Program. Please note that applicants who apply after the priority deadline (May 17, 2017) are not eligible for financial aid.

Personal Information
Gender Identity refers to the labels that we use to describe ourselves. Some examples include woman, man, nonbinary, transgender man, cisgender woman, genderqueer, etc.
Pronouns refer to how a person wants to be referred to in the third person. Examples of pronouns include they/them/theirs, he/him/his, she/her/hers, ze/hir/hirs, and others.
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You'll find your 10-digit Personal ID number (begins "C00") in your electronic admit letter or the decision response instructions in your admit packet. When entering this information , please provide only the nine digits following the "C."
Your UNI (University Network ID) is the log-in name and password used to access many online services at Barnard/Columbia. It is also the first part of your official Barnard/Columbia email address.
International Student Orientation Program (ISOP): August 24-27

International Student Orientation Program (ISOP): August 24–27

The International Student Orientation Program is designed to prepare international students who have limited experience in the U.S. to transition into the U.S. culture, both inside and outside of the classroom, before the week-long New Student Orientation Program begins. ISOP combines informational events, exciting city outings, and tight-knit mentoring. It also gives students the opportunity to fully explore and understand their new home while taking care of basic necessities for a comfortable undergraduate experience. The total cost of the program is $300.00. If you are exploring whether ISOP is the right choice for you, please refer to this document: “Is ISOP right for me?”

Were you here on vacation? For school? Did you travel alone?
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Making new friends who share similar background(s) *
Making new friends who share different background(s) *
Moving to begin a life in a new country *
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Class of 2021: Get to know the Pre-Orientation Teams!

Are you interested in applying to COÖP, CUE, or ISOP? Fill out the form below to request a one on one conversation with current program leaders, coordinators, or staff. We'll pair you with someone that can answer your questions best. 

Applications for pre-orientation programs clase May 17, 2017- get started on yours soon

2016 Application for International Student Orientation Program (ISOP)

The International Student Orientation Program is designed to help first-year international students in Columbia College (CC) and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) comfortably transition into the Columbia University community before the New Student Orientation Program week.

Personal Information
Your UNI (University Network ID) is the log-in name and password used to access many online services at Barnard/Columbia. It is also the first part of your official Barnard/Columbia email address.
Gender Identity refers to the labels that we use to describe ourselves. Some examples include woman, man, nonbinary, transgender man, cisgender woman, genderqueer, etc.
Pronouns refer to how a person wants to be referred to in the third person. Examples of pronouns include they/them/theirs, he/him/his, she/her/hers, ze/hir/hirs, and others.
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2016 Columbia Urban Experience (CUE) Application for Barnard College

During the week prior to the New Student Orientation Program, first-year Barnard College students may apply to participate in Columbia Urban Experience (CUE).

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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 studentservices@columbia.edu.

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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 2018. You can also visit our Transfer, Visiting and Combined Plan Student Facebook Page to connect with other new students!

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