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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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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.
Program Selection

Columbia Outdoor Orientation Program (COÖP): August 22–26

The Columbia Outdoor Orientation Program or COÖP (affectionately pronounced "coh-op") is a four-day outdoor program for first-year students in Columbia College and Columbia Engineering. Students participate in one of three experiences: hiking (HOP) in the Catskill Mountains, biking (BOP) for 150 miles in the tri-state area, and river-canoeing (ROP) on the Delaware River Gap. You can apply to participate in COÖP regardless of past camping, biking, hiking, or canoeing experience. The total cost of the program is $400. Check the COÖP webpage for more information about this unique opportunity to meet other first-years and form close friendships, all before orientation begins!

Columbia Urban Experience (CUE): August 20–27

CUE offers newly admitted students from Barnard College, Columbia College, and Columbia Engineering the opportunity to engage in service and social justice throughout the city before classes begin in September. First-year students serve at a New York City non-profit, engage in nightly dinner discussions, and experience the public transportation system with excursions around the city. Participants in CUE form long-lasting friendships and continue to contribute to the program and campus life through graduation. The total cost of the program is $350, and there is financial aid available to cover program fees for those who qualify. For more information, visit the CUE webpage.

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?”

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Please indicate your first, second, and third program choice below. If you do not have a second or third choice, please select "n/a."

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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.
C
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?”

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SEAS Dean Travel Fund Debrief Form

All funding recipients are required to complete a debrief form detailing outcomes and intentions for impact on campus.

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Student Group Information
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SEAS Dean Travel Fund

The dean of The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) has provided opportunities for supplemental support to undergraduate engineering students to help support their co-curricular activities. The SEAS Dean Travel Fund has two tracks of funding for SEAS students who are in good academic and judicial standing, the Engineering Students Service Learning Travel Support Fund and the Engineering Groups Conference, Networking, and Competition Fund.

Applicant Information
Student Group Information
To qualify, groups must be recognized by one of the University's governing boards: Activities Board at Columbia (ABC), Interschool Governing Board (IGB), Student Governing Board (SGB), Community Impact, InterGreek Council (IGC), Club Sports Governing Board (CSGB), or the Governing Board at Barnard (GBB).
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Authorization

By clicking "Submit" I acknowledge that I am a currently enrolled undergraduate student in The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. I agree that my academic and disciplinary status may be verified by the Berick Center for Student Advising and the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards. I understand that submitting this application takes the place of my legal signature, and I affirm that all the information contained herein is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge.

If awarded a fund, I agree to complete a SEAS Dean Travel Fund debrief form.

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FirstGen Graduation

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
7 P.M. - 9 P.M.

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Clone of Raza Graduation 2017: Registration

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
7 P.M. - 9 P.M.

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