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What events will be happening during orientation week?

You will receive a schedule upon arrival but may refer back to this website for periodic updates.

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What should I do if I must arrive before the start of NSOP?

If you must arrive before the program move-in date, are not participating in a special program, and do not have special permission from the Housing Office, you will need to secure off-campus accommodations. A list of area hotels and other options is avilable on the Columbia University Travel Portal.

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What do CUE participants eat?

Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners during CUE are provided by Dining Services.

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Where do CUE participants sleep?

Students will move directly into their first year housing assignments on Sunday, August 19 from 9am-3pm. However, the program takes place in Special Interest Community (SIC) housing throughout the duration of CUE week. Therefore, academic year housing is not accessible from August 19 at 5pm (start of CUE) through August 26 at 12pm (end of CUE). Students are instructed to pack a week’s worth of their belongings to take with them to the SIC house.

 

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When does CUE happen?

Sunday, August 19 - Sunday, August 26, 2018

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How selective is CUE?

CUE is a selective program as there is a high interest from incoming first-years and we only accept 60 participants. For this reason, we encourage anyone interested in service and social justice to demonstrate why they would be a good fit for the program and how the program aligns with their goals.

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When is the application due?

Applications are due Friday, May 18 at 12 p.m.

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Who can apply to CUE?

All incoming first-year students from Barnard College, Columbia College, and Columbia Engineering are encouraged to apply. At this time, we are not accepting transfer students.

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What are night activities?

Each night, CUE participants select their preferred New York City activity from four amazing options. Past activities have included excursions to the Apollo Theater, Hungarian Pastry Shop, Times Square, Magnolia Bakery, Tom's Diner, Upright Citizen's Brigade Improv Theater, the Nuyorican Poets Café, the Brooklyn Bridge, and more.

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