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Step-by-Step Borrowing Guide

Please review the steps needed to check out and/or reserve items through the Props Cages and Costume Closet.

Borrowing Agreement

The Student Group Borrowing Agreement outlines the rules and expectations for the use of the Props cages and Costume Closet.

FSL Multicultural Workshop Request Form

To meet the requirement for ALPHA Standards, chapters may participate in a multicultural workshop offered by Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL). Please complete the form below to request a workshop for your chapter. Requests should be submitted two weeks in advance.

It is not required for all chapters to participate in an FSL-sponsored multicultural workshop to meet the requirement for ALPHA Standards. Please work with your adviser to discuss additional options.

Currently, there are two workshop topics offered:

Requester Information
Sessions are capped at 40 students in order to facilitate better dialogue. If your chapter requires more than one workshop to meet the requirement for ALPHA Standards, the alternate dates requested will be treated as preferred dates for additional sessions.
Workshop Scheduling

Student Group Events and Programs

Hosting a successful production or event in the Black Box Theatre requires various steps from the student group as well as a collaborative effort with the Black Box Theatre Manager and University E

Support Spaces, Services and Resources

The Black Box Theatre is a student centered space which strives to provide an open and accessible outlet for creativity, expression, art, performance, and community for student groups.

Space Requests and Confirmation Process

Requesting Space

Any recognized undergraduate student organization is allowed to request space in the Black Box Theatre.

Event Proposal Form

Event Proposal Form 

Any event held in the Black Box Theatre requires an Event Proposal Form to be completed and submitted at least four weeks before the first day of your requested reservation date. If your event takes place within the first four weeks of any semester, the proposal is due by the first Friday of classes in that semester.

Group Information
Please add the date range of your entire reservation (MM/DD/YY-MM/DD/YY)
Main point of contact for event
XXXXXXXXXX (No spaces or hyphens. Please include area code.)
Please provide a summary of your event and any other information that would be useful for planning
Event Contact Information
Please share the contact information for all relevant positions (or their equivalent) below: First and Last Name, Email and Phone Number are required. If a position(s) is not included below, please write it under "Other".
Event Timeline
Please fill out all relevant sections. If you have multiple days for sections please write each date and time. If a section does not apply to your event please type NA.
Date (MM/DD/YY), Start Time and End Time (00:00 AM/PM -00:00 AM/PM)
Add the Date (MM/DD/YY), Start Time and End Time (HH:MM AM/PM - HH:MM AM/PM) for each Tech Date.
Add the Date (MM/DD/YY), Start Time and End Time (HH:MM AM/PM -HH:MM AM/PM) for each Rehearsal Date.
Add the Date (MM/DD/YY), Start Time and End Time (HH:MM AM/PM -HH:MM AM/PM) for each Performance Date.
Add the Date (MM/DD/YY), Start Time and End Time (HH:MM AM/PM -HH:MM AM/PM) for strike.
Add the Date (MM/DD/YY), Start Time and End Time (HH:MM AM/PM -HH:MM AM/PM) for load-out.
Additional Support
Please pick all areas that you would like to request from UEM or the Black Box Theatre. Further details will be discussed during the Event Review. All items marked with an * indicate a possible charge associated with that service.
Terms of Agreement
The groups advisor will be sent a copy of the Event Proposal Form for review and approval. When approved, the group will be able to move forward with the Event Review. Show Producer, Organization E-Board Member, or Main Point of Contact must agree to following terms on behalf of the group: By checking "I agree" you indicate that you have read the Austin E. Quigley Black Box Theater Policy and Procedure Guidelines and that you intend to hold your cast/creative team/group accountable to work within the necessary parameters. Failure to comply or meet the terms of agreement, policy, and/or procedures can result in the group becoming ineligible to book future space in the Black Box Theater and/or be charged a fee.

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.


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.
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?
Very comfortableSomewhat comfortableNeither comfortable nor uncomfortableUncomfortableVery uncomfortable
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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