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Where can I find the most up-to-date information about Orientation?

This website and page have the most up-to-date information on Spring New Student Orientation Program 2016.

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What events will be happening during Orientation?

To find out what events will take place during the week, you can find a copy of the NSOP schedule book here.pdf

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How long does Orientation last?

Wednesday, January  - Sunday, January 17, 2016.

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Are there shuttle services from local airports to campus?

There are no shuttle services from campus, but cabs are readily available. Let your driver know you need to go to "Columbia University at 116th and Amsterdam."  If you are traveling from the Newark, JFK, or LaGuardia airports, it is possible to use a variety of buses and trains to get to the University. Be mindful that this route will take some time and may involve multiple modes of trasnportation.

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When can I arrive on campus?

Check-in for Visiting Students is Wednesday, January 13, 2016.

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When does Orientation officially begin?

Orientation begins on Wednesday, January 13, 2016.

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How can I get from the NYC airports to campus?

There are no shuttle services from campus, but cabs are readily available. Let your driver know you need to go to "Columbia University at 116th and Amsterdam." If you are traveling from the Newark, JFK, or LaGuardia airports, it is possible to use a variety of buses and trains to get to the University. Be mindful that this route will take some time and may involve multiple modes of transportation.

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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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