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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 5 at 12 p.m.

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Who can apply to CUE?

All incoming first-year students from Barnard College, Columbia College, and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science 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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What is Columbia Urban Experience (CUE)?

Columbia Urban Experience (CUE) participants spend the week with a team of five to six other participants and one student leader, working at one of our service sites. They select their preferred non-profit site on the first day of the program, which they have already received descriptions of earlier in the summer. CUE-ers also engage in article-based discussions on critical and ethical perspectives of responsible service. Each evening, participants have the option explore NYC with free night activities led by a team leader!

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Are shuttle services offered from the NYC airports to campus? Can I get to campus by taking public transportation?

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. Please visit http://mta.info and use the "trip planner" tool to get a route to campus.

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When do I move in, and where do I check in?

Move-in for transfer, visiting, and combined plan students will take place on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. All students should report to the Hamilton Hall Check-in Tent unless instructed otherwise in their housing assignment. Move-in will take place from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon.

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What is orientation like for transfer and combined-plan students?

Transfer students will enjoy a number of transfer-specific academic and social programs, including brunches, student panels, advising sessions, and joint outings in the city with Barnard and Columbia transfer students. Your orientation group of 10-12 students will consist only of transfer, Combined Plan, and visiting students. In addition, most social events during orientation are open to transfers, as well as first-year students. You will receive transfer orientation highlights in the packet sent to you in the summer.

 

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How do I update my address on file?

Once you establish your Columbia email login, also known as your UNI, you may log on to Student Services Online (SSOL) to change your address. For any issues in creating your account, please email studentservices@columbia.edu.

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