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Undergraduate Student Life

First-Year Students (NSOP)

What is NSOP?
The New Student Orientation Program (NSOP) is a required program for all undergraduate students in Columbia College and Columbia Engineering.

When does NSOP officially begin?
Late August

How do I register for NSOP?
You will receive a link to register for NSOP in the email with your housing assignment, to be sent in late June.  You will have about one month to complete the registration.

When can I arrive on campus?
More information willl be available at a later date.

Are there shuttle services from local airports to campus?
There are no shuttle services from the airport to campus, but cabs are readily available. Ask the driver to take you to "Columbia University at 116th and Broadway."

When will I receive information about moving in if I'm participating in COÖP, CUE, or the International Student Orientation Program (ISOP)?
If you're participating in one of these special programs, you'll get an email informing you of your acceptance and your alternate move-in date.

What should I do if I must arrive before NSOP?
If you must arrive before the general 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.

Where can I learn about academic advising or the summer reading assignment?
Please visit the Center for Student Advising webpages, including their section on summer reading.

How long does NSOP last?
NSOP will begin in late August and conclude on September 7, 2015.

What events will be happening during NSOP?
You will receive a schedule upon arrival but may refer back to this website for periodic updates.

Will there be an orientation program for families and parents?
Yes! Please visit the Parent and Family Programs website for more information.

Where can I learn more about housing, dining services, health services, and other resources on campus?
Please visit the New Student website. This site also provides a checklist of the actions you must take to complete requirements by given deadlines to prepare for your move to campus.

How do I update my address on record?
Once you establish your Columbia email login, also known as your UNI, you will 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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