Transfer and Combined Plan Students
Transfer students have a number of transfer-specific academic and social programs during orientation, 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 transfers, combined plan students, and visitors. 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 that will be sent to you later during the summer. Join the Transfer, Visiting, and Combined Plan Facebook group for more information.
Move-in day for Transfer and Combined Plan Students is Tuesday, August 27th. Check-in will start at 9am and go until 1pm. All students, whether they live on campus or not, need to check-in at the tent to pick up their orientation materials.
How can I contact NSOP?
You can contact the 2013 NSOP staff by email at email@example.com.
When does Orientation officially begin?
Orientation begins on Tuesday, August 27, 2013, for Transfer and Combined Plan Students.
When can I arrive on campus?
Arrival for Transfer and Combined Plan students is Tuesday August 27, 2013, with check-in taking place between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Are there shuttle services from local airports to campus?
There are no shuttle services from campus. Students and their families can use yellow cabs to get to campus by letting them know you need to go to "Columbia University at 116th and Amsterdam." The university also works with a car service where students and families can book a car or van service in advance. Please visit Elite Car Service's website for more information or you can call them at 800-472-1123.
What should I do if I must arrive before August 27th, 2013?
If you must arrive before August 27, 2013, and are not participating in a special program and do not have special permission from housing, a list of area hotels and other accommodations can be found on the Columbia Housing website.
How long does Orientation last?
Orientation begins on Tuesday August 27, 2013, and ends on Monday, September 2, 2013.
What events will be happening during Orientation Week?
This summer, the Committee is planning a week of activities for Orientation. You will receive an orientation schedulebook upon arrival. For periodic updates, please refer to the Orientation website.
Where can I find the most up-to-date information about Orientation?
This website (http://www.studentaffairs.columbia.edu/orientation) contains up-to-the-minute information about NSOP 2013.
How do I change my address?
If you have already established your UNI (your Columbia email login) you should be able to log on to Student Services Online and change your address there. If you cannot change your address using Student Services Online, email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you haven't yet established your UNI, you can do so at the Academic Information Systems website.
Contact the Orientation Program
505 Alfred Lerner Hall
New York, NY 10027
Call: (212) 854-4909
For program-specific inquiries:
International Student Orientation: email@example.com
COÖP Pre-orientation: firstname.lastname@example.org
CUE Pre-orientation: email@example.com
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.