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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Hello! Welcome to Columbia and Barnard!

A Message from the NSOP Committee Student Chairs............................1

to introduce you to your city and to your campus, a place we hope will

Important Information ........................................................................................ 3 Disability and Accessibility Information ........................................................6 Safety and Health Information .........................................................................6 Staying Active During NSOP ............................................................................ 8 Orientation Schedule ........................................................................................ 10 Sunday | August 27 ....................................................................................... 10 OL Groups ....................................................................................................12 Campus Map .............................................................................................. 13 Monday | August 28....................................................................................... 14 Required Track Programs ........................................................................17 Tuesday | August 29 ......................................................................................21 Wednesday | August 30 .............................................................................. 27 Thursday | August 31 .................................................................................... 31

We, the student chairs of the NSOP Committee, are honored and excited soon feel like home. Entering this institution is a new experience, no matter which undergraduate school you will attend, be it Barnard College (BC), Columbia College (CC), the School of General Studies (GS), or Columbia Engineering, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS). As a committee, we represent each of the four schools and various backgrounds, interests, and experiences as diverse as yours. We have come together to carefully craft an orientation program that will welcome you into the Columbia and Barnard community! Now, it’s your chance to bring your unique perspectives to our campus. We cannot wait to see the ways in which you simultaneously embody the communities that already exist here and shape them into something that is distinctly your own.

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This year’s theme is IT’S YOUR TURN. We, the committee, have chosen

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this theme to empower you, our incoming students, to individualize your

Sunday | September 3 ................................................................................ 49

college experiences. We each have our own distinct stories, and yet

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there are so many common threads connecting us. During NSOP, these

Undergraduate Student Life.............................................................................51

interconnections are just beginning, but some of them will last for the rest

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of your time at Columbia and Barnard. Whether you are engaging in class discussion or waving to a friend as you walk through campus, every step you take allows for a potential point of connection. We hope that you are just as excited as we are to have you join our campus, try new things, and challenge yourself. To learn, grow, and collaborate. Here, you can explore who you are in and out of the classroom, on and off campus, and with resources that will drive you toward your dreams. This is your home now. This is where you will live, laugh, endeavor, and accomplish. Each year, new students inherently redefine what it means to be a member of the campus community—and now it’s your turn. Pendo Abbo SEAS’19, Columbia College and Columbia Engineering Student Chair

Schedule book cover and graphics designed by Mo Crist BC’19

Nina Lam BC’19, Barnard College Student Chair Eytan Penn GS/JTS’18, School of General Studies Student Chair

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION NSOP OFFICE HOURS AND CONTACT INFORMATION Have questions about orientation? Need answers now? Call or visit our office or check our website for important information and updates throughout the week. The office is open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday–Friday during NSOP. Contact Information and Location: Undergraduate Student Life 505 Lerner Hall 212-854-1399 orientation@columbia.edu cc-seas.columbia.edu/orientation

CUID, ORIENTATION BADGE, AND WRISTBAND Carry your orientation namebadge and CUID with you at all times; your wristband must be worn. All three items are needed the full week of NSOP to gain access to events and meals. If you lose your orientation badge during NSOP, there is a $5 replacement fee. If you lose your wristband, it will cost $50 to replace. Please refer to the office hours listed above if you need to get a replacement.

ORIENTATION INFORMATION BOOTH The information booth, located on College Walk, is staffed with experienced NSOP Orientation Leaders (OLs) ready to answer all of your questions— anything and everything from orientation details to what to expect on your first day of classes. Stop by during the times listed below. Sunday, August 27: 7:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Monday, August 28: 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 29: 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

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SCHEDULE APP FOR SMARTPHONES

used at John Jay Dining Hall, Ferris Booth Commons, or JJ’s Place, while

Not a fan of carrying around a printed schedule book? Have a smartphone

Dining Dollars and Flex can be used at all on-campus dining locations. No

or tablet?

matter what you choose, you will always enjoy fresh, healthful, and delicious

Take advantage of our app for NSOP 2017, powered by Guidebook! You’ll be able to access the most up-to-date information about orientation, including schedules, maps, and much more. Get the free app here: guidebook.com/app/columbia We highly recommend familiarizing yourself with all of the useful features and adding all of the required events to your in-app calendar so you won’t forget them.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION One of the best parts of living in New York City is the ability to explore everything the city has to offer by having a MetroCard and understanding how the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) works. Your OLs can teach you how to use a MetroCard machine to purchase your MetroCard. They can also help you understand how the buses and subway operate and what routes they take, and they can help you navigate the MTA maps. We have plenty of programs throughout the city during NSOP to help you practice

food served up by our team of food-loving experts.

NUTRITION, FOOD ALLERGIES, SPECIAL DIETS Columbia Dining helps you make healthy choices by providing nutritional resources and programs throughout the dining halls. The team is committed to ensuring that students with varied nutrition and/or dietary needs can have a safe and enjoyable dining experience in our campus locations. Registered Dietitian Christina Lee is available on campus as well as online to address any questions and concerns regarding your nutrition and diet. Christina consults individually with students on special nutrition, allergyrelated, or dietary needs. She works with our culinary staff to accommodate as many special diets as possible, including a large population of vegetarian and vegan diners. She provides a free resource to all meal plan holders and can be reached at cl3368@columbia.edu or 212-854-3353. Explore all that we have to offer at dining.columbia.edu, including daily menus, nutritional information, special diet and food allergy resources, and sustainability efforts. And remember to like us on Facebook for the latest Dining news

getting around.

and updates and download our Dine@CU mobile app. Enjoy your meal!

TRANSPORTATION AND ACCESS

THE ROLM PHONE SYSTEM

Although the MTA is gradually adding elevators in various subway stations,

The Columbia and Barnard campus telephone system is known as the

the subways are generally not wheelchair accessible. If you are unable to navigate stairs, the best option is surface transit, as all New York buses are lift equipped. Another option, though more expensive, is a taxi or car service. The MTA has an excellent website, with complete info regarding accessibility, at web.mta.info/accessibility.

ROLM Phone System. In many campus publications, you will see telephone numbers listed as ROLM extensions, in the format #-####. If you’re using a ROLM phone, simply dial #-####. If you are dialing from your cell phone or a telephone outside the ROLM system, you’ll need to dial 212-85#-####.

RELIGIOUS SERVICES AND INFORMATION

COLUMBIA DINING INFORMATION

You can find information about religious services on the University

Columbia Dining is committed to providing our community of students

Chaplain’s website, ouc.columbia.edu

with one simple thing: great food. With three “all you care to eat” dining halls and nine retail locations on campus, we offer a wide variety of options that allow you to dine according to your lifestyle and schedule. Our daily menus feature local and sustainable ingredients across a variety of cuisines, prepared by our professionally trained culinary team. Meal Plans can be

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DISABILITY AND ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION

Important Phone Numbers

Disability Services (DS) facilitates equal access for students with disabilities

Columbia University Public Safety:

by coordinating reasonable accommodations and support services. Reasonable accommodations are adjustments to policy, practice, and programs that provide equal access for students with disabilities. Examples

• Emergencies (including medical): 212-854-5555 • Nonemergencies: 212-854-2797

include the administration of exams, services such as note taking, sign

• Walking Escort Services: 212-854-SAFE (7233)

language interpreters, and assistive technology, and coordination of

• Nightline (Peer Counseling and Referrals, 10:00 p.m.-3:00 a.m.):

accessible housing needs. Accommodation plans and services are custom designed to match the disability-related needs of each student and are determined according to documented needs and the student’s program

212-854-7777 • Sexual Violence Response (SVR): 212-854-HELP (4357)

requirements. Registration includes submission of both the Application

• Columbia Health: 212-854-2284

for Accommodations and Services and disability documentation. The

• Medical Services: 212-854-7426

application and disability documentation guidelines are available online and at the DS office. Students are encouraged to register within the first two weeks of the semester to ensure that reasonable accommodations can be made for that term. Please note that students are not eligible to receive reasonable accommodations until the registration process is complete. Contact Information and Location:

• Alice! Health Promotion: 212-854-5453 • Disability Services: 212-854-2388 • Gay Health Advocacy Project (GHAP): 212-854-6655 • Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS): 212-854-2878

Wien Hall, Main Floor-Suite 108A 411 West 116th St. 212-854-2388 (voice and TTY)

EMERGENCY CALL BOXES

212-854-3448 (fax)

Columbia University has more than 20 emergency two-way call boxes

disability@columbia.edu

installed on and around campus for emergency communication with Public

health.columbia.edu/services/ods

Safety. These wireless boxes are brightly colored in red, yellow, and blue. In an emergency, you can push the red button to activate an alarm that connects you to Public Safety.

SAFETY AND HEALTH INFORMATION Safety and health are foremost concerns on college campuses and in New York City. There are many resources on campus to help you stay safe and to assist you in emergency situations. For information regarding Columbia Health, please visit the following website: health.columbia.edu For information regarding safety and security at Columbia, please visit the following website: columbia.edu/cu/publicsafety

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STAYING ACTIVE DURING NSOP

Sunrise Stroll Monday, August 28–Thursday, August 31 8:00–9:00 a.m. Meet at the Barnard Main Gate, 117th St. and Broadway.

Columbia Group Fitness We offer convenient fitness passes so you never have to exercise alone.

Rise and shine with a leisurely stroll through Riverside Park!

Yoga, ballet, modern dance, and more, and all in one place. During NSOP, we will offer group fitness classes at the times listed below.

DANCE CLASSES

Please note that these sessions are first-come, first-served and may reach

Intermediate Modern Dance

capacity.

Wednesday, August 30 3:00–4:30 p.m. Tuesday August 29

Wednesday August 30

Thursday August 31

Studio 2, Barnard Hall

8:00–8:45 a.m. Yoga

8:00–8:45 a.m. Yoga

8:00–8:45 a.m. Yoga

Aerobics Room 3, Dodge Fitness Center

1:00–1:45 p.m. Sculpt

1:00–1:45 p.m. Barre Fit

1:00–1:45 p.m. Sculpt

Class Descriptions: • Barre Fit—Ballet-inspired workout to tone legs, arms, and core. Improves posture and balance.

Studio 1 (11 Barnard Hall) See what a modern dance class at Barnard is like. Please note that this studio technique class is not intended for beginning-level students. Intermediate Ballet Thursday, August 31 2:00–3:30 p.m. Studio 1 (11 Barnard Hall) See what a ballet class at Barnard is like. Please note that this studio technique class is not intended for beginning-level students. Ballet shoes must be worn.

• Sculpt—Muscle toning for the whole body using weights, bands, and bars. Athletic shoes required. • Yoga—Traditional hatha fundamentals combined with vinyasa flow poses to stretch and strengthen the body.

Morning Run Monday, August 28–Thursday, August 31 8:00–9:00 a.m. Meet at the Sundial on College Walk. Get a head start on your day with a refreshing run through Riverside Park!

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ORIENTATION SCHEDULE SUNDAY, AUGUST 27

SUNDAY, AUGUST 27 Dinner 4:00–6:00 p.m. Hamilton Lawn Hungry? Come relax and dine with new friends.

Breakfast 7:00–9:00 a.m. Hamilton Lawn There’s nothing like moving in to work up an appetite! Come join us for a continental breakfast in front of Hartley and Wallach Halls.

Convocation 6:30–8:00 p.m. Low Plaza First-Year Students We invite you and your family to attend Convocation, the event marking

Check-in/Move-in 7:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Your Residence Hall First-Year Students Welcome to Columbia! Travel to your residence hall to pick up your CUID, keys, and orientation information. Bed Bath & Beyond Excursion 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. 116th St. and Claremont Ave., Departure and Drop-off Point Forgot to buy a fan? Don’t have any hangers? Take our free shuttle bus to Bed Bath & Beyond to buy any household goods, bedding, bathroom accessories, or electronics that you need. Plus, you get a discount with your CUID! The shuttle leaves several times an hour. Lunch 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Hamilton Lawn Join your peers and their families for food on the lawns! Campus Resources Fair 3:00–4:30 p.m. Roone Arledge Auditorium, Lerner Hall Columbia offers countless resources. Get to know what administrative offices and resources are available for your benefit throughout your time at Columbia. This event is highly recommended.

the beginning of your undergraduate experience. After you have moved into your residence hall, IT’S YOUR TURN to celebrate with your fellow classmates as you begin to establish your community here on campus and show your University spirit and pride. Join President Lee C. Bollinger, Columbia College Dean James J. Valentini, Columbia Engineering Dean Mary C. Boyce, administrators, faculty, and student leaders (just a sampling of the Columbia community here to support you) as they officially welcome you to the Columbia community. This event is required. Meet Your Orientation Leader 8:30–9:30 p.m. Various Locations First-Year Students Join your Orientation Leader (OL) for an introduction to orientation and get to know your fellow group members. The OLs are excited to share their knowledge and experience to help guide you through orientation and your transition into the Columbia community. Find your group number on your nametag and identify your designated meeting place by referring to the map on page 12. This event is required. First Floor Meeting 10:00–11:00 p.m. Your Residence Hall First-Year Students Begin making friends in your hall and learn about our shared responsibility in fostering a dynamic residential community. Your Residential Adviser (RA) will facilitate a conversation about how you envision your community taking shape throughout the year. This event is required.

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CAMPUS MAP

OL GROUPS ZONE LOCATION GROUPS Zone Location

Groups

1

Furnald Hall

1–5

2

Furnald Lawn

6–10

3

College Walk West

11–15

4

College Walk West

16–20

5

South Field West North End

21–25

6

South Field West North End

26–30

7

South Field West North End

31–35

8

South Field West South End

36–40

9

South Field West South End

41–45

10

South Field West South End

46–51

11

College Walk East

52–56

12

College Walk East

57–61

13

Van Am Quad Hartley

62–66

3, 4 2

5-7

11, 12 8-10

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 27

MONDAY, AUGUST 28

Late Night Activities

your commitment to the academic integrity of your studies by reciting the

11:00 p.m.–1:00 a.m.

Honor Pledge and signing the Honor Code. This event is required for all

Various Locations

Columbia College first-year students.

First-Year Students Take advantage of every moment you’re here! Student leaders from NSOP

First Lit Hum Class

and Residential Life will host a number of games and activities across

10:00–11:30 a.m.

campus. Have a blast while meeting awesome people! Visit the NSOP app

Roone Arledge Auditorium and Cinema, Lerner Hall

for details.

Columbia College First-Year Students Immediately following Dean Valentini’s remarks, Professor Julie Crawford,

MONDAY, AUGUST 28

chair of Literature Humanities, will give the first lecture of the semester. As your first Core Curriculum class, this lecture on The Iliad will be the first step

Breakfast

in your intellectual journey at Columbia College. This lecture is required

7:30–9:00 a.m.

for all Columbia College first-year students.

John Jay Dining Hall Tent Begin the day by sharing a meal with all your new friends. Remember your

Columbia Engineering Math Info Session

CUID, NSOP namebadge, and wristband!

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 207 Mathematics Building

Columbia Engineering Academic Assembly

This session will provide a brief introduction to course options in mathematics

9:00–10:30 a.m.

for incoming Columbia Engineering students. The appropriate courses

309 Havemeyer Hall

for certain majors and differences among course levels will be discussed.

Columbia Engineering First-Year Students

Following the information session, students who did not take an Advanced

Engineering for Humanity: Mary C. Boyce, Dean of Columbia Engineering at

Placement calculus exam (AB or BC Calculus AP) during high school will

The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, members

have the opportunity to take a placement test.

of faculty, and alumni will discuss the opportunities and challenges that you, as members of the Columbia Engineering Class of 2021, will have, to

Lunch

make your own mark at Columbia and beyond. This event is required for

Noon–2:00 p.m.

all Columbia Engineering first-year students.

John Jay Dining Tent

Columbia College Assembly

Columbia College Math Info Session

9:00–10:00 a.m.

1:30–2:30 p.m.

Roone Arledge Auditorium and Cinema, Lerner Hall

309 Havemeyer Hall

Columbia College First-Year Students

Columbia College students interested in taking mathematics courses should

Dean of Columbia College James J. Valentini will address the Class of

attend this session. It will provide a brief introduction to course options for

2021 on this, the very first day of your College career. Dean Valentini will

new students and discuss the appropriate math courses for certain majors,

introduce you to your academic life at Columbia, highlighting both the

as well as differences among course levels.

opportunities available to you and the responsibilities ahead of you. In addition, as members of the Columbia College Class of 2021, you will affirm

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MONDAY, AUGUST 28 Chemistry Placement Exam

REQUIRED TRACK PROGRAMS

3:00–5:00 p.m.

As a first-year, you will attend certain required programs based on the track

309 Havemeyer Hall

you have been assigned with your Orientation Leader group. It is important

Students who wish to register for UN1604 (Second Term General Chemistry,

that you read each of the required program blurbs and then check your track

Intensive), UN2045-2046 (Intensive Organic Chemistry for first-years), and

schedule (pp. 18–20) to ensure you do not miss any programs. Your track is

UN1507 (Intensive General Chemistry Lab) must attend this information

named after one of the five boroughs of New York City (Manhattan, the Bronx,

session on Monday, August 28, at 3:00 p.m., during which a brief introduction

Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Queens) and is listed on your name badge. Your

to course options will be given. Immediately following the information

OL will guide you through these programs and can answer any questions.

session, a chemistry placement exam will be administered. Note: Students MUST bring a calculator to this exam.

PUBLIC SAFETY AND FIRE SAFETY

OL Group Time: Dinner

In this event, you will hear from two departments that are here to keep

5:00–6:30 p.m.

you safe while at Columbia. First, Public Safety will give you an overview

John Jay Dining Tent

of the security, personal safety, proactive crime prevention programs, and

First-Year Students

services they offer. Second, Columbia University Fire Safety will discuss

Meet up with your orientation group for a group dinner with time to get to

general fire safety in all residential and academic buildings. Information will

know your OL and your peers. Your OL will lead some casual conversations

be shared about fire drills, fire alarms, proper evacuation procedures, and

about orientation so far and give you a chance to bond with your group

items that are prohibited in residence halls. Come listen to safety tips and

over a nice meal before heading over to Class Act together. This event is required. Class Act 7:00–8:30 p.m. Roone Arledge Auditorium, Lerner Hall First-Year Students

recommendations from those who know safety best. There will be plenty of time to ask questions afterward, along with the opportunity to win prizes. This event is required for all incoming students. Step Up and Get SAVI: Preventing Sexual Assault/Violence Through Bystander Intervention Sexual violence encompasses a broad spectrum of behaviors that can have

Class Act will introduce you to a few of Columbia’s many traditions, with

a negative impact on an individual and the Columbia University community.

a laugh-out-loud NSOP Committee video, a welcome music video from

We all can play a part in developing and maintaining a healthy, safe

Undergraduate Student Life, a performance by the Varsity Show, and more!

community by looking out for one another. During this interactive session

Come celebrate your fellow Columbians! This event is required. RA Night Out

facilitated by Sexual Violence Response staff and volunteers, you will learn about the dynamics and realities of sexual assault, what it means to be a prosocial bystander, effective strategies for bystander intervention, and

9:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m.

resources and services available for someone who is affected by violence.

Various Locations

This event is required for all incoming students.

First-Year Students Continue getting to know members of your community. Together, you determine your destination for the evening, as the choice is yours and New York City is your canvas. Explore the neighborhood or another area of the city while beginning to forge friendships and lasting memories.

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UNDER1ROOF: YOUR ROLE IN OUR COMMUNITY Anonymous feedback from previous Under1Roof participants: “I thought the dialogue was really great—I feel closer to the student

STATEN ISLAND Tuesday, Aug. 29

community now.” “This event was fundamental to many people’s transitions into college and the variety of identities that come with them.” “I didn’t know how helpful this event was until I went through it. Definitely worth it.” Under1Roof sparks dialogue that will last throughout your education here and beyond. Let’s work together to foster inclusive communities by engaging with the social identities we all bring to campus. This event is

Under1Roof 9:00–11:45 a.m. Hamilton Hall Check LionMail for Your Meeting Location

Wednesday, Aug. 30

Thursday, Aug. 31

Public Safety and Fire OL Group Time: Campus Tours Safety 10:00–11:00 a.m. 9:00–10:15 a.m. Roone Arledge Auditorium, Lerner Hall

Step UP and Get SAVI 1:00–3:00 p.m. 555 Lerner Hall or Party Space, Lerner Hall

required for all first-year students.

QUEENS

FIRST-YEAR STUDENT TRACKS

MANHATTAN Tuesday, Aug. 29

Wednesday, Aug. 30

Thursday, Aug. 31

Public Safety and Fire Safety 9:00–10:15 a.m. 309 Havemeyer Hall

Step Up and Get SAVI 9:30–11:30 a.m. 555 Lerner Hall or Party Space, Lerner Hall

Under1Roof 9:00–11:45 a.m. Hamilton Hall Check LionMail for Your Meeting Location

OL Group Time: Campus Tours 2:00–3:00 p.m.

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Tuesday, Aug. 29 OL Group Time: Campus Tours 10:00–11:00 a.m. Under1Roof 1:00–3:45 p.m. Hamilton Hall Check LionMail for Your Meeting Location

Wednesday, Aug. 30 Public Safety and Fire Safety 9:00–10:15 a.m. Roone Arledge Auditorium, Lerner Hall Step Up and Get SAVI 1:00–3:00 p.m. 555 Lerner Hall or Party Space, Lerner Hall

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BRONX Tuesday, Aug. 29 OL Group Time: Campus Tours 11:00 a.m.–Noon

TUESDAY, AUGUST 29 Breakfast Wednesday, Aug. 30 Public Safety and Fire Safety 9:00–10:15 a.m. Roone Arledge Auditorium, Lerner Hall Under1Roof 1:00–3:45 p.m. Hamilton Hall Check LionMail for Your Meeting Location

Thursday, Aug. 31 Step Up and Get SAVI 9:30–11:30 a.m. 555 Lerner Hall or Party Space, Lerner Hall

7:30–9:00 a.m. John Jay Dining Hall Tent Transfer Student Move-in 8:00 a.m.–Noon Hamilton Hall Tent Transfer Students Welcome to Columbia University! Visit the Hamilton Hall tent to receive your housing and orientation materials. Orientation Leaders will be available to help you find your residence hall. Combined Plan Student Move-in 8:00 a.m.–Noon Your Residence Hall

BROOKLYN Tuesday, Aug. 29

Wednesday, Aug. 30

Step Up and Get SAVI 9:30–11:30 a.m. 555 Lerner Hall or Party Space, Lerner Hall

Under1Roof 9:00–11:45 a.m. Hamilton Hall Check LionMail for Your Meeting Location

Public Safety and Fire Safety 1:00–2:15 p.m. 309 Havemeyer Hall

Combined Plan Students Welcome to Columbia University! Check-in for housing and orientation will take place outside of your residence hall. Orientation Leaders will be available to help you unload your belongings. Visiting Student Check-in and Welcome 9:00–11:00 a.m. Hamilton Lawn Tent Visiting and Exchange Students Welcome to Columbia! You will receive your orientation materials and

OL Group Time: Campus Tours 1:00–2:30 p.m.

Columbia University ID upon check-in. Check-in will take place from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., with formal programming beginning at 10:00 a.m. This event marks the first of many of your Columbia experiences. Once you have settled into campus, IT’S YOUR TURN to come celebrate with your fellow classmates as you begin to establish your community here on campus and show your University pride and spirit. At the conclusion of this event, students will meet their Orientation Leaders. This event is required for all visiting students.

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 29

TUESDAY, AUGUST 29

Transfer, Visiting, and Combined Plan Students: Bed Bath & Beyond

Academic Resources Fair

Excursion

3:00–5:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m.–Noon

Roone Arledge Auditorium and Party Space, Lerner Hall

118th St. and Amsterdam Ave

All Students

Forgot to buy a fan? Don’t have any hangers? Take our free shuttle bus

This is your opportunity to begin navigating the vast academic resources

to Bed Bath & Beyond to buy any household goods, bedding, bathroom

available to you as a Columbia student. Meet faculty representatives from

accessories, or electronics that you need. Plus, you get a discount with your

every academic department, program, and advising office. Ask questions,

CUID! The shuttle leaves several times an hour.

get program information and materials, explore opportunities to learn or continue your studies in more than 50 languages, and learn about upcoming

Required Track Programs

academic events. This event is highly recommended.

9:00 a.m.–3:45 p.m. First-Year Students

Physics Info Session

Please refer to required track programs on pages 18–20.

5:00–6:20 p.m. 301 Pupin Hall

Lunch

This session will offer a brief introduction to course options for your first year

11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

of physics, with a particular emphasis on the mandatory prerequisites and

John Jay Dining Hall Tent

format of the C2801-2802 Accelerated Physics sequence. Students who are considering a major in physics or astrophysics are strongly advised to

Transfer and Combined Plan Student Welcome

begin an introductory sequence in their first year. Following the discussion,

1:00–2:00 p.m.

students interested in taking Accelerated Physics will take a short evaluation

Hamilton Lawn

exam covering introductory mechanics and elementary calculus. Note:

Transfer and Combined Plan Students

Calculators may NOT be used during the exam.

We invite you and your family to attend our Transfer and Combined Plan Student Welcome! This event marks the first of many of your Columbia

Dinner

experiences. Once you have settled into campus, IT’S YOUR TURN to

5:00–7:00 p.m.

come celebrate with your fellow classmates as you begin to establish your

John Jay Dining Hall Tent

community here on campus and show your University pride and spirit. Transfer, Visiting, and Combined Plan Students: Meet Your OL and Campus Tour 2:00–3:30 p.m. Transfer, Visiting, and Combined Plan Students Join your Orientation Leader (OL) for an introduction to orientation and get to know your fellow group members. Your OL will be leading you on a tour of campus and a few of the important offices. Find your group number on your nametag in order to locate your designated meeting place. OLs will be holding signs with your group number. This event is required.

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 29

TUESDAY, AUGUST 29

Responsible Communities at Columbia (RC@C)

Transfer, Visiting, and Combined Plan Student Mixers

Carman, Hartley, and Wallach Hall Residents

8:30–10:00 p.m.

7:00–8:00 p.m.

Satow Room, Lerner Hall

Residence Hall, Check with your RA for the specific location.

Transfer, Visiting, and Combined Plan Students

First-Year Students

Are you a transfer, visiting, or combined plan student? Join us in the Lerner

RC@C is a peer-facilitated, honest conversation centered on a harm

Party Space for an upperclass-student only event. Meet new people from

reduction approach to alcohol and other drug use among students at

Barnard College, and enjoy some delicious treats!

Columbia. The Alice! Peer Leaders are volunteers with a range of leadership experiences at Columbia, including the Columbia Bartending Agency,

Responsible Communities at Columbia (RC@C)

Columbia Urban Experience (CUE), student councils, athletes, fraternity and

John Jay and Furnald Residents

sorority members, Stressbusters, and Students for a Sensible Drug Policy.

8:30–9:30 p.m.

This program is required for all first-year students.

Residence Hall. Check with your RA for the specific location. First-Year Students

OL Group Time: Common Questions about the First Year

RC@C is a peer-facilitated, honest conversation centered on a harm

John Jay and Furnald Residents

reduction approach to alcohol and other drug use among students at

7:00–8:00 p.m.

Columbia. The Alice! Peer Leaders are volunteers with a range of leadership

First-Year Students

experiences at Columbia, including the Columbia Bartending Agency,

Before RC@C, meet up with your Orientation Leader in a session to ask

Columbia Urban Experience (CUE), Student Councils, athletes, fraternity

them anything. OLs will be prepared to answer questions about social life,

and sorority members, Stressbusters, and Students for a Sensible Drug

registration, classes, New York City, community on campus, and more. As

Policy. This program is required for all first-year students.

a group member, you will be able to both ask questions and help answer questions from your group with what you may know already. This event is

OL Group Time: Common Questions about the First Year

required.

Carman, Hartley, and Wallach Hall Residents 8:30–9:30 p.m.

Welcome to the Residential Community—Transfer, Visiting, and

First-Year Students

Combined Plan Students

After RC@C, meet up with your Orientation Leader in a session to ask

7:00–8:30 p.m.

them anything. OLs will be prepared to answer questions about social life,

555 Lerner Hall, Combined Plan Students

registration, classes, New York City, community on campus and more. As

Party Space, Transfer and Visiting Students

a group member, you will be able to both ask questions and help answer

During this session, you will meet staff members from Residential Life and

questions from your group with what you may know already. This event is

will learn a bit more about how Residential Life (Res Life) works here at

required.

Columbia. We will talk about how the Res Life staff can serve as a resource for you as you transition to Columbia, how you can get involved within your residential community this year, and how we will connect you with other students who are just arriving to campus as well. This event is required.

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 29 Community Unscripted: Night 1 10:00 p.m.–Midnight Diana Center, Barnard College Do you have questions about getting involved on campus? Join us for informal gatherings Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday night for casual conversations with Barnard and Columbia students. From activism to veganism, meet new and current students who are also interested in what you are passionate about! For the first night, join us in different rooms in Lerner Hall to discuss, theater, dance, cooking, health and wellness, poetry, and music! Specific locations are: Theater: Diana LL103 Dance: Diana LL104 Music: Diana 203 Cooking: Diana 501 Health & Wellness: Diana 504 Poetry: Diana 502 Late Night Activities 11:00 p.m.–1:00 a.m. Various Locations First-Year Students Take advantage of every moment you’re here! Student leaders from NSOP and Residential Life will host a number of games and activities across campus. Have a blast while meeting awesome people! Visit the NSOP app for details.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30 Breakfast 7:30–9:00 a.m. John Jay Dining Hall Tent Required Track Programs 9:00 a.m.–3:45 p.m. First-Year Students Please refer to required track programs on pages 18–20. Transfer Students: Group Advising 9:30–11:00 a.m. Broadway Room (Columbia College) and 569 (Columbia Engineering), Lerner Hall Transfer Students The best way to begin the day is with good advice. The morning will start with a required group advising session led by advisers from the Berick Center for Student Advising. This event is required for all transfer students. Combined Plan Students: Group Advising 9:30–11:00 a.m. 301 Pupin Hall Combined Plan Students The best way to start the afternoon is with good advice. The session will begin with a required group advising session led by advisers from the Berick Center for Student Advising. This event is required for all combined plan students. Pre-Health Curriculum for First-Year Students 11:00 a.m.–Noon 309 Havemeyer Hall First-Year Students Learn how to meet the requirements for medical school and other health professions. All Columbia College and Columbia Engineering students considering pre-health programs should attend this meeting.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30

Lunch

Learn how to meet the requirements for medical school and other health

11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

professions. All Columbia College and Columbia Engineering students

John Jay Dining Hall Tent

considering pre-health programs should attend this meeting.

Transfer, Visiting, and Combined Plan: Lunchtime Chat

On the Meeting of Cultures

11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

4:00–5:00 p.m.

John Jay Dining Hall Tent

301 Pupin Hall

Transfer, Visiting, Combined Plan OL Groups

All Self-Identifying International Students

Meet up with your Orientation Leader for lunch in a session to ask them

It is important to maintain your emotional and physical well-being,

anything. OLs will be prepared to answer questions about social life,

especially when transitioning to a new environment and lifestyle. Meet

registration, classes, New York City, community on campus, and more. As

staff from Counseling and Psychological Services to discuss adapting to a

a group member, you will be able to both ask questions and help answer

new cultural environment while maintaining relationships back home. Get

questions from your group with what you may know already. This event is

helpful hints on how to integrate yourself into the different cultural aspects

required.

of college life while attending to academic pressures and demands.

Pre-Health Curriculum for Transfer and Combined Plan Students

Dinner

1:00–2:00 p.m.

5:00–7:00 p.m.

309 Havemeyer Hall

John Jay Dining Hall Tent

Transfer and Combined Plan Students Learn how to meet the requirements for medical school and health

OL Group Time: Sibling Hangout

professions. All combined plan and transfer students considering pre-

7:00–8:00 p.m.

health programs should attend this meeting.

Your OL Will Provide a Location All Students

Scoops with Columbia College and Columbia Engineering Staff

Meet students from across the street and get a chance to experience the

2:30–4:30 p.m.

Barnard-Columbia relationship on a personal level. This is your chance to

Furnald Lawn

bond with the people with whom you will be spending your time here as you

All Students

play games and have fun! Your OL will provide you with a meet-up location.

Need a break? Enjoy some ice cream with the staff whom you will interact

This event is required.

with closely during your time here. These folks will be able to answer any questions regarding student organizations, campus life, and number of

Community Forum

opportunities that will be available to you.

8:30–10:00 p.m. Levien Gymnasium (enter at 120th St. and Broadway)

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Pre-Health Curriculum for First-Year Students

All Students

3:00–4:00 p.m.

Gather with the new students of all four schools: Barnard College (BC),

309 Havemeyer Hall

Columbia College (CC), the School of General Studies (GS), and Columbia

First-Year Students

Engineering, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30 (SEAS). We will celebrate our new community by recognizing the diverse experiences of your fellow incoming students. It’s your chance to cheer on your classmates and show your school spirit! All students are required to attend this event. Community Unscripted: Night 2 10:00 p.m.–Midnight Diana Center, Barnard College All Students Do you have questions about getting involved on campus? Join us for informal gatherings Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday night for casual conversations with Barnard and Columbia students. From activism to veganism, meet new and current students who are also interested in what you are passionate about! For the second night join us in different rooms nights in the Diana Center to discuss politics, activism, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), and city life! Specific locations are: Politics: Diana LL103 Activism: Diana LL104 STEM: Diana 504 City Life: Diana 203 Late Night Activities 10:00 p.m.–Midnight Various Locations First-Year Students

THURSDAY, AUGUST 31 BREAKFAST 7:30–9:00 a.m. John Jay Dining Tent REQUIRED TRACK PROGRAMS 9:00–11:45 a.m. First-Year Students Please refer to required track programs on pages 18–20. Green Sale by EcoReps 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Wien Lounge (411 W. 116th St.) Need school supplies, appliances, kitchenware, or room décor? Save both money and time by shopping at the Green Sale, hosted by Columbia EcoReps! Located right on campus in Wien Lounge, this sale has everything: refrigerators, textbooks, lamps, fans, hangers, bookshelves, storage containers, electronics, artwork, pots/pans...all sold at wonderfully cheap prices. ALL revenue funds sustainability initiatives and environmentallyoriented projects on campus! Remember: the sale is CASH ONLY, and don’t forget a reusable bag. For any questions, please contact ecorepscu@gmail.com! Lunch 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. John Jay Dining Tent

Take advantage of every moment you’re here! Student leaders from NSOP and Residential Life will host a number of games and activities across campus. Have a blast while meeting awesome people! Visit the NSOP app for details.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 31

THURSDAY, AUGUST 31

International Students and Scholars Office Info Session

Live Well, Learn Well—Carman, Hartley and Wallach Residents

Noon–1:00 p.m.

1:30–2:30 p.m.

301 Pupin Hall

Residence Hall Floors

For All International Students Who are F-1 and J-1 Visa Holders

Carman, Hartley, and Wallach Residents

A staff member from the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO)

Columbia University is not just where you take classes; it’s a community

will conduct an information session on “Immigration Essentials.” Topics to

where you can thrive. But juggling course schedules, studying, learning the

be covered include maintaining legal F-1 or J-1 student status, an overview

subway system, making friends, and finding time to do laundry can add

of eligibility for employment on and off campus, and travel documentation

up. The good news is that it’s possible to find a balance and you don’t have

needed to return to the United States after a trip abroad during your

to do it alone—there are resources here that can help! Meet up with the

academic program. Please bring your immigration documents with you—

folks on your floor and the Alice! Peer Leaders to have a conversation on

passport and I-20 (for students in F-1 status) or DS-2019 (for J-1 status).

transitioning into life on campus, navigating challenges, and strategies for success at Columbia. All students are required to attend this event.

** Students must report their arrival to activate their SEVIS records at tinyurl.com/issocheckin

Live Well, Learn Well—Furnald, John Jay Residents 3:00–4:00 p.m.

It’s Your Health 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Roone Arledge Auditorium, Lerner Hall All Students Meet the Columbia Health staff and experience all we have to offer! Our mission is to support your well-being while at Columbia, so let’s talk about how it all works. We’ll spend time together while you get to know the programs, services, initiatives, and staff through interactive activities, resources, and exclusive prizes! We recommend that you allow 30–45 minutes for a visit to all of the tables and grab all the information and goodies. All new students are required to attend a portion of this event. Visiting Student Group Advising 1:00–3:00 p.m. Broadway Room, Lerner Hall Visiting Students The best way to start the afternoon is with good advice. The session will begin with a required group advising session led by the advising deans. This event is required for all visiting students.

Residence Hall Floors Furnald and John Jay Residents See description above. All students are required to attend this event. Dinner 4:00–7:00 p.m. John Jay Dining Tent Take Me Out to the Ballgame: New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox 4:00–11:00 p.m. (game starts at 7:05 p.m.) Yankees Stadium, the Bronx All Students Celebrate the start of your undergraduate experience with America’s favorite pastime! Join thousands of students across the four schools who will gather at Yankee Stadium to see the one of the oldest baseball rivalries in history as the Yankees play the Red Sox in an exciting evening of New York City pride. There will be opportunities for all students to enjoy the game, explore the stadium, and get to know the subway. Get your baseball caps ready, your sunglasses shined! It’s your turn to batter up! Remember to bring money for a MetroCard and food. You must have a ticket to attend the game. Tickets will be available at the Sundial on Wednesday, August 30, from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Thursday, August 31, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 Breakfast 8:00–9:30 a.m. Ferris Booth Commons, Lerner Hall Registration Help Session 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Satow Room, Lerner Hall All Students Even with all the classes you can take, registration doesn’t have to be an intimidating process. Get the guidance of current students as they help you with registration on the fifth floor of Lerner Hall. Butler Library Welcome Event 10:00–11:00 a.m. 301 Butler, Resource Room Explore beautiful and historic Butler Library, meet our librarians, and hear about the ways you’ll be using our vast collections of books and online resources during your years at Columbia and beyond. Enjoy refreshments while you mingle with library experts who will address anything from how to check out books, films, and graphic novels to the best way to begin a research project. Brief tours of the building will leave every 15 minutes. Center for Career Education Info Session and Getting a Job on Campus 10:00 a.m.–Noon 301 Pupin Hall Join us, the career advisers from the Center for Career Education, to learn about our many resources and services to identify your interests, explore career options, find internships, and connect with employers and alumni. At this workshop, we’ll share essential steps to take as a first-year student to start your career planning and begin your partnership with us. Additionally, stick around to hear about Columbia’s resources for finding a job on or off campus, including the LionSHARE job and internship database.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 Transfer, Visiting, and Combined Plan Students Step Up and Get SAVI: Preventing Sexual Assault/Violence Through Bystander Intervention 10:00–11:30 a.m. Roone Arledge Auditorium, Lerner Hall Transfer, Visiting, and Combined Plan Students Sexual violence encompasses a broad spectrum of behaviors that can have a negative impact on an individual and the Columbia University community. We all can play a part in developing and maintaining a healthy, safe community by looking out for one another. During this interactive session facilitated by Sexual Violence Response staff and volunteers, students learn about the dynamics and realities of sexual assault, what it means to be a prosocial bystander, effective strategies for bystander intervention, and resources and services available for someone who is affected by violence. This event is required for all all incoming transfer, visiting, and combined plan students. Study Abroad and Fellowships Information Session 11:00 a.m.–Noon 555 Lerner Hall All Students The staff of the Office of Global Programs and Fellowships (OGPF) will present on the many opportunities abroad that can enrich your Columbia academic career. The session will focus on how to plan for study abroad and fellowships and highlight specific opportunities available for first-years. Lunch 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Ferris Booth Commons, Lerner Hall Blood Drive 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Low Library Rotunda All Students Save a life—or three—today! Your one donation has the potential to save THREE lives. Blood is the most precious gift that anyone can give to another person—the gift of life. Earn points that can be redeemed for various gifts.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

Transfer, Visiting, and Combined Plan Students: OL Lunch and NSOP

The Sciences at CU

Reflection Noon–1:30 p.m. Ferris Booth Commons, Lerner Hall Join your orientation group for lunch one last time for a final check-in. Your OL will be leading a discussion about orientation so far as well as outlining the exciting events planned for the weekend. This will also be an opportunity to hang out with your orientation group and give feedback on the highs and lows of the orientation programming with your OL and what the transition is like from NSOP into the academic year. This event is required. Class Photo 12:15 p.m. Low Plaza First-Year Students Now that you have spent some times with your new friends, come out to Low Plaza for the Class of 2021 photo. This event is highly encouraged. Financial Aid 101 12:30–1:30 p.m. 301 Pupin Hall Learn how to successfully manage your finances from the staff of the Office of Financial Aid & Educational Financing. At this workshop advisers will explain the relationship between different campus offices and systems, including Financial Aid, Student Financial Services, and SSOL. We will also help answer many common questions: When will my financial aid disburse to my E-Bill? What do I need to know about work study? When do I reapply for financial aid? What happens if my family’s financial circumstances change unexpectedly? How will my financial aid change in future years? We look forward to sharing how we can best serve you!

2:00–3:30 p.m. 555 Lerner Hall Curious about the differences between biology, environmental biology, and environmental science? Want to hear more about the programs in physics, chemistry, and astronomy? Wondering about the spheres of the nine science and math departments, including opportunities for research and information on possible careers? “The Sciences at CU” is an opportunity for those considering these programs to learn more about them. All are welcome. Center for Career Education International Student Info Session 2:00–3:00 p.m. 301 Pupin Hall International First-Year Students Join the Center for Career Education staff for an introduction to our resources and services. Also, learn from your upperclass peers how they successfully navigated their internship searches as international students, found on-campus jobs, and explored and chose majors. Transfer, Visiting, and Combined Plan Public Safety and Fire Safety 2:00–3:15 p.m. Roone Arledge Auditorium, Lerner Hall Transfer, Visiting, and Combined Plan Students In this event, you will hear from two departments that are here to keep you safe while at Columbia. First, the Department of Public Safety will give you an overview of security, personal safety, proactive crime prevention programs, and services offered by Public Safety and surrounding areas. Second, Columbia University Fire Safety will discuss general fire safety in all residential and academic buildings. Information will be shared about fire drills, fire alarms, proper evacuation procedures, and items that are prohibited in residence halls. Come listen to safety tips and recommendations from those who know safety best. There will be plenty of time to ask questions afterward, along with the opportunity to win prizes. This event is required for all incoming transfer, visiting, and combined plan students.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

Global Ambassadors @ Columbia

Dinner

3:00–4:00 p.m.

5:00–8:00 p.m.

Broadway Room, Lerner Hall

Ferris Booth Commons, Lerner Hall

All International First-Year Students Come find out more about International @ Columbia programs and services

Outdoor Movie

for all students throughout your time at Columbia! In particular, you will learn

7:30–9:15 p.m.

how to get involved in the Global Ambassador Program (GAP) to enhance

Low Plaza

your intercultural competence and to make friends from all over the world.

There’s nothing quite like watching a good movie outside on a warm

You will also have a chance to mingle with other global-minded students for

summer night. Come join your fellow classmates and enjoy what’s sure to

good conversations and long lasting friendship!

be a great way to unwind after a long and exciting day!

Undergraduate Student Life Open House

CU Glow

3:00–4:30 p.m.

9:15–10:00 p.m.

510 Lerner Hall

Low Plaza

All Students

It’s your turn to light up the Manhattan sky with your very own glow stick

Interested in getting involved and engaged in campus life? Undergraduate

party on Low Steps! Come celebrate your first week in college with a party

Student Life staff from Student Engagement, Residential Life, and

to showcase the possibilities lighting your paths here at Columbia. Glow

Multicultural Affairs will be able to answer any questions regarding student

up, dance, and have the time of your lives with new friends and a colorful

organizations, campus life, and number of opportunities that will be available

campus alit by your rhythm and light.

to you during your time at Columbia. Shabbat Dinner OL Group Time: NSOP Recap

8:15–10:00 p.m.

5:00–6:00 p.m.

Kraft Center (606 W. 115th St.)

Your OL Will Provide the Location

Enjoy a FREE Shabbat dinner with your fellow students, then stick around for

First-Year Students

dessert and opportunities to meet new students throughout the Kraft Center!

Join your orientation group one last time for a recap of the week. Your OL

Everyone is welcome at this community-wide event, and while walk-ins are

will be leading a discussion about orientation so far as well as outlining the

welcome, space is limited and RSVPing will guarantee your spot. For up-to-date

exciting events planned for the weekend. This will also be an opportunity to

information and RSVP details, go to http://www.bitly.com/welcomeshabbat.

hang out with your orientation group and discuss the highs and lows of the

If you have any questions about Jewish Life Orientation, email

orientation programming with your OL and what the transition is like from

welcome@hillel.columbia.edu.

NSOP into the academic year. Don’t forget: your OL is here to serve as a resource to you post-NSOP and during your entire time here at Columbia! This event is required.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

Community Unscripted: Night 3

NSOP Social Identity Mixers

9:00–11:00 p.m. Diana Center, Barnard College Do you have questions about getting involved on campus? Join us for informal gatherings Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday night for casual conversations with Columbia and Barnard students. From activism to

New students who self-identify as students within the listed social identity groups and allies of those groups are invited to connect with each other, returning students, and administrators to discuss life at Columbia. Find out about resources, programs, and involvements on campus that are available to you.

veganism, meet new and current students who are also interested in what you are passionate about! For the final night, join us again in different

Mixer

Date

Time

Location

rooms in the Diana Center to discuss transfer life at Columbia and Barnard,

Native and Indigenous Students and Allies

Saturday, September 2

1:00–2:00 p.m.

Satow Room, Lerner Hall

International Students and Allies

Saturday, September 2

2:00–3:00 p.m.

555 Lerner Hall

Black/African Students and Allies

Saturday, September 2

3:00–4:00 p.m.

Satow Room, Lerner Hall

Asian Students and Allies

Saturday, September 2

4:00–5:00 p.m.

555 Lerner Hall

Transfer and Visiting Students

Sunday, September 3

11:00 a.m.–Noon

555 Lerner Hall

Sunday, September 3

1:00–2:00 p.m.

university-non-discrimination-statement-and-policy

First Generation Students and Allies

Satow Room, Lerner Hall

Late Night Activities

Latinx Students and Allies

Sunday, September 3

2:00–3:00 p.m.

555 Lerner Hall

Arab and Middle Eastern Students and Allies

Sunday, September 3

3:00–4:00 p.m.

Satow Room, Lerner Hall

Mixed Heritage and Allies

Sunday, September 3

4:00–5:00 p.m.

555 Lerner Hall

LGBTQ Students and Allies

Sunday, September 3

6:00–7:00 p.m.

555 Lerner Hall

LGBTQIA life on campus, being a student of color at Columbia University, and faith/spirituality on campus! Specific locations are: People of Color and Allies: Diana LL104 LGBTQIA and Allies: Diana LL103 Faith and Spirituality: Diana 504 Transfer Students: Diana 203 Columbia University is committed to providing a learning, living, and working environment free from unlawful discrimination and harassment and to fostering a nurturing and vibrant community founded upon the fundamental dignity and worth of all of its members. Accordingly, our affinity mixers during NSOP are open to all and hosted in accordance with the University nondiscrimination statement: eoaa.columbia.edu/columbia-

10:00 p.m.–Midnight Various Locations First-Year Students Take advantage of every moment you’re here! Student leaders from NSOP and Residential Life will host a number of games and activities across campus. Have a blast while meeting awesome people! Visit the NSOP app for details.

Columbia University is committed to providing a learning, living, and working environment free from unlawful discrimination and harassment and to fostering a nurturing and vibrant community founded upon the fundamental dignity and worth of all of its members. Accordingly, our affinity mixers during NSOP are open to all and hosted in accordance with the University nondiscrimination statement: eoaa.columbia.edu/columbia-university-nondiscrimination-statement-and-policy

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

Brunch

Columbia College First-Year Class Council Information Session

10:00–2:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m.–Noon

Ferris Booth Commons, Lerner Hall

569 Lerner Hall Columbia College First-Year

Neighborhood Tour: Midtown Mania

Interested in running for Columbia College’s First-Year Student Council? If

10:00–12:30 p.m.

so, you must come to this meeting to learn about how you can represent

Meeting Location: East Ramp Lounge, Lerner Hall

the Columbia College Class of 2021! Required for students interested in

For some people, if a place is associated with tourism, it’s a place to avoid.

running for class council.

But for others, these are places that must be visited if you want to say with confidence that you’ve been to NYC. If you’re one of the latter types

Columbia Engineering First-Year Class Council Information Session

of people, this is the tour for you! Visit the places you’ve always seen on

11:00 a.m.–Noon.

postcards from NYC such as Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Radio City

568 Lerner Hall

Music Hall, and more! Remember to bring money for a MetroCard and

Interested in running for Columbia Engineering’s First-Year Student Council?

food, as well as a water bottle and comfortable shoes. Tours are capped to

If so, you must come to this meeting to learn about how you can represent

maximize the experience, so be sure to show up early!

the Columbia Engineering Class of 2021! Required for students interested in running for class council.

Neighborhood Tour: Williamsburg Bridge + Smorgasburg 10:00–2:00 p.m.

Neighborhood Tour: Cross-Borough Excursion

Meeting Location: Broadway Room, Lerner Hall

11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Walk the historic Williamsburg Bridge into Brooklyn to enjoy the largest weekly

Meeting Location: Broadway Room, Lerner Hall

open-air food market in America. Smorgasburg runs its outside markets

Explore multiple areas of New York City all at once with this tour and witness

from April to October, attracting thousands of people each weekend, with

how going just one street or block over can make you feel like you’re in

its array of small businesses and up-and-coming restaurants that offer foods

a whole new city. Enjoy the greenery of Brooklyn Bridge Park, see great

from all over the world. Come out and experience what has been dubbed

views of Manhattan as you cross the bridge, and then explore a variety of

“The Woodstock of Eating,” a market filled with great food and a view of the

NYC’s most visited neighborhoods: Chinatown, Little Italy, and the Financial

Manhattan skyline from the Williamsburg waterfront. Remember to bring

District! Remember to bring money for a MetroCard and food, as well as

money for MetroCards and food, as well as a water bottle and comfortable

a water bottle and comfortable shoes. Tours are capped to maximize the

shoes. Tours are capped to maximize the experience, so be sure to show

experience, so be sure to show up early!

up early!

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

Neighborhood Tour: American Museum of Natural History Excursion

Neighborhood Tour: Queens—The Story of Astoria

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Noon–3:00 p.m.

Meeting Location: East Ramp Lounge, Lerner Hall

Meeting Location: East Ramp Lounge, Lerner Hall

Liked Night at the Museum as a kid? Come with us to the American Museum

Come explore the most ethnically diverse urban area in the world with a

of Natural History and see Teddy Roosevelt on his horse yourself! (Sorry:

tour through Queens! Check out some local eateries, museums, and even

you won’t get to hear him!) This museum is also great if you’re interested in

a sculpture park to experience the rich culture of the largest borough in

environmental and earth science, biodiversity, astronomy, animals, human

NYC. With large populations from all over, like Greece, India, Colombia,

origin, cultural history, or pretty much anything you can imagine. Only a few

and Senegal, Queens is home to people from all walks of life sharing their

subway stops away from campus, this is one of the easiest museums to get

amazing food and history right here for you to discover in New York City.

to from campus and one of the most enjoyable museums to visit. Admission

Remember to bring money for a MetroCard and food, as well as a water

is pay-what-you-wish; remember to bring money for a MetroCard. Tours are

bottle and comfortable shoes. Tours are capped to maximize the experience,

capped to maximize the experience, so be sure to show up early!

so be sure to show up early!

JJ’s Place Opens

Campus Green Tour—Columbia EcoReps

Noon–8:00 p.m.

1:00–2:00 p.m.

JJ’s Place, John Jay Lower Level

Meet at Sundial on College Walk Interested in sustainability right here on campus? Join Columbia and Barnard

Neighborhood Tour: Central Harlem Tour

EcoReps for a tour of Columbia’s sustainable initiatives. Visit our composter

Noon–2:00 p.m.

in Ruggles, the Diana Center green roof, and Barnard greenhouse and find

Meeting Location: Broadway Room, Lerner Hall

out about sustainable living in residence halls.

Why journey downtown when one of New York’s culturally rich neighborhoods is within walking distance from Columbia/Barnard? Join

Neighborhood Tour: East Village Eateries

us on a walking tour through Central Harlem of soul food, eclectic history,

1:00–3:30 p.m.

and rich culture. Remember to bring money for food, as well as a water

Meeting Location: Broadway Room, Lerner Hall

bottle and comfortable shoes. No MetroCard needed, as we will be leaving

Becoming a “foodie” shouldn’t break the bank! Come downtown and check

and returning to Columbia by foot! Tours are capped to maximize the

out some inexpensive and delicious grub in the East Village. This tour will

experience, so be sure to show up early!

showcase a few budget-friendly restaurants and eateries, but don’t forget that NYC is full of halal carts and dollar pizza! Remember to bring money for a MetroCard and food, as well as a water bottle and comfortable shoes. Tours are capped to maximize the experience, so be sure to show up early!

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

Neighborhood Tour: Just Desserts

Line was recently renovated for use as a public park and is now full of trendy

1:00–3:30 p.m.

shops, striking architecture, and hip restaurants. While walking through

Meeting Location: 569 Lerner Hall

NYC’s scenery on the old train tracks, end with a stroll by the Chelsea Piers

Got a sweet tooth? You’ve come to the right city! This tour will take you

to see the views of the Hudson as well as check out some of Chelsea’s most

through Greenwich Village to sample sweets from some of the most

iconic sights and museums. Remember to bring money for a MetroCard

delicious dessert spots in NYC. We will be stopping at bakeries with gluten-

and food, as well as a water bottle and comfortable shoes. Tours are capped

free and vegan options. Remember to bring money for a MetroCard and

to maximize the experience, so be sure to show up early!

food, as well as a water bottle and comfortable shoes. Tours are capped to maximize the experience, so be sure to show up early!

Neighborhood Tour: Morningside Heights—Harlem 101 3:00–5:00 p.m.

Metropolitan Museum of Art: Cloisters Excursion

Meeting Location: Broadway Room, Lerner Hall

1:00–3:30 p.m.

Morningside Heights is a neighborhood within Harlem, and it’s now your

Meeting Location: 568 Lerner Hall

new home! On this tour, you’ll get see some of the stores, restaurants,

Love museums and nature? Then the Met Cloisters museum is for you!

parks, and monuments that are a quick walk from campus. Learn about the

Located in Fort Tryon Park in Washington Heights, this branch of the Met

Columbia/Barnard relationship with Harlem as you discover some useful

is dedicated to the art, architecture, and gardens of medieval Europe. It

stores and historic spots to explore during your time here. Remember to

also has beautiful views of the Hudson for you to enjoy. Remember to bring

bring a water bottle and comfortable shoes, as all of this tour will be walking!

money for a MetroCard and food, as well as a water bottle and comfortable

Tours are capped to maximize the experience, so be sure to show up early!

shoes. Tours are capped to maximize the experience, so be sure to show up early!

Neighborhood Tour: Metropolitan Museum of Art Excursion 3:00–5:00 p.m.

Neighborhood Tour: LGBTQIA in the Village

Meeting Location: East Ramp Lounge, Lerner Hall

2:00–4:30 p.m.

Come experience the largest art museum in the United States and see the

Meeting Location: Broadway Room, Lerner Hall

many different forms art can take. From building fronts, to sculptures, to period

Learn more about the historical significance of Greenwich Village to the

rooms, to paintings, the Met has it all. This museum has something for everyone,

LGBTQIA community and see the landmarks and buildings for yourself on

with its vast array of cultures and art forms represented for any age group to

this neighborhood tour. As the birthplace of the modern LGBTQIA movement

enjoy. Admission is free with your BCID/CUID, but remember to bring money for

and Beat culture movements, this thriving artistic center is full of live music,

a MetroCard and food, as well as a water bottle and comfortable shoes. Tours

tasty foods, and history. Remember to bring money for a MetroCard and

are capped to maximize the experience, so be sure to show up early!

food, as well as a water bottle and comfortable shoes. Tours are capped to maximize the experience, so be sure to show up early!

Green Welcome—Columbia EcoReps 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Neighborhood Tour: The High Line and the Chelsea Piers

John Jay Hall Lounge

2:00–4:30 p.m.

Want to get involved with sustainability at Columbia? Visit EcoReps’ Green

Meeting Location: 569 Lerner Hall

Welcome to get to know about our environmental initiatives on campus,

Come enjoy one of the most unusual and fascinating attractions in New

meet other ecominded students, and enjoy fun snacks and giveaways!

York! What was once a fully operational railway from 1934 to 1980, the High

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

Dinner

Brunch

5:00–8:00 p.m. Ferris Booth Commons, Lerner Hall JJ’s Place (open until 8:00 p.m.) Meet and Greet with Fraternity and Sorority Life 5:00–7:00 p.m. Low Plaza

10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. John Jay Dining Hall JJ’s Place Open Noon–8:00 p.m. JJ’s Place, John Jay Lower Level

Enjoy music, games, and light refreshments while getting to know members

Welcome Carnival

of Columbia’s rapidly growing Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) community.

2:00–6:00 p.m.

With nearly thirty member organizations, FSL represents a diverse group of

Hamilton Lawn

students striving for a holistic social and service experience and a different

Enjoy one last bit of orientation fun as NSOP comes to a close with the

type of connection. Each member organization of the Multicultural Greek

Welcome Carnival. Why is it a Welcome Carnival even though you’ve been

Council (MGC), Panhellenic Association, and Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC)

here a week by now? Because the upperclassmen are back! Get to know

has its own traditions and events, but all are engaged in scholarship,

them while enjoying food, fun, and games, and maybe you’ll even win a

leadership, and service.

prize along the way. A Columbia or Barnard ID is required to access the activities.

Open Mic Night 9:00–11:30 p.m.

Dinner

Roone Arledge Auditorium, Lerner Hall

5:00–9:00 p.m.

Singers, dancers, performers—it’s your turn to hit the stage. New students

John Jay Dining Hall

are brimming with talent, so come spend some unforgettable time with your

JJ’s Place open until 8:00 p.m.

peers and don’t be afraid to share you own talent as well! Sign-ups are on a first-come, first-served basis in Roone Auditorium in Lerner Hall from 6:00 to

Performance Showcase

7:00 p.m., so claim a spot before they’re all gone!

8:00–11:30 p.m. Roone Arledge Auditorium and Cinema, Lerner Hall

Late Night Activities

It’s your turn to enjoy Barnard and Columbia’s finest performance groups, as

10:00 p.m.–Midnight

they put on a spectacular show to exhibit our talented community through

Various Locations

singing, dancing, acting, and more!

First-Year Students Take advantage of every moment you’re here! Student leaders from NSOP and Residential Life will host a number of games and activities across campus. Have a blast while meeting awesome people! Visit the NSOP app for details.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 Brunch 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. John Jay Dining Hall JJ’s Place Open Noon–8:00 p.m. JJ’s Place, John Jay Lower Level Central Park Outing Meeting Location: Sundial 1:00–4:00 p.m. Join trip leaders from the Columbia Outdoor Orientation Program (COÖP) on an outing to Central Park. The COÖP team will lead a brief walk through the park and will have outdoor activities and games planned on the Great Lawn for those interested. If lawn games are not your thing, feel free to bring a blanket and your own lunch and enjoy a relaxing day at New York’s most iconic park! Dinner 5:00–9:00 p.m. John Jay Dining Hall JJ’s Place open until 8:00 p.m.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT LIFE Undergraduate Student Life works to foster a welcoming and inclusive community by supporting undergraduate students in the development of skills and awareness of self and others required to responsibly engage, serve, and lead at Columbia, in New York City, and beyond. Search for @ColumbiaUgradstudentlife on Facebook to learn more about campus events, Columbia-sponsored NYC events, student leadership opportunities, and much more! Activities Fair at Barnard Wednesday, September 6 Noon–4:00 p.m. Diana Event Oval, Barnard College Activities Day at Columbia Friday, September 8 Noon–4:00 p.m. College Walk, Low Plaza Get involved with Columbia and Barnard student clubs and organizations! Learn about the hundreds of organizations you can be a part of and explore the opportunities and possibilities available to you. Columbia and Barnard students can join clubs and organizations at each other’s campuses!

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The mission of NSOP+ is to develop opportunities coordinated by Undergraduate Student Life professional staff to meet diverse student needs beyond NSOP; thereby helping students to feel more connected, balanced, and successful during the first year at Columbia. Specific dates and times will be located on the Guidebook app, Undergraduate

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ColumbiaUgradstudentlife September Social Mixers and Financial Literacy Session Relationships 101 NYC on a Budget NYC Outings October Midterms 101 Navigating conflict potentially with roommate fair swap Health/Dining expo Under1Roof revisit/Halloween dos and don’ts

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New Student Orientation Programs 2017 schedule book for incoming students to Columbia College and Columbia Engineering.

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