The NSOP 2011 schedule has been released! Lots of the usual suspects here: a zillion John Jay dinners, a tour of Park Slope, etc. Here’s what the handbook has to say about the (now cancelled) Convocation 2011:

President Bollinger, Dean Moody-Adams, Dean Peña-Mora, Dean Shollenberger, Columbia College Alumni Association President Kyra Barry, administrators, faculty, and student leaders at this event that will welcome you and your family into the Columbia community.

Many things have been canceled uprooted, including everything scheduled for Sunday, the campus resource fair, convocation and the academic assembly. It’s unclear whether any of these are going to be rescheduled.

Update, 9:25pm: GS Orientation scheduled for Monday has now been canceled as well (email below jump). Student Affairs also released Inclement Weather Update 6 earlier this afternoon, noting that COÖP now returns tonight and urging students to adjust plans so they will move in after the storm has cleared. Hurricanes, man.

Bwog wishes we could wish Irene away as Mississippi Joe Hurt once did:

Please note [NSOP] changes from the published schedule:

(If the event is NOT listed below, there is no change to that event. For the international student workshops, we know that all international students cannot attend them because of changes in their travel plans. We will be offering make-up workshops. We will send you an email to let you know when those workshops have been rescheduled.)

Sunday, August 28, 2011
All scheduled events have been cancelled.
Monday, August 29, 2011

Your Residence Hall
7 AM – 6 PM
7 AM – 11 AM
John Jay Dining Hall
Bed, Bath, and Beyond Excursion
Meet at 116th Street and Amsterdam
9 AM – 3:30 PM
Family Luncheon
Noon – 2 PM
John Jay Dining Hall
Campus Resources Fair
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Move in/Check-in
First Years-Your Residence Hall
Transfers and Visiting Students-Hartley Hall Hospitality Desk
Combined Plan Students-Please head to Carlton Arms first, then come to Hartley Hall after you have moved your belongings into Carlton Arms.
8 AM – 1 PM
Columbia College Academic Assembly
Columbia College Advising Session
Cancelled-Your Advising Dean will meet with you individually.

Dear Students,

As many of you know, Hurricane Irene is projected to impact the greater New York area from now through Sunday, August 28.

For the safety of students and the Columbia community, we have rescheduled the School of General Studies and Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program New Student Orientation Day activities originally scheduled for Monday, August 29, and we have reorganized the programming from Orientation Day that is essential to your enrollment and transition to Columbia.

Please note that Extended Orientation, a series of events designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to Columbia and New York City, will go on as scheduled. Please refer to the GS and Postbac websites for a schedule of events.

Additionally, please note that the Office of the Dean of Students and the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Office, located in 403 Lewisohn Hall will be closed on Monday, August 29.

For updates, please consult the GS website or Postbac website for updated event details, or email with any questions.

We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we make every effort to ensure you a warm welcome and smooth transition.

We look forward to meeting you next week!

Best wishes,

Scott Halvorson
Dean of Students
Columbia University School of General Studies

Victoria Rosner
Associate Dean of the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program
Columbia University School of General Studies