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NSOP 2012: Final Destination?

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Setting sail?

If you’re in the Columbia area today, you may hear the distant roar of squeaky blue bins, frantic parents, and strangled cries of freedom from the children they just dropped off. Which means only one thing: it’s move-in day, and NSOP is upon us once more, as all the non-COOP freshmen move in to begin a week of sexual health seminars and blackout drinking. This year’s theme is Destination: Columbia, which apparently involves pictures of anchors. (We’re not really sure, either. Don’t they already know they’re at Columbia? Wasn’t that already their intended destination based on their applications?)

Also, the NYC event of the week is the zoo. Is there a message about childhood in there somewhere? Or perhaps the NSOP committee learned from last year’s Governor’s Island event. Which was another type of zoo, really.

If you want to indulge in some NSOP nostalgia of your own, or crash some Morningside tours, the full week’s schedule is below the jump, and the full program book is here. And don’t forget to tip any overheards, overseens, or other NSOP shenanigans to [email protected]

Sunday, August 26th:

Check-In/Move-In; Residence Halls; 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Breakfast; Hospitality Tent, Hamilton Lawn; 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Family Luncheon; Hospitality Tent, Hamilton Lawn; 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Bed Bath & Beyond Excursion; Meet at 116th St. and Amsterdam Ave.; 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Dinner in John Jay; John Jay Dining Hall 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

International Students Dinner; Roone Arledge Auditorium, Lerner Hall; 6:30 PM – 8 PM

Ice Cream Social; Lehman Lawn, Barnard College; 8:30 PM – 9:15 PM

Monday, August 27th:

Check-In/Move-In; Your Residence Hall; 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Breakfast; Hospitality Tent, Hamilton Lawn; 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Bed Bath & Beyond Excursion; Meet at 116th St. and Amsterdam Ave.; 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

International Students Workshops; Rennert Hall, Kraft Center (606 115th St.); 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Family Luncheon; Hospitality Tent, Hamilton Lawn; 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Campus Resources Fair; Low Plaza; 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Highly recommended)

Convocation; South Lawn; 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM (Mandatory)

Family Farewell; Throughout Campus; 4:00 PM – 4:15 PM

Meet Your Orientation Leader; 4:15 PM – 5:30 PM (Mandatory)

Cookout Dinner; Low Plaza; 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Class Act; Roone Arledge Auditorium, Lerner Hall; 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Welcome to the Residential Community; Your Residence Hall; 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Tuesday, August 28th: 

Breakfast; John Jay Dining Hall; 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Individual Advising Sessions; CSA, Lerner Hall 4th Floor; 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Transfer, Visiting, and Combined Plan (TVC) Move-In/Check- In; In front of Hamilton Hall; 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Columbia College Academic Assembly; Roone Arledge Auditorium, Lerner Hall; 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM

SEAS Academic Assembly; 309 Havemeyer Hall; 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

TVC Bed Bath & Beyond Excursion; Meet at 116th St. & Amsterdam Ave.; 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Individual Advising Sessions; CSA, Lerner Hall 4th Floor; 10:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Lunch; John Jay Dining Hall; 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM

TVC Family Farewell; Throughout Campus; 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

TVC Morningside Heights Tour; Meet at Columbia Gates, 116th St. and Broadway; 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

TVC Columbia University Tour; Meet at the Columbia Gates, 116th St. and Broadway; 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Literature Humanities: The First Class; Roone Arledge Auditorium, Lerner Hall; 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Dinner; John Jay Dining Hall; 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

TVC Meet Your Orientation Leader; 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM

TVC Welcome Dinner; Roone Arledge Auditorium, Lerner Hall; 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Responsible Community @ Columbia; Residence Hall Floor

TVC Welcome to the Residential Community; 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Community Night Out; 10:30 PM – 1:00 AM

Wednesday, August 29th:

Individual Advising Sessions; CSA, Lerner Hall 4th Floor; 8:00 – 7:00 PM

First-Year Pre-Health Curriculum Meeting; Roone Arledge Cinema, Lerner Hall; 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

TVC Group Advising Session; Lerner Hall; 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Library Meet and Greet; Reference Room 301, Butler Library; 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Columbia Health: Your Healthy Compass; Van Am Quad (Rain Location: John Jay Lounge); 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Academic Resources Fair; Roone Arledge Auditorium, Lerner Hall; 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (They really want you to go to this)

Your First Drunch Brunch; John Jay Dining Hall; 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Center for Career Education Information Session; 301 Pupin Hall; 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

First-Year Pre-Health Curriculum Meeting; Roone Arledge Cinema, Lerner Hall; 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Mathematics Info Session; Roone Arledge Cinema, Lerner Hall; 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

International Students Outing; Meet at 116th St. and Broadway; 3:30 PM – 5:45 PM

Financial Aid 101; Lerner Hall Party Space; 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

OL Sibling Dinner; Various Locations; 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Community Forum; Low Steps (Rain Location: Levien Gymnasium); 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Thursday, August 30th:

Individual Advising Sessions; CSA, Lerner Hall 5th Floorl 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM and 10:15 AM – 3:15 PM

Security Forum; Roone Arledge Auditorium, Lerner Hall; 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Fellowships & Study Abroad Information; 301 Pupin Hall; 10:30 AM – 12:15 PM

Brunch; John Jay Dining Hall; 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Mapping Your First Year with Health Services; Roone Arledge Auditorium, Lerner Hall; 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM (This is the consent workshop we were talking about)

Dinner; John Jay Dining Hall; 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

NYC Event: Destination Bronx Zoo; Enter at 116th St. subway station; 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Friday, August 31st:

Individual Advising Sessions; CSA, Lerner Hall 5th Floor; 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Class Registration Help Session; 555 Lerner Hall; 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Blood Drive; College Walk; 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Brunch; John Jay Dining Hall; 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Library Meet and Greet; Reference Room, 301 Butler Library; 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Getting a Job on Campus; 329 Pupin Hall; 12:0 PM – 2:00 PM

Transfer & Combined Plan Pre-Health Curriculum Meeting; 477 Lerner Hall; 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

LGBTQA New Student Mixer; Broadway Room, Lerner Hall; 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Understanding American Academic Culture; Lerner Hall Party Space; 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

International Students Panel; Lerner Hall Party Space; 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

CC First-Year Class Council Info Session; Satow Room, Lerner Hall 5th Floor; 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

SEAS First-Year Class Council Info Session; 569 Lerner Hall; 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Dinner; John Jay Dining Hall; 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

TVC Social Outing: Cirque du Soleil; Meet at 116th St. & Broadway; 6:45 PM – 10:00 PM

Shabbat Dinner; Lobby of the Diana Center; 8:15 PM – 10:00 PM

Open Mic Night; Roone Arledge Auditorium, Lerner Hall; 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Saturday, September 1st:

Brunch; John Jay Dining Hall; 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Neighborhood Tour: East Village; Meet at the Barnard Gates, 117th St. and Broadway; 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Neighborhood Tour: Brooklyn Bridge; Meet at the Sundial on College Walk; 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Neighborhood Tour: Downtown/Financial District; Meet at the Columbia Gates, 116th St. and Broadway; 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Neighborhood Tour: Park Slope; Meet at Alma Mater on Low Steps; 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Neighborhood Tour: Museum of Modern Art; Meet at Alma Mater on Low Steps; 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Vertical Tour of St. John the Divine; Meet at the Sundial on College Walk; 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

TVC Social Outing: SPiN New York; Meet at the Columbia Gates, 116th St. and Broadway; 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM

CC First-Year Class Council Info Session; Satow Room, Lerner Hall 5th Floor; 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

SEAS First-Year Class Council Info Session; 569 Lerner Hall; 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Chilling and Grilling With Greek Life; Pupin Plaza; 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Dinner; John Jay Dining Hall; 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Sunday, September 2nd: 

Meet & Greets; Various floors, 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Brunch; John Jay Dining Hall; 11:00 Am – 2:00 PM

Neighborhood Tour: West Village; Meet at the Columbia Gates, 116th St. and Broadway; 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Neighborhood Tour: New Museum of Contemporary Art; Meet at the Sundial on College Walk; 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Neighborhood Tour: Flushing; Meet at Alma Mater on Low Steps; 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Neighborhood Tour: Harlem; Meet at the Barnard Gates, 117th St. and Broadway; 12:00 – 2:00 PM

Neighborhood Tour: Metropolitan Museum of Art; Meet at Alma Mater on Low Steps; 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Neighborhood Tour: American Museum of Natural History; Meet at the Sundial on College Walk; 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Neighborhood Tour: High Line/Meatpacking District; Meet at the Sundial on College Walk; 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Neighborhood Tour: The Cloisters; Meet at the Columbia Gates, 116th St. and Broadway; 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The EcoReps Green Tour; Meet at the Sundial on College Walk; 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Dinner; John Jay Dining Hall; 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Performance Showcase; Roone Arledge Auditorium, Lerner Hall; 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Monday, September 3rd:

Brunch; John Jay Dining Hall; 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Neighborhood Tour: Central Park; Meet at the Barnard Gates, 117th St. and Broadway; 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Neighborhood Tour: Chinatown/Little Italy; Meet at the Sundial on College Walk; 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Neighborhood Tour: Midtown; Meet at Alma Mater on Low Steps; 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Neighborhood Tour: 5th Avenue/Rockefeller Plaza; Meet at the Barnard Gates, 117th St. and Broadway; 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Neighborhood Tour: SoHo; Meet at the Columbia Gates, 116th St. and Broadway; 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Neighborhood Tour: Staten Island; Meet at the Sundial on College Walk; 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Dinner; John Jay Dining Hall; 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

International Film Screening: Footnote; Lehman Lawn (Rain Location: Diana Event Oval, Diana Center LL1); 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Welcome to JJ’s Place; JJ’s Place; 8:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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12 Comments

  1. Just a GSer

    Wow. This is a little lame BUT compared to the water bottle i got, it is pretty amazing too!

  2. Bronx Zoo?

    When is CU going to return to the awesome NYC events? Like the Met!

    Also, Bwog, you forgot to tell the kiddies that all events are optional/not worth doing/waste of time.

  3. Unmutual  

    And...uh...what happens if you DON'T show up at one of these "mandatory" events?

  4. Anonymous  

    Some of the mandatory events do take attendance.

  5. Anonymous

    what is there to see on a tour of staten island lolz

  6. NYPD

    Incoming freshperson getting drunk before the zoo party and going into a lion cage because he/she is a columbia lion

  7. Anonymous

    don't skip under 1 roof. it is possibly the worst 3 hours ever, and once classes are rolling you don't want to have to deal with that.

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