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You during NSOP

You during NSOP

Ladies and gentlemen, time to wake up from your summer 2013 slumber: your newest NSOP theme has arrived!

It is “Infinite Possibilities.” 

Or, as an astute Bwogger put it, the prelude to the next four years at Columbia, “Infinite Responsibilities.”

To elucidate this global/cosmic/galactic theme, the 2013 NSOP schedule book features a glittering Columbia campus at night, the deep blue sky stretching out all the way to infinity and beyond the top edge of the schedule book. You, Columbia/Barnard freshmen, are on top of the world, the kings of the hill, the creams of the crop. Until you try to get into a language class — but that’s so far into the future. Here are the links to the CC/SEAS complete schedule and to the Barnard complete schedule. Some choice highlights from the coming week below:

  • The collective NYC outing is…..Victorian Gardens. What/where is Victorian Gardens, you may ask? It’s “an amusement park housed within Central Park, one of the most famous parks in the world. Experience the excitement of an after-hours ride on the Aeromax, one of 14 exhilarating rides. For those of you who like to dance, there will be a DJ turning it up in addition to a number of other activities to enjoy with your fellow new students in this intimate setting.” Thank god for the DJ turning it up, as he so skillfully turned it up on Governor’s Island in 2011 and in the Bronx Zoo in 2012.
  • There are also a myriad of pre-health, pre-law, pre-study abroad, pre-finance, etc. information sessions throughout the week — Columbia giving you a friendly reminder that it’s never too early to start panicking preparing for your future employment.
  • Required events: Convocation (8/26, 2:30-4:00); Under1Roof (various sessions); CC/SEAS Academic Assemblies (8/27, 9:00-10:15); Literature Humanities: The First Class (8/27, 2:30-4:00); Mapping Your First Year With Health Services (8/29, 3:30-6:00); first Bwog meeting of the semester (9/1, 7:00, SGO in Lerner).

Freshmen: get ready for NSOP, where you will experience infinity in nine days.

Infinity and beyond in a parade float via Shutterstock

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15 Comments

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous I’ll tell you what’s infinite: my tuition! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obKLdou0LH0

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous I’ll tell you what’s infinite: my tuition!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obKLdou0LH0

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous I’ll tell you guys what’s infinite: my tuition!
    *rimshot*

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous *slow clap*
      *mildly faster clap*
      *increasingly faster clap*

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous It should have mentioned that Central Park is in Manhattan, one of the most famous islands in the world. Which is in North America, one of the most famous continents in the world.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous on earth, one of the most famous planets in the solar system, no less

  • i lold says:

    @i lold “you, Columbia/Barnard freshmen, are on top of the world, the kings of the hill, the creams of the crop. Until you try to get into a language class — but that’s so far into the future.”

    so true so true

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Congratulations new students! Enjoy orientation!

  • CC'14 says:

    @CC'14 Speaking of which… Will we ever know who our Core instructors are?

    1. Alexandra says:

      @Alexandra Outlook not so good

      1. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous Just forward everything to Gmail.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous the lack of tacky infinity signs on the program was most pleasing.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous you can be a doctor, a lawyer, or work on wall street! infinite possibilities!

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous hahahaha

  • Grateful says:

    @Grateful Thank you to the NSOP Committee for all your hard work! I’m an incoming freshman, and I can’t wait to come to campus tomorrow and take part in all the orientation activities!

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