A display of fruit and dessert in an empty Ferris Booth Dining Hall

Don’t worry, those fruit will be replaced by desserts soon.

It’s a light day for the mandatory NSOP schedule. Take it easy, in the morning, throw a glowstick party in the evening, and meet your passionate pears at night. This is the last day before the upperclassmen arrive, so make it count! Make sure to send your funniest or creepiest stories to tips@bwog.com (or use our anonymous form). 

Today’s Highlights:

  • Meals have now moved to Ferris Booth Commons in Alfred Lerner Hall! From 8:00-9:30 am, enjoy breakfast in a dining hall revered for its pasta action station and Wednesday quesadillas.
  • Blood Drive, Low Rotunda, 11 am-5 pm: Giving blood saves lives, and blood banks are always short during times of emergency. Donate with the New York Blood Center, and register beforehand for a shorter wait. If you can’t go today, consider hitting up Red Cross’s Midtown headquarters.
  • Class Photo, Low Plaza, 12:15-1:00 pm: If you’re not too cool for all of your fellow classmates, go take a photo with them! You’ll laugh about it four years from now.
  • Shabbat Dinner, Kraft Center, 8:15-10:00 pm: Take an adventure to Columbia’s center for Jewish life by enjoying a free Shabbat meal. You should RSVP on their website, where you can also check out Hillel’s other NSOP programming.
  • CU Glow, Low Plaza, 9:15-10:00 pm: This is the hottest party of NSOP, or at least the pregame to the hottest Carman party of NSOP. Legend has it that whoever hangs a glowstick around Alma Mater’s owl will be blessed with sick beats for the rest of their days.

One Thing To Do Before Graduating: Read and contribute to WikiCU, the student-created archive of Columbia history. While it’s most often added to during end-of-semester Wikithons, WikiCU could always use a helping hand. How else would you learn about Columbia’s extensive tunnel system?

From The Archives: The first-years currently living on Carman 11, 12, and 13 sorely need a reminder of the blunt beauty of a Carman hallway.

Delicious fruit via Columbia Dining (as always)