“I don’t know… I think I’ve become more of an optimist since coming here…”
Columbia and Barnard have announced a finalized academic calendar for the 2020-2021 school year. The pre-orientation programs for first-years have either been canceled or will be held online.
Good morning, afternoon, Morningside! As NSOP comes to a close and you new students spend your first full weekend on campus, hopefully you’ve gotten a good idea of what 116th has to offer.
Gooooood morning! Welcome to your first tip-top Tuesday as a Barnumbia student. Speaking of tips, be sure to direct any anecdotes, overseens/overheards, and weird shit your OL said to your group to email@example.com via email or this handy form.
Do you hear that? No, listen closer. No, even closer. It’s quiet. But it’s coming. It’s getting louder and louder. It’ll be here sooner than you think. It’s…the beautiful, violent sounds of hundreds of blue bins rolling across campus, carting the fresh IKEA bean bags and Urban Outfitters tapestries of hundreds of new students as […]
We’ve finished the first week of school! You’ve found the time to exchange Instagrams with the funny kid in your Spanish section, you joined Bwog at Club Fair with someone on your floor, and you even blacked out together at Carman/Beta/1020. But Alex from NSOP keeps hitting you up for Ferris? And you keep getting this weird, slightly […]
Is it still a good morning if you’re up past McDonald’s breakfast hours? Yeah they serve all day now, but the rigid 10:30 standard they set is timeless (it’s 11am and you’re just now waking up? We’ve been eating fries for 30 min. Where have you been?). Keeping up with NSOP can be exhausting, whether you were partying […]
If you haven’t yet had a totally normal, non-awkward social interaction with anything on this campus, this byline can be your first one: what’s up! Welcome to Columbia, 2021! As move-in continues and you begin to settle in, you may realize that making friends can be an annoying process. Asking people their name & origin will […]
This past weekend (post-Bacchanal) was Columbia’s first Days On Campus session. Hundreds of prospective students (aka “prospies”) flooded campus, wandering around like lost puppies in search of alcohol. Over the course of their 24 hour stay, we were asked quite some interesting questions. Here are a few of the most popular, as well as their […]
Today is the final day of NSOP proper. Congratulations first-years on making it through your first week of Columbia! The coming weeks will be a lot more filled up with work and activities, but for what it’s worth, they’ll probably have a bit less drama. There are still some activities planned, but feel free to […]
NSOP is the perfect time to get settled in your new neighborhood, which includes finding your favorite dealer. Deciding who to pick up from can be easy: Birth control? Duane Reade. Grapes? Westside Market. But for other drugs, like caffeine, the choice can be much more complex. During your time at Columbia, you will develop […]