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New Student Orientation Program

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OL Group Meetings on Lehman Lawn

Malena Waltrous, author of If You Follow Me, signs a student's book

NSOP Committee members sporting their bright blue t-shirts

CUgLow on the steps following Community Forum

Barnard Hall welcomes the Class of 2015

Your NSOP Badge is your passport for the week

What would we do without moving carts?

Checking In!

Proud fathers chatting

VP for College Relations and alumna, Dorothy Denburg and alumna, Nicole Velazquez

President Spar and Dean Hinkson with a new student and her family

New student and her family

Barnard's Main Gate

Mother and Daughter Checking In

Making new friends over lunch

Meeting new people every day

An OL helping family members

OLs help new students move in

Dedicated OLs

Patiently waiting for a cart

Welcome, New Students!

Please take a few minutes to browse the NSOP website to ensure that you are aware of pertinent information (dates, times, etc...). Please check out our FAQs section to help answer any questions you may have. Still have questions? Email us at orientation@barnard.edu


The New Student Orientation Program (NSOP) is the largest program that comes out of this office. New students arrive on campus approximately one week prior to classes, where they are introduced to all of the resources that are available to them during their time at Barnard. Not only do we plan and implement Barnard-specific programs, but we also host programs in conjunction with our Columbia constituents. We believe it is essential to provide opportunities for students from all four of the undergraduate schools (BC, CC, GS, and SEAS) to embrace campus life together.


Fall 2014 NSOP Dates

First-Year Student Check-In

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Barnard Hall Lobby


Transfer Student Check-In

Monday, August 25, 2014

Barnard Hall Lobby



International NSOP

First-Year International Student Check-In

Date: August 22-August 24

NOTE: Please do not make any travel arrangements until your participation in the program has been confirmed. Move-in dates and times are not flexible. If you choose not to participate in International NSOP then you will be scheduled to check-in on Sunday, August 24, 2014.


Family Programs

Check out our family programs during NSOP! Family programs take place on the day your student is checking in.

Family Program Schedule

Are you joining us on your student's Move-In Day? Please RSVP with us at the link below.

Family RSVP

NSOP Schedule

The official schedule will be posted in July. In the meantime, feel free to check out last year's schedule to get an idea of what to expect in terms of programs. Please keep in mind that the schedule for 2014 NSOP will be different. Move-in dates and times are listed above. 

2013 NSOP Schedule Book