Welcome to Barnard College!
The New Student Orientation Program (NSOP) is a large and exciting program to welcome all of our incoming first-year, transfer, and international students to the Barnard community. 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.
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Barnard Orientation Fall 2022
Sunday, August 28 - Sunday, September 4
This year we created a unique orientation experience to introduce the Barnard community to
new incoming students. Information related to your Fall 2022 NSOP experience will be shared over the next few weeks via your Barnard email account.
New Student Orientation Program (NSOP)
Our traditional New Student Orientation Program (NSOP) is required for all new first-year and transfer students to help them learn about campus resources and build community at Barnard. Be sure to check your Barnard emails for our bi-weekly NSOP newsletter to get more information about NSOP throughout the summer starting in July.
Welcome Home, Welcome Back
Welcome Home, Welcome Back is designed to bring together both incoming and returning students as the Barnard community celebrates a new academic year. Welcome Home, Welcome Back programming will provide opportunities for students to connect and get to know their peers, introduce or reintroduce students to Barnard resources, services, and opportunities, and kick-off a new academic year. All students will receive more details about Welcome Home, Welcome Back programs in early to mid-August.
Questions about orientation? Email email@example.com
NSOP Leader Information
NSOP isn’t just for incoming students — be a part of the experience again!
As students who’ve been through NSOP, you know there are many amazing student leaders involved in making sure a student’s first week on Barnard’s campus is successful and memorable. Barnard’s Student Life office plans the New Student Orientation Program in collaboration with CC/SEAS/GS and works with the various NSOP staff members. Each year, there is an NSOP Committee that works throughout the summer to plan NSOP along with full-time staff members, Crew Captains that oversee teams of Orientation Leaders, and Orientation Leaders who directly interact with a small group of students and serve as their first face on campus.
The various positions come with specific assignments and requirements. Please see the menu tabs on the left for more information about becoming a Committee Member, a Crew Captain, or an Orientation Leader, including hiring timelines and position descriptions.
If you’re a Columbia student, find information on committee positions here.
Resources for New Students
Check out some additional resources for new and visiting students!
The Barnard First-Year Blog
Dean of Studies
Nondiscrimination & Title IX Office
Visiting and International Students Program
Computing and Email at Barnard
Center for Accessibility Resources & Disability Services (CARDS)
Primary Care Health Services
The Rosemary Furman Counseling Center
Denise LeFrak Foundation Alcohol and Substance Awareness Program (ASAP)
The Wellness Spot
Student Experience & Engagement (SEE)