Frequently Asked (COÖP) Questions:
For non-COÖP related questions, please refer to the following Columbia websites:
If your question is not answered below, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (646) 926-6731. Our office is open Tuesday through Thursday from 10am-4pm.
Who can sign up for COÖP?
If I rented equipment, when and how do I get it?
Does the menu accommodate people with special dietary needs (vegan, vegetarian, kosher)?
What kind of food will I eat on the trip?
If I wear contact lenses, what should I do?
Should my parents/family/loved ones come on the first day of regular orientation?
Family Orientation takes place on Monday, August 25th. Your families should receive registration information separately. Families are welcome, if it is feasible, to stay or return for Family Orientation. Family Orientation, however, is not mandatory and many COÖP families choose not to attend. Students are also welcome to arrive alone and have their parents meet them after the COÖP trip. If your parents/family are interested in staying in a hotel room, Columbia keeps a listing of area hotels.
Should I pack all my stuff for COÖP move-in or should I send packages separately?
Where does my family park? How do we get to Columbia?
Will I be able to spend time with family on the Wednesday evening before the trip?
COÖP officially starts immediately after move-in and continues until the Sunday evening we return. COÖPers are engaged in activities for the duration of Wednesday afternoon and evening, and leave on their trips early Thursday morning. Accordingly, students should be considered unavailable for any and all non-COÖP interactions beginning Wednesday at 2pm.
What time is move-in on August 20th?
Check-in runs from 8am to 2:30pm on Wednesday, August 20th at Van Amringe Quad, right in front of Hartley and Wallach halls on South Campus. COÖP activities begin shortly thereafter! Families should say goodbye before COÖP activities start at 3pm.