New Student Programs

New Students

Welcome, New Students!

Congratulations on being admitted to the largest arts & media college in the country (and probably the world)! You're soon to join a huge, creative collective of talented students just like you that are what makes our community the eclectic, electric environment that will push you academically, creatively, and professionally to outdo your best and help you grow into the creative professional we're counting on you to be. Welcome to Columbia!

The next few months are sure to be exciting and busy ones for you as you finalize your college plans. We’ve created a number of opportunities to help you stay on track with your planning, get you connected with your fellow classmates (both online and in-person), and let you experience Columbia’s campus on a whole new level.

Confirm your attendance.

To begin at Columbia, you first must confirm that you are attending with a $250 confirmation deposit.

RSVP for Orientation.

All new students participate in New Student Orientation, which is how you will register for classes. You need to RSVP to reserve the right date for your major.

Prepare for your major.

Check and then double check what you need specifically before you come to Orientation for your major.  

Practice in Oasis.

OASIS is the student information portal where you will register for courses. Practice makes perfect: if you are comfortable navigating the system, you will have a  smoother registration process.

Get Involved.

There are numerous events happening every week at Columbia. The fastest way to feel at home here is to get involved. We can help.