Non-Degree Orientation Schedule
It is expected that all incoming students to the School of Professional studies participate fully in their Orientation. The Non-Degree New Student Orientation includes three parts:
- SPS Pre-Orientation Portal
- New Student Virtual Workshops
- Non-Degree Orientation
1. SPS Pre-Orientation Portal and University Tutorials
All new School of Professional Studies students are required to participate in an online, asynchronous Pre-Orientation portal prior to their arrival on campus. This portal provides information on items such as academic integrity, student engagement, ISSO, health services, and others.
Failure to complete the designated required sections by January 18, 2022, will result in a registration hold on your student account which will prevent you from registering for classes.
*If you are unable to access the SPS Pre-Orientation Portal using the link above, copy and paste the following link into your browser: https://preorientation.sps.columbia.edu. If you require the ADA compatible version, once you log in there is a button on the bottom right that says "ADA Version."
2. New Student Virtual Workshops
At the Columbia University School of Professional Studies, your transition to graduate studies is important to us. We have designed various virtual workshops to support your transition. Non-Degree students are encouraged to attend the following select virtual workshops:
- International Student Welcome
- Maximizing Your SPS Experience with Student Life
- Recognizing Your Bias Inside and Outside the Classroom
- Research Support with Columbia Libraries
- Thriving at Columbia University: Caring for Yourself and Others
3. Non-Degree Orientation
Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at 1 PM ET - Virtual
The Non-Degree Orientation Session is an opportunity to meet with leaders and representatives from your academic program, learn about your coursework, and get to know your fellow classmates. Per the University's COVID guidance issued on December 22, 2021, the Non-Degree Orientation Session will occur virtually.
If you have any questions, please reach out to sps-studentlife [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu.