Columbia Outdoor Orientation Program

The Columbia Outdoor Orientation Program (COÖP) is a four-day outdoor pre-orientation experience for approximately 225 first-year students and is run in late August, four days before the start of the on-campus New Student Orientation Program (NSOP).  COÖP is divided into three sub-programs, hiking (HOP), biking (BOP) and river-canoeing (ROP).

COÖP is an orientation program that uses the outdoors and adventure education to build connection between incoming first-years and returning student leaders. These connections then develop into an on-campus community of caring and support throughout their undergraduate experience.