Columbia Urban Experience

The Columbia Urban Experience (CUE) is a week-long pre-orientation program for 60 Columbia College, Columbia Engineering and Barnard College first-year students. CUE empowers incoming first-years to explore what it means to effectively practice community engagement through direct service in New York City. CUE aims to explore the ethical perspectives of service, create community among incoming first-year students and introduce students to the opportunities of living in New York City. The CUE community of participants, leaders and coordinators support and inspire CUErs in their leadership and social justice endeavors at Barnard, Columbia and beyond.