Fall 2014 New Student Orientation

Camp Team USA in Port-Jervis, NY, location of the overnight orientation Camp Team USA in Port-Jervis, NY Camp Team USA in Port-Jervis, NY Camp Team USA in Port-Jervis, NY Camp Team USA in Port-Jervis, NY Camp Team USA in Port-Jervis, NY
Camp Team USA in Port-Jervis, NY, location of the overnight orientation

Dear Incoming Cooper Union Student,

Welcome to The Cooper Union!

This fall you will join a very elite group when you officially begin your journey with us here at The Cooper Union. With the support of world-class faculty, staff, alumni and fellow students, you will embark on a new phase of your life that will shape your future.

In order to assist you with your transition to Cooper and into our community, we have created a vibrant and dynamic orientation program. Orientation begins Tuesday, August 26, 2014 and continues up until the start of classes. Details are still being finalized and as soon as we have the entire program completed we will provide you with the complete schedule.

Orientation will include an overnight program at Camp Team USA, a beautiful lakefront facility located in Port-Jervis, NY. The overnight portion of Orientation we begin on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 8AM when we load busses from Cooper Union and travel to the camp. At camp we’ll enjoy amazing food and lots of activities designed to bring all of us together as one community! There is a lake with water activities, sports venues and athletic team tryouts, hiking trails and plenty of spaces to simply relax and just be “one” with nature and each other.

More details will be forthcoming later this summer, but at this point we are asking that you respond to this e-mail and let us know if you’ll be joining us for the off-campus portion of Orientation 2014.

Please respond using the following link:


As more details are finalized, this webpage will be updated accordingly and you will be sent the updates via e-mail.

Should you have any questions or concerns please let us know!

Again, welcome to Cooper!!

Thanks and CU Later!

Dean Baker
Vice President for Student Affairs and Community Relations

Dean Chamberlin
Associate Dean for Student Affairs

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