College starts next week. That’s rather terrifying isn’t it? During NSOP, we at Spec have got some required reading for you to peruse.

Get to grips with dorm life. Hack classes before they even start. Figure out New York. Learn to adult. Read previous Required Reading focusing on dorm hacksmoney and travel advice, academics, and extracurricular opportunities.

We’ll send you Required Reading everyday this week to get you hyped and prepped for your first week of classes. Meanwhile, help us help you: ask us questions via Facebook, Snapchat or Twitter @CUspectrum, or email us at

And be sure to fill out our Class of 2020 survey. We'll be posting the results so you can learn a little more about what your class looks like—where they're from, why they chose Columbia, and their perceptions of college. There's a $50 gift card in it for one lucky participant.  

Don't miss out on Required Reading because your email thinks we're filthy spammers. Flag us as legit and add to your contact list so we can be buds.

If you like what we're doing and are interested in joining the Spec family yourself, check us out here.


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