618 Building

618 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL, 60605

The 618 South Michigan Avenue building was designed by architect William Carbys Zimmerman in 1913. Known as the Arcade Building, the 10-story building sported a grid-like façade with large windows and minimal masonry and housed specialty shops, photographers, publishers and the American Red Cross. The seventh floor of this building was also home to Columbia College from 1927 until 1936 when it was associated with the Pestalozzi Froebel Teachers’ College.

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Global Exchange

Global Exchange 4pm 8/28

Come join the Office of International Student Affairs and the International Student Organization (ISO) as we welcome YOU! - new students from other parts of...

Connections: Business and Entreprenuership

Connections: Business and Entreprenuership 9am 8/29

Get connected with your department! This mandatory event will show you what your next few years at Columbia will look like, offer a chance to ask questions...

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Asiantation Part I 8/29/2013

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Heidi Klees

Heidi Klees left a review 5/15/2014

The fashion show was very professionally done and we were very happy with it. However, the rest was a bit of a disaster for us. We had a 4 hour trip to get there, and the students at the 'information desks' were not terribly helpful. My daughter is a prospective fashion design student so we were particularly interested in the launch, which we were told began at 1:00. We waited at the designated spot until someone noticed us and told us that it didn't start until 2:30, but we would have to watch it on the screen in the overflow area, because the tickets to the show were for students and parents ONLY! By this time, we apparently missed the outdoor show. Right before the 2:30 show began, a very kind student noticed us in the overflow and invited us in for the actual show since there were plenty of open seats. A huge thank you to that student, whoever she is because she salvaged the trip for us.

618 Building

618 Building posted a photo 5/20/2014

618 Building

618 Building posted a photo 5/20/2014

618 Building

618 Building posted a photo 5/20/2014

patty colao-cramer

patty colao-cramer left a positive review 5/15/2014

We signed up for Launch because we thought it was the runway show. We showed up at 1p.m. We were told it was not. We were very confused and really wanted to see the runway show. We came back to try to get in the runway show at 2:30. We were told we needed tickets and asked which designer we were with. Huh? The gal at the door was amazing and let us in because there were extra seats. Sooo, I am still not sure what Launch is.... but the fashion runway show...SPECTACULAR!!!! Very impressed with the couture!!!

Gigi Posejpal

Gigi Posejpal posted a photo 2/10/2014

Lonyai Carter

Lonyai Carter left a positive review 4/10/2013

I really really enjoyed the black love week, I would definitely come back if they have it again for the upcoming year

Carter Bobb-Willis

Carter Bobb-Willis posted a photo 10/24/2012

Multicultural Affairs

Multicultural Affairs posted a photo 9/26/2012

Multicultural Affairs

Multicultural Affairs posted a photo 9/26/2012

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