Events

Friday, May 12

Summer '17 Fund Disbursement Begins

Summer '17 Fund Disbursement Begins

Institutional and third-party funds begin to disburse to student accounts on May 12, only if your financial file is complete. Visit...

Student Financial Services  
Aesthetics of Research Manifest Shenanigans

Aesthetics of Research Manifest Shenanigans 8am

Join Aesthetics of Research for a slate of hands-on activities related to this year’s exhibits and programs, including silk screening, graffiti forms, zines,...

Library, 1st Floor  
Exhibitions in the Library

Exhibitions in the Library 8am

Exhibits created by Columbia students will be on display throughout the Library during Manifest. These include works submitted specifically for Manifest as...

Library  
Fashion Showcase

Fashion Showcase 9am

This exhibit in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. front windows and lobby space will feature an assortment of garment designs and visual installations from students...

618 S. Michigan Ave.  
Fashion Showcase: Visual Installations

Fashion Showcase: Visual Installations 9am

See how senior Fashion Business students in Fashion Studies use their visual merchandising skills and voices for social justice to take on issues in the...

33 E. Congress Pkwy, Window Display  
LIT: 2017 Art and Art History MFA Thesis Exhibition

LIT: 2017 Art and Art History MFA Thesis... 9am

This exhibition features the thesis works of MFA candidates in Columbia’s Interdisciplinary Arts and Media and Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts...

1104 S. Wabash Ave., 2nd Floor Gallery  
Manifest for Prospective Students

Manifest for Prospective Students 9am

You're invited to chat with Admissions during Manifest, one of the most exciting days of the year! Columbia's Admissions Tour Center will be open from 9...

600 S. Michigan Ave., Tour Center, 1st floor  
SFS Mural Display

SFS Mural Display 9am

Visit Student Financial Services to see our new student-designed mural! The winning design, based on the theme “An Emerging Success Story,” was selected...

Student Financial Services, Suite 303  
Undergraduate Photography Manifest Exhibition

Undergraduate Photography Manifest Exhibition 9am

Join us for the Undergraduate Photography Manifest Exhibition—a showcase of recent photography work by the graduating class of 2017. The show is open to the...

1104 S. Wabash Ave., 8th Floor  
#AiWeiwei at the MoCP - MANIFEST

#AiWeiwei at the MoCP - MANIFEST 10am

Stop by the MoCP's current exhibition #AiWeiwei and take a selfie. Use the hashtags - #AiWeiwei and #mocpchi and share it on your social media...

MoCP  
Big Moments in AD and PR

Big Moments in AD and PR 10am

Students share the highlights of their 2016-17 adventure, filled with Effies, Golden Trumpets, Young Globals and other award-winning campaigns. Event...

600 S. Michigan Ave., Ferguson Hall  
Mind Bomb!: An Experimental Urban Screen

Mind Bomb!: An Experimental Urban Screen 10am

Mind Bomb! is a video program of works by students in the Television and Cinema Art and Science departments with focus on experimental strategies and an...

Media Production Center, Big Screen  
ShopColumbia Grand Reopening

ShopColumbia Grand Reopening 10am

Please join us in celebrating ShopColumbia's grand reopening event during Manifest 2017! ShopColumbia serves the Columbia College Chicago community by...

ShopColumbia  
Advanced Practicum Exhibits

Advanced Practicum Exhibits 11am

View the filmmaking process of the Advanced Practicum capstone class at exhibits for each of the four completed and five work- in-progress short films by...

Film Row Cinema, 8th Floor  
Audio Arts and Acoustics Gallery

Audio Arts and Acoustics Gallery 11am

Head down to the basement in the 33 E. Congress building and immerse yourself in our sonic experience. Listen to and hear the work of Audio Arts and...

33 E. Congress Pkwy, Lower Level  
Curious Eye EX-Cinema Screenings

Curious Eye EX-Cinema Screenings 11am

Cinema Art and Science's student organization Experimental Film Society curates and screens a range of experimental and documentary work from graduating...

1104 S. Wabash Ave., Theater 310  
Emerge with a FrameWork

Emerge with a FrameWork 11am

Graduating students in Cinema Art and Science share their story and work in a short video cover letter piece that can be used on their LinkedIn, social...

Film Row Cinema, Room 837  
Fashion Studies: Costume Creation for Film

Fashion Studies: Costume Creation for Film 11am

View original costuming work created by seniors in the Fashion Studies Department during the screening of the 2016-17 Advanced Practicum Films.

Film Row Cinema  
Persist: MFA Photography Exhibition 2017

Persist: MFA Photography Exhibition 2017 11am

Join us for the 2017 Photography MFA graduation exhibition, Persist. Presented by the Columbia College Chicago Photography department in partnership with...

MANA Contemporary Chicago, 6th Floor  
Practical Effects in Cinema

Practical Effects in Cinema 11am

Stand on the edge to see movie magic at work with Cinema Art and Science students using camera special effects through the use of perspective and production...

Sculpture Garden  
Sneak Peek: Advanced Practicum Films

Sneak Peek: Advanced Practicum Films 11am

Red carpet screening featuring four short films from the Fall 2016 semester and five works-in-progress from the Spring 2017 semester made in the Advanced...

Film Row Cinema, 8th Floor  
Summer Dok Showcase

Summer Dok Showcase 11am

With the support of the student organization Viva Doc, come out and see documentary films and documentation of a photo series and installation by students...

1104 S. Wabash Ave., 407  
The Doc Unit

The Doc Unit 11am

Mini-documentaries produced for a wide range of clients across the college and Chicago by graduating students are featured. The Doc Unit shows how students...

1104 S. Wabash Ave., Room 407  
Hack Your T-Shirt

Hack Your T-Shirt 12pm

Come hack a t-shirt at the library. Deconstruct a vintage Manifest t-shirt and add personal flair. The library will provide tools and decoration supplies.

Library, 2nd Floor  
SPB Presents: The Sunflower Patch

SPB Presents: The Sunflower Patch 12pm

Student Programming Board is serving up a pop-up patch filled with games, refreshments, and a relaxing area for you and all your friends/enemies. We'll have...

Sculpture Garden  
Animation Story Reel Showcase

Animation Story Reel Showcase 1pm

Animation Association at Columbia College Chicago showcases story reels from current students enrolled. Each of these reels contain the story of an animated...

1104 S. Wabash Ave., 705  
Cultural Studies Capstone Forum

Cultural Studies Capstone Forum 1pm

Cultural change starts in the mind. Hear how Cultural Studies graduates are re-thinking everything from public housing in Singapore to African American...

Sherwood Community Music School, 104  
Curious Body EX-Cinema

Curious Body EX-Cinema 1pm

Cinema Art and Science's student organization Experimental Film Society presents a show that highlights media installations that showcase and extend the...

1104 S. Wabash Ave., 3rd Floor  
Interactive Arts and Media at Manifest

Interactive Arts and Media at Manifest 1pm

Come expereince the Interactive Arts and Media department by playing some games (indie, large team), taking part in our green screen photobooth showcasing...

916 S. Wabash Ave., 1st Floor  
Interior Architecture Presentations

Interior Architecture Presentations 1pm

Students from the Design Department's Interior Architecture program present work from their final design studio to a panel of professionals and peers in a...

623 S. Wabash Ave., 8th Floor  
ManiFresh: A Hip-Hop Festival

ManiFresh: A Hip-Hop Festival 1pm

The Center for Community Arts Partnerships presents ManiFresh at the Manifest Main Lot. Join us to celebrate hip-hop culture through graffiti demonstrations...

Manifest Main Street  
Once on This Island

Once on This Island 1pm

Watch performances of dances and musical numbers from the Columbia Theatre Department's stellar fall production of Once on This Island.

Theatre Center, Getz Theatre  
Rewind to DocYourWorld 2017

Rewind to DocYourWorld 2017 1pm

The student-run interdisciplinary DocYourWorld In/Divisible festival focuses on the current state of the U.S. social and political climate, encompassing...

1104 S. Wabash Ave., Room 407  
Emerging Editors

Emerging Editors 1:30pm

A unique showcase of work created by the members of The Editors Guild of Columbia, featuring graduating students from the Cinema Art and Science department.

1104 S. Wabash Ave., Room 305  
Center for Black Music Research Open House

Center for Black Music Research Open House 2pm

Black Music Iconography–What can we learn from images of black music, black performers, and black composers? Come view images that may challenge preconceived...

618 S. Michigan Ave., CBMR, Suite 600  
Creative Writing Undergraduate Showcase

Creative Writing Undergraduate Showcase 2pm

Listen to graduating authors, essayists, and poets of the Creative Writing department in one final showcase. Writers will perform excerpts from their best...

Stage Two  
Deaf Studies: Capstone Portfolio Presentations

Deaf Studies: Capstone Portfolio Presentations 2pm

Join us for an American Sign Language department presentation, with Deaf Studies majors presenting their capstone portfolios. Showcasing EMERGING research in...

600 S. Michigan Ave., Ferguson Lecture Hall, 101  
Design Show 2017

Design Show 2017 2pm

Columbia College Chicago’s Design Show 2017 represents students’ completion of their degrees within the Design department, featuring work from Advertising...

Hokin Project  
Design Show 2017

Design Show 2017 2pm

Columbia College Chicago’s Design Show 2017 represents students’ completion of their degrees within the Design department, featuring work from Advertising...

C33 Gallery  
Fashion Studies: Costume Creation for Film

Fashion Studies: Costume Creation for Film 2pm

View original costuming work created by seniors in the Fashion Studies Department during the screening of the 2016-17 Advanced Practicum Films.

Film Row Cinema  
Foundations Creations

Foundations Creations 2pm

As part of the Manifest street festival, Theatre Foundations students will perform original devised pieces. Each of the unique performances will be created...

Manifest Main Lot  
IN TRANSIT

IN TRANSIT 2pm

Please join us for this alternative pop-up exhibition featuring the developing works of first-year Photography MFA students at Columbia College Chicago....

Papermaker's Garden  
Journalism, Photojournalism Senior Showcase

Journalism, Photojournalism Senior Showcase 2pm

Throughout Chicago and beyond, our award-winning students learned a great deal during their time at Columbia. They'll share some of their favorite work and...

33 E. Congress Pkwy, Convergence Newsroom  
Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors 2pm

Stop by to see musical highlights from the Theatre Department's mainstage production of Little Shop of Horrors!

Theatre Center, Sheldon Theatre, basement level  
Made at the Library

Made at the Library 2pm

What can you make at the library? Stop by to see an exhibit of student creations that were 3D printed in the Maker Lab. You can also try out our vinyl cutter...

Library  
Monologues with Bite

Monologues with Bite 2pm

Perilously personal solo performances written, devised, and performed By Columbia College Chicago Theatre students. Always raw, always personal.

Theatre Center, The Classic, First Floor  
Multicultural, International Student Affairs Reception

Multicultural, International Student Affairs... 2pm

Remember when the MCA was on the third floor of the 623 S. Wabash Ave. building, and ISO was in 1313? If so, you are a legend! Reunite with classmates,...

Multicultural Affairs, 4th Floor  
Science and Math Exhibition

Science and Math Exhibition 2pm

Exhibition of the work of student graduates of the Art and Materials Conservation program from their year at the Lorenzo Di Medici University in Florence,...

623 S. Wabash Ave., 1st Floor  
Sneak Peek Encore: Advanced Practicum Films

Sneak Peek Encore: Advanced Practicum Films 2pm

EMERGE Encore: red carpet screening featuring four short films from the Fall 2016 semester and five works-in-progress from the Spring 2017 semester made in...

Film Row Cinema, 8th Floor  
South Side Juke Joint

South Side Juke Joint 2pm

The Music department proudly presents its top ensmebles, which will perform in stylistically diverse genres ranging from R&B, Pop Rock, and Jazz to Gospel,...

Conaway Center  
Stage Combat Showcase

Stage Combat Showcase 2pm

Stage combat scenes and theatrical violence: swords, knives, and fisticuffs—oh my! Presented by the Theatre Department.

Theatre Center, Getz Theatre  
The Club DJ

The Club DJ 2pm

The Papermaker's Garden stage will be rockin' during Manifest with The Club DJ as up-and-coming student DJs will be pounding out your favorite EDM, house,...

Papermaker's Garden  
Theatre Design Showcase

Theatre Design Showcase 2pm

The designers of tomorrow showcase their brilliance!

Theatre Center, 404  
Turned Up at HAUS

Turned Up at HAUS 2pm

The Radio Department and the Columbia College Chicago DJ Club invite you to get Turned Up at HAUS! Check out EMERGing Chicago DJs as they get it poppin' with...

HAUS  
Unlocked: Embodied Reflections on Dance/Movement Therapy Training

Unlocked: Embodied Reflections on... 2pm

At the beginning of our journey together, one of our faculty members stated that we are all here for a reason. He suggested that each one of us hold a key...

916 S. Wabash Ave., 214  
WCRX Live at Manifest

WCRX Live at Manifest 2pm

WCRX 88.1FM will be broadcasting live during Manifest from the lobby of 623 S. Wabash Ave., featuring a variety of Hip-Hop, Sports Talk, R&B, Top 40, Rock...

623 S. Wabash Ave., Lobby  
AEMMP Manifest Showcase

AEMMP Manifest Showcase 2:30pm

AEMMP Records, Columbia's student-run record label, will be hosting a showcase of artists on the Manifest Main Stage, featuring two artists from the rock...

Manifest Main Stage  
Emerging Partnerships: Crew Collaborations

Emerging Partnerships: Crew Collaborations 2:30pm

Cinema directors and creative producers from the Cinema Art and Science graduate MFA program could not create their films without their undergraduate...

1104 S. Wabash Ave., Screening Room 402  
Challenge 24

Challenge 24 3pm

Challenge 24 is a game show that pits Columbia students against each other to create the best film they can in a 24-hour time limit. They build their crew...

600 S. Michigan Ave., Studio A, 1501  
Live Audio Drama

Live Audio Drama 3pm

What happens when you put voiceover artists, sound designers, and writers in one room? You get Audio Drama! Come join Columbia College Chicago’s Audio Drama...

624 S. Michigan Ave., 602  
Starry Day: BA Fine Art Showcase and Reception

Starry Day: BA Fine Art Showcase and Reception 3pm

Join us for Starry Day, a collection of works by Fine Art BA students in the Art and Art History Department. Participating Artists: Lonyai Carter, Genevieve...

Library, 2nd Floor  
WORDPLAY Ivan Brunetti Book Signing

WORDPLAY Ivan Brunetti Book Signing 3pm

Ivan Brunetti, rockstar faculty member, frequent New Yorker cover artist, and all-around genius creator of visual symbols brings his stylish touch to a comic...

ShopColumbia  
When Words Meet Images: Art History Symposium

When Words Meet Images: Art History Symposium 3pm

This is the 10th annual art history and visual culture symposium. Our event celebrates the culmination of senior students’ original research projects....

623 S. Wabash Ave., Hokin Hall, Room 109  
Acting, Musical Theatre Senior Showcase

Acting, Musical Theatre Senior Showcase 3:30pm

Seniors from the Acting and Musical Theatre Performance programs present their showcase for industry professionals.

Theatre Center, Getz Theatre  
Animation Program Exhibition and Screenings

Animation Program Exhibition and Screenings 3:30pm

Cinema Art and Science’s Animation Program presents its 29th biannual screening, showcasing the making of graduating student work from Animation Production...

Film Row Cinema, 8th Floor  
Cat Booty Comedy

Cat Booty Comedy 3:30pm

Columbia College Chicago’s winners of the National Improv Competition, Cat Booty, perform their award-winning schtick!

Theatre Center, The Classic, 1st Floor  
Diversity in Casting	Forum

Diversity in Casting Forum 3:30pm

A participatory forum exploring diversity in casting. A project initiated in Columbia’s course, Theatre of the Oppressed.

Theatre Center, 303  
Two Chairs and a Light Bulb

Two Chairs and a Light Bulb 3:30pm

The world premiere of eight student-written plays, all of them less than eight minutes long, with casts of three or less, and...

Theatre Center, Sheldon Theatre, basement level  
Business and Entrepreneurship Senior Showcase

Business and Entrepreneurship Senior Showcase 4pm

The Manifest Business and Entrepreneurship Senior Showcase will feature creative, engaging presentations in a dynamic, rapid-fire style (similar to a Pecha...

618 S. Michigan Ave., Fifth Floor  
Spotlight Senior Showcase

Spotlight Senior Showcase 4pm

The Spotlight is a screening series that showcases student work and the blood, sweat, and tears that went into making films. Three screenings, each with a...

1104 S. Wabash Ave., Theater 310  
Ariadne's Thread: Interconnected Webs in Education

Ariadne's Thread: Interconnected Webs in Education 5pm

As teachers, we hold the thread: By weaving together engaging experiences and relationships, we inspire inquiry and foster wonder. As a cohort of educators,...

33 E. Congress Pkwy, Rooms 523 and 525  
BFA Thesis Exhibition Opening

BFA Thesis Exhibition Opening 5pm

Fine Art BFA students from the Art and Art History Department present their thesis work. Image credit: [ ________ ], 2017; video still, Ty Wubbenhorst

The Arcade  
Hip-Hop Dance Workshop

Hip-Hop Dance Workshop 5pm

Join us for workshops focused in fun and exciting Hip-Hop dance. Hosted by the fundraising campaign From Sea to Pep-C. Tickets are discounted with a student...

Dance Center, 102  
LAUNCH: Fashion Studies Runway Show

LAUNCH: Fashion Studies Runway Show 5pm

LAUNCH is the Fashion Studies department's premier runway show, featuring Fashion Design BFA capstone thesis collections, planned and executed by graduating...

Media Production Center  
Musical Theatre Dance

Musical Theatre Dance 5:30pm

Students from the Theatre Department's Musical Theatre Tap classes perform and showcase student choreography!

Theatre Center, Getz Theatre  
New Musicals

New Musicals 5:30pm

Original musical scenes, written by student composers and lyricists from the Theatre Department.

Theatre Center, Sheldon Theatre, basement level  
Acoustic Kitchen Special Performance

Acoustic Kitchen Special Performance 6pm

Join us for a special perfomance from the best musical acts from this year's 2016-17 Acoustic Kitchen series, who will perform in a coffeehouse setting.

HAUS  
Manifest Alumni Party

Manifest Alumni Party 6pm

Every year, Columba College Chicago hosts an exclusive alumni event during Manifest. But this isn’t your average alumni reception–it’s a party! Hang out on...

1001 South State, 5th Floor  
Sunflower Bean: Manifest Main Stage

Sunflower Bean: Manifest Main Stage 6pm

Sunflower Bean is our Manifest headliner! This New York trio emerges at the intersection of dreamy modern psychedelica and urgent fuzzed-out bliss. This...

Manifest Main Street  
The Windbreakers: Manifest Destiny's Child

The Windbreakers: Manifest Destiny's Child 6pm

The Windbreakers present Manifest Destiny's Child, a showcase of some of the best comedic minds emerging from Columbia College Chicago. Come break wind at...

623 S. Wabash Ave., Hokin Hall  
ManiFresh: the Manifest After-Party

ManiFresh: the Manifest After-Party 7pm

The Center for Community Arts Partnerships presents ManiFresh, the Manifest After Party at Stage Two. Join us for a hip-hop community arts showcase...

Stage Two  
Repertory Performance Workshop and Faculty Concert

Repertory Performance Workshop and Faculty Concert 8pm

This concert culminates the Spring 2017 semester with performances by the Repertory Peformance Workshop student ensemble, as well as other students at the...

Dance Center, Theater  
SPB Presents: Grad Party

SPB Presents: Grad Party 9pm

Graduating students are invited to a post-Manifest after party hosted by the Student Programming Board! Each student is allowed to bring one guest and they...

Park West  

Friday, May 12