Friday, August 30

Backstory: LaToya Ruby Frazier, Ron Jude and Guillaume Simoneau

Backstory: LaToya Ruby Frazier, Ron Jude and...

Recognizing both the allure and the inherent fiction of image-based narrative, the three artists in this exhibition, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Ron Jude, and...

Museum of Contemporary Photography  


This exhibition addresses how artists invent new realities by challenging old constructs of race, gender, and national identity. These artists use a variety...

619 S. Wabash Ave.  
College Advising Center Walk-Ins

College Advising Center Walk-Ins 9am

Welcome back! We’ve missed you … School starts Sept. 3 & to best serve our awesome student population (that’s you!), between August 26 and September 13,...

College Ad  

Connections 9am

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

Various Campus Buildings  
Fall 2013 U-Pass Distribution

Fall 2013 U-Pass Distribution 9am

Distribution dates for Fall 2013 start August 29. For more information on U-Pass and complete list of distribution dates visit


Convocation 12:30pm

New Student Convocation is how Columbia welcomes students to its unique and creative community. The annual event features an iconic assembly with Columbia's...

Grant Park  
Learning Studio Open House

Learning Studio Open House 1:30pm

On your way back from convocation, stop by Columbia's Learning Studio to take a look around and participate in some carnival games to win prizes, including...

Learning Studio, 1st Floor  
Fresh Meet!

Fresh Meet! 3:30pm

Fresh Meet is the party for new students where you can network, have fun and meet new people! This party has entertainment and tons of activities to help...

Conaway, Conaway Center  
Chicago Summerdance: House, disco, line dancing

Chicago Summerdance: House, disco, line dancing 6pm

Take a walk to Columbia's campus's backyard and learn a whole new set of moves to show off all year long.

Grant Park  
Cinema Slapdown WOW: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Cinema Slapdown WOW: The Perks of Being a... 7pm

New Student Programs with the Film & Video Department present a screening of Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Come for the film, stay for...

Film Row Cinema, Film Row Cinema  
What's it all about?

What's it all about? 7pm

Is entertainment your thing? Live a little and come participate in dramatic dialogues as you become part of the live theatre experience. Attendants will...

Conaway Center  

Friday, August 30