Friday, September 1

Engage Columbia: Visit SFS

Engage Columbia: Visit SFS 8am

Earn an Engage Columbia sticker for managing your college finances! Schedule an SFS appointment by calling 866-705-0200 or by chatting live at

Student Financial Services, Suite 303  
Connections: Creative Writing

Connections: Creative Writing 8:45am

New Creative Writing students, please join us for the Creative Writing Connections Session. We will meet on the 12th floor of the 624 S. Michigan Ave....

624 S. Michigan Ave., 12th Floor  
Connections: Art and Materials Conservation

Connections: Art and Materials Conservation 9am

View a short presentation on the Science and Mathematics Department and our faculty, and meet current Art and Materials Conservation students. We'll do some...

623 S. Wabash Ave., 511  
Connections: Cinema and Television Arts

Connections: Cinema and Television Arts 9am

Games, cold drinks, and cool prizes for new and transfer Cinema and Television Arts students. Connect and engage with other incoming students, current...

Media Production Center, Main Stage  
Connections: Communication Department

Connections: Communication Department 9am

Faculty members will lead students through an activity designed to help you get to know each other a little better, and make sure any final questions or...

Ferguson Theatre, 1st Floor  
Connections: Photography Department

Connections: Photography Department 9am

New students: meet your Photography Department faculty, staff and fellow photography students at our Connections event. Coffee and breakfast bites will be...

600 S. Michigan Ave., 913  
Cultural Studies Capstone Presentations

Cultural Studies Capstone Presentations 9am

New students are invited to watch a screening of past Cultural Studies Capstone forums, and to peruse the final works of Cultural Studies alumni. Humanities,...

624 S. Michigan Ave., 1007  
Design Department Connections

Design Department Connections 9am

New students: meet your Design department faculty and fellow design students at our Connections event!

623 S. Wabash Ave., Hokin Hall, 109  
Engage Columbia: Complete a Salt Course

Engage Columbia: Complete a Salt Course 9am

Complete one of the 12 free, online Salt courses found at After you complete the course, print off the Certificate of Completion...

Student Financial Services, Suite 303  
Spatial Interaction: Defined - Pougialis Fine Art Exhibition

Spatial Interaction: Defined - Pougialis Fine... 9am

DEPS is pleased to feature the work of 2016 Pougialis Award winners Abena Motaboli and Ty Wubbenhorst. The Pougialis Fine Art award is a yearly competition...

The Arcade  
Connections: Business and Entrepreneurship

Connections: Business and Entrepreneurship 10am

Incoming Business and Entrepreneurship students will have an opportunity to meet faculty, staff, and fellow new students while they learn more about the...

Stage Two  
U-Pass Distribution for Fall 2017

U-Pass Distribution for Fall 2017 10am

U-Passes will be distributed at HAUS from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. For more information on U-Pass and distribution dates visit

HAUS, 1st Floor  
Graduate Welcome Day

Graduate Welcome Day 10:45am

Columbia College Chicago’s School of Graduate Studies invites students who will be starting their graduate programs in Fall 2017 to Graduate Welcome Day....

600 S. Michigan Ave., Faculty Lounge, 8th Floor  
Graduate Welcome Day (new graduate students)

Graduate Welcome Day (new graduate students) 11am

Meet and bond with your new cohort, as well as students from other grad programs, in a daylong adventure including food, resource fair, amazing race...

Various: Contact Graduate Admissions for details  
Library Gaming Society: Google Bowl

Library Gaming Society: Google Bowl 12pm

Come try your hand at the premier incarnation of Google Bowl, a new twist on trivia where the fastest finger and most polished search engine skills triumph....

Grant Park  
New Student Convocation 2017

New Student Convocation 2017 12pm

New Student Convocation is how we welcome Columbia students to our unique and creative community. The annual event features an iconic assembly with our...

Grant Park  
SFS at Convocation

SFS at Convocation 12pm

Stop by the Student Financial Services table at New Student Convocation. Spin our wheel, answer trivia, learn about Salt, get candy and a finance sticker!

Grant Park  
Fresh Meet: New Student Mixer

Fresh Meet: New Student Mixer 4pm

The Library invites you to meet students outdside your major, enjoy fresh food from Peach and Green, watch live music, and enter to win a computer from...

Library, 3rd Floor North  
Cinema Slapdown: Ghostworld

Cinema Slapdown: Ghostworld 7pm

Join new and returning students at a Welcome Week Cinema Slapdown screening of Terry Zwigoff's Ghostworld. Followed by a free-for-all student debate.

Film Row Cinema, 8th Floor  

Friday, September 1