Columbia College Chicago

Columbia Weekend 2018

It is our pleasure to invite you to Columbia College Chicago’s Annual Columbia Weekend on October 12 and 13, 2018.

Join us for a weekend of student performances, stunning art, and meaningful social engagement on Columbia’s campus. The weekend kicks off with The Crawl—an art walk that celebrates the culture and creativity of the Columbia community. The Crawl features gallery openings, concerts, dance and street performances, multimedia demonstrations, and more.

On Saturday, participate in dynamic intellectual discussions with faculty, experience your student’s academic journey through departmental presentations, and attend the President’s Brunch.

A breakdown of the weekend is as follows:

Friday, October 12

3—5 p.m.—Student Services Drop-In Consultations and Early Check-In (623 S. Wabash Ave - First Floor)

4—9 p.m.—The Crawl (Campus-Wide)

6—9 p.m.—Family Reception and Check-In (1104 S. Wabash Ave)

Saturday, October 13

9—10 a.m.—Welcome and Concierge Stations (1104 S. Wabash Ave)

10—10:30 a.m.—President’s Welcome Address and Brunch (1104 S. Wabash Ave)

10:30—12 p.m.—Brunch (1104 S. Wabash Ave)

12:30—1:30 p.m.—The Academic Experience (Campus-Wide)

2—3:30 p.m.—The Maker Sessions (Campus-Wide)

Don’t miss this enjoyable opportunity for insightful discovery and engagement within your student’s community! 

Visit our website below for details. Registration begins September 17. Make your accommodations early!

Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 9:00am to 3:30pm

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Reception, Engage Columbia


Students, New Students, Student Activities




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chusindhi 2/20/2019

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Luke Moss

Luke Moss left a positive review 10/12/2018

The President's Brunch was well organized, the speech was inspiring, and the food was good. The midday session was informative but dragged on at times. The FreqTV activities were engaging and fun to do with my visiting parent.

Luke Moss

Luke Moss left a review 10/11/2018

Columbia Crawl is a good idea but didn't have a specific appeal to me. I would much rather spend time with my visiting parent doing something we want rather than attend something we were both ambivalent about. Check in was easy enough, though, and I'm sure many people did enjoy the Crawl.

karen walker

karen walker left a positive review 10/11/2018

The events were very informative. It was nice to have a chance to connect and meet some of the staff, faculty and students. Well organized.