New Student Convocation 2017

Friday, September 1 at 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Grant Park 601 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

New Student Convocation is how we welcome Columbia students to our unique and creative community. The annual event features an iconic assembly with our president, a student services expo, and a catered party with live bands and more.

Convocation showcases the talents of our students and alumni. Attendance is required for all new students, faculty, and staff.

Event Type



Students, New Students, Student Activities, Welcome Week



Contact Name

Shannon Bourne, Carlos Diaz

Contact Email

Recent Activity

Akito Miyazaki

Akito Miyazaki left a positive review 8/31/2017

It was exhilarating! The music performances and food was good!

Emerson Cole

Emerson Cole left a positive review 8/31/2017

It was fun to hear the music made by the students. I enjoyed the free merch that I'll use at some point. It was also cool seeing the clubs around campus, giving me a wide variety of choices to do. The food wasn't great but it was nice to get free food in general.

gianella goan

gianella goan left a positive review 8/31/2017

had lots of fun & grew closer w new ppl i had met previously! there were a shit ton of cool clubs and organizations, & im rlly excited to join some of them. the music was also amazing!

People Interested (78)

Sarah Shaaban Keleka Drumgole Katie Hettenbach Cynthia Hindmon Jas Garner
Maddi Jacki Licciardi Aideth Mendez Anthony Bellezzo Vicki Young

Getting Here

    Detailed Directions

  • Just south of Congress Plaza Drive, east of the train tracks.