Columbia College Chicago

New Student Convocation 2018

New Student Convocation is how we welcome Columbia College Chicago 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.

Friday, August 31, 2018 at 12:00pm to 3:00pm

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

Event Type



Students, New Students, Welcome Week


new students, welcome week, convocation, student activities

Contact Name

Shannon Bourne, Carlos Diaz

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chithni 1/10/2019

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Celina Atangana

Celina Atangana left a positive review 8/30/2018

Really fun. Got to find out about all the clubs that Columbia offers

Rosa Terenzio

Rosa Terenzio left a positive review 8/30/2018

amazing! I was so nervous to go and when I got there I felt so welcome.

Luke Moss

Luke Moss left a positive review 8/30/2018

It started out shaky (they played old 2000s club music, a questionable choice) but, sure enough, after President Kim gave a word and the event kicked off, it was quite enjoyable. Students were able to walk around to different tents, collect swag, and get a feel for Columbia's clubs, organizations, and departments. They also had a really cool tent for psychic readings that was extremely popular.

Heng Wei Li

Heng Wei Li left a positive review 8/30/2018

This was great! I was able to meet fellow like-minded people and join several clubs.