Columbia College Chicago

Student Center

The building that once stood at 754 S. Wabash had been home to several lounges and clubs. In 1953, it was Eddie Foy’s Cocktail Lounge which closed in 1964. In 1976, the site was home to Blue Star Lounge In 1989, the blues club Buddy Guys’ Legends was located in the building until 2010 when the club moved a few blocks down the street. 

Columbia College Chicago razed the building and created a Papermaker’s Garden in its spot in 2010. The urban garden showcased for students the natural, sustainably grown fibers for papermaking, thus merging science, art, and the environment.  

The site is now home to the new Columbia College Chicago Student Center, a five-story 114,000  square-foot facility, with whom the college is partnering with architectural and design firm Gensler to design and program; groundbreaking took place in fall, 2017 and the building is scheduled to open in 2019. The building will house dance studios, analog and digital maker labs, and an 800-person event area.  

754 S. Wabash Ave. Chicago IL 60605

Place Type

Academic

Upcoming Events

Self Defense

A self defense workshop class led by an experienced professional looking to educate students on how to stay safe.

4/6 6pm
Self Defense

A self defense workshop class led by an experienced professional looking to educate students on how to stay safe.

4/13 6pm
How Do I Find a Campus Job?

Come join us to learn how on-campus employment can help you earn money, provide flexibility, and teach you career-relevant skills for life beyond the classroom.

4/16 12pm
Self Defense

A self defense workshop class led by an experienced professional looking to educate students on how to stay safe.

4/20 6pm
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4/22 5pm

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