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

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Academic

Upcoming Events

How to Plan for a Future Internship (For Freshmen & Sophomores)

Freshmen or Sophomore? Interested in getting an internship? Come to this presentation to learn about what to do now and how to get credit.

1/28 1:30pm
Internship Hot Cocoa Social

Stop by the Career Center for Hot Cocoa and to register your Spring Internship. Learn about credit options and the process for registration. Need an...

1/29 12pm
Handshake is a Piece of Cake

Get your evening sugar fix at the Career Center. Nosh on a cupcake while building your Handshake profile! Handshake is Columbia's online career portal. We'll...

1/29 5pm
How to Plan for a Future Internship (For Freshmen & Sophomores)

Freshmen or Sophomore? Interested in getting an internship? Come to this presentation to learn about what to do now and how to get credit.

2/4 1:30pm
Semester in LA Information Session

Interested in a career in entertainment? Come to this meeting and learn how to jump-start your career in Los Angeles. Student Center, 314 754 S. Wabash

2/5 12:30pm

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