New Graduate Students
WELCOME TO COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO! We look forward to having you on campus and in the classroom this upcoming fall. There are a few required steps you must complete before enrolling in classes as a graduate student, but there are also several optional things you can do if you're eager to get your Columbia experience underway:
- JOIN THE GRADUATE STUDY FACEBOOK PAGE
Start engagining with your new Columbia community now. Meet classmates, find roommates, learn about upcoming events, post photos, or simply share your thoughts or concerns with other Columbia graduate students.
- CHECK OUT OUR RELOCATION GUIDE
Moving to Chicago? This handy guide gives you tips on how to decipher the language of Chicago classifieds, key differentiators between neighborhoods, things to have in mind when reading leases, and contact information for free apartment-finding services. NOTE: Keep in mind that rent prices typically increase anually, so be sure to check local listings for up-to-date figures.
- EXPLORE EVENTS IN AND AROUND COLUMBIA
Now that the application process is behind you, relax and take some time to get to know your new urban campus! Between lectures, exhibitions, and performances hosted by Columbia, and the myriad of events happening around the city of Chicago, you'll find no shortage of things to do this summer. Here are a few suggestions: Columbia Events Calendar, Chicago Summer Festival Guide, Things to See and Do in Chicago.
IMPORTANT CAMPUS RESOURCES
- STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES
Columbia's Student Financial Services Office is available to answer any questions you might have regarding financing your education. For more information, visit the SFS website.
- SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
The Services for Students with Disabilities Offices coordinates support services for students with disabilities and assists in providing a successful educational experience while attending Columbia College Chicago. For more information, visit the SSD website.
- OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AFFAIRS
The Office of International Student Affairs' (OISA) provides a nurturing and supportive living and learning environment for Columbia College Chicago's international student community through advocacy, services, programming, and advising. For more information visit the OISA website.