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Getting to Columbia

 

Campus Locations: The campus of Columbia College Chicago spans nearly two dozen locations across Chicago's south loop (campus map).

The Undergraduate Admissions office is located at 600 S. Michigan Avenue, Room 301 (map).

Directions: For up-to-date travel information, we recommend the use of Google Maps, which provides custom directions based on day and time of travel. Insert your starting point on this map.

Our general directions follow below. Select from:
Car
CTA
Metra/Amtrak
Air

 

Car

From I-55 (Stevenson)

Follow the expressway to its end and take Lake Shore Drive north to Balbo.
Turn left at Balbo (going east).
Turn right at Michigan (going north).
Take first left at Harrison (going west).
The 600 S. Michigan building is at the southwest corner of Harrison and Michigan.

I-90/94 E (Kennedy/Edens), coming from north

Follow I-94 E.
Take exit 51G toward Jackson.
Turn left at Jackson (going east).
Turn right at Michigan (going south).
The 600 S. Michigan building is at the southwest corner of Harrison and Michigan.

From I-290 (Eisenhower)

Exit on Congress Parkway (going east).
Turn right at Michigan (going north).
The 600 S. Michigan building is at the southwest corner of Harrison and Michigan.

Parking

View our parking map.

Metra/Amtrak

Ogilvie Transportation Center (Northwest Station)

Routes change based on day and time of travel: view up-to-date transit options via Google maps.

Union Station

Routes change based on day and time of travel: view up-to-date transit options via Google maps.

LaSalle Station

Routes change based on day and time of travel: view up-to-date transit options via Google maps.

Randolph Station

Routes change based on day and time of travel: view up-to-date transit options via Google maps.

CTA

Red Line

Exit the Red Line at the Harrison stop.
If you took the train towards Dan Ryan-95th (going south), take the stairs at the end of platform opposite the direction of the train. If you took the train towards Howard (going north), take the stairs at the end of platform in the direction of the train.
At the top of the first flight of stairs, take the second flight of stairs to your right.
At the exit of every station, there is a compass dial embedded in the sidewalk to help situate yourself.
You will be at the corner of Harrison and State. Go right on Harrison (going east) and walk two blocks.
The 600 S. Michigan building is at the southwest corner of Harrison and Michigan.

Blue Line

Exit the Blue Line at the LaSalle stop.
At the exit of every station, there is a compass dial embedded in the sidewalk to help situate yourself.
You will be on Congress Parkway. Go east along Congress seven blocks until you reach Michigan.
Go right on Michigan (going south) and walk one block.
The 600 S. Michigan building is at the southwest corner of Harrison and Michigan.

Brown, Orange, Pink, and Purple Lines

Exit the Brown, Orange, Pink, and Purple Lines at the Harold Washington Library (State/Van Buren) stop.
You will be on Van Buren. Go east (opposite direction of the street traffic) along Van Buren two blocks until you reach its end at Michigan.
Go right on Michigan (going south) and walk two blocks.
The 600 S. Michigan building is at the southwest corner of Harrison and Michigan.

Air

O'Hare Airport (ORD)

Take the Blue Line towards Forest Park. Exit the Blue Line at the LaSalle stop.
At the exit of every station, there is a compass dial embedded in the sidewalk to help situate yourself.
You will be on Congress Parkway. Go east along Congress seven blocks until you reach Michigan.
Go right on Michigan (going south) and walk one block.
The 600 S. Michigan building is at the southwest corner of Harrison and Michigan.

Midway Airport (MDW)

Take the Orange line towards the Loop. Exit the Orange Line at the Harold Washington Library (State/Van Buren) stop.
At the exit of every station, there is a compass dial embedded in the sidewalk to help situate yourself.
You will be on Van Buren. Go east along Van Buren two blocks until you reach its end at Michigan.
Go right on Michigan (going south) and walk two blocks.
The 600 S. Michigan building is at the southwest corner of Harrison and Michigan.

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