Getting to campus

Columbia College Chicago is located in the heart of one of the most creative and forward-thinking cities in the world. Finding your way to us is a breeze from anywhere in the world.

Columbia occupies more than a dozen buildings across the South Loop, but Admissions and campus tours start at 600 S. Michigan Ave.


Our campus is easily accessible via public transportation. We recommend taking public transit if possible.

Parking Information

There are many parking lots in the South Loop. Parking in the area can range from $10 to $25+, and weekend rates may vary. We do not recommend parking on the street.

Where to Stay

Special Columbia Rate
Other Hotels

Reserve online

Don't forget to ask for the Columbia rate!

  • The Renaissance Blackstone
  • 636 S. Michigan Ave.
  • 312-447-0955

  • Hampton Inn Chicago Downtown
  • 68 E. Wacker Place
  • 312-419-9014
  • The Essex
  • 800 S. Michigan Ave.
  • 312-939-2800

  • Hostelling International USA
  • 24 East Congress Parkway
  • 312-360-0300