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Get a Feel for Columbia

There’s something electric about our campus. Maybe it’s the conversation of our passionate students or the inspiring murals splashed across buildings in the South Loop neighborhood we call home. Or maybe it’s something else. Come to campus and see for yourself. Or, meet a friendly representative at an event near you.

Open House

November 4, 2017

You won’t want to miss this. Twice a year we open our entire campus—classrooms, labs, library, residence centers, galleries, theaters, and more—so you can experience all we have to offer.

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Graduate Visits


What can a master’s degree from Columbia do for you? Come to campus for a personalized visit or meet us at a college fair to learn more about our graduate programs.

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Where to Stay

If you’re planning a visit from out of town, we suggest staying at one of the following hotels.

Hilton Chicago

Hilton Chicago

720 S. Michigan Ave.

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Ask for the Columbia rate at the following hotels

Renaissance Blackstone Hotel
636 S. Michigan Ave.

Best Western Grant Park
1100 S. Michigan Ave.
312-922-2900 (Reserve Online)

Hotel Blake
500 S. Dearborn St.

Thompson Chicago
21 E. Bellevue Place

Hampton Inn Chicago Downtown/N Loop/Michigan Ave
68 E. Wacker Place

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Virtual Walking Tour

Get 360-degree views of our academic buildings, residence halls, production facilities, performing arts centers, Grant Park, and more. Our virtual tour of Columbia’s campus gives you an insider’s perspective from the comfort of, well, anywhere.

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Personalized Campus Visit for Influencers

Influencers come in many forms. Whatever your role—guidance counselor, teacher, coach—thank you for believing in the potential of young students. We invite you to campus for a personalized visit, which can include a tour, an in-depth conversation about Columbia, and a meal with a senior admissions officer. (Note: These visits are not for students.)

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