Saturday, November 5

At Columbia College Chicago, we put a creative twist on everything we touch. Open House is no exception. From the high-energy opening ceremony to faculty-led department tours, these events inform, entertain and offer a glimpse into what life is like as a Columbia student. Come to our Fall Open House and see if Columbia is the right place for you.

During Open House, you’ll have the chance to meet our renowned faculty members, tour our contemporary residence halls, check out our industry-standard facilities and meet talented Columbia students who truly love what they do.


We encourage you to bring family and friends. If you are planning to bring a group of more than six, please contact Admissions at 312.369.7130 or

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Can’t make it to Open House? That’s OK—you’ve got options. Check out to learn more about campus tours, regional information sessions and our virtual tour.

What to Expect the Day of the Event

Saturday, November 5
Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway
Doors open at 8:30 a.m.

When you check in at the Auditorium Theatre, we’ll give you a program with a schedule of the day’s events. Open House kicks off at 9 a.m. with a 45-minute welcome session, featuring opening remarks from the president of Columbia and performances from students and faculty members. After the welcome session, you're free to plan your own day. Information sessions and departmental visits take place on a rolling basis until 3 p.m. We’ll serve lunch beginning at 11 a.m. Check the program for locations.

Directions and Accommodations

Parking: There are many parking lots in the South Loop—several located on Wabash Avenue, very close to the Auditorium Theatre. Come early to get a good spot. Parking in the area can range from $10 to $25+, and weekend rates may vary. We do not recommend parking on the street.