Columbia College Chicago


With so much going on, you’re bound to have a few questions throughout the day. Below are answers to some of the more common ones we get, but if you don’t see what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to ask a Know It All.

  • Where can I grab a shuttle? And where will it take me?

    Free Columbia shuttles are available to drive you around campus from 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Please refer to the campus map for the nearest shuttle stop.

  • Where can I speak with an Admissions representative?

    The fourth floor of the Spertus Building, 610 S. Michigan Ave. Admissions Counselors host group Q&A sessions and are available for one-on-one conversations throughout the day.

  • Where can I talk to someone about financial aid?

    The second floor of the Spertus Building, 610 S. Michigan Ave. Our Student Financial Services staff will be on hand throughout the day to talk about financing your education.

  • I’m thinking of transferring to Columbia College Chicago. Who should I talk to?

    Transfer-specific sessions take place every hour on the ninth floor of 600 S. Michigan Ave. We welcome questions about transferring your credits, the application process and anything else.

  • I have application materials I want to drop off while I’m here. Where should I take them?

    Bring your application materials to the fourth floor of the Spertus Building, 610 S. Michigan Ave.

  • I’ve been admitted. Where can I drop off my tuition deposit?

    Bring your tuition deposit to the fourth floor of the Spertus Building, 610 S. Michigan Ave.

    You can also submit your deposit online at

  • When and where is lunch? Is it free?

    Lunch is on us today! Sandwiches, salads and soft drinks are yours for the taking at 1104 S. Wabash Ave.

  • How can I see Columbia's on-campus housing?

    We can’t wait for you to see our residence centers! Since you have a few options to choose from today, check out these virtual previews first to help you decide which one you want see in person.

    A small suggestion: Because the University Center is so centrally located on campus, people tend to gravitate toward it for their dorm tour, thus creating the single longest line of the day. Please consider touring one of the other residence centers so you can avoid a long delay at the University Center.

  • Open House ends at 3 p.m., but I’m in Chicago all weekend. Any suggestions on where to go or what to see?

    Check out for all of the happenings on our campus. We live in a truly awesome city. Because you’ve got the time, we strongly recommend taking advantage of some of what Chicago offers. Visit Metromix Chicago and the Chicago Reader for comprehensive listings of what's going on at area theaters, museums, clubs, restaurants and galleries.