Campus Visits

See the campus for yourself.

Please know that all visitors are required to wear masks at all times during their visit. For safety purposes, we have limited capacity at these events. Sign up as soon as you can to secure your spot!

Columbia College Chicago partners with the Hilton Chicago (720 S. Michigan Avenue) to offer a special rate for our visitors. Please use this link to reserve.

Are you interested in attending Columbia for a graduate degree? Learn about a personalized visit.


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Open House

Saturday, November 12, 2022.

Sign up for Open House and join us on campus to visit our facilities and chat with faculty and students. It’s a whole day dedicated to helping you decide if Columbia’s the place for you.

RSVP for Open House


  • admitted students
  • undergraduates
  • families
  • high school students
  • students interested in attending
  • transfer students
  • international students

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Columbia Day

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Columbia Day is a portfolio-review event where you can meet with faculty and get professional feedback on your portfolio. There will be workshops on creating a stellar body of work, how to apply to Columbia, and more. This event is geared toward high school and community college students interested in the following majors: Fine Art, Graphic Design, Fashion Studies, Illustration, Interior Architecture, and Photography.

Register for Columbia Day


  • admitted students
  • undergraduates
  • high school students
  • students interested in attending
  • transfer students
  • international students

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Campus Tours
Our student-led Campus Tours are fun, guided experiences that let you see firsthand all the greatness Columbia College Chicago has to offer—from our color-splashed South Loop campus to our bubbling student community. During these 90-minute tours, you’ll have a chance to check out the spaces and facilities for your program of interest. All tours include classrooms and collaboration spaces, a residence center, the Career Center, and more. Campus tours are offered Monday through Friday, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. (CST).

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  • admitted students
  • undergraduates
  • families
  • high school students
  • students interested in attending
  • transfer students
  • international students

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Appointments
Schedule an appointment with an admissions officer to chat about all things Columbia and get any questions answered. We offer both in-person and virtual 1-on-1 appointments. Just pick the one that works best for you!

Appointment Times


  • admitted students
  • undergraduates
  • families
  • high school students
  • students interested in attending
  • transfer students
  • international students

Virtual Experiences
Can't make it to our campus? We’ve got plenty of virtual events and video tours that showcase everything Columbia has to offer creative students like you. Find the one that’s made for you!

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Columbia Visits App
Our self-guided Columbia Visits tour app allows you to create customized, personalized tours any time you want to explore our campus, either from your home or if you happen to be in the South Loop of Chicago. Download the Columbia Visits app today and start exploring!

Columbia Visits App
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