Join Us for Admitted Student Day
Our Admitted Student Days are designed to help you and your family decide if Columbia is the right place for you. Come to campus and tour academic departments, take a workshop with a faculty member, learn how to fund your education, and mingle with Columbia students and other admitted students like yourself.
Admitted Student Days take place on Fridays and Saturdays throughout February, March, and April. Space is limited, so RSVP for your preferred date as soon as possible.Register for Admitted Student Day
Friday Admitted Student Days
- March 9
- March 30
- April 6
- April 27
Saturday Admitted Student Days
- March 10
- April 14
Each event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admitted Student Day is not mandatory, but we highly encourage you to attend. These events are different than orientation, which is required for all confirmed students.
Which department tour should I choose?
It’s best to choose the department that houses your intended major. If you’re not sure which one that is, or if you’re undecided, you can use the links below to explore:
Explore performing arts, music, and sound programs:
Explore management, communication, and writing programs:
Explore visual arts and media arts programs:
- Art and Art History
- Art and Materials Conservation
- Fashion Studies
- Film and TV
- Interactive Arts and Media
We'll provide a light breakfast, lunch, and snacks.
Where can I park?
There are many parking lots on or near campus—several located on Wabash Avenue. Parking in the area ranges from $10 to $25 and up; weekend rates may vary. We do not recommend parking on the street.
Can you recommend any hotels?Find Accommodations and Directions
View hotels that offer a special Columbia rate. Reserve your hotel rooms as early as you can, as Chicago hotels tend to fill up well in advance.
What if I can’t make it?
Have questions? Call us at 312-369-7220. Please call us at this number if you require accommodations for a physical disability.