Spring Semester In Review At Columbia

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Spring 2024: Columbia College Chicago Highlights

What happened at Columbia College Chicago this semester? A lot of amazing things! This semester brought significant accomplishments, from bold projects and notable awards to inspiring events that united our creative community.

Navigate below to see what made headlines this Spring at Columbia.

  • January 2024

    USA TODAY Travel Awards Nominates Wabash Arts Corridor for Best Arts District 

    Columbia College Chicago is excited to announce that USA TODAY'S 10Best Reader's Choice Travel Awards nominated Wabash Arts Corridor (WAC) for "Best Arts District" in 2024   


Shea Couleé '11
  • February 2024

    Drag Superstar Shea Couleé ’11 Returns to Columbia 

    Columbia College Chicago welcomed back Alum Shea Couleé ’11 for a panel discussion and reception unveiling Couleé-curated fashion exhibit window. 


The Bluest Eye
  • March 2024

    The Bluest Eye: Exploring Transdisciplinary Storytelling at Columbia College Chicago 

    Columbia College Chicago brings Toni Morrison's “The Bluest Eye" to the stage March 13-23, made possible by student collaboration in dance, theater, writing, and other creative disciplines. 


Loréal Brandstorm
  • April 2024

    Columbia Team Wins U.S. L'Oréal Brandstorm Competition for Fourth Year in a Row 

    As the U.S. winners, students Angie Belloso, Breyona Smith, and Brianna Jennes earn an all-expense paid trip to London for the next stage of the international competition. 


Levin family
  • May 2024

    The Levin Family Expands Student-Focused Funds to Support Columbia Students 

    As founding members of the Family Advisory Council, Heidi and Steven Levin have made a generous gift to Columbia College Chicago to deepen the impact of the Levin Family Fund