Columbia Weekend 2018

Columbia will host its annual Columbia Weekend beginning October 12, featuring art exhibitions and performances for students and their families.

Columbia will host its annual Columbia Weekend starting Friday, October 12. This weekend of events invites students, parents, family, and friends to partake in art exhibitions and interdisciplinary performances, maker sessions, as well as participation in meaningful social engagement on campus.

Columbia Weekend is a two-day event that begins with The Crawl on Friday. The Crawl features an art walk that celebrates the artistic community and integrity at Columbia. Participants can explore gallery openings, concerts, street and dance performances, and much more. On Saturday, students will attend departmental presentations with faculty that address the college’s academic goals. Shortly preceding presentations, students in attendance are invited to a President’s Brunch.

A more detailed schedule is laid out below:

Friday, October 12

3—5 p.m.—Student Services Drop-In Consultations and Early Check-In (623 S. Wabash Ave - First Floor)

4—9 p.m.—The Crawl (Campus-Wide)

6—9 p.m.—Family Reception and Check-In (1104 S. Wabash Ave)

Saturday, October 13

9—10 a.m.—Welcome and Concierge Stations (1104 S. Wabash Ave)

10—10:30 a.m.—President’s Welcome Address and Brunch (1104 S. Wabash Ave)

10:30—12 p.m.—Brunch (1104 S. Wabash Ave)

12:30—1:30 p.m.—The Academic Experience (Campus-Wide)

2—3 p.m.—The Maker Sessions (Campus-Wide)

Columbia faculty and staff not yet involved in Columbia Weekend activities are welcome to volunteer. For more information on how to volunteer, please contact Shannon Bourne, assistant director of Student Activities, at