Columbia Weekend, October 20-21


Friday, October 20, and Saturday, October 21, 2017

For students, parents, family, and friends

Come visit Columbia College Chicago to see what what we're all about—and experience your student's college community.

You can download the guide here.

Parent and Family Programming

When: Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21

Where: Columbia campus and surrounding area

It is our pleasure to invite you to Columbia College Chicago’s Annual Columbia Weekend.

Friday night, join us for a weekend of student performances, stunning art, and meaningful social engagement on Columbia’s campus.

On Saturday, participate in dynamic intellectual discussions with faculty, experience your student’s academic journey through departmental presentations, attend interactive Maker Sessions and attend the President’s Reception! That evening, watch Columbia’s new student community, joined by Chicago’s creative communities, process down South Michigan Avenue on the Cultural Mile in a new citywide event: The Halloween Gathering.

Don’t miss this enjoyable opportunity for insightful discovery and engagement within your student’s community!

Registration Closed October 6th

WAC Crawl

When: Friday, October 20, 4-9 p.m.

Where: 400 to 1200 S. Wabash Avenue (between Van Buren Street and Roosevelt Road)

The Wabash Arts Corridor (WAC)Chicago’s new center of public art, presents the 2017 WAC Crawl, a free public event along Wabash Avenue, from Congress Parkway to Roosevelt Road.

This year’s celebration features exhibitions, performances and events from businesses and major cultural and educational institutions in the South Loop and coincides with Columbia Weekend, Columbia College Chicago’s signature “welcome back” event of the fall semester.

The WAC Crawl is open to the public and does not require Columbia Weekend registration.

WAC Crawl Schedule

Arts in the Dark Parade

When: Saturday, October 21, 6-8 p.m.

Where: Along Columbus, from Balbo to Monroe

Columbia will join world-renowned institutions, including the Field Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, for a magical evening. This dramatic display activates Halloween as the “artist’s holiday” along one of the most prestigious cultural avenues in the world.

Students and families are welcome to meet at 618 S. Michigan at 5:30 p.m., to walk as a group with our student leaders.

The Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade is open to the public and does not require Columbia Weekend registration.

Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade

Image: City of Chicago