DEPS - Department of Exhibitions, Performance & Student Spaces Columbia College Chicago

Greetings: The safety and well-being of the campus community, including event organizers, performers, attendees, staff and AV technicians is the priority of the Department of Exhibitions and Performance Spaces.  The following safety protocols have been implemented for DEPS spaces while COVID-19 restrictions are in place.  The safety protocols, guidelines for permissible events and changes to DEPS policies were adopted to adhere to Columbia College Chicago’s reopening plan, including Columbia College Chicago's Enhanced Disinfection and Cleaning Standards as well as the City of Chicago’s Phase IV reopening guidelines for performance venues.


We appreciate your cooperation as we navigate these difficult and ever-changing times.

Safety Protocols

Permissible Events

Changes to DEPS Event Policies


About Our Spaces

The Department of Exhibition and Performance Spaces are common areas where students can interact, relax, and socialize. DEPS produces 30+ exhibitions each year and hosts over 500 events including: fiction and poetry readings, film and video screenings and music, theater and dance performances.  DEPS facilities are entirely supported by the Student Activity Fee and are only available for student-centered programming.  Events must be free and open to Columbia College Chicago students.

Typically all DEPS spaces are requested through the Space Scheduler (see our Events Planning Checklist below for details).  For the upcoming year in order to prioritize academic class needs and ensure safety guidelines, All DEPS event spaces are booked directly through Connie Stanley,

Multi-Purpose Performance Spaces (click each space for more information)

HAUS, located within the Quincy Wong Center for Artistic Expression

623 S Wabash Ave, first floor, Chicago, IL 60605

Conaway Center

1104 S Wabash Ave, first floor, Chicago, IL 60605

The Living Room (New this year!)

618 S Michigan Ave, 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60605



Email Connie Stanley, DEPS Manager of Events & Performance Spaces, directly at or call (312) 369-3250. 

Feel free to tour all of our facilities and ask questions of our staff before deciding which venue is appropriate for your needs.

Booking Information