We recommend bringing parents, mentors, or other guardians/supporters as your guests to Orientation. The guest sessions are really geared towards supporting students during their time at Columbia, and are less focused on providing an overview of the campus. For prospective students who are interested in learning about how Columbia might be a good fit for them, we recommend attending an open house or scheduling a campus tour.
Yes! The Columbia College Chicago bookstore carries a wide variety of art supplies, office and digital supplies, books and convenience items. In addition, the store has a large selection of Columbia clothing and gifts.