Housing and Residential Experience


We will be conducting Fall 2024 Move-In the week of August 26, 2024.

We will offer move-in appointments at the Dwight, Arc, and University Center on the following days:

  • Monday, August 26
  • Tuesday, August 27
  • Wednesday, August 28
  • Thursday, August 29

We will offer move-ins at 30 East Balbo on the following days:

  • Monday, August 26
  • Tuesday, August 27

Move-in appointments will be available between 9am and 5pm on the above dates.

All new students should plan to attend Convocation on Friday, August 30, which is why there are no move-ins offered on this date.  

No Move-Ins will occur on September 1 due to Convocation. 
Students must sign up for a specific move-in date and time. Students will be able to begin selecting a Fall 2024 Move-In time on the Housing Portal in late-June, 2024. Our office will email students with more details as we get closer to sign-ups launching.  


This packet contains information on:
  • room furnishings
  • items to bring (and what not to bring)
  • health insurance and immunizations
  • locations and directions
  • your first week on campus
  • and more...



All Columbia College Chicago Residence Halls are drug, alcohol, and smoke-free. The use, possession, and/or sale of alcohol and/or illegal drugs is not permitted in Residence Life.

Residents and their guests are expected to follow the policies and procedures and accepted community standards described in this handbook.

You are joining a community in which respect for others is expected. We hope that you will be an active participant in a cooperative effort by residents and staff to accomplish this goal.




Move-in can be a stressful time. Below are common questions that parents and students have regarding move-in day. Please utilize our move-in packet and answers to the FAQs to help your move-in day be a stress free one. We look forward to welcoming you into our community!