Residence Life


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.



Out of all of the items to bring, we believe the most important for you to bring are: your linens. Regular sheets won't fit all our beds. We would hate for you to show up with the wrong sheets.

We've partnered with OCM to provide you with quality, custom sheets that are guaranteed to fit our specially sized beds. Take advantage of this amazing offer by clicking the OCM link to order your linens and other school supplies before they run out!


Columbia College Chicago has partnered with GradGuard, which offers an exclusive Renters Insurance plan that is specifically designed for college students. Columbia College Chicago students are eligible to participate in this program containing features you cannot access with other companies.


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!