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Columbia College Chicago

1104 S. Wabash Ave.

Chicago, IL 60605

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Join fellow alumni, faculty, family and friends at Columbia Weekend on Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22!

The weekend kicks off on Friday with our Columbia Weekend Welcome Reception for alumni, parents and friends. This reception can be your first stop as you spend the evening exploring the Wabash Arts Corridor (WAC)—the South Loop’s “living urban canvas,” which includes 12 galleries and collections, 14 performance spaces, 200+ artists, music, media, theatre, dance, chalk art, pop-up experiences and more!

Saturday features a special President’s Luncheon, where you can "experience" Chicago neighborhoods through food and drink. Afterwards, continue the fun as alumni take over the A+D Fabrication Facility for our Alumni Social. The weekend concludes with the second annual Halloween Gathering on Chicago’s Cultural Mile—a “spirited” city-wide event. Unite with your fellow Columbia College Chicago community as we walk in the night time Halloween Parade!

Join us on campus for one or all of these activities during Columbia Weekend!


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2016

4-7 p.m.
Welcome Reception - $10
Join Miriam Smith, Executive Director, Alumni Relations & Annual Giving, and Sharon Wilson-Taylor, Vice President for Student Success, to kick off the evening with hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and student music. Remarks at 4:30pm and 5:30pm.

4-9 p.m.
WAC Crawl - free
Experience a stunning array of new, large-scale street and public art projects, gallery openings, concerts and dance performances. Special food and drink offerings from local restaurants and bars will be available.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2016

12:30-3 p.m.
President’s Luncheon - $10

Join the President of the college, Dr. Kwang-Wu Kim, for Chicago-themed hors d'oeuvres, student bands and an address on the year ahead. Visit ShopColumbia’s pop-up shop featuring student and alumni artwork for sale. Remarks are at 12:45pm.

3-5 p.m.
Alumni Social - $10

Stay on campus and join fellow alumni for an afternoon social at the A+D Fabrication Facility. Check out the cool technology and machines such as their 3D printer and laser engraver, and take home a personalized gift. Beer and wine will be served.

5-8 p.m.
The Halloween Gathering/Parade - free

Presented by the Chicago Cultural Mile, this dramatic display activates Halloween as the “artist’s holiday” along one of the most prestigious cultural avenues in the world. Columbia College Chicago will join dozens of local and world-renowned institutions for a magical evening parade.


Space is limited.

Pre-registration is required.
Register today!


All registration fees and donations are non-refundable and non-transferable.



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Columbia College Chicago

1104 S. Wabash Ave.

Chicago, IL 60605

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