2013 Industry Events
So you’re graduating. You’re not quite sure how to start this whole networking-with-professionals-who-might-possibly-hire-you thing, and panic is starting to set in.
Time is running out for students to reserve guest tickets!
GO ON, GET THAT SUMMER JOB
Has your student found a summer gig? If not, now is the time to for them to pick that ripe job from the money tree, and get some good experience for their resumé. If a student is staying in Chicago and needs summer work, start with this list to get a dream gig.
2013 Alumni of the Year Recipients Announced
As an annual tradition, Columbia College Chicago will honor Alumni of the Year during spring commencement ceremonies on May 18-19. These three alumni, whose work and dedication to their craft is a tribute to the Columbia College spirit and ideal, are true success stories and have helped to author the cultural fabric around them. This year’s honorees include:
2013 COMMENCEMENT DVD
Graduation day is finally here! Make sure to capture this momentous time in your life by ordering a graduation DVD. It includes footage of every graduate crossing the stage at the historic Chicago Theatre and all of the speakers and performances from the ceremony, so you won’t miss a moment. Plus if you order early, you can save 20%.
2013 Honorary Degree Recipients
Each year at the Columbia College Chicago Commencement, we honor outstanding individuals in the arts, education, politics and public information - people who have engaged their great talents in important human service and whose life work and example embody the college's ideal and spirit.
New President and CEO Announced
After an intensive five-month search, Columbia College Chicago appoints Dr. Kwang-Wu Kim as the institution's 10th president and CEO.
2013 Commencement DVD
Graduation day is finally here! Make sure to capture this momentous time in your life by ordering a graduation DVD.
2013 Commencement Details and Tickets
Commencement is right around the corner, so here is what you need to know...
Parent Weekend at Manifest
Parent Weekend at Manifest is our third installment of the mini Parent Weekends of the 2012-2013 academic year. RSVP now!
Message about the March 5 Malfunction of the In-Building Notification System
A notification to the college community about the March 5 malfunction of the in-building notification system.
BEYOND BOOKS: WHAT CAN THE LIBRARY DO FOR YOU?
Columbia College Chicago’s Library is a mecca for resources — all designed to meet the academic and informational needs of students.
Columbia’s International Student Organization helps to bridge that gap international students may face coming to Columbia from another country, but it’s also a great way for non-international students to make awesome friends, learn about other cultures and help with great events.
2013-2014 FAFSA AVAILABLE JANUARY 1ST
Priority deadline has passed, but there is still time!
1098-T FORMS NOW AVAILABLE
You and your family may be eligible for higher education tax benefits because you’re attending college. Click here for information regarding tax deductions and credits you may be eligible to claim.
START THE SPRING 2013 SEMESTER | A FEW IMPORTANT DATES AND STUDENT RESOURCES
As the spring semester gets underway please be sure you aware of a few important dates, as well as several resources available to your student.
YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR HIGHER EDUCATION TAX BENEFITS & FREE TAX PREPERATION
You and your family may be eligible to receive higher education tax benefits because you’re attending college.
The Art of Giving
ShopColumbia hosts its 4th Annual Holiday Market Dec. 6-8, as it takes over the first floor of 623 S. Wabash Ave. to showcase the work of Columbia College student and alumni artists.
Graduation Applications Are Now In Oasis
Is your student ready to graduate? All undergraduate students should apply to graduate a year before they expect to graduate. Graduation applications are now available inside OASIS.
Your Student's Web Portfolio, Your Student's Future
There are many things your student can do with the fast-approaching winter break. Many students will be travelling to get some much needed rest and relaxation. But there is a way to jumpstart a career from wherever you are at over the upcoming holiday without having to get out of pajamas: starting with a web portfolio.
2013-2014 FAFSA AVAILABLE JANUARY 1ST
The priority deadline to submit your 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is February 1st. If you do not have your taxes filed by this time, use estimated income figures to submit your FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov.
2013 Commencement Schedule Announced
The 2013 commencement ceremonies will take place on Saturday and Sunday May 18th and 19th. Schedules and details are listed in the full article after the jump!
Wrap up Your Financial Semester
The holiday season is here and the end of the semester is near. The office of Student Financial Services (SFS) would like to wish you and your families a happy and safe holiday season and also remind you of a few items to wrap-up in preparation of the coming spring semester.
Students Get Real-World Reporting Experience on Election Night
As the 2012 presidential election unfolded on November 6, Columbia College Chicago students were on the front lines, covering the breaking political news as it developed and gaining real-life experience as political reporters during the most-watched night of political coverage in four years.
Alumna Aidy Bryant Joins SNL Cast
Columbia College Chicago theatre alumna Aidy Bryant (B.A. ’09) is one of three new cast members hired by NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.”
Student Illustration Wins First Place
Rhiannon Taylor, a sophomore in the Fiction Writing Department, recently received a major accolade for her work by placing first in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contest for illustrations that were inspired by her science fiction and fantasy writing.
Make Sure Your Student Can Register On Time
In order to register for the upcoming semester, your student account must be in good standing. If a hold is placed on a student account, they will be notified via Loopmail or by phone. Financial Registration Holds will begin on October 15th.
Graduation Block Party
Graduating undergrads and graduate students are encouraged to stop by, grab lunch and get their commencement check list started!
Gay Pride on Campus
Columbia College Chicago was included in the recent Campus Pride list of the top LGBT-friendly colleges and universities in the country, with four of a possible five stars overall. .
Parent Highlight Weekends: Save the Dates!
In response to your feedback we have planned three mini Parent Weekends, designed to give you more free time with your student to enjoy our unique artistic community.
Is Your Student Living On-Campus?
So you’re looking at your student waving in the rearview mirror in front of the University Center, you may be holding back tears and that’s okay! But what’s next?
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
Learn about Columbia's revised Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy.
Is Your Student A Commuter Student?
If your student will still be living with you at home, you are facing an equally difficult transition as your student learns to manage a new academic and social life, while their home life might still feel the same. Here are a few tips on how you can make that change a bit more manageable (for both of you).