Alumni Reception + Alumni Day (Columbia Weekend)

Don’t miss the best two days of autumn! Join fellow alumni, faculty, family, and friends at Columbia Weekend on Friday, October 23 and Saturday October 24.

The weekend kicks off on Friday with an exclusive Alumni Welcome Reception as part of the Wabash Arts Corridor (WAC) Crawl. This year, the WAC Crawl celebration of public art pays special tribute to the new murals by alumni and world-renowned artists that now adorn our “living urban canvas.”

Saturday, as our official Alumni Day, is filled with activities for everyone to enjoy! Attend a "Big Chicago" faculty panel discussion featuring Professors Alton Miller, Raquel Monroe, and Dominic Pacyga; moderated by Neil Pagano, Associate Dean of School of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Afterwards, join us for a casual lunch with family and friends, followed by campus tours and the city's first ever Halloween Gathering on the Chicago Cultural Mile; which features an Art and Halloween Festival and an evening Halloween Parade!

Space is limited. Register today!

Check out the detailed schedule below:

Friday, October 23rd

Alumni Welcome Reception - 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
623 S. Wabash in Hokin Gallery
Reception with hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and music
Registration is required

Wabash Arts Corridor (WAC) Crawl – 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Celebration of public art including new murals by alumni and world-renowned artists.

Saturday, October 24th is Alumni Day!

“Big Chicago” Faculty Panel Discussion - 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 
623 S. Wabash in Room 405
Featuring Professors Alton Miller, Raquel Monroe and Dominic Pacyga
Moderated by Neil Pagano, Associate Dean of School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Registration is required

Alumni & Family Lunch - 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
623 S. Wabash in HAUS @ Quincy Wong Center
Casual lunch with food, cider and music
Registration is required

Art and Halloween Festival - 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Activities, performances, and interactive experiences along the Chicago Cultural Mile
Children’s costume parade at Maggie Daley Park at 2 p.m.

Campus Tours - 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Registration is required

Break (with pizza) – 4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
623 S. Wabash in HAUS @ Quincy Wong Center

Alumni gather to walk to parade – 5:45 p.m.
623 S. Wabash, Lobby

Creative Spirit (Halloween) Parade - 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
On Columbus, traveling North from Balbo to Monroe
Parade with large spectacle, legions of lanterns, costumes, performances, music and dance

October 23, 2015 at 5:30pm - October 24, 2015
Columbia College Chicago
623 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
United States
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