Words of Advice

Starting college can be fun, scary, exciting, difficult and completely new for many freshmen. We know—because we’ve been in their shoes—that it might get a bit overwhelming at times.

But this year's crop of freshmen were not alone. Thousands of you—Columbia College Chicago alumni—stood where they're standing right now.

They're just as excited, just as motivated, and just as ready as you once were to meet the challenge that college will present.

In fact, everyone at Columbia wants our students to succeed. That’s why alumni, faculty and staff shared their best advice on everything from academics, to managing your time on-campus, to making friends and meeting people.

Read some of the advice here: Words of Advice

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