Welcome to the Student Center

Columbia College Chicago’s first-ever Student Center is open to our community of creatives.

The five-story, 114,000 square-foot space is the campus hub for gathering, collaborating, learning and celebrating. The Student Center is a stage, a canvas, a hub for innovation and creativity—a place to Shape What’s Next.

Read more in the college's press release.

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About the Student Center
Students conceptualized and planned for the Student Center during the 2015 college-wide “Dream Out Loud” input sessions. That input helped drive the design with the needs of students in mind.

Features include a Maker Space to develop work and learn new skills, music practice rooms and a film-screening room, modern and healthy dining options, gender-neutral restrooms, a fitness center, a reflection room for meditation and prayer, and event spaces for meetings, performances, and receptions. Student employees will also manage activities, hospitality, and other administrative needs.

Highlighted features include:

  • A food court offering daily service of freshly-prepared meal options, including vegan and vegetarian items, and rotating concepts for each week
  • A full-service coffee shop featuring Brewpoint Coffee roasted in Elmhurst, IL
  • On-site catering services available to the entire campus
  • A fitness center, open to all students, faculty, and staff, offering an array of fitness equipment and regularly scheduled fitness and wellness group classes (including yoga, spin and HIIT classes).
  • A new Makerspace offering a variety of workshops, tools, and equipment
  • The Career Center
  • Student Life and Activities Offices and work spaces
  • Large event center with reception space
  • Many meeting rooms, lounges, and activity spaces
  • Game room with billiards and ping pong tables
  • 2 outdoor balconies
  • Music practice rooms
  • Study rooms

Student Center Contact Information
754 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
Front Desk: 
studentcenter@gilestownandcountry.com 

 

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