Why should you visit Columbia College?
Explore campus community
Use campus visits to get a feel for the college and whether it would be a good fit for you. Check out our quick guide on how to make the best of your visit
Meet students, faculty and staff
Get a chance to ask all your questions for enrollment counselor, current students and faculty members. Make early connections with potential friends, teammate, faculty and staff to kick-start your first year.
Attend an event
Throughout the year, we have various events you can join and learn more about Columbia College. Events are held in-person or virtually. See event details for additional information.
Personalized Campus Visits
In-Person Tours are offered Monday through Friday and on select Saturdays throughout the year. During your personalized tour, you'll have the opportunity to meet with your admissions counselor, current students and faculty and staff. Once you walk past Rogers Gate and into our beautiful, red-brick buildings, you'll see exactly why thousands of students before you have chosen to call Columbia College home.
Plan a Group Campus Visit
Group campus visits are perfect for Middle School and High School classes interested in taking a tour of our beautiful campus. Learn more about college life and all the wonderful things Columbia College has to offer. Plan to be on campus at least 1.5 hours, with additional options such as lunch in our dining hall available upon request. To submit a group campus visit request click below.
A quick guide for your visit
Going to college is an exciting time, but it does require a bit of organization. Use this guide to navigate the process as you explore all of your college options.
- Keep a notebook or notes about each campus visit. Include costs, scholarship opportunities and degree programs your child may be interested in pursuing. Jot down how you felt about the campus during your visit.
- Include a list of pros and cons for each school. Pros may include features such as safety and a locked-in tuition rate, while cons may include location or lack of scholarship availability.
- Take pictures during the tour to remember the feel of the campus.
- Consider the location. Will it be easy for your child to get around, both on campus and in the community? Is there an airport nearby? How difficult would it be for your student to travel back and forth during holiday and summer breaks?
It’s OK to ask your tour guide questions. Here are a few to consider:
- How safe is the campus? Are there dedicated campus safety officers and how often do they patrol?
- What are the smoking/alcohol policies on campus?
- What is the average class size?
- Who will be teaching the majority of classes—professors or graduate teaching assistants? Do faculty members have the highest degrees in their respective fields?
- Does the college offer internship opportunities and lifelong career services?
Come to campus during one of our events to learn more about our student life, school and departments, admission process, and connect with the Columbia College community.
Nursing Open House
Learn about our nursing programs, meet our faculty and see our state-of-the-art facilities.
Bring your family along for this guided tour of Columbia College’s spookiest history.
CC Quest Day
Select courses, get your student ID picture taken, learn more about campus resources, meet other new students, and speak one-on-one with a financial aid staff member.
Scholarship day is an interview competition for new students to compete for funding to help pay for college.
Learn more about our academic programs, visit one-on-one with professors, tour campus with a current student and see what campus resources are available.
Pre-Med Day +
Students can learn more about applying to medical school or other medical/veterinary post-graduate programs.
Featured student testimonial
“The minute I stepped on campus, I instantly fell in love with it—everything from the small community to being able to really feel like I’m a part of the college. I matter at Columbia College. I’m going to be remembered here, too.”