Attend an Overnight Visit to experience life as a Columbia College student! Explore campus, visit downtown Columbia, sleep in a residence hall and see what life is like outside of the classroom. Talk with current students as they provide tours of campus and answer your questions.
Overnight Visits are designed for high school juniors and seniors who have applied or been accepted to Columbia College.
Before the event
Parents and students must complete and sign the Overnight Visit release form in order to participate in the event. Submit your completed form to AdmissionsEvents@ccis.edu at least three days prior to the Overnight Visit. Contact the Admissions Office at (573) 875-7352 if you have any questions.
Free parking will be available on campus. The closest parking is the Miller Parking Lot located along N. Eighth Street. For more information, view this campus map or directions to campus.
GPS Address: 1001 Rogers Street, Columbia, MO 65201
Arrival & departure
Check-in opens at 3 p.m. in Dulany Lee Room, Dulany Dining Hall. The program begins at 3:30 p.m. Upon arrival, you will be given your schedule for the evening and an informational packet. Be sure to bring your luggage, blankets, pillows and personal items with you to check-in.
Please plan to stay for the duration of the event. Check-out is open from 8 a.m.- 10 a.m. on Saturday.
This is a student-only event. However, parents are welcome to stay on campus until 5:30 p.m. for a brief introduction to Columbia College and campus tour. Please let the Admissions staff know when you check in if you'd like to take part in the parents' info session and tour. Parents are also welcome to join their students for breakfast in Dulany Cafeteria anytime between 8 a.m.- 10 a.m. on Saturday.
Attendees will take a walking tour of campus with Student Ambassadors, which will last approximately one hour. Your tour will include visits to the the residence halls, dining hall, athletic complex, classrooms and much more. Students will walk downtown for dinner, participate in an evening activity and stay overnight in the residence hall. Meals, boarding and activities are all included in your $15 registration fee! The event ends with breakfast on Saturday before students leave campus by 10 a.m.
Suggested packing list
Once your RSVP has been received, you will receive more detailed information in your confirmation packet.
- Clothing for two days, including a jacket if cooler weather, and appropriate sleep wear
- Toiletries (shower essentials, towel, etc.)
- Personal care products (hair care, toothbrush, etc.)
- Sleeping bag, blanket and pillow (students will sleep on the floor of the res hall rooms)
- Medications and copy of insurance card
- Miscellaneous (phone charger, petty cash, earphones, etc.)
Your registration fee will cover the cost for dinner, snacks and breakfast in our dining hall and local restaurants. If you have any dietary needs or restrictions, please notify the Admissions Office at (573) 875-7352.
Overnight accommodations - guests only
Overnight accommodations are plentiful in the Columbia area for guests and parents of students attending the event. For more information on hotels and motels, visit the Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau website at visitcolumbiamo.com or call (800) 652-0987.