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With on-campus move-in dates quickly approaching, students from designated states are reminded to verify a two week quarantine before arriving at Columbia—if not, they must find alternate housing to self-quarantine at.

BREAKING: Students from designated states must quarantine before arriving on campus

August 20, 2020

Students with housing contracts who live in a state listed on Chicago's Emergency Travel Order must quarantine in that state for two weeks before returning to Columbia. Originally, students fro...

Students, parents react to housing contract renewal process — 'this is a fiasco'

Students, parents react to housing contract renewal process — ‘this is a fiasco’

July 1, 2020

Students and parents bombarded Residence Life with phone calls and emails, with some making multiple attempts, as returning Columbia students and their families attempted to remotely fill out new ...

Corona classifieds: Students rely on virtual tours and chats during apartment and roommate searches

Corona classifieds: Students rely on virtual tours and chats during apartment and roommate searches

June 17, 2020

Like many students looking to move off-campus, junior animation major Five Verrier needed to find a place to live and roommates to split rent with, but searching for housing during the global pandem...

Tenants block off 53rd street by setting up furniture to mimic displacement from a single family home in Hyde Park.

Coalition blocks major Hyde Park thoroughfare to end Illinois’ 23-year-long rent control ban

March 13, 2020

Dozens of Hyde Park residents used a U-Haul truck to set up a couch, lamp, chairs and mattress in the middle of 53rd Street, shutting down part of "High-Rent Avenue" in front of State Rep. Curtis Ta...

Tuition for full-time students will increase by 2%, bringing it up to $27,142.

Costs for Columbia students to go up again

November 22, 2019

President and CEO Dr. Kwang-Wu Kim announced another increase in tuition and housing rates, this time for the 2020-2021 academic year. This is the third year in a row that tuition has been capped  at a 2% in...

Roughly two-thirds of college students

Oh, the lengths Columbia students will go to shave off student expenses

September 30, 2019

      When riding the South Shore Line, you are supposed to keep your feet off the seat. Tricia Parent ignores this rule, opting to keep her feet propped up. The South Shore Line...

SATIRE: Columbia resident gives tour of his new tent

April 1, 2019

Due to a shortage of housing, Columbia now allows students to live in the Graffiti Room in The Dwight, 642 S. Clark St. In order to reduce costs, the residents live in tents.

Hackers beware: women are coding

Hackers beware: women are coding

March 4, 2019

The cybersecurity field is made up of only 20 percent women, but a Chicago-based training program is dedicated to changing that.  Due to the increase in cyber crimes from September 2017 to August 2018, there were 313,735 cybersecurity job openings in the U.S., according to a study by Cy...

The 30 E. Balbo Dr. building stands at the corner of Wabash Ave. and Balbo Dr. Fully furnished apartments with in-unit laundry will be available for Columbia students next fall through Residence Life. 

Residence Life adds 30 East to on-campus housing lineup

March 4, 2019

From its bright colors, to the height of the building itself, it's hard to miss 30 East when walking through the South Loop. Residence Life determined the building that hugs the corners of Balbo Drive a...

Smollett cannot discredit victims

Smollett cannot discredit victims

March 1, 2019

“Empire” star Jussie Smollett’s name has been splashed across headlines for more than a month following his alleged attack in Chicago. Since Jan. 22, when a homophobic death threat letter was deli...

Students 20 years old and over are eligible to reside at Arc at Old Colony, 37 W. Van Buren St., for the 2017-2018 

Columbia adds Arc to upcoming housing, drops two dorms

March 6, 2017

Columbia's housing options for the 2017–2018 academic year will feature a new residence to replace the two buildings that will be taken off the portfolio starting in Fall 2017, according to a Feb. 24 email to students. The dorm buildings at 777 S. State St. and The Flats, 829 S. ...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed a plan to develop vacant homes in the city on Jan. 9 press release, which City Council will later review. 

Experts say Emanuel’s housing funds fall short

January 23, 2017

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a pilot program to develop vacant homes in Chicago neighborhoods that “need investment and jobs” and plans to invest $2 million in designated communities renovating 50 single...

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