Visiting Media

We gladly welcome media representatives to our campus. However, prior to arrival, we ask that you notify the office of advancement and facilitate the visit by calling 803.786.3298. Unauthorized visitors may be stopped by campus police.

Columbia College will provide reasonable access to campus. However, we may regulate media access so as not to disrupt teaching or research; to protect the health and safety of students and staff; to protect the privacy of students and others who live on campus; and to comply with state and federal laws on student and personnel data.


Reporters, photographers and news crews may be able to visit a class. In fairness to instructors and to respect the privacy of students, please make advance arrangements with the advancement office.

Event Request | Campus Space Rental

If you would like to request the use of campus space for a special event, you'll need to complete our campus event request form.


Reporters and news crews may park in Parking Lot A (corner of Colonial Drive and Columbia College Drive) or call the advancement office to coordinate alternative parking. If your vehicle is not marked with a station or publication logo, place a media business card on the driver’s side of the dashboard. Although vehicles are generally not permitted on the interior campus, limited vehicle access closer to certain buildings can be arranged through the advancement office.

Residence Halls | Dining Halls

Any reporter or news crew wanting to interview, photograph or record inside residence halls or the student union must first be approved by the dean of students, and must then be accompanied by an assigned escort while in these halls. Time in the halls may be limited. For further information or to make arrangements, please contact the office of advancement.



Please contact the office of advancement for authorization before using any versions of the Columbia College logo. To request permission, email

During use, logos may not be altered in any way which may deviate from the official style guide. When resizing, please take care to avoid stretching or compressing the image. No version of any official Columbia College logo may be used in colors which differ from those listed.

All versions of the Columbia College logo, both academic and athletic, are institutional trademarks of the College. Any unlawful or unauthorized use of Columbia College logos is prohibited.