On-Campus Classes to Resume in August

For 166 years, Columbia College has provided an academically rigorous, career-relevant, and empowering educational experience. The hallmarks of the College include small classes, personal attention, mentoring, and innovative teaching and student services provided by faculty and staff truly dedicated to each student’s success. The heart and soul of the College are found in the intimate and affirming culture that is achieved in person-to-person encounters that prepare our graduates for lives of meaning and purpose. For these reasons, Columbia College will reopen in mid-August with students on campus for classes and living in residence halls. Extensive plans have already been undertaken and will continue through the summer to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff are the highest priorities.

Benefits of a Small College, Small Classes

Zero percent of classes at Columbia College in the Fall Semester have over 30 students. With 75% of our classes having 20 or fewer students and an average class size of 13, there are sufficient classrooms to accommodate all classes with social distancing. Unlike larger universities, you will take classes together with your fellow students and expert professors, taking full advantage of the outstanding learning community at Columbia College.

Resources for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

Our campus guidance provides a number of resource quicklinks for students, faculty, and parents navigating college life during the coronavirus pandemic. From mask policies to student support services to new procedures across campus facilities, we want to keep you safe and informed.

COVID-19 POLICY Updates Read Letter from the President