SUMMER AT COLUMBIA immersion for creative high schoolers

My daughter loved the Summer program and was bummed when it was over. She made a lot of new friends that she keeps in contact with. She really enjoyed her class and activities.
— 2018 Summer at Columbia Parent


Here is an example of a day in the life of a Entrepreneurship for Creatives student in the 2018 Summer at Columbia program.

  • 8:30am All students convene at the Residence Hall. Student Mentor accompanies all students to class at 618 South Michigan Avenue.

  • 9:00am Students attend Intro to Management and Entrepreneurship Class, with guest speaker from Sprout Social.

  • 11:50am Student Mentors accompany students to lunch.

  • 12:30-2:00pm Flex time for lunch, homework, or special projects

  • 2:00pm Students depart via public transportation for an afternoon session at Google Chicago headquarters, for a tour of the offices and a Q&A.

  • 5:00pm Students, Faculty and Student Mentors grab a quick dinner in the West Loop neighborhood.

  • 6:30pm Students and Student Mentor return to the Residence Hall. Commuter students are free to return home at this point.

  • 7:30pm Studying and working on class projects.

  • 10:00pm Lights out and room check for all residential students.