Manifest is Columbia College Chicago’s student driven event that showcases graduating student work.
As an annual tradition and defining ritual, Manifest brings the entire community together to celebrate our creative spirit and develop long-lasting, memorable relationships and connections.
Manifest will take place within 11 campus buildings and 4 outdoor spaces:
- Manifest Mainstage/Student Orgs/Activities on State St. between Balbo Dr. and Harrison St.
- ManiFresh at Wabash Ave. and Balbo Dr.
- Food Trucks at the Student Center
- CTVA at The Garden
6 - 7 P.M. | Masters Reception | Student Center, 754 S. Wabash Ave., 5th Floor
7 - 9 P.M. | Department Showcases | Campus-Wide
12:45 - 1 P.M. | Graduate Parade | Step off at the Student Center
1 - 1:30 P.M. | Manifest Kick-Off | State Street Stage on State Street between Balbo Dr. and Harrison St.
1:30 - 7 P.M. | Manifest State Street Stage presented by SPB + Student Org Activations | State St. between Balbo Dr. and Harrison St.
2 - 7 P.M. | ManiFresh and P. Lee Fresh Stage presented by Events Management Practicum | Balbo Dr. and Wabash Ave.
2 - 7 P.M. | Food Trucks | Student Center Parking Lot
2 - 9 P.M. | Department Showcases | Campus-Wide
7 - 8 P.M. | Manifest State Street Stage Headliner....TBD! | State St. between Balbo Dr. and Harrison St.
We hare hosting a Manifest Zoom Kick-Off just for students! The Manifest Student Team will provide the student body with an overview of what to expect at Manifest and how to get involved.
Early March. Stay tuned!
There are numerous opportunities for students who are not graduating to get involved. This includes working as a volunteers, performers, and installations. Applications will open in March. Please help spread the word!
Many Columbia students have never been to an in-person Manifest. Feel free to use this presentation we created to train students, new faculty, or staff on all things Manifest. Please also share the Manifest trailer above!