Welcome to the Team Manifest Website!

Your hub to all Manifest information as Columbia prepares for the big day!

This site serves as:

1. An information hub

  • This website will list information, deadlines, resources, protocols and updates about Manifest.
  • Download the app to easily access this group. For mobile devices, search "Columbia College Chicago" in the App Store (Apple) or Google Play Store (Android.)

2. A communication platform

  • Lookout for emails from manifest@colum.edu for updates!
  • Use the General Channel Feed if you have questions for Team Manifest or have announcements or questions for other Manifest Liaisons.


6 p.m. | Campus Wide


1 - 1:30 p.m. | MANIFEST KICK-OFF | Main Lot on Wabash

1:30 - 8 p.m. | MAINSTAGE presented by the Student Programming Board + Student Orgs | Main Lot on Wabash

2 - 7 p.m. | MANIFRESH presented by EMP | Balbo Dr. and State St.

2 - 9 p.m. | DEPARTMENT SHOWCASES | Campus Wide

Manifest Mission

Manifest is Columbia College Chicago's student driven event that showcases graduating students' 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 2024 Theme: BREAKTHROUGH

Festival Goals

1. Create a sense of belonging within our community through shared experiences within the planning process and culminating festival- an event that is unique to Columbia College Chicago.

2. Empower students to actively hone their academic learning by real-world practice, deepening their knowledge and skillsets through the application of their disciplines.

3. Showcase Columbia talent to industry professionals, launching students towards their careers and creative journeys.


Manifest will take place within 12 campus buildings and 3 outdoor spaces that include:

  • Main Lot that includes the Mainstage, Student Org Tents and various Activities on Wabash Ave at Balbo
  • ManiFresh in the L-Lot on Balbo and State
  • Food Truck Lot on the north side of the Student Center

Download your Manifest map here!

For all guests who do not have a campus card, we encourage you to RSVP using the Manifest Engage App. The app will be your guide to all programs and activities. Once you RSVP, you will show your QR code at any check-in to receive a Manifest wristband that will grant access to the entire festival!

*NOTE- if you are experiencing issues with the app or do not have time to register in advance there will be an onsite check-in process available on the day of the event.