The transcriptional insulator CCCTC binding factor (CTCF) was shown previously to be critical for human MHC class II (MHC-II) gene expression. Whether the mechanisms used by CTCF in humans were similar to that of the mouse and whether the three-dimensional chromatin architecture created was specific to B cells were not defined. Genome-wide CTCF occupancy was defined for murine B cells and LPS-derived plasmablasts by chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing. Fifteen CTCF sites within the murine MHC-II locus were associated with high CTCF binding in B cells. Only one-third of these sites displayed significant CTCF occupancy in plasmablasts. CTCF was required for maximal MHC-II gene expression in mouse B cells. In B cells, a subset of the CTCF regions interacted with each other, creating a three-dimensional architecture for the locus. Additional interactions occurred between MHC-II promoters and the CTCF sites. In contrast, a novel configuration occurred in plasma cells, which do not express MHC-II genes. Ectopic CIITA expression in plasma cells to induce MHC-II expression resulted in high levels of MHC-II proteins, but did not alter the plasma cell architecture completely. These data suggest that reorganizing the three-dimensional chromatin architecture is an epigenetic mechanism that accompanies the silencing of MHC-II genes as part of the cell fate commitment of plasma cells.