Current Students

We're Here For You

We’re glad you’re here, whether you are new to CCAD or are returning to campus. At CCAD, we take great pride in the quality of our programs and people, and we're dedicated to providing you with an outstanding education. We’re also proud that our campus community is one where we look out for each other and are committed to each other’s success. Enjoy your time here, study hard, and let us know how we can help.

Dwayne Todd

Vice President for Student Affairs

Add/Drop Schedule


Weeks 1-2: 10% of tuition

Weeks 3-4: 40% of tuition and 100% of lab fees

Week 5: 80% of tuition and 100% of lab fees

Weeks 6-16: 100% of tuition and lab fees

Around Town

We love Columbus. There are so many things to do here. Take some time to explore this city (whether it’s for a project, or for fun). Your ventures off campus will only add to your education. See more about what we love here.

Upcoming Events

Parking Information

Our parking lots are monitored 24 hours a day. CCAD security staff will also periodically patrol this area as they do the rest of campus.

Ordering a student parking pass

Parking pass registration forms are typically mailed to students in early July. To request a parking pass for the following year, return the completed form with payment to:

One-Stop Student Services Office
Columbus College of Art & Design
60 Cleveland Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215

If your completed form and payment are received by Aug. 1, your parking pass will be mailed to you. If they are received after Aug. 1, your parking pass will be available for pick-up at the Safety & Security Office at the beginning of the semester. No pass will be provided until payment is received.

Paying for a parking pass

Please be aware that you must pay for a parking pass when you order it. You can pay online through CCAD’s ePayment site (accessible via Self Service). Or you can drop off cash or a check at the One-Stop Student Services Office. Parking pass fees are nonrefundable.

Types of Parking Passes and Permits

Regular Parking Pass
  • Cost: $150. Good for the academic year.
  • You may park in any campus lots designed for students—except for the overnight parking lot.
  • You must vacate all campus lots by 2 a.m. and may not return to the lot until 6 a.m.—with the exception of the Cleveland and Broad lot, which is available only from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., M–F.
  • Violators will be ticketed and risk having their car towed after multiple violations.

Overnight Parking Pass

  • Cost: $650. Good for the academic year.
  • Payment for the overnight parking pass must be made by cash, check, or charge.
  • You are encouraged to park in the lot on the southwest corner of Cleveland Avenue and Gay Street (south of Design Square Apartments).
  • This lot is reserved at all times for college employees and students parking overnight.
  • Overnight parking is also permitted in the lots on the north and west sides of DSA, however, students with daytime parking passes may also use these lots until 2 a.m.

Temporary Permits

  • Daytime permits are $5 per day and are valid from 7 a.m. until 2 a.m. of the following day.
  • Temporary overnight permits are $10 per day and are valid from 7 a.m. until 7 a.m. of the following day.
  • These permits must be clearly visible through the vehicle’s front windshield and are valid only for the dates indicated on the permit.
  • If you have valid parking registrations and wish to park a vehicle different from the one registered for a short period of time, you can get a free temporary parking permit in the Safety and Security Office.
  • Temporary permit holders are subject to all CCAD student parking policies.

Visitor Parking Permits

  • Visitor permits are for individuals visiting campus who are neither students nor employees.
  • They are available in the Safety and Security Office and are valid only for the date indicated on the permit.
  • Permits must be placed on the vehicle so that they are clearly visible.
  • Visitors are subject to all parking rules and regulations.
  • Parking permits for the overnight guests of resident students must be obtained through Residence Life staff.

Replacement Permits

  • You can replace a damaged permit or change a permit to cover a different vehicle for no charge at the Safety and Security office (as long as you have the original permit).
  • There is a $25 fee to replace a lost permit or to register a different vehicle without the return of the previously issued permit.

Parking Rules and Regulations

It’s important to understand the following parking rules and regulations because those who violate these regulations may receive a fine and/or have their cars towed beginning with the first parking violation.

Where to parkCollege-owned lots are marked with CCAD signs. Employees may park in any CCAD lot but must first fill up the lots designated for faculty and staff. Students are not permitted to park in lots designated for faculty and staff. No unauthorized person is permitted to park in handicapped or reserved parking spaces.

Your vehicle will be ticketed and/or towed if:

• It’s parked at the end of a row so that the entire vehicle is not directly in front of a block or within painted parking lines.
• It’s blocking the door to a building.
• It’s parked in such a way that makes it difficult for cars to exit from authorized parking spaces or parking lots.

Tickets, fines and towing

Tickets are issued and fines can be levied for violations of the parking rules (for example, parking improperly or not displaying a current permit in the lower left rear windshield) — starting with the first violation. You can pay your fines at the One-Stop Student Services Office. In addition, parking violations may result in your vehicle being towed (beginning with the first violation). Towing charges are levied on your vehicle by the towing company and cannot be waived or reimbursed by CCAD. If you park in a lot that's not owned by CCAD, the owner of the lot may have your car towed. Please review the campus map carefully to make certain you park only in lots owned or leased by CCAD.

Appealing a parking ticket

• Pick up a parking ticket appeal form from the Safety & Security Office.
• Return the completed form within 14 days of the disputed citation.
• The Director of Safety & Security will review the appeal within a week.
• It is your responsibility to contact the Safety & Security Office to check on the status of your appeal.

Please note that even if a fine is waived, the offense may still be recorded.

We Cater.

CCAD Dining Services provides a quick and easy online system for placing catering orders. You can view menus, estimate costs and then send the order along with the event date/location to dining services staff.

Students and other parties using CCAD facilities and in need of catering will need to pay with a credit card. CCAD staff and faculty can enter a departmental budget account to be charged or charge the cost to a credit card when placing the order, and the invoice will be sent directly to the Business Office.

Check out the online ordering site here.

This online service is run by the college’s dining services provider Aramark. If you have questions about using the catering service, contact Lara Ranallo at 614.222.3271 or