How can I stay engaged with CCAD after graduation? Where do I find my transcript? What benefits does CCAD offer alumni? We compiled a list of benefits and commonly asked questions [and their answers].

Alumni Benefits Overview

CCAD alumni have access to a variety of perks and resources.

Discount on Continuing Education

Save 20% on all Columbus College of Art & Design Community & Youth Programming classes, including weekend and evening classes and professional workshops. Email [email protected] for your promo code.

Discount on Workshops

Receive a 25% discount off the Institute for Creative Leadership at Work workshops, including virtual and in-person sessions. Email Program Director Mary Beth Betrend at [email protected] for your promo code.

Career Coaching & Resources

Our career services team doesn’t just help current students; they’re also here for you whenever you need assistance, whether you’re in a career transition or relocating and searching for opportunities in a new city. Submit your information to connect with us, or email us at [email protected] to: 

  • Activate your alumni Handshake account that enables job searching and appointment scheduling
  • Sign up for the freelance bulletin board
  • Gain access to the Creative Careers & Collaboration online resources library 

Lifetime Library Privileges

As a CCAD alum, you can check out up to five books, DVDs, circulating magazines, or other eligible items at a time from Packard Library; you also have borrowing privileges through OhioLINK.

Student Loan Support

Our financial aid office is available to assist you with any questions related to student loan repayment. To get help, email [email protected].


You can also benefit from staying engaged with your alma mater.

  • Alumni Mentoring Final

    Alumni Mentoring

    Inspire and empower CCAD students by joining our Alumni Mentoring Program, a volunteer opportunity with a small time commitment and big impact.

  • Fashion Show Volunteer

    Attend a CCAD Event

    Take part in CCAD events like Fashion Show, Chroma, and Visiting Artists & Scholars.

  • CCAD Art Fair

    Art Fair Participation

    Apply to be part of our annual Art Fair & Marketplace; email [email protected] for details.

Additional Alumni FAQ

You may order official transcripts (or a replacement diploma) from our Office of Student Records. This process is completed online through Parchment, and transcripts will be delivered by USPS.

For additional assistance, email [email protected].

We love staying in touch with you! If you’ve recently moved, changed email addresses or phone numbers, or have other life changes to share, you can complete this form.

The CCAD community is full of amazing people, projects, events, and stories. And we want to promote them. Share your details about shows, events, projects, awards, and more by completing this form.

A Columbus College of Art & Design alumnus is defined as:

  • an individual who has earned a CCAD degree
  • an individual who attended CCAD for at least two years and left in good standing
  • an individual who attended CCAD before the college received accreditation

Still have questions? Send us an email at [email protected] or call 614-222-3243.