Campus Services

Campus Safety

We make sure our campus is a safe and productive learning space for you.

The Safety & Security Office's prime purpose is to provide protection for all on campus. Security officers are trained to serve our campus safety and environmental health needs, and the main entrances of residence halls are monitored 24/7 and staffed in the evenings by trained security professionals.

We also:

  • issue parking permits and IDs
  • jump-start vehicles and help retrieve keys locked inside of vehicles
  • provide access if you get locked out of your residence hall room or apartment

CCAD continues to comply fully with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. CCAD’s most recent policies and statistics are available here and through the Dean of Students. The College’s Crime Log is available at the Safety & Security Office. You can reach the Safety & Security Office by calling 614.222.6165.

CCAD encourages all students, faculty, and staff to register for the college’s emergency notification system, CCAD Alert.  CCAD Alert can contact you and your family member(s) in the event of a campus emergency by cell phone, email, and/or text messaging.  You can sign up for the service here.

The Safety & Security Office provides protection at Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).

A One-Stop Shop for Student Services

This is the one-stop location where you can meet with your advisor, schedule courses, check on financial aid, make payments, submit address changes, verify enrollment and degrees, process loan deferment and order transcripts. One-Stop Student Services is located on the first floor of the Loann Crane Center for Design.

Office Hours:

Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Call 614.222.3295 for more information or email or

CCAD Student Supply Store

Art school swag and essential studio supplies, all in one place.

The student supply store is located on the main floor of Kinney Hall. Instead of heading off campus to the art supplies stores of Columbus, you can pick up everything you need right here. The store works in conjunction with the faculty to carry specific materials necessary for your courses. We also have T-shirts, caps and other CCAD swag.

Standard store hours:

Monday to Thursday: 7:45 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday: 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Summer and holiday hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone number: 614.222.3253

Buy your books online

Textbooks for your CCAD courses can be purchased through our online bookstore.

Freshman Kits

To get you started at CCAD, we have Freshman Kits that contain supplies and software you'll need as a new student. The kit will appear as a charge on your tuition and fees bill for your first semester. More information about the contents of the kit and the process to order books will be provided after you're admitted to CCAD.

Fitness Center

Work it out.

CCAD has two fitness centers on campus. The main fitness center, open to all students and employees, is located on the first floor of the Schottenstein Residence Hall. The second center is on the first floor of the Design Square Apartments and is exclusively available to its residents.

In addition to the fitness centers, CCAD has other organized exercise opportunities for you to get involved in. Think soccer, basketball, dodgeball, yoga and zumba. If you’re interested, contact the Student Involvement and Orientation Office for details and schedules.

The Market

CCAD’s main dining option on campus, the Market, is located on the first floor of the Design Square Apartments building. We serve made-to-order pizzas, along with a range of freshly prepared entrees, healthy salads and gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options.

The Market provides an all-you-can eat dining option, which you can use with your purchased meal plan or by paying the set meal price with cash or a debit or credit card.


  • Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 7 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday: 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

The Cafe

The Cafe is proudly serving locally roasted coffee from our friends at Crimson Cup. Visit us in the Crane Center and let us supply you with your daily dose of caffeine.

Cafe Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed 
Dining options at Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) include The Market and The Cafe.

Other Info You Should Know:

  • First-year residential students are required to purchase the Gold meal plan. It will automatically be added to your student bills. Residential students at a second-year level and higher must purchase the Gold, Silver or Bronze meal plan.
  • Each meal plan provides a set amount of FLEX dollars that operate on your CCAD ID like a debit card. These FLEX dollars can be used at the Market or the Cafe. When your FLEX dollars are gone, you can simply add more to your account by going to
  • 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. Check out the online ordering site here

Packard Library

Hitting the books.

If you're looking for books, electronic resources, magazines, journals, movies or digital images, you can find them all at the CCAD Packard Library. Need something more specific? You can find it quickly through a simple search on the statewide OhioLINK Consortium on the library's homepage. Whether you need something for class research or just a personal interest, the library and its staff are there to help you find what you need.

CCAD Thrift Store

Pick up some new duds on a budget.

Whether you're looking for gently used art supplies, appliances, clothes or shoes, the CCAD Thrift Store has you covered. The shop is located in Grant Labs and is open to all CCAD students, faculty and staff. Plus, proceeds benefit the Student Thrive Fund, an emergency relief fund for students.


Thursdays & Fridays: 10 a.m. to noon when classes are in session.