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Join CCAD for CampUs UrbanEx

Now that you’re a part of the CCAD family, get to know your fellow students and the city you will soon call home at CampUs: UrbanEx.
CampUs UrbanEx is a three-day experience, from Monday, Aug. 20, to Wednesday, Aug. 22, for incoming students designed to help build pride in and connection with CCAD and the city of Columbus. You’ll participate in team-building activities, art gallery and neighborhood tours, meetings with CCAD alumni, and a community service project.
As a CampUs UrbanEx participant, you will get to:

  • Move in early to your residence hall room (if living on campus in the fall)
  • Meet with local alumni and creative economy influencers
  • Explore Columbus’ thriving arts scene through design agency visits and behind-the-scenes gallery tours
  • Get a taste of local food culture
  • Participate in a meaningful service project that helps benefit a local charity
  • Build relationships with CCAD faculty, upper-level students, and other incoming students 

What last year’s participants had to say about their CampUs experience:
“CampUs was dipping my toe in the water — it was an amazing experience and I would recommend it to everyone”

“Coming to CampUs has made me so confident in my choice to attend CCAD”

“It made me realize how different (in a good way) CCAD is from most places and I love it.”

“Start school with 30+ of your best friends”

“A great start to the year. CampUs will bring you closer to your class before you even enter the classroom.”
The CampUs experience is free (and accommodations will be provided), but space is limited to only 40 incoming students. CCAD will contact interested students after the deadline of Saturday, July 15 to let you know if you were selected to attend. If you have any further questions, please contact Maria D’Apolito, Director of Student Engagement at

Residential status for the school year