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CCAD has two on-campus residence halls: Schottenstein Residence Hall and Design Square Apartments. They're both open 24 hours a day during normal college operations and are supervised by Desk Assistants, CCAD security officers, and Resident Advisors.

On-campus CCAD housing is led by the Director of Residence Life and Housing. One fulltime professional staff member, the Residential Community Coordinator lives on campus. 14 Resident Advisors work to build community, connect residents to resources, and ensure the safety and security of all residents in the buildings.

Although CCAD requires all incoming (first-year and transfer) undergraduate students to live in the residence halls during their first year enrolled at CCAD, there are a few exceptions if:

  • You are from Central Ohio with a zip code within 35 miles of campus and will commute from your parents’ primary residence.
  • You will live with an immediate family member whose residence is in Central Ohio with a zip code within 20 miles of campus.
  • You will be at least 21 years of age by the start date of the upcoming semester.
  • You are a transfer student who has completed a minimum of 24 credits at another college/university.
  • You are married or have been living with a domestic partner for an extended period of time.

If you're a student meeting any of the above conditions and are interested in being exempted, you will have the opportunity to petition for an exemption.

If you're a returning student, you can apply to live in our Upper-Level housing or you may seek other Columbus housing options. Learn more about your residential options at CCAD.   

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Schottenstein Residence Hall


Schottenstein Residence Hall

The Schottenstein Residence Hall provides a close community experience where it's easy to meet new people, walk to a campus event and, overall, get a great start at CCAD. With open-lounge community spaces and secure and bright residence hall rooms, you’ll have the space to get your work done and relax with new friends. Open since 1986, the building is a suite-style residence hall with four residents per suite. Each suite consists of two bedrooms, a common area and one shared bathroom. The building houses 231 other incoming students, eight resident advisors and one professional staff member.

Schottenstein Residence Hall floor plan


Design square apartments


Design Square Apartments

Design Square Apartments combines the convenience of on-campus housing with the independence of apartment living. In this sleek, glass, modern-style building, you’ll have an amazing view of campus or the city right in your living room. Each apartment houses four residents. You’ll have your own fully furnished private bedroom with workstations and wardrobe. You’ll share two full bathrooms as well as a fully furnished living room equipped with internet access. The dining area and kitchenette comes with stainless steel appliances and plenty of space for cooking. The building also has laundry facilities, a campus convenience store and a fitness center. CCAD also has summer leases available for the DSA apartments.

Design square apartment floor plan.

Interested in applying for CCAD student housing? Email [email protected] for details.