ccad housing is where your people live.
CCAD is where you'll find the people who question, who see the world differently, who are passionate about art and design and are excited to learn more. These are your people. From the moment you move into one of our contemporary on-campus residence halls, you'll be part of an inclusive culture in a young city that champions creativity, progress and diverse viewpoints. Living on campus your first year, which the majority of our students do, allows you to meet people outside of your major, be able to walk, skateboard or bike to campus events and feel safe and secure in a growing Midwestern city.
CCAD has two on-campus residence halls: Design Square Apartments and Schottenstein Residence Hall. They're both open 24 hours a day during normal college operations and are supervised by desk assistants, CCAD security officers and a resident advisor.
On-campus CCAD housing is managed and staffed by the director of Residence Life, the residential community coordinator and 14 resident advisors. Resident advisors ensure the safety and security of all residents in the buildings, offer educational, personal and professional assistance when appropriate and provide appropriate referrals.
Although CCAD requires first-year and incoming students to live on campus during their first year of study, there are a few exceptions if:
- you are from the central Ohio area and are commuting to CCAD
- you are married or have been living with a domestic partner for an extended period of time (Must be verified.)
- you will be living with an immediate family member while attending CCAD (This exception is provisional and may be denied by the college.)
- you are transferring to CCAD with a minimum of 24 credit hours completed at another college or university
If you're a student meeting any of the above conditions or seeking an exemption to the requirement, you may request an exemption form from firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you're a returning student, you may seek other Columbus housing options. There are a variety of online resources to find apartments for rent in Columbus near campus, so talk to other students or your advisor for suggestions.