Staying Connected . . .

No matter where life takes our graduates we want to help them to stay in touch with one another and the KCAD community. Check out some ways to connect below:

Alumni Association

Find out all there is to know about KCAD’s Alumni Association and how you can be involved.

Make a Social Connection

Connect with KCAD and fellow alumni on the Kendall Alumni Facebook page

Get the Alumni e-Newsletter

See what your fellow graduates are up to, share your own news, and keep up with the latest campus events and activities with this monthly publication.

Sign up for the mailing list.

Missed an issue?
See past issues of the Alumni e-Newsletter.



As a collaboration between Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) and KCAD, shopUICA is open to the community and designed for artists, designers, students, and entrepreneurs. Think part gallery shop and part college bookstore. Includes a selection of KCAD merch, art supplies, and opportunities for KCAD students and alumni to sell their work. ⁠ ⁠

Interested in selling at shopUICA?

Fill out our application form to get started. 

Career Resources

Create an account on Handshake, Ferris and KCAD's online resource for searching for jobs and internships. KCAD Alumni do not need to have a email address to access Handshake.

However, if you would like to reactivate your email you may. For instructions on how to do this click here.

For Handshake access with a non email please follow the following link:

On this page enter your preferred email and click next. For the school please select "Ferris State and KCAD" and follow the remaining prompts to set up your account.

Graduate Programs

Get information on all of KCAD’s Graduate Program offerings.

Hire KCAD Talent

Find out how your company or organization can connect with our KCAD alumni and students.

Visiting Campus

As a college community, we strive to ensure our campus is a welcoming and safe environment for our students, employees, and guests. When you visit campus, you should expect to be greeted by KCAD staff or security and asked to sign in. As an alumnus, you will be offered the opportunity to update your contact information. KCAD staff or security will then provide you with a guest pass and help direct you.

Alumni are encouraged to visit campus when connecting with faculty and programs, to check out the latest exhibitions at KCAD and UICA, utilize the Kendall Library and Dow Center FlexLab, and attend events. Alumni and guests will not be provided access to any labs, shops, or studios on campus unless they are working as a KCAD visiting artist or designer. KCAD labs, shops, and studios are for current student and employee use only.

Alumni who wish to schedule a guided tour of campus should call 616.259.1150 or email [email protected]. 

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We love to share stories about how our students, alumni, faculty and staff are moving the needle. Please take a moment and tell us yours by filling out the KCAD News submission form!

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