Life @ KCAD

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On Campus

When it comes to your education, place matters. That's why KCAD's urban campus in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids is designed to be a dynamic hub of creative activity, both for our students and the community at-large. 

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Creative Community

What better backdrop for your art and design education than a city that runs on creativity? Grand Rapids is teeming with spaces and places that will enliven your senses and inspire new ideas and connections. 

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Grand Rapids and Beyond

Beyond a thriving creative culture, the city we call home has tons to offer, from safe, walkable neighborhoods to reliable public transportation to a wealth of dining, entertainment, and outdoor recreation opportunitties!

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KCAD students have the option to live locally in off-campus housing throughout Grand Rapids or live in traditional on-campus housing at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, with free daily shuttles to KCAD. 

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Visit KCAD

What's the best way to discover what life at KCAD is like? Come for a tour! Our knowledgeable guides will introduce you to spaces, resources, and people that will ensure you'll be able to make the most of your education.