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KCAD Student Housing Options

KCAD students have options when it comes to housing. Learn more via the links below:

Live On Campus (Big Rapids)

Starting fall 2020, incoming KCAD freshman can pursue a more traditional first-year college experience by living alongside other KCAD students on the main campus of Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI. Students will be able to enjoy all of the convenience, security, meal plan options, and other amenities on-campus housing has to offer, while still being immersed in KCAD’s supportive creative community.

What's more, students can leave the driving to us and enjoy door-to-door transportation to and from KCAD during the semester (Mondays-Fridays) on WiFi enabled buses. This option is a great way for new students to gain confidence and develop independence in a safe and secure-environment.

Learn more about on-campus housing at Ferris State University

Live Off Campus (Grand Rapids)

KCAD's urban campus is surrounded by safe, accessible, and conveniently located residential neighborhoods that offer a variety of apartment and sublet rental options. Many students choose to live—often together—in spacious rental properties located in the city's historical Heritage Hill district, less than a mile from KCAD, while others live further out, commuting to campus via car or finding housing near a vast network of dedicated bus routes that offer reliable transportation to the downtown area.

Students who live in or near the downtown area also experience a vibrant community filled with cultural institutions, concert venues, movie theaters, restaurants, and more. A dining plan is also available for students living in Grand Rapids through a collaboration with nearby Grand Rapids Community College, which is right up the road from KCAD.

Learn more about off-campus housing in Grand Rapids