We are located in a vibrant downtown area and it's a good idea to scope out your parking options before a visit to our campus.
We recommend parking in the Grand Rapids city ramp just west of the KCAD campus (there are entrances on both Ionia and Pearl Streets.) This ramp is right next door to our campus.
The Rapid Wave Bus Pass
KCAD students currently receive city bus rides for free (only incurring a small one-time fee when the card is issued – for $3.00). Use the Trip Planner and Nearest Stop features on The Rapid homepage to see how you can use The Rapid to travel to and from KCAD, and learn more about using The Rapid via the links below:
Student Parking Options
DASH Lots 7 or 9 - KCAD leases a small number of parking spaces from the City of Grand Rapids. Cards are available for $192 per semester plus a $20 security deposit. The deposit will be refunded once the card is returned to the KCAD Student Services Office, as long as you do not owe money to the College. The DASH shuttle bus drops off outside of KCAD.
We also have parking cards available for the Gerald R. Ford Museum North Lot. These cards are available for $200 per semester plus a $25 security deposit. The deposit will be refunded once the card is returned to the KCAD Student Services Office, as long as you do not owe money to the College.
Other parking options
- St. Marks Episcopal Church, 134 N Division Ave – $8.50 per day plus a $20 non-refundable card deposit. Contact Pam Stevenson at 616.456.1684.
- DASH Area 7 & 9: Pay $2.00 per day. Debit/Credit cards and exact cash accepted at exit. You pull a ticket coming in and pay when you leave. Area 7 fills up early and may be full for this option, so Area 9 may be a better choice. Take the free shuttle bus to get to KCAD.
- Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. The website for downtown parking options.