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.
Student Parking Options
- KCAD leases parking spaces from the City of Grand Rapids. A small number of DASH lot 7 and DASH lot 9 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. Please have a payment of $212 ready when you pick up your card. 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. Please have a payment of $225 ready when you pick up your card. Also you will need to bring the make, model, year, color and license plate number of the vehicle you will be driving. If you will also be using an alternate vehicle from time to time, please bring the specifics for that one also.
- Ride the Rapid. Again this year, you will be able to get fee bus passes from KCAD's Activities and Resource Center. The Rapid is a public transportation system for the greater Grand Rapids area. View all available routes and the times the buses run.
- Ride the Rapid Silver Line It is a bus rapid transit (BRT) system, offering rail-like convenience and comfort on a more cost-effective vehicle. It connects Grand Rapids, Kentwood, and Wyoming, mainly serving the Division Avenue corridor.
- PASS is a suburban feeder shuttle that transports passengers from their curb to The Rapid fixed-route system. If you live more than 1/3 of a mile off a bus line, PASS may be able to connect you to the nearest bus stop for only $3.50. You must be registered by 4:30 pm the day before the trip is needed.
Again this year, KCAD will be able to offer you free bus passes for the city’s public transportation bus system. They will be available in KCAD’s Activities and Resource Center (ARC). Please watch your Ferris email for further updates from the ARC.
Other parking options
- City of Grand Rapids parking facilities: The City of Grand Rapids Parking Department offers many options for parking. Whether you are looking for other monthly parking card options or if you are looking for a lot to use on a day-to-day basis, their website City of Grand Rapids parking can help you research other available options in the area. You may also contact their office at 616-456-3290.
- St. Marks Episcopal Church, 134 N Division Ave – $8.50 per day plus a $20 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.