We know how much you care about your child's future. And we're here to help.

Kendall College of Art an Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) is a close-knit learning community where we believe in cultivating personal, meaningful relationships with our students, and that includes their parents, families, and supporters.

Read on to learn more about how you can plan for and connect to your student's KCAD experience. 

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Exploring and Applying

Visiting KCAD

Interested in learning more about what KCAD has to offer? Come explore our safe, connective, and resource-rich campus and see for yourself. 

Ways to visit

Applying to KCAD

Whether you're just getting the lay of the land or you're ready to dive in, we're here to support you through every step of the application process. 

Learn more about applying

Funding Your Education

KCAD offers a world-class art and design education at a lower tuition rate than just about every other comparable art and design college in the nation, and plenty of support for students with financial need.

Learn more about Costs and Aid



Supporting and Connecting

Campus Safety and Security

KCAD is dedicated to creating an environment where students, employees, and guests are safe.

Learn more about Safety and Security at KCAD

Enroll in Emergency Text Alerts

KCAD offers voluntary enrollment in a system that provides official emergency text alerts to students, faculty, staff, and parents/friends/family of students. To enroll: 

  • Text KCADAlerts to the number 67283 on the cell phone you wish to register with the system.
    • The system will respond back with a confirmation message.
    • Opt out of all messages by texting STOP to the number 67283 (this stops all text messages from being sent to the cell number).

Stay Connected on Social

Keep up with all the latest happenings on and beyond campus by following KCAD on social media: 


Contact KCAD


Kendall College of Art and Design
of Ferris State University

17 Fountain Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3002
Toll-free: 800.676.2787
Phone: 616.451.2787
Fax: 616.831.9689

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