Campus Life

Delaware College of Art and Design
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Student life at DCAD maintains a very busy calendar of activities throughout the year. On campus, activities range from major events such as Spirit Week, Woodstock and Commencement festivities, to the smaller events such as karaoke nights, game nights and pot-luck dinners. Museum trips to New York City or Washington, DC, occur each semester and faculty members have been known to arrange trips to area galleries and attractions in Wilmington, Philadelphia and Baltimore.

Want to know what's going on this month at DCAD? Check out our monthly student life newsletter, Between the Lines

Student groups

Student clubs and organizations are formed based on the current students’ interests and are approved through the Office of Student Services. DCAD has more than 25 clubs and organizations. Some of the most popular include the Writing Club, Yoga Club, American Sign Language Club, Animation Club and the Student Gallery Club. In 2012, DCAD published its first literary magazine, Another Medium, which features original works by DCAD students. Most recently, DCAD students formed a Student Government Association that will provide outlets and activities reflecting the diverse interests of the DCAD student body. DCAD clubs and organizations are consistently seeking new members. Those interested in more information are welcome to visit the Student Service Office, or contact a club executive board member directly. 

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Visiting Artists and Scholars

Every year, nationally-known artists, designers, and scholars — from each area of concentration and academic studies — are invited to lecture and work with students in studio settings. These lectures are open to the public and held during the common hour in the Copeland Room at the Delaware History Center. Upcoming lectures can be found on the Calendar of Events.