Campus Safety

DCAD, student life
Delaware College of Art and Design is located in an energetic and exciting downtown area of Wilmington. To maintain a safe and secure campus and community, DCAD works closely with the Wilmington Police Department and Downtown Visions, a non-profit group dedicated to keeping Wilmington clean and safe.

The Wilmington Police Department has 12 officers working 24/7 to monitor the downtown district, of which DCAD is a part, and each fall a member of WPD meets with students to discuss safety precautions. In addition, Downtown Visions ambassadors provide a valuable presence monitoring safety on the streets surrounding the campus. Ambassadors are also available to escort students late at night to their dorm or cars. Downtown Visions also monitors a bank of security cameras that cover the downtown area.

The DCAD building is manned by a security guard from 7:30 AM – 11 PM during the week and from 9 AM – 10 PM on the weekends. Hours may change during finals, holidays and the summer months. 

Both The Saville and 707 N. King St. residence halls are monitored and utilize an exterior door lock system. Building-specific access cards are needed to gain access to the buildings and ultimately, each student’s room. Smoke detectors and sprinkler systems can be found in each room. A member of the DCAD Student Services staff lives in each building and a student Resident Assistant lives on each floor.

All DCAD buildings are smoke-free.

For questions on crime, campus safety information and crime statistics, contact the Office of Student Services at 302.622.8867 x109.