DCAD is a place to live, learn and experience.

DCAD maintains a busy calendar of recreational and social opportunities throughout the year. On-campus activities range from major events such as October’s Spirit Week  which includes a costume parade and competition, a poster design contest, pumpkin-carving instruction and competition and more),  April’s Egg Drop (a co-curricular design competition and barbecue) and year-round exhibitions curated by the Student Gallery Club to smaller events such as open-mic nights, game nights, craft sessions, informational workshops, holiday celebrations and tea parties. Off-campus activities include Student Services field trips to renowned art museums in  New York City and Washington, D.C., each semester and co-curricular outings to area galleries and attractions in Wilmington, Philadelphia and Baltimore.


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Whenever someone has asked me to describe DCAD in one word, I always say, without hesitation, family.
Live on Campus
student housing

DCAD’s intimate campus offers the luxury of classes, dining and housing all within one block of each other. Student housing options include The Saville Residence Hall and the residence hall at 707 N. King Street.

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Eat on Campus
Dining Services

DCAD’s on-campus dining hall, The 707 Café, offers a variety of meal and snack options for breakfast, lunch and dinner during the week and brunch and dinner on the weekends. All meals are made from fresh, local ingredients.

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