Campus Safety

Delaware College of Art and Design is located in Wilmington’s Creative District, an energetic and exciting downtown area. 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 the city clean and safe.

The Wilmington Police Department has officers working 24/7 to monitor the downtown area where DCAD is located, and each fall students are given a presentation on safety precautions. In addition, Downtown Visions ambassadors provide a valuable presence monitoring safety on the streets surrounding the campus and via a bank of security cameras that cover the downtown area. Ambassadors also are available to escort students late at night to their residence halls or vehicles.

The DCAD building is staffed by a security guard from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and as adjusted during finals, holidays and the summer months.

Both The Saville and The 707 residence halls are monitored and utilize an exterior door lock system. Electronic fobs are required to gain access inside each building. A member of the DCAD Student Services staff lives in The Saville, and student Resident Assistants live in both buildings. Smoke detectors, sprinkler systems and fire extinguishers are in each room, and no smoking is permitted in any DCAD building.

Campus safety and crime statistics are available on the consumer information page of this website. For additional questions on campus safety and crime statistics, contact the Office of Student Services at 302.622.8867 x109.