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Housing & Commuting at PCA&D

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design offers 3 categories for their student housing experiences: PCA&D-Sponsored Housing, Housing Referral Service, and Commuter Connections. These options are catered to fit each student’s needs the best we can. Whether you yearn for independent living, prefer to travel to campus from home, or wish to join a community of like-minded artists and designers, we can find your fit.

PCA&D-Sponsored Housing

A housing experience managed and supported by PCA&D staff

PCA&D Housing ranges from 1 bedroom apartments shared between 2 students to 4 bedroom apartments shared between 4 students. Our students experience the luxury of having common areas, full kitchens, and bathrooms only shared with their roommates. Each PCA&D Housing Experience includes an on-site Community Assistant. Community Assistants help run activities and support students while they stay in our housing.  Students can also rely on an easy-to-use Maintenance Ticket System & a 24/7  Emergency Student Life Helpline. Best of all, enjoy the convenience of housing costs and fees billed along with your PCA&D tuition!

Housing Referral Service

Finding your home in Lancaster City: Rent an apartment with or without a roommate

By applying for the PCA&D Housing Referral Service, you gain access to our PCA&D Housing Newsletter. This Newsletter is your go-to resource to find local apartments and/or roommates. All apartment listings are filtered by our team to help ensure a reasonable, comfortable, and affordable living experience for our students.

Commuter Connections

Traveling from your current location to PCA&D

Easily sign up for a carpool buddy with our PCA&D Housing Newsletter! Our Housing Newsletter is a helpful resource to our commuters to engage with carpooling opportunities at their own pace. Commuters who drive to campus are encouraged to use the Water Street Parking Garage, which is located just behind our campus. Students wishing to park in the garage will be provided that information after being accepted. As a commuter, you have access to lounge space and work areas on campus including our: Atrium, cafe, Art Garden, computer labs, Cintiq lab, studios, and more!

Safe travel to and from campus is one of our top priorities. In inclement weather conditions, PCA&D will use the RAVE text and email Alert system to announce campus closures, advisories, or safety concerns.

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