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Student Life

Explore the Picture Beyond the Frame

Discover a place that’s anything but ordinary. A place to innovate and investigate. A place to dig in, kick back, find new friends, and find yourself. You decide how to get the most out of your experience.

Living in Lancaster

You’re right in the middle of the action. With more than 125 arts organizations, galleries, studios, museums, theaters, orchestras, ensembles, performance venues, poetry sites, and public installations … art is always in the air.

Instead of traditional residence halls, you’ll settle into one of the incredible architectural homes or loft spaces surrounding our campus — many dating back to the 18th or 19th century.

You’ll have plenty of opportunities for social interaction with fellow students — from professional organizations and student council programs to museum visits and on-campus artist talks. What you discover outside the classroom can be just as meaningful as what you learn within.



Health & Safety

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design takes an active role in ensuring the safety of its students, faculty and staff. Students at PCA&D are taught to take basic cautionary steps and use common sense, just as they would in any other urban environment. The College’s entrance is secured at all times and all external visitors. Learn More

Annual College Safety Report


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Contact Us

Jessica Edonick
Dean of Student Services

: (717)396-7833 X1012

: Dean of Student Services

Housing at PCA&D

Housing Referral Service

You see things differently, and so do we. That’s why PCA&D offers students signature residential opportunities that blur the line between college life and the “real-world.”

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design provides assistance with housing and roommates to foundation, transfer, and returning students for their convenience through our housing referral service.

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