Comfortable Living in a Vibrant City

Located in the Creative District of downtown Wilmington, DCAD’s housing option is safe, comfortable, and in the middle of a vibrant community. DCAD’S intimate campus offers the convenience of classes, dining services, and housing within a two-block expanse, meaning you’ll be footsteps from endless educational resources.

By making DCAD your home, you will be surrounded by like-minded artistic peers and mentors. As well as providing a safe, supportive environment, DCAD’s housing is close to the excitement of a variety of the East Coast’s most famous cities. Whether you want to explore or stay close to home, DCAD has the living situation that’s right for you.

Housing Options

Student housing is located at the 707 Residence Hall, which houses the 707 Café. Residence Assistants also live in our residence hall, and are trained to serve as resources for students. In addition to enforcing policies, Resident Assistants provide guidance, organize student activities, and function as role models for their peers.

The 707

Located at 707 N. King St., a block-and-a-half northeast of DCAD’s academic building, 707 is a former hotel converted into student housing. It offers double or triple-occupancy studio-style units that offer far more square footage per student than the national standard. The building’s second floor offers a quiet study lounge.

Each unit includes:

  • Regular twin bed
  • Drafting table and artist’s stool
  • A full bathroom, featuring ceramic tile and marble countertops
  • Individually controlled air conditioning and heating
  • Closet or wardrobe space for each resident

Residence Hall Packing List


707 Café

The first floor of 707 features the 707 Café, a bright, relaxing atmosphere where both residents and commuters enjoy diverse, well-rounded meals – which include vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options – for eating in or grabbing and going. Dining services are provided by Metz, and the head chef is always open to student suggestions and requests for special dining needs.

Also on the first floor, students dine, socialize and study in the main Atrium space and in the more private Hawks Theater. A media wall in the Atrium includes a television, and free Wi-Fi is available throughout the area. The Resident Assistant Security Desk is also located here, as well as a laundry facility and a vending machine room for student use.

Emotional Support Animal

The emotional and physical health of our students is of the utmost importance to the DCAD community. If you have an emotional support animal who alleviates symptoms or assists with a diagnosed condition, please contact the Office of Student Life, [email protected].

Housing Safety

While living at DCAD, we want our students to focus their full attention on their art. We take every precaution necessary to ensure that each student is safe, secure, and protected so that they can grow as creators.

The 707 residence hall is monitored and utilizes an exterior door locking system. Electronic fobs are required to gain access inside the building. Student Resident Assistants also live in The 707. Smoke detectors, sprinkler systems, and fire extinguishers are in each room, and no smoking is permitted in any DCAD building.

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