Life at DCAD
Live. Learn. Experience.
“Whenever someone has asked me to describe DCAD in one word, I always say, without hesitation, family.”Aliyah Pair, DCAD Class of 2014
Students at DCAD benefit from a close-knit community of students, staff, and faculty who are dedicated to creating enriching arts experiences. Our campus is bursting with programs, events, and experiences that enhance the development of each student’s education and personal style. Visit DCAD and see for yourself!
Meet Student Services Director:
Delaware College of Art and Design’s director of Student Services is Sarah Garner, who holds a master of science degree in higher education counseling/student affairs and a bachelor of science degree in marketing and management, both from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. While a graduate student, she worked for WCU’s Student Athlete Support Services and its Office of Student Leadership and Involvement and completed an academic advisor internship at Penn State Brandywine. She started at DCAD as assistant director of Student Services in 2018 and became director earlier this year, developing and overseeing all co-curricular aspects of student life.Email
Meet Assistant Student Services Director:
Delaware College of Art and Design’s assistant director of Student Services is Marcus Freeman, who holds a master of education degree in higher education and counseling from Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Md. He also earned a bachelor of science degree in business management from Rutgers University–Camden in Camden, N.J. While a graduate student, Marcus worked for FSU’s Residence Life Department as a hall director and its Office of Student Involvement as a graduate programming assistant. As an undergraduate, Marcus was active with the Black Student Union, serving as president and treasurer simultaneously while serving as vice president for the Campus Activity Board and RU-C president for the Nu Iota Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.Email
Life in Wilmington
Conveniently located between major cities of the East Coast, Wilmington is a vibrant place to live and learn. Thanks to our proximity to New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., our students have plentiful opportunities to explore legendary cities with their classes and on their days off.
Wilmington itself offers ample attractions, from its Historic District to its energetic Art Loop. Famous for nurturing famous illustrators and artists like Howard Pyle, is home to numerous museums, acclaimed architecture, theaters, historical landmarks and modern attractions.
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. Ambassadors also are available to escort students late at night to their residence halls or vehicles.
DCAD Building Security Hours
Security is adjusted during finals, holidays and the summer months as needed.
7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.