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Facilities Usage Policy

Food and Drink: Food and drink are not permitted by students in classrooms (lecture or lab), hallways, stairways, restrooms, or any other public space on campus. Food and drink consumption/storage by students is limited to the student lounge (Rooms 505 and 506).

Emergency Exits: Because it is not under constant, in-person observation, to maintain building security no students are to use the Commerce Street (2nd floor) exit unless there is a school emergency.


Students are provided complimentary parking while enrolled at NCAD when classes are in session. Parking access typically takes the form of a parking pass or permit, which allows students to park in a designated parking lot within an appropriate distance from campus that NCAD has secured for their use.

Free parking at a designated parking lot may not always be available, in which case students are responsible for securing their own parking. Students will be notified about those disruptions as soon as possible.

School Closure

NCAD follows the Tacoma School District No. 10 for weather conditions and other emergency-related events. Possibilities include closure and two-hour late starts.

If we have a two-hour late start, all 8-10 courses will be canceled. For 8-12 courses, the first two hours will be missed and not rescheduled.