Housing and Parking
New Dorms for Fall 2020
AAC's campus is a cultural cornerstone in the Over-the-Rhine community and a home-base for creative pursuits in this historic neighborhood. Forget dorm life - AAC housing is urban loft living.
All first-year students who reside outside the Cincinnati area are required to live in the Art Academy's Residence Halls. Freshmen living within Greater Cincinnati may choose to reside in the residence hall or commute from home. Priority placement in the residence hall is given to traditional first-time freshmen and then to all other students at the Art Academy, in each case in the order in which residence hall deposits are received.
Each unit is equipped with:
- Full bath and kitchen (with refrigerator, stove, dishwasher)
- Bed, working table or desk and chair, closet
- Access to coin-operated laundry in building
- Utilities included- Wifi, electricity, water
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2020-2021 Housing Fees for Incoming Students:
- $7400 for Quintuple Units
- $7500 for Quad Units
- $7600 for Triple Units
- $7900 for Double Units
- $8600 for Single Units
- Half of the academic year housing fee is charged for each semester. A Housing deposit of $250 secures a student's spot in Art Academy Housing and is part of the first semester's fee. In addition to the Housing Fee, there is a $600 damage deposit charged to the student, refundable at the end of the year if no damage is assessed to the student. All tuition and fees must be paid in full by August 15, 2020 and January 1, 2021.
Housing Questions should be directed to Director of Student Services, Kelsey Nihiser.
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- Suggested Residence Hall Supply List
- Art Academy residence halls have locked entrances, monitored by 24-hour security personnel, who are available for escort services to the main building and to parking facilities. Access to AAC Housing is controlled with a security ID card. A Resident Assistant lives on each floor of the residence hall at 1227 Jackson, with one lead RA at 1225 Jackson. The buildings are equipped with smoke detectors and a fire alarm/sprinkler system.
- For students living on campus for the summer Master of Arts in Art Education (MAAE) degree, housing is a flat fee of $1700 plus a $400 damage deposit, which is refundable at the end of the term if no damage is assessed to that student.
Please contact Kelsey Nihiser at firstname.lastname@example.org for the MAAE Housing License Agreement.
Any questions about housing and residence life can be directed to Kelsey Nihiser, Director of Student Services.
AAC Housing and COVID-19
While plans will look different this Fall, Art Academy of Cincinnati (AAC) moves ahead with the opening of our newly renovated dorm, creating a convenient and safe living environment for our students within close proximity to the school. To reduce the risk of students contracting or spreading COVID-19, the AAC will be taking precautions by reducing the number of students per dorm room, providing isolated housing for students who have tested positive for COVID-19, connecting students to testing and health services, and decreasing the use of shared, public spaces within AAC housing. Students will move in over the weekend of August 29-30 by designated appointments. Dorm rooms include full kitchens equipped with a stove, refrigerator and dishwasher, where students are encouraged to cook their own meals. Other AAC food options will include a la carte, grab-and-go items at the school. Student activities will take place in the form of remote programming and in-person programs with proper precautions in place. Health and safety are top priority while offering opportunities for students to feel engaged and connected to the AAC community.
The following housing precautions will be in place:
- Dorm residents are required to practice social distancing and adhere to health guidelines when interacting with students outside of their dorm unit and in any public spaces.
- Seating will be removed from the public lobby space to discourage gathering of groups in this area.
- Lobby space will be equipped with supplies for students to conduct a daily self-administered wellness check prior to heading to the school. Info on the wellness check can be found here: Daily Self-administered Wellness Check
- Card access to AAC housing will only be available to dorm residents to discourage student visitation for nonresidents. Dorm residents will not be permitted to have overnight guests until further notice.
Residence Hall move-in will take place over the weekend of August 29-30 in a series of staggered, designated appointments, in order to decrease the amount of people moving throughout AAC housing at one time. The move-in process will include practicing social distancing and limiting numbers of people in public spaces, elevators, stairwells, etc.
Each student is permitted to have one friend or family member assist in move-in and enter AAC housing. Students and the designated helper must complete our self-administered wellness check prior to entering AAC housing and must wear a mask throughout the duration of move-in. All move-in details will be shared with student dorm residents prior to move-in weekend, including requirements and recommended packing lists.
There are vacant dorm units available for students who need to quarantine based on public health guidelines. If a student tests positive for COVID-19 and requires isolated housing, the student will be relocated to a designated dorm unit, which has a separate entrance. If a student needs to quarantine due to close proximity with a positive case of COVID-19, the student may stay in place if they have a single dorm unit. If they share a dorm unit with other students, they will be placed in designated quarantine housing.
Many AAC students live off campus, and we encourage all students to follow the guidelines of local, state and federal health officials. While on campus, all students will need to follow any additional public health guidelines particular to the AAC, including the daily self-administered wellness check. Off-campus students will not be permitted to visit on-campus AAC housing.
Parking is available in the AAC parking lot on Walnut Street, located immediately behind the main AAC building. Students can reserve a parking pass for the academic year or specific semester at these rates:
- Academic year parking pass - $850
- Semester parking pass - $425
Passes are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students can reserve a pass at the link below. Please direct any questions to Alexandria Tellez at email@example.com