Housing and Parking

AAC's campus is a cultural cornerstone in the Over-the-Rhine community and a home-base for creative pursuits this historic neighborhood. Forget dorm life - AAC housing is urban loft living. Our two housing options are located just a block or two away from campus, on streets lined with cafes, unique shops and the best restaurants in Cincinnati.

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.

For students interested in off-campus housing, the AAC will assist in providing recommendations and contact information for other options.

The Harper Lofts

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Located one block west of AAC at 5 W. 12th St. above The Taste of Belgium restaurant, the Harper Lofts house 27 students and 1 Resident Assistant in 12 loft-style suites. The suites vary in size and can accommodate from one to five students. Each unit is equipped with:

Ruthven Suites

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Located two blocks northeast from the AAC at 126 E.13th St. above Indigo Hippo (Non-profit creative reuse center, and gallery). Ruthven Suites houses 11 students and 1 Resident Assistant in two suite-style floors. Each floor contains:

2019-20 Housing Fees for Incoming Students:

Housing Questions should be directed to Director of Student Services, Kelsey Nihiser.

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More Information

Please contact Kelsey Nihiser at [email protected] for the MAAE Housing License Agreement.

Any questions about housing and residence life can be directed to Kelsey Nihiser, Director of Student Services.


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:

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 protected]