On-Campus Housing

LCAD On-Campus Housing Residence Hall Dorm Room

We Are Here To Assist You. One of our primary goals at LCAD is to help you make your transition to college a smooth one. As such, it is our priority to assist you in finding housing that suits your needs. As a means to this end, we provide services and resources that will aid you in this process.

LCAD Residence Hall

LCAD’s Residence Hall is much more than a place to live, it is a place where you will learn, grow, and make a difference. Located at 787 Laguna Canyon Road, the Residence Hall* accommodates 56 students, is 3/4 of a mile from LCAD’s historic Main Campus and is walking distance to downtown Laguna Beach’s shopping, dining, and beachside boardwalk.


All apartment-style Residence Hall units come fully furnished, and Laguna College of Art + Design provides the following amenities per suite:

  • Paid utilities (electric, gas, water, trash)
  • Single-lofted bed for each resident (mattress provided, 80 inches by 36 inches, twin XL)
  • Dresser for each resident
  • Kitchen cabinets, table, and chairs
  • Desk and chair for each resident
  • Couch in common area
  • Window blinds
  • Refrigerator and range
  • Wireless Internet
  • Mailbox

LCAD provides the following in the Residence Hall Common Room/Studio:

  • Big screen television with free cable service
  • Large work table and chairs
  • Two (2) sofas
  • Two (2) upholstered chairs
  • Two (2) end tables

LCAD provides the following in the Laundry Room:

  • Utility sink
  • Four coin operated washer/dryer units
  • Parking for Residence Hall occupants is available

In accordance with the Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) service animals are allowed in student housing. (Under ADA, a service animal is defined as a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability. The task(s) performed by the dog must be directly related to the person’s disability.) Under the Fair Housing Act (FHA) an Emotional Support Animal (ESA) is an animal that provides emotional support that alleviates one or more identified symptoms or effects of a person’s qualified disability. ESAs are not pets and are not considered service animals under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); rather, they are animals that have been prescribed to provide necessary support or companionship to a person with a qualifying disability. Please contact LCAD Residence Life & Housing at housing@lcad.edu regarding Service Animals or Emotional Support Animals (ESA’s).

Housing Cost

2024/2025 academic year is $12,200/year or $6,100/semester. Housing agreements are valid for one academic year with the exception of students who live at the residence hall for only the spring semester.

Housing Notification

Each fall, priority is given to newly entering, first-year students currently residing outside of a 100-mile radius of LCAD’s Main Campus. If you live within 100 miles of Laguna Beach, you still may apply for consideration. Applicants interested in living on-campus will be required to submit a Housing Deposit ONLY if accepted to the Residence Hall. Please note that Housing Deposits are non-refundable. Selected residents will be guaranteed housing only for the 2024-2025 academic year.


Priority Housing: April 1st

Housing Deadline: May 1

Students will be informed of their housing decision by May 15th.

Please note: Students must turn 18 years old within their first semester of attending LCAD to be eligible to live on-campus.

LCAD On Campus Housing

Supervised by the Office of Student Life and Resident Advisors, LCAD’s On-Campus Housing Program promotes communal living in a small apartment complex. Roommates and units will be assigned based on questions and requests on the Roommate Questionnaire. Assigned roommates will coordinate cleaning, grocery buying/sharing, cooking, decorating, carpooling, and the frequency of guests. This experience strengthens life skills such as adaptation, transition, and compromise. Residents are expected to maintain the highest level of conduct. Failure to comply with all LCAD rules and regulations will result in removal from the housing program, without compensation or refund.

For further information, please e-mail housing@lcad.edu or call 949.376.6000 ext. 827 or 260.