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General, Access, & Commonly Requested Information

Dos Donts

Do's & Dont's at CCA:

Photo ID Requirement

All students must wear a current CCA photo identification card at all times when on campus. A current CCA photo ID card is required to enter the San Francisco campus and to board the intercampus shuttle. All student ID issues (including updating stickers) are handled Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Public Safety Offices on either campus.

Important: The first photo ID card is free to new students; a replacement card costs $10. Chains and lanyards for photo ID cards can be obtained at both Public Safety Offices. Students must obtain a sticker to validate their photo ID card for each semester of enrollment. Validation stickers can be obtained at the Public Safety desk in Hooper Graduate Building on the San Francisco campus or at the OAC Desk on the Oakland campus with proof of current enrollment and a completed student ID acknowledgment form.

Electronic Access

Your CCA ID also works as an electronic key to enter buildings, gates, etc... All access request should be made to Access is granted when a request is made by a Dean, Program Manager, Faculty, Hiring Manager, or Director. For group access, please submit a list on google sheet or other list type platform to Individual requests as processed as needed. For any questions regarding access, please email


California State Law prohibits smoking within 20 feet (ft) of main entrances, exits, operable windows, or ventilation system intakes. Smoking at CCA is only allowed at the designated smoking areas for both the San Francisco campus and Oakland campus, no exceptions! While smoking is lawful on city sidewalks, be courteous to those who are coming to and leaving from either campus by smoking away from the main entrance.

Bicycle Use

Bicycling on campus property, walkways, driveways, paths, etc... is prohibited. Please walk your bicycle, skateboard or scooter to avoid injuring yourself or others in the CCA community. Racks for parking and locking bicycles are located in several convenient locations around the Oakland campus and in designated spaces on the San Francisco campus. Bicycles may not be parked inside buildings on the Oakland campus because they could present a hazard in an emergency. Bicycles locked to handicapped access ramps or stairs on either campus may be damaged and will be removed. Such conduct by non-CCA-affiliated persons is a form of trespassing and by CCA-affiliated persons is subject to disciplinary action. Bicycles are to be removed, by the owner, at the end of every semester. Bicycles left behind shall be considered abandoned and will be donated to charity. Notices will be placed on the bicycles prior to bicycles being removed by Public Safety for donation.

Skateboards & In-Line Skates

Similar to Bicycles, skateboarding and inline skating are not permitted on the grounds of the Oakland campus or in or around the San Francisco campus.


With the exception of service animals, dogs and other animals are not permitted on either campus at any time. Bringing a non-service animal onto campus by non-CCA-affiliated persons is a form of trespassing and by CCA-affiliated persons is subject to disciplinary action.