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Outdoor area for casual recreational use.

General Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8a- 6p

Includes Backlot Tool Checkout, Welding Studio, Materials Reuse, and Cement and Plaster Casting Studio

Main Building
SF Campus

Open to any person with valid CCA ID or guest sticker during general hours.

As of May 2019, The Backlot will be open on weekdays during daylight hours and will primarily function as a social space for meal breaks, casual meetings, studying, and light recreation.

In order to prepare for the construction of the future campus, Backlot studio facilities and equipment will be moving into the San Francisco and Oakland Fabrication Shops, starting Fall 2019.

About the Backlot

CCA's Back Lot is a multipurpose outdoor space for recreation, community, and learning. All members of the CCA community are encouraged to explore and enjoy the Backlot. Here you will also find the Backlot FARM. Areas within the Backlot can be reserved by CCA staff and faculty for events or classes by submitting a reservation request via EMS.

Materials Reuse and the Cement and Plaster Casting Studio will be available inside the San Francisco Shops starting Fall 19. Welding access will be available on the Oakland Campus, in the Metal Fabrication and Welding Shop in the Shaklee building.

Tools and Equipment

  • Patio umbrellas
  • Lounge chairs
  • Hammocks
  • Sports equipment: basketballs, volleyballs, soccer balls, frisbees, etc
  • Propane grill
  • Portable sound system
  • Small portable stage
  • 2 Orange air dancers