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2018 Parent Orientation

Parents & Family


Congratulations on your new or continuing role as a parent or family member of a California College of the Arts student.

Attending college represents an important transition for students and their families alike. We value the essential role you have played in supporting your student's decision to attend CCA and we encourage you to continue to play a role in the education and development in your student's life over the next few years.

At CCA we consider the relationship we have with our students' parents and families as a partnership designed to help our students thrive and attain success.

Mark Your Calendars


Coordinated by the Commencement Planning Committee, CCA's annual commencement ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of our graduating students.

Exhibitions & Events

For a comprehensive list of exhibitions and public programs affiliated with CCA, see the Events Calendar. See below for a link to current and upcoming exhibitions at the CCA Hubbell Street Galleries, Oliver Art Center, and Isabelle Percy West Gallery.

Parent & Family Orientation

More information about Fall 2019 Parent & Family Orientation coming soon!

Resources & Helpful Information

Academic Policies (including Grading Information)

Learn about the college's grading and attendance policies; review information regarding academic progress and degree requirements.

Campus Link Newsletters & Videos

The Campus Link newsletters and video clips are resources made available by the Division of Student Affairs for parents and families of CCA students. Each month The Campus Link newsletter brings you new topics with fresh perspectives that are specific to the needs of parents and family members of college students.

FERPA (Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level.

Financial Aid

Over 74 percent of CCA students receive some form of scholarships or other type of financial aid. Learn more about scholarships, grants, loans, and employment opportunities for students.

Public Safety: Annual Fire Safety & Security Report

Important information about college policies, personal safety and crime prevention, and reporting procedures. The annual security report also includes crime statistics as required under the Clery Act for the last three calendar years. The annual fire report contains information about campus fire safety policies and fire statistics at the College.

Student Technology Requirements

Recognizing that digital literacy is essential to art & design education, CCA requires that incoming students own a laptop that meets the minimum system requirements for software used in the First-Year curriculum. This requirement will help ensure that all students have access to the college’s digital resources at home or on campus. As collaboration is a foundation of our curriculum, owning a laptop will promote communication and research, as well as making, in and out of the classroom. If a student knows their intended major, they should check the recommended bundle for their major.

Your Right to Know

This page provides an overview of the information California College of the Arts and other US institutions of higher education are required to provide to current and prospective students.

Stay Connected on Social Media

CCA Parent & Family Facebook Group

Stay Connected! Join the Facebook Group for parents and family of California College of the Arts students. A great place to ask questions and share information.

CCA on Social Media

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