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Last updated on Feb 17, 2020

Alcohol Policy

CCA believes that alcoholic beverages are not part of the teaching and learning process, and that it is inappropriate to serve or consume alcoholic beverages as part of an official class or studio activity.

CCA organizations will observe all State of California restrictions on the possession, sales, service, and consumption of alcoholic beverages.

No alcoholic beverages may be served to those who cannot verify that they are at least 21 years old or to anyone whose judgment or physical performance has already been affected by alcohol consumption.

Alcoholic beverages may be served at college events that are sponsored by an academic program or department, or both, in accordance with the following conditions:

A Request to Serve Alcohol form (wine and beer only) must be submitted at the same time of the event space request. Requests must be submitted and approved by Public Safety at least two weeks prior to the event, and a signed copy of the form must be available at the event.

Guidelines for requesting alcohol service on-campus »

  • Alcohol may not be served or consumed by anyone under age 21 at the event, and a sign regarding drinking-age requirements must be posted and a person designated to monitor compliance with these regulations.
  • Nonalcoholic refreshments and a substantial amount of food must also be made available.
  • Alcoholic beverages may not be sold on campus nor may admission be charged for events where alcohol is to be served unless appropriate license is obtained according to regulations published by the State Alcoholic Beverages Control Department.
  • Individuals may not bring alcoholic beverages onto campus for their private consumption.

Undergraduate students coordinating and exhibiting work through the Exhibition Program are not permitted to provide or consume alcohol at their openings, regardless of age.

All openings will be monitored, and students found drinking at these events will be subject to disciplinary action.

Members of the CCA community, including students, alums, staff and faculty, may not have full or empty containers of alcohol in their studios, classrooms, offices or any other spaces owned, leased or used by the college.

Any containers that are found will be confiscated, and the individual may face disciplinary action.

Students will face disciplinary action as outlined in the Code of Conduct that may include loss of the studio.

Faculty and staff will face disciplinary action as outlined in the Employee Handbook.

Other sanctions will be determined on a case-by-case basis.


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 stairways 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.

Campus Appearance

The entire college community takes an active interest in conserving the appearance of each campus. While facilities crews clean and repair campus facilities, all members of the community share responsibility for the order and safety of the campuses. All students, faculty, and staff members are expected to help keep each campus functioning well by picking up after themselves and reporting damage—particularly all dangerous occurrences—to facilities management.

Locker Rentals

Lockers may be rented from the Student Affairs Office on each campus for temporary storage of belongings. All lockers, regardless of size and location, cost $5 to rent for the duration of a semester, or $7 for two semesters.

At the Oakland campus, all lockers are the same size; San Francisco campus lockers are available in three sizes. All rentals include a lock.

Once a student is assigned a locker it cannot be changed for a different locker until the end of the rental period. Initially, only one locker per student is allowed; however, if available lockers still exist after the second week of classes, secondary rentals are allowed. A second locker may only be rented for the duration of one semester, at a cost of $5. (Note: Two rentals is the maximum for any student.)

Also, a limited number of lockers is available inside some studios, which is under the supervision of the studio manager.

CCA offers campus lockers solely to lessen the burden of transporting materials between campus and home. They are not intended to secure valuable or irreplaceable items, and the college strongly discourages storage of such items on campus. The college is not responsible for the repair or replacement of locker contents, and will not reimburse individuals for property lost on campus.

Notices will be posted on lockers during the final week of each semester as a reminder to remove your belongings.

Following the rental term termination date of each semester, all unclaimed items in lockers are discarded -- typically by 4 p.m. on the Monday immediately following the last day of class.

Lost & Found

All items that are found on campus should be directed to the Public Safety Office on either campus. With proper identification, the owner may reclaim them. Items are kept until the end of the term during which they were found.


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.

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.

Recycling Program

In an effort to raise awareness of issues surrounding the creation and disposal of commercial products and containers, the students at CCA have initiated a cooperative recycling program. Bins are located on both campuses for the recycling of cans, bottles, and paper. All members of the college community are encouraged to join in this effort.

Skateboards & In-Line Skates

Skateboarding and in-line skating are not permitted on the grounds of the Oakland campus or in or around the San Francisco campus. Such conduct by non-CCA-affiliated persons is a form of trespassing and by CCA-affiliated persons is subject to disciplinary action.


Smoking is not allowed on either campus except for the designated smoking area. 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 entrances.

The designated smoking area on the SF campus is 25 feet from the exit doors of the Admissions Office. There are two benches and a sign designating this area for smoking. The designated smoking area on the Oakland campus is the smoke shack located to the right of the main entrance.