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An international airport, train station and bus station provide service from major cities in the United States. Students traveling from the airport may take advantage of Marta, Atlanta's public transit system. Shuttles run regularly between SCAD Atlanta buildings from Marta's Art Center Station which is adjacent to the ACA House residence hall.
From I-85 Southbound
From I-75 Southbound
From I-85 and 1-75 Northbound
SCAD buses provide free transportation to and from all academic buildings and residence halls and to various college events. Students with medical needs may arrange for transportation at any time. Bicycles are a convenient source of transportation in Atlanta, and bicycle racks are located at SCAD buildings. Parking is available at various academic buildings and at Spring House. Students who wish to park on SCAD property must register their vehicles during orientation or the drop/add period and display a current decal on their vehicles at all times. To obtain a parking decal, students must present a valid college ID, and proof of automobile registration and insurance. For more information, visit transportation and parking.
Currently, SCAD Atlanta has six Midtown locations: the 1600 Peachtree St. main academic building, ACA Sculpture Studio and ACA House residence hall, Spring House residence Hall, Ivy Hall — SCAD Writing Center, and the new Digital Media Center that houses the School of Film and Digital Media. SCAD Atlanta also operates four art galleries: ACA Gallery of SCAD, Trois Gallery, Gallery See and The Dewberry Gallery.
SCAD's security staff is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year-round. SCAD security officers, along with the Atlanta Police Department, provide 24-hour patrol around SCAD Atlanta facilities and work closely with residence life staff to educate students about personal safety. Hand-activated emergency call boxes are strategically located throughout SCAD to automatically signal a 24-hour security dispatcher. A staff greeter or security officer is posted in each building, and students, faculty and staff are required to present a SCAD ID in order to gain admittance to SCAD Atlanta facilities.
A SCAD bus system provides free regularly scheduled shuttle service between university buildings and residence halls during academic quarters. This service is available to all registered SCAD students, faculty and staff. Expanded service is offered during midterms and finals.
In Atlanta, MARTA operates a network of bus routes linked to a rapid transit system consisting of 48 miles of rail track with 38 train stations, including the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. MARTA also operates a separate paratransit service for disabled customers.
Opportunities exist at SCAD to have a student life experience that enhances your personal growth, professional development and leadership skills through an outstanding array of events and activities. There is a full calendar of lectures, exhibitions, demonstrations by world-famous artists and designers. Students also enjoy opportunities to participate in intercollegiate athletics, intramural and recreational sports and more than 30 student organizations. And, as a world-class city, Atlanta offers easy access to concerts, arts and cultural festivals; performances by nationally ranked ballet, symphony and opera companies. Added to this, the city is home to four professional sports team: Braves, Hawks, Falcons and Thrashers.
For students who want to benefit from living and learning in more than one SCAD location, the university offers the opportunity to do so through what is virtually a seamless transfer process. SCAD Atlanta's exciting quality of life offers a lively, urban counterpoint to the more leisurely pace that exists in Savannah — one of the nation's most charming and historic cities. At SCAD, students have the opportunity to experience the best of both worlds.