Student Housing

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ArtHouse Request Form
Marshall Request Form

Residence Life

Community Living and Learning

PNCA’s Residence Life program provides a supportive and vibrant environment that facilitates creativity and collaboration. We educate students through in-house social and academic activities as well as events that connect students to the life, culture, and arts of Portland.

The Residence Life program includes live-in Resident Advisors (RAs) who provide ongoing programming, resource guidance, and support for community living. RAs are current PNCA students trained to cultivate a safe and healthy community for our residents.

Housing

The front door of ArtHouse, the student housing facility at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA). photo: Shawn Records

ArtHouse

All new freshmen and transfer students live in ArtHouse, contemporary student housing on the North Park Blocks in the arts-focused Pearl District. Designed with PNCA students in mind, ArtHouse is just a 5-minute walk from the PNCA’s main campus building, the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design.

ArtHouse Details

Marshall

Marshall, PNCA’s second residence hall is under construction and will be open for the next academic year*. Located at 16th and Marshall, the Marshall Building offers 75 shared semi-furnished studios with private bathrooms, efficiency kitchens, and a unique layout to provide more privacy than the typical shared studio apartment.

Marshall Details

Housing Policy

Mandatory Housing Policy and Exception Request Process

New PNCA undergraduates must reside in ArtHouse for the entire first year at PNCA unless they qualify for an exemption or successfully petition for an exception. Exemptions are granted for students who are married or who are living with parents or legal guardians within 30 miles of campus. On a case-by-case basis, the College will review requests for exceptions to this policy based on extraordinary circumstances (e.g., medical issue).

Portland Housing

Off-Campus Housing

We support continuing students with assistance in finding off-campus housing in the Portland Metro area. Get in touch with us for assistance or for any questions. Get started by downloading the Off-Campus Housing Guide or the Graduate Housing Guide.

Get in touch

For any questions about Residence Life at PNCA, please contact

Office of Residence Life

Grace Murphy, Director
Pacific Northwest College of Art
33 NW Park Avenue Portland, OR 97209
residence_life@pnca.edu
(503) 821-8905

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