Student Information

Information about ID badge, facility services, library access + parking

Please read the information below before your course starts so you are prepared when you arrive. 

Student ID 

ACAD issues one ID card to each Continuing Education student at the beginning of a new Academic Year (Sep 2018 – Aug 2019) for courses that are longer than one day. ID cards are to be used for all courses taken within that academic year, and will expire at the end of Aug each year. Hold on to your card if you will be taking more than one course with us throughout the year.

ID cards are access cards. You will need your ID card to release interior doors in the stairwells and to activate the elevators to get to your classrooms.

Cards are active only during the dates of your course and will be “turned off” once your course ends, and will be re-activated remotely when your next course starts.

You will pick up your ID from reception or security just before the first class meeting of your course. Arriving 15 – 20 minutes early that first night will give you sufficient time to get your card and get to class.

If you are registering last minute for a course, your ID card might not be ready for the first class meeting. You can sign out a Temporary ID card from security for that evening’s class and will need to pick up your ID card from reception or security just before your second class meeting.

You are responsible for your card. If you should lose your card, you may purchase a replacement for $15. Please call the office at 403.284.7640 to order a new ID card and pick it up from reception or security at your next class meeting.

Your ACAD ID card will also get you a discount on art supplies at a number of local, independent art supply stores in Calgary:  Destination Art Supply, Inglewood Art Supply, Kensington Art Supply, and Mona Lisa Materials Ltd. Show your card and course registration when checking out.

For Single Day Courses: Please sign out a Temporary ID card from security for your single day course as you will not be issued an ACAD Student ID card.


You need to purchase your own supplies for most courses. Please see your course supply list online - they are listed by the course number which can be found on your Course Confirmation of Registration document. Be sure to purchase your supplies prior to the first day of class so you are ready to start your course when you arrive, and keep your receipts in case you need to return any thing.


ACAD is a smoke-free environment. There are designated smoking areas outside of all exterior doors. Please stand 10 metres away from entrances.

The ACAD cafeteria is closed evenings and weekends, we suggest bringing your own snack and water bottle with you. There are food services available on SAIT campus, just a 10 minute walk.

No food in studio spaces, drinks with lids are allowed.

Please dress appropriately in closed-toed sturdy footwear and non precious clothes, many art materials leave permanent stains.



office hours:

Mon – Thu: 8am – 7pm

Fri:  8am – 5pm

Sat:  8am – 2pm (October – April)

Sun and STAT Holidays:  CLOSED


LIBRARY  403.284.7631

LIBRARY ACCESS - Continuing Education students, have full access to the ACAD, Luke Lindoe Library during the semester in which they are registered. Your ACAD ID card is your library card.

The Library is located on the second level of the college and the library staff will be pleased to introduce you to the range of resources available to you. Their specialized collection is focused on supporting contemporary art, design and emerging media practices.

When not registered in classes, you are welcome to continue to use the library with an Alberta Library (TAL) card.



>>> Bookstore information



>>> Gallery information


>>> Learn how to get here and park near your classroom

Jubilee Parkade

Jubilee Parkade, adjacent to ACAD, $11 per entry (daytime),  $7 per entry (evening). Credit card and cash only.

Jubilee Parkade is directly adjacent to ACAD on the south side of the ACAD building. It is accessed from SAIT Way. Pay stations are located on Levels 1,4, 5 and 6. Park on Level 6 (top) and walk in the Main ACAD Entrance. The white ACAD main reception desk, where you can pick up your ID badge, is directly inside the entrance doors.

SAIT Parking lots maps and fees

  • To get to ACAD from the SAIT Parkade (7-minute walk to ACAD):
  • Exit the SAIT Parkade and walk west to the SAIT Campus Centre building.
  • Inside the Campus Centre building, veer left past the Parking Pay Station and take the first right, continue past the gymnasiums and across the LRT bridge.
  • Proceed down the stairs, go through the white metal doors, along the Jubilee Walkway to the wide flight of stairs (on left hand side) that will bring you into the ACAD Main Mall (level 3). Across the Mall and on your right, is the white ACAD main reception desk where you can pick up your ID badge.
  • Remember to pay for your parking at the Parking Pay Station before returning to your vehicle in the SAIT Parkade.

Free Off-Campus Parking

The closest free evening parking (only after 6 pm) is in the Riley Park Parking lot on the north side of the park. From 14th Street or 10th Street NW, turn onto 5th Avenue NW. Turn off of 5th Avenue NW onto 12th Street NW. Proceed to 8th Avenue NW and turn right into Riley Park Parking lot. Walk up hill to campus (about 2 minutes).

Parking at North Hill Mall – as of Feb 17, 2016. Credit card only.

  • 2 hours – free
  • 1 hour - $2
  • 2 hours - $4
  • Til 8am the following day - $7


Your tax forms (T-2202) will be available online in March of the year following your course date. You will need your ACAD student ID number, which is on your Confirmation of Registration, to access your tax information. Call Continuing Education if you need some assistance.

>>> More information on tax forms



Withdrawal requests must be in writing and can be submitted by email or in person to the Continuing Education Office on the Main Mall level of ACAD. Your request will be in effect from the date we receive your request. Please be sure to include your name as it appears on your ACAD student record, the title of the course, the reason you are withdrawing, and any relevant documentation like a physician’s note.

Refunds are offered on the following terms:

1.   There is a processing fee of $40 plus GST on all withdrawals.

2.   Full tuition may be refunded up to seven (7) calendar days before the course start date.

3.   Half tuition may be refunded during the period of six (6) calendar days before the course start date to the start of the course.

4.   No tuition will be refunded after the start of the course.

5.   Medical:  must be supported by a doctor’s note or relevant medical documentation, for a prorated refund. If doctor’s note is received prior to the course start date, a full refund will be given.


One time only, where space permits and before the second class, Continuing Education can transfer you to a different course within the same semester at no additional cost. When there is a difference in the course fees, we will charge the extra or keep the balance on your account (that balance is not available for refund; it must be used for an ACAD course within the same academic year).

>>> Complete information on refunds and transfers