Campus Connection

UICA is proud to be part of Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD). We value our connection to the KCAD students, and are excited to partner with other universities and colleges to extend similar opportunities and benefits to all students in the greater Grand Rapids area.


Students from Ferris State University (FSU), Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC), and KCAD receive partnership benefits as part of their enrollment. Students from all fields of study at all colleges and universities are encouraged to experience and explore the facilities and programs at UICA.

GRCC Students
GRCC students receive free gallery admission with student ID as part of Go See GR.

KCAD and FSU Students
KCAD and FSU students enjoy all UICA Member benefits with student ID.


UICA encourages all educators to think of our facilities and programming as an extension of your classroom. We welcome faculty and staff from schools of all levels of learning to consider UICA as a destination for group tours, field trips, or extensions of your curricula. We work with educators to custom-tailor experiences that meet the needs of the desired learning opportunity. From self-guided or docent-led tours, to hands-on workshops, the Community Programs team at UICA strives to provide members of the community with engaging and meaningful experiences to interact with art and become more deeply involved in the personal and collective creative process.

UICA staff partners with faculty from FSU, GRCC, KCAD, and several other institutions to create one-day learning projects, or semester-long engagement. We would love to hear your collaboration ideas. For more information or to plan your experience, please contact

Tours and Class Visits
UICA is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday, and is open for class visits and tours, by appointment, during those same times. We strongly encourage you to contact us to plan a visit at least one month in advance, this allows us to work together to plan an experience that supports your goals, curriculum, and educational opportunity needs. For more information or to plan your experience, please contact