Catalog Policies


In accordance with City Ordinance, smoking is only allowed in outside areas that are designated for smoking. The entire artistic/academic building and the other annex buildings have been designated as smoke-free buildings.

Smoke-Free Areas on Campus
The smoke-free area begisn at the curb leading from the parking lot at the front entrance of the main building and continue along the entire path to the front door as well as the area leading to the doors of the Music School. The entire area in front of our main building is also a smoke-free area. 

In addition to this area, CalArts currently prohibits smoking within 25 feet of any door to any building on campus or from any equipment supplying fresh air to a building. 

Definition of "Smoke-Free"
Smoke-free means that smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e.g. "e-cigarettes") will be strictly prohibited.

All members of our community should work together to enforce this policy. If you see someone smoking in this smoke-free zone, please say something to encourage this person to join us in this endeavor to improve the health of our community.

Designated Smoking Areas
A number of designated smoking areas have been established on campus and are marked as smoking areas. 

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Revised Date:
Aug 2013