Housing + Dining

Living on Campus

Student Living Center

Located in the heart of campus, the Student Living Center can accommodate up to 186 students in double rooms. Rooms feature an extra-long twin bed, desk, chair and Wi-Fi connectivity to the campus network. Additionally, residents can choose the meal plan that best meets their needs and budget.

Freshmen must fulfill a two-semester contract in the Living Center, except for students who are over 21 years old, transfer students or students who will be living with their parents (within a 30-mile radius). Email housing@kcai.edu with questions.

Living Off Campus

KCAI is located in a residential neighborhood called Southmoreland, noted for tree-lined streets, large homes and many apartment buildings from the 1920s. Students seeking off-campus housing are encouraged to take time and ask questions before signing a rental agreement. KCAI wants students to have a living experience that supports their life as a student.

For questions and resources regarding off-campus housing contact the Assistant Director for Housing and Student Activities at housing@kcai.edu, or 816-802-3358.

View our Off-Campus Housing Guide

Student Renters’ Insurance Options

We recommend that students have insurance in place before moving into the Living Center, or an off campus property. KCAI is not responsible for damages to or losses of personal property. Some families may be covered through their homeowners or renters insurance policies to cover a student’s belongings while they are in college. For more information visit www.reviews.com/homeowners-insurance/renters/.


Campus Dining Hall

The campus dining hall is located in the Student Living Center. The dining hall provides a warm and inviting atmosphere and healthy, satisfying food choices for students, faculty, staff and visitors. Dining hall hours:

Breakfast – 7:15 a.m. -9 a.m. Monday – Friday
Lunch -11 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Monday – Friday
Dinner – 4:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., daily
Brunch – 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday


Cafe Nerman

Café Nerman is closed for Summer 2019.

During the academic year, Café Nerman serves drinks, soft drinks, scones, muffins, salads, sandwiches and cookies. Café hours for the fall and spring semester: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m to 4 p.m. Friday.