Academic Calendar — BFA

Spring 2017

Date  Listing
January 15 Residence halls open for NEW students
January 16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. All BFA, MAT and MFA classes cancelled. Administrative offices closed.
January 17 New Student Orientation at 9:00am. Required of all new students.
January 17 100% BFA refund period ends.
January 18 BFA classes begin.
January 24 DEADLINE: Independent study and internship proposals due.
January 24 75% BFA refund period ends.
January 30 DEADLINE: Last day to ADD or DROP classes, internships and independent studies.
January 31 40% BFA refund period ends.
February 1 DEADLINE: to apply for FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
February 20 Presidents’ Day. All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
February 24 Mid-term grades submitted by faculty.
February 28 Mid-term grades available to students online.
March 10 DEADLINE: Last day to withdraw from classes with a grade of “W.”
March 13-17 Spring break. No BFA classes.
March 21 Curriculum Fair: AY 2017-18 course schedule is released. Students plan course schedule and meet with Program Chairs and Academic Advisors.
March 24 Course Registration Begins. Students make individual appointments with academic advisors.
March 27 Junior Major Reviews Begin.
April 1 DEADLINE: Applications for Fall 2017 AICAD Mobility Program must be submitted to the Office of Academic Advising and Registration.
April 21 PREFERRED DEADLINE for summer internship proposals. Submit to Artists at Work Office.
April 28 BFA classes end. Students prepare for Academic Finals and Review Week.
May 1 Academic Finals: No studio critiques permitted on this day.
May 1-5 Foundation Reviews. Required formal, end-of-the-semester reviews/critiques.
May 4 PREFERRED DEADLINE: Spring 2017 grades submitted by faculty.
May 5 DEADLINE: All student grades must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00pm.
May 5 BFA spring semester ends.
May 6 Residence halls close 24 hours after last review or at noon for non-graduating students.
May 8 Grades available for students via MYMECA.
May 13 BFA, MFA, and MAT Commencement at 10:00am.
May 14 Residence halls close at 5:00pm for students participating in Commencement.

Fall 2017

Date Listing
July 14  BFA tuition payment for Fall 2017 is due.
August 1 DEADLINE: faculty -submit syllabus for the fall term
August 21-23 Administrative offices open for returning students to finalize registration in person or online. Students from afar can also complete registration during the first two days of fall classes.
August 24 Residence Halls open for NEW students.
August 24 – 27 New Student Orientation and Final Registration.
August 25 Transfer Student Orientation and Final Registration.
August 27 Residence halls open for RETURNING students.
August 27 100% BFA refund period ends.
August 28 BFA CLASSES BEGIN.
August 31 Convocation Ceremony at 12:15pm in MECA Cafe. Mentor meetings begin at 12:45pm.
September 1 DEADLINE: Independent study and internship proposals due.
September 4 Labor Day: No BFA, MAT or MFA classes. Administrative offices closed.
September 5 75% BFA refund period ends.
September 11 DEADLINE: Last day to ADD or DROP classes, internships and independent studies.
September 12 40% BFA refund period ends.
October 1 First chance to file 2018-19 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
October 5 Mid-term grades submitted by faculty.
October 6 Mid-term grades available to students online via MYMECA.
October 9 Fall Break. No BFA, MAT and MFA classes. Administrative offices closed.
October 23 DEADLINE: Last day to withdraw from classes with a grade of “W.”
November 1 DEADLINE: faculty -submit syllabus for the spring term
November 3-5 Homecoming Weekend.
November 6 DEADLINE: Applications for spring 2018 AICAD Mobility Program must be submitted to the Office of Registration and Academic Advising.
November 11 (sat) Veterans Day: All BFA, MAT, MFA and SALT classes cancelled. Administrative offices closed.
November 20-24 Thanksgiving Holiday: All BFA, MAT, MFA and SALT classes cancelled. Residence halls are open. No meal services.
December 1 BFA tuition payment for Spring 2018 is due.
December 8 BFA classes end. Students prepare for Academic Finals and Review Week.
December 11 Academic Finals. No studio critiques permitted.
December 12-15 Foundation Reviews. Required formal, end-of-the-semester reviews/critiques.
December 14 PREFERRED DEADLINE: Fall 2017 grades submitted by faculty.
December 15 DEADLINE: All student grades must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00pm.
December 15 BFA FALL SEMESTER ENDS.
December 16 Residence halls close for Winter Break at 10:00am.
December 19 Grades available online for students via MYMECA.

Spring 2018

Date Listing
January 14 Residence halls open for NEW students.
January 14 Returning student move-In.
January 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. All BFA, MAT, MFA and SALT classes cancelled. Administrative offices closed.
January 16 New Student Orientation at 9:00am. Required of all new students.
January 16 100% BFA refund period ends.
January 17 BFA CLASSES BEGIN.
January 24 DEADLINE: Independent study and internship proposals due.
January 24 75% BFA refund period ends.
January 30 DEADLINE: Last day to ADD or DROP classes, internships and independent studies.
January 31 40% BFA refund period ends.
February 19 Presidents’ Day. All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
February 23 Mid-term grades submitted by faculty.
February 27 Mid-term grades available to students online.
March 1 Preferred deadline for FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
March 9 DEADLINE: Last day to withdraw from classes with a grade of “W.”
March 12-16 Spring break. No BFA classes.
March 20 Curriculum Fair: AY 2018-19 course schedule is released. Students plan course schedule and meet with Program Chairs, Faculty Mentors and Academic Advisors.
March 23 Course Registration Begins. Students make individual appointments with Academic Advisors.
March 26 Junior Major Reviews Begin.
March 30 DEADLINE: Applications for Fall 2018 AICAD Mobility Program must be submitted to the Office of Academic Advising and Registration.
April 20 PREFERRED DEADLINE for summer internship proposals. Submit to Artists at Work Office.
April 27 BFA classes end. Students prepare for Academic Finals and Review Week.
April 30 Academic Finals: No studio critiques permitted on this day.
May 1-4 Foundation Reviews. Required formal, end-of-the-semester reviews/critiques.
May 3 PREFERRED DEADLINE: Spring 2018 grades submitted by faculty.
May 4 DEADLINE: All student grades must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00pm.
May 4 BFA SPRING SEMESTER ENDS.
May 5 Residence halls close 24 hours after last review or at noon for non-graduating students.
May 7 Grades available for students via MYMECA.
May 12 BFA, MFA and MAT Commencement at 10:00am.
May 13 Residence halls close at 5:00pm for students participating in Commencement.

Academic Calendar — MFA

Spring 2017

Date Listing
January 17 100% MFA refund period ends.
January 18 MFA spring classes begin.
January 16 Martin Luther King Jr.Day: All BFA, MAT and MFA classes cancelled. Administrative offices closed.
January 24 75% MFA refund period ends.
January 31 40% MFA refund period ends.
February 20 Presidents’ Day: All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
March 13-17 Spring break. No MFA classes.
March 6 MFA mid-term.
May 5 MFA spring semester ends.
May 8-12 MFA Residency for graduating students.
May 13 BFA, MFA and MAT Commencement at 10:00am.

Summer 2017

 Date   Listing
May 8 MFA tuition payment for Summer 2017 is due.
June 8 Residence halls open for MFA students.
June 9 100% MFA refund period ends.
June 9 MFA Orientation.
June 12 MFA SUMMER INTENSIVE BEGINS (8 weeks).
June 19 75% MFA refund period ends.
June 26 40% MFA refund period ends.
July 4 Holiday- no classes
August 4 MFA SUMMER INTENSIVE ENDS.
August 5 Residence halls close at 5:00pm for MFA students.
August 5 MFA tuition payment for Fall 2017 is due.

Fall 2017

Date Listing
August 1 DEADLINE: faculty -submit syllabus for the fall term
August 27 100% MFA refund period ends.
August 28 MFA FALL CLASSES BEGIN.
August 31 Convocation at 12:15pm in MECA Cafe.
September 4 Labor Day: No BFA, MAT or MFA classes. Administrative offices closed.
September 5 75% MFA refund period ends.
September 12 40% MFA refund period ends.
October 1 First chance to file 2018-19 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
October 9 Fall Break. No BFA, MAT and MFA classes. Administrative offices closed.
October 13 MFA mid-term.
November 1 DEADLINE: faculty -submit syllabus for the spring term
November 11 (sat) Veterans Day: All BFA, MAT, MFA and SALT classes cancelled. Administrative offices closed.
November 20-24 Thanksgiving Holiday: All BFA, MAT, MFA and SALT classes cancelled. Residence halls are open. No meal services.
December 1 MFA tuition payment for Spring 2018 is due.
December 10-15 MFA WINTER INTENSIVE.
December 8 MFA FALL SEMESTER ENDS.

Spring 2018

Date Listing
January 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. All BFA, MAT, MFA and SALT classes cancelled. Administrative offices closed.
January 16 100% MFA refund period ends.
January 17 MFA SPRING CLASSES BEGIN.
January 24 75% MFA refund period ends.
January 31 40% MFA refund period ends.
February 19 Presidents’ Day: All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
March 5 MFA mid-term.
March 12-16 Spring break. No MFA classes.
May 4 MFA SPRING SEMESTER END.
May 7-11 MFA Residency for graduating students.
May 12 BFA, MFA and MAT Commencement at 10:00am.

Academic Calendar — MAT

Spring 2017

Date Listing
December 31 100% MAT refund period ends.
January 2 MAT spring classes begin.
January 9 75% MAT refund period ends.
January 16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: All BFA, MAT and MFA classes cancelled. Administrative offices closed.
January 17 40% MAT refund period ends.
February 20-24 Winter Break.
April 17-21 Spring Break.
May 12 MAT spring semester ends.
May 13 BFA, MFA and MAT Commencement at 10:00am.

Summer/Fall 2017

Date Listing
June 30 MAT tuition payment for Fall 2016 is due.
July 1 DEADLINE: faculty -submit syllabus for the fall term
July 28 MAT Student Orientation.
July 28 100% MAT refund period ends.
July 30 (sun) MAT FALL CLASSES BEGIN.
August 7 75% MAT refund period ends.
August 14 40% MAT refund period ends.
August 31 Convocation at 12:15pm in MECA Cafe.
September 4 Labor Day: No BFA, MAT, MFA and SALT classes. Administrative offices closed.
October 9 Fall Break. No BFA, MAT, MFA and SALT classes. Administrative offices closed
November 1 DEADLINE: faculty -submit syllabus for the spring term
November 11 (sat) Veterans Day: All BFA, MAT, MFA and SALT classes cancelled. Administrative offices closed.
November 20-24 Thanksgiving Holiday: All BFA, MAT, MFA and SALT classes cancelled. Residence halls are open. No meal services.
December 1 MAT tuition payment for Spring 2018 is due.
December 13 Readiness Reviews for Student Teaching
December 22 MAT FALL SEMESTER ENDS.
December 30 100% MAT refund period ends.

Spring 2018

Date Listing
January 2 MAT SPRING CLASSES BEGIN.
January 9 75% MAT refund period ends.
January 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. All BFA, MAT, MFA and SALT classes cancelled. Administrative offices closed.
January 16 40% MAT refund period ends.
February TBD Winter Break.
April TBD Spring Break.
May 11 MAT SPRING SEMESTER ENDS.
May 12 BFA, MFA and MAT Commencement at 10:00am.

Academic Calendar — Salt Graduate Certificate

Salt Fall 2017

Date Listing
July 14 SALT tuition payment for Fall 2017 is due.
August 1 DEADLINE: faculty -submit syllabus for the term
August 24 Residence halls open for NEW students.
August 25 New Student Orientation and Final Registration.
August 27 100% SALT refund period ends.
August 28 SALT CLASSES BEGIN.
August 31 Convocation Ceremony at 12:15pm in MECA Cafe.
September 4 Labor Day: No BFA, MAT, MFA or SALT classes. Administrative offices closed.
September 5 75% SALT refund period ends.
September 11 DEADLINE: Last day to ADD or DROP classes
September 12 40% SALT refund period ends.
October 9 Fall Break. No BFA, MAT, MFA or SALT classes. Administrative offices closed.
October 23 DEADLINE: Last day to withdraw from classes with a grade of “W.”
November 3-5 Homecoming Weekend.
November 11 (sat) Veterans Day: All BFA, MAT, MFA and SALT classes cancelled. Administrative offices closed.
November 20-24 Thanksgiving Holiday: All BFA, MAT, MFA and SALT classes cancelled. Residence halls are open. No meal services.
December 15 SALT FALL SEMESTER ENDS.
December TBD Exhibition and Ceremony
December 16 Residence halls close for Winter Break at 10:00am.

Salt Spring 2018

Date Listing
November  1 DEADLINE: faculty -submit syllabus for the spring term
December 1 SALT tuition payment for Spring 2018 is due.
January 14 Residence halls open for NEW students.
January 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. All BFA, MAT, MFA and SALT classes cancelled. Administrative offices closed.
January 16 New Student Orientation at 9:00am. Required of all new students.
January 16 100% SALT refund period ends.
January 17 SALT CLASSES BEGIN.
January 24 75% SALT refund period ends.
January 30 DEADLINE: Last day to ADD or DROP classes
January 31 40% SALT refund period ends.
February 19 Presidents’ Day. All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
March 9 DEADLINE: Last day to withdraw from classes with a grade of “W.”
March 12-16 Spring break. No SALT classes.
May 4 SALT SPRING SEMESTER ENDS.
May TBD Exhibition and Ceremony
May 5 Residence halls close 24 hours after exhibition opening

Academic Calendar — CS

2017–2018 Schedule

CS Adult Courses – Winter/Spring 2016-2017
January 20 – April 14

CS Youth Courses – Winter/Spring 2016-2017
February 5 – April 2

CS Adult 2017 Summer
June 4 – August 3

CS Youth 2017 Summer
June 18 – August 3

CS Pre-College 2017 Summer
July 8 – July 29

CS Adult Fall 2017
September 17 – December 6

CS Youth Fall 2017
October 7 – November 11

CS Adult Intensives Winter/Spring 2018
January 8 – January 12

CS Adult Winter/Spring 2018
January 22 – April 23

CS Youth Winter/Spring 2018
January 28 – March 11