Last Updated: January 20, 2022

BFA

BFA 2021-22 Academic Year

July 23 BFA tuition payment for Fall 2021 is due.
     
August 13 DEADLINE: Faculty submit syllabi for the fall term. Consult your program chair if circumstances require a different submission date.
August 26-29 Orientation for All New First-Year and Transfer Students.
August 26 Residence Halls open for NEW & TRANSFER students.
August 26 New Student Orientation and Final Registration.
August 26 CONVOCATION held at the Portland Museum of Art, Bernard Osher Foundation Auditorium.
August 28 Residence halls open for RETURNING students.
August 29 100% BFA refund period ends.
August 30 BFA CLASSES BEGIN.
     
September 6 HOLIDAY: Labor Day. No BFA, MAT, MFA or Salt classes. Administrative offices closed.
September 7 75% BFA refund period ends.
September 13 DEADLINE: Last day to ADD or DROP classes, internships and independent studies.
September 14 40% BFA refund period ends.
     
October 1 First chance to file 2022-22 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
October 1 AICAD Exchange: Applications must be received by the host school no later than October 1 (Spring term) and March 15 (Fall Term).
October 11 HOLIDAY. Indigenous Peoples' Day. No BFA, MAT, MFA or Salt classes. Administrative offices closed.
October 13 Mid-term grades submitted by faculty.
October 15 Mid-term grades available to students online via MYMECA&D.
October 22 DEADLINE: Last day to withdraw from classes with a grade of "W."
     
November  5-6 Friends & Family Weekend
November 11 Veterans Day. All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
November 22-26 Thanksgiving Holiday: All BFA, MAT, MFA and Salt classes cancelled. Residence halls are open. No meal services.
     
December 3 BFA tuition payment for Spring 2022 is due.
December 10 BFA classes end. Students prepare for Academic Finals and Review Week.
December 13 - 17 TBD: Academic Finals, Foundation Reviews, and Majors Critiques
December 17 BFA FALL SEMESTER ENDS.
December 18 Oak & Shepley Residence Halls Close for Winter Break at 12:00pm. Monument, Ambassador, and S&F Remain Open.
December 19 DEADLINE: Faculty submit syllabi for the upcoming term.
December 20 DEADLINE: All student grades must be submitted to the Registrar's Office by 5:00pm.
December 22 Grades available online for students via MYMECA&D.
     
January 17 HOLIDAY. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Administrative offices closed.
January 29 Residence halls open for NEW and RETURNING students.
January 29 New Student Orientation Begins
BFA SPRING 2022
 
January 30 100% BFA refund period ends.
January 31 BFA CLASSES START
February 1
Final Registration
February 8 75% BFA refund period ends.
February 14 DEADLINE: Last day to ADD or DROP classes, internships and independent studies.
February 15 40% BFA refund period ends.
February 21 Presidents' Day: All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
     
March 9 Mid-term grades submitted by faculty.
March 10 AICAD Exchange: Applications must be received by the host school no later than: March 15 (Fall Term) and October 1 (Spring term).
March 11 Mid-term grades available to students online.
March 25 DEADLINE: Last day to withdraw from classes with a grade of "W."
March - April 28-3 Spring break: No BFA classes. Residence halls are open. No meal services.
April 7 Curriculum Fair: AY 2022-23 course schedule is released. Students plan course schedule and meet with Program Chairs, Faculty Mentors and Academic Advisors.
April 8 Course Registration Begins. Students make individual appointments with Academic Advisors.
April 11-15 Junior Reviews.
     
May 6 PREFERRED DEADLINE for summer internship proposals. Submit to Artists at Work's office.
May 16-20 Final week of classes and Majors Critiques
May 20 BFA SPRING SEMESTER ENDS.
May 21 Residence halls close 24 hours after last review or at 5:00PM for non-graduating students.
May 23 DEADLINE: All student grades must be submitted to the Registrar's Office by 5:00pm.
May 23 Grades available for students via MYMECA.
May 27 BFA, MFA and MAT Commencement at 10:00am.
May 28 Residence halls close at 5:00pm for students participating in Commencement.
May 30 Memorial Day

BFA 2022-23 Academic Year
BFA FALL TERM 2022
July 25 - BFA tuition payment for Fall 2022 is due.
     
August 12 - DEADLINE: Faculty submit syllabi for the fall term. Consult your program chair if circumstances require a different submission date.
August 25-28 WK 0 Orientation for All New First-Year and Transfer Students.
August 25   Residence Halls open for NEW & TRANSFER students.
August 25   CONVOCATION: Location TBD
August 27   Residence halls open for RETURNING students.
August 28 - 100% BFA refund period ends.
August 29 WK 1 BFA CLASSES BEGIN.
     
September 5 WK 2 HOLIDAY: Labor Day. No BFA, MAT, MFA or Salt classes. Administrative offices closed.
September 6 WK 2 75% BFA refund period ends.
September 8 WK 3 DEADLINE: Internships and Independent Studies.
September 12 WK 3 DEADLINE: Last day to ADD or DROP classes.
September 13 WK 3 40% BFA refund period ends.
     
October 1 WK 5 First chance to file 2023-24 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
October 1 WK 5 AICAD Exchange: Applications must be received by the host school no later than October 1 (Spring term) and March 15 (Fall Term).
October 10 WK 7 HOLIDAY. Indigenous Peoples' Day. No BFA, MAT, MFA or Salt classes. Administrative offices closed.
October 12 WK 7 Mid-term grades submitted by faculty.
October 14 WK 7 Mid-term grades available to students online via MYMECA.
October 21 WK 8 DEADLINE: Last day to withdraw from classes with a grade of "W."
     
November 4-5 WK 10 Friends & Family Weekend
November 11 WK 11 Veterans Day. All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
November 21-25 - Thanksgiving Holiday: All BFA, MAT, MFA and Salt classes cancelled. Residence halls are open. No meal services.
     
December 2 WK 13 BFA tuition payment for Spring 2023 is due.
December 16 WK 15 BFA FALL SEMESTER ENDS.
December 17 WK 15 Oak & Shepley Residence Halls Close for Winter Break at 12:00pm. Monument, Ambassador, and S&F Remain Open.
December 18   DEADLINE: Faculty submit syllabi for the upcoming term.
December 19   DEADLINE: All student grades must be submitted to the Registrar's Office by 5:00pm.
December 21   Grades available online for students via MYMECA.
     
BFA SPRING TERM 2023
January 15 WK 1 New Student Orientation and Final Registration
January 15 WK 0 Residence halls open for NEW and RETURNING students.
January 16 WK 0 HOLIDAY. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: All BFA, MAT, MFA and Salt classes cancelled. Administrative offices closed.
January 17 WK 0 100% BFA refund period ends.
January 18 WK 1 BFA CLASSES BEGIN.
January 24 WK 2 75% BFA refund period ends.
January 26 WK 2 DEADLINE: Internships and Independent Studies.
January 30 WK 3 DEADLINE: Last day to ADD or DROP classes, internships and independent studies.
January 31 WK 3 40% BFA refund period ends.
     
February 20 WK 6 Presidents' Day: All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
February 22 WK 6 Mid-term grades submitted by faculty.
February 24 WK 6 Mid-term grades available to students online.
     
March 10 WK 8 DEADLINE: Last day to withdraw from classes with a grade of "W."
March 13-17 - Spring break: No BFA classes. Residence halls are open. No meal services.
March 15 - AICAD Exchange: Applications must be received by the host school no later than: March 15 (Fall Term) and October 1 (Spring term).
March 24 WK 9 Course Registration Begins.
March 24-April 7 WK 10-11 Junior Reviews.
     
April 21 WK 13 PREFERRED DEADLINE for summer internship proposals. Submit to Artists at Work's office.
     
May 5 WK 15 BFA SPRING SEMESTER ENDS.
May 6   Residence halls close 24 hours after last review or at noon for non-graduating students.
May 8   DEADLINE: All student grades must be submitted to the Registrar's Office by 5:00pm.
May 10   Grades available for students via MYMECA.
May 13   BFA, MFA and MAT Commencement at 10:00am.
May 13   Residence halls close at 5:00pm for students participating in Commencement.

MFA

MFA 2021-22 Academic Year

Summer Term 2021

May 14 MFA tuition payment for Summer 2021 is due.
     
June 10 Residence halls open for MFA students.
June 11 MFA Orientation.
June 13 100% MFA refund period ends.
June 14 MFA SUMMER INTENSIVE BEGINS (8 weeks).
June 21 75% MFA refund period ends.
June 28 40% MFA refund period ends.
     
July 4 HOLIDAY: Independence Day. No MFA classes. Administrative offices closed.
July 23 MFA tuition payment for Fall 2021 is due.
     
August 6 MFA SUMMER INTENSIVE ENDS.
August 7 Residence halls close at 12 noon for MFA students. NOTE: Students remaining in housing for the full-year must meet with Student Life for details prior to this deadline.

Fall Term 2021

August 20 DEADLINE: Faculty submit syllabi for the fall term.
August 29 100% MFA refund period ends.
August 30 MFA CLASSES BEGIN.
     
September 6 HOLIDAY: Labor Day. No BFA, MAT, MFA or Salt classes. Administrative offices closed.
September 7 75% MFA refund period ends.
September 14 40% MFA refund period ends.
     
October 1 First chance to file 2022-22 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
October 11 HOLIDAY. Indigenous Peoples' Day. No BFA, MAT, MFA or Salt classes. Administrative offices closed.
October 15 MFA mid-term.
     
November 11 Veterans Day. All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
November 22-26 Thanksgiving Holiday: All BFA, MAT, MFA and Salt classes cancelled. Residence halls are open. No meal services.
     
December 3 MFA tuition payment for Spring 2022 is due.
December 11-17 MFA WINTER INTENSIVE for 2nd year students.
December 17 MFA FALL SEMESTER ENDS.
December 19 DEADLINE: Faculty submit syllabi for the upcoming term.

Spring Term 2022

January 17 HOLIDAY. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Administrative offices closed.
January  30 100% MFA refund period ends.
January  31 MFA CLASSES BEGIN.
     
February 8 75% MFA refund period ends.
     
February 15 40% MFA refund period ends.
February 21 Presidents' Day: All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
     
March 18 MFA mid-term.
March 23-26 MFA Winter Intensive for 1st year students.
March - April 28-1
Spring break: No BFA/MFA classes. Residence halls are open. No meal services.
     
May 20 MFA SPRING CLASSES END
May 22 MFA Residency for graduating students.
May 27 MFA Hooding Ceremony - Osher Hall
May 27 MFA SPRING SEMESTER ENDS
May 27 BFA, MFA and MAT Commencement at 10:00am.
May 28
Residence halls close at 12:00pm for students participating in Commencement.

MFA 2022-23 Academic Year

MFA SUMMER TERM 2022
     
May 13   MFA tuition payment for Summer 2022 is due.
     
June 9 - Residence halls open for MFA students.
June 10   MFA Orientation.
June 12 - 100% MFA refund period ends.
June 13 WK 1 MFA SUMMER INTENSIVE BEGINS (8 weeks).
June 20 WK 2 75% MFA refund period ends.
June 27 WK 3 40% MFA refund period ends.
     
July 4 WK 4 HOLIDAY: Independence Day. No MFA classes. Administrative offices closed.
July 22 WK 6 MFA tuition payment for Fall 2022 is due.
     
August 5 WK 8 MFA SUMMER INTENSIVE ENDS.
August 6 WK 8 Residence halls close at 12 noon for MFA students. NOTE: Students remaining in housing for the full-year must meet with Student Life for details prior to this deadline.
     
     
MFA FALL TERM 2022
August 19 - DEADLINE: Faculty submit syllabi for the fall term.
August 28 WK 1 100% MFA refund period ends.
August 29 WK 1 MFA CLASSES BEGIN.
     
September 5 WK 2 HOLIDAY: Labor Day. No BFA, MAT, MFA or Salt classes. Administrative offices closed.
September 6 WK 2 75% MFA refund period ends.
September 13 WK 3 40% MFA refund period ends.
     
October 1 WK 5 First chance to file 2023-24 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
October 10 WK 7 HOLIDAY. Indigenous Peoples' Day. No BFA, MAT, MFA or Salt classes. Administrative offices closed.
October 14 WK 7 MFA mid-term.
     
November 11 WK 11 Veterans Day. All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
November 21-25 - Thanksgiving Holiday: All BFA, MAT, MFA and Salt classes cancelled. Residence halls are open. No meal services.
     
December 2 WK 13 MFA tuition payment for Spring 2023 is due.
December 10-16 WK 15 MFA WINTER INTENSIVE for 2nd year students.
December 16 WK 15 MFA FALL SEMESTER ENDS.
December 18 - DEADLINE: Faculty submit syllabi for the upcoming term.
     
MFA SPRING TERM 2023
     
January 16 WK 0 HOLIDAY. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: All BFA, MAT, MFA and Salt classes cancelled. Administrative offices closed.
January 17 WK 0 100% MFA refund period ends.
January 18 WK 1 MFA CLASSES BEGIN.
January 24 WK 2 75% MFA refund period ends.
January 31 WK 3 40% MFA refund period ends.
     
February 20 WK 7 Presidents' Day: All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
     
March 3 WK 7 MFA mid-term.
March 8-11 WK 8 MFA Winter Intensive for 1st year students.
March 13-17 WK 9 Spring break: No BFA/MFA classes. Residence halls are open. No meal services.
     
     
May 5 WK 15 MFA SPRING CLASSES END
May 7-12   MFA Residency for graduating students.
May 12   MFA Hooding Ceremony - Osher Hall
May 12   MFA SPRING SEMESTER ENDS
May 13   BFA, MFA and MAT Commencement at 10:00am.
May 14 - Residence halls close at 12:00pm for students participating in Commencement.

MAT

MAT 2021-22 Academic Year

Fall Term 2021

July 1 MAT tuition payment for Fall 2021 is due.
July 19 DEADLINE: Faculty submit syllabi for the fall term.
July 30 Residence halls open for MAT students.
July 30 MAT Student Orientation.
     
July 31 100% MAT refund period ends.
August 1 MAT FALL CLASSES BEGIN.
August 9 75% MAT refund period ends.
August 16 40% MAT refund period ends.
     
September 6 HOLIDAY: Labor Day. No BFA, MAT, MFA or Salt classes. Administrative offices closed.
     
October 11 HOLIDAY. Indigenous Peoples' Day. No BFA, MAT, MFA or Salt classes. Administrative offices closed.
     
November 11 Veterans Day. All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
November 12 MAT tuition payment for Spring 2022 is due.
November 22-26 Thanksgiving Holiday: All BFA, MAT, MFA and Salt classes cancelled. Residence halls are open. No meal services.
     
December 3 DEADLINE: Faculty submit syllabi for the spring term.
December 3 MAT FALL SEMESTER ENDS.

Spring Term 2022

December 7 100% MAT refund period ends.
December 8 MAT SPRING CLASSES BEGIN.
December 8 Readiness Reviews for Student Teaching.
December 15 75% MAT refund period ends.
December 18 Holiday Break. Residence halls close at 12:00pm for MAT students housed for summer/fall term.
     
January 3 Classes resume.
January 5 40% MAT refund period ends.
January 17 HOLIDAY. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: All BFA, MAT, MFA and Salt classes cancelled. Administrative offices closed.
     
February TBD February Break. (Contingent on individual school calendars.)
     
April TBD April Vacation. (Contingent on individual school calendars.)
May 6 MAT SPRING SEMESTER ENDS.
     
May 6 MAT Hooding Ceremony - Joanne Waxman Library
May 27 BFA, MFA and MAT Commencement at 10:00am.
May 28 Residence halls close at 5:00pm for students participating in Commencement.
May 30 Memorial Day

MAT 2022-23 Academic Year

Fall 2022

July 1 MAT tuition payment for Fall 2022 is due.
July 18 DEADLINE: Faculty submit syllabi for the fall term.
July 29 Residence halls open for MAT students.
July 29 MAT Student Orientation.
July 31 100% MAT refund period ends.
   
August 1 MAT FALL CLASSES BEGIN.
August 8 75% MAT refund period ends.
August 15 40% MAT refund period ends.
   
September 5 HOLIDAY: Labor Day. No BFA, MAT, MFA or Salt classes. Administrative offices closed.
   
October 1 HOLIDAY. Indigenous Peoples' Day. No BFA, MAT, MFA or Salt classes. Administrative offices closed.
   
November 11 Veterans Day. All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
November 11 MAT tuition payment for Spring 2023 is due.
November 21 Thanksgiving Holiday: All BFA, MAT, MFA and Salt classes cancelled. Residence halls are open. No meal services.
   
December 2 DEADLINE: Faculty submit syllabi for the spring term.
December 2 MAT FALL SEMESTER ENDS.

Spring 2023

December 6 100% MAT refund period ends.
December 7 MAT SPRING CLASSES BEGIN.
December 7 Readiness Reviews for Student Teaching.
December 14 75% MAT refund period ends.
December 17 Holiday Break. Residence halls close at 12:00pm for MAT students housed for summer/fall term.
   
January 2 Classes resume.
January 4 40% MAT refund period ends.
January 16 HOLIDAY. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: All BFA, MAT, MFA and Salt classes cancelled. Administrative offices closed.
   
TBD February Break. (Contingent on individual school calendars.)
   
TBD April Vacation. (Contingent on individual school calendars.)
May 5 MAT SPRING SEMESTER ENDS.
   
May 5 MAT Hooding Ceremony - Joanne Waxman Library
May 13 BFA, MFA and MAT Commencement at 10:00am.
May 14 Residence halls close at 12:00pm for students participating in Commencement.

Salt Graduate Certificate

Salt 2021-22 Academic Year

Fall Term 2021

July 23 Salt tuition payment for Fall 2021 is due.
     
August 13 DEADLINE: Faculty submit syllabi for the fall term.
     
August 28 Residence halls open for Salt students.
August 29 100% Salt refund period ends.
August 30 New Student Orientation and Final Registration.
August 30 SALT CLASSES BEGIN.
September 6 HOLIDAY: Labor Day. No BFA, MAT, MFA or Salt classes. Administrative offices closed.
September 7 75% Salt refund period ends.
September 14 40% Salt refund period ends.
     
October 11 HOLIDAY. Indigenous Peoples' Day. No BFA, MAT, MFA or Salt classes. Administrative offices closed.
     
November 11 Veterans Day.
November 22-26 Thanksgiving Holiday: All BFA, MAT, MFA and Salt classes cancelled. Residence halls are open. No meal services.
     
December 16 Salt Final Exhibition.
December 17 Salt Graduation Ceremony.
December 17 SALT FALL SEMESTER ENDS.
December 18 Residence halls close at 12:00 pm for Winter Break.

Spring Term 2022

December 10 Salt tuition payment for Spring 2022 is due.
December 26 DEADLINE: Faculty submit syllabi for the spring term.
     
January 16 Residence halls open for NEW students.
January 17 HOLIDAY. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: All BFA, MAT, MFA and Salt classes cancelled. Administrative offices closed.
January 17 100% Salt refund period ends.
January 18 New Student Orientation and Final Registration
January 19 SALT CLASSES BEGIN.
January 25 75% Salt refund period ends.
     
February 1 40% Salt refund period ends.
February 28 Presidents' Day: All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
     
March 14-18 Spring break: No Salt classes. Residence halls are open. No meal services.
     
May 5 Salt Final Exhibition.
May 5 Salt Graduation Ceremony.
May 5 SALT SPRING SEMESTER ENDS.
     
May 7 Residence halls close for Salt students at 5:00pm.

Salt 2022-23 Academic Year

Fall Term 2022

July 22 - Salt tuition payment for Fall 2022 is due.
     
August 12 - DEADLINE: Faculty submit syllabi for the fall term.
     
August 27   Residence halls open for Salt students.
August 28 - 100% Salt refund period ends.
August 29 WK 1 New Student Orientation and Final Registration.
August 29 WK 1 SALT CLASSES BEGIN.
     
September 5 WK 2 HOLIDAY: Labor Day. No BFA, MAT, MFA or Salt classes. Administrative offices closed.
September 6 WK 2 75% Salt refund period ends.
September 13 WK 3 40% Salt refund period ends.
     
October 10 WK 7 HOLIDAY. Indigenous Peoples' Day. No BFA, MAT, MFA or Salt classes. Administrative offices closed.
     
November 11 WK 11 Veterans Day. All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
November 21-25 - Thanksgiving Holiday: All BFA, MAT, MFA and Salt classes cancelled. Residence halls are open. No meal services.
     
December 15   Salt Final Exhibition.
December 16   Salt Graduation Ceremony.
December 16 WK 15 SALT FALL SEMESTER ENDS.
December 17   Residence halls close for Salt students at 12:00pm.

Spring Term 2023

December 9   Salt tuition payment for Spring 2023 is due.
December 18   DEADLINE: Faculty submit syllabi for the upcoming term.
     
January 14 - Residence halls open for NEW students.
January 16 WK 2 HOLIDAY. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: All BFA, MAT, MFA and Salt classes cancelled. Administrative offices closed.
January 16 - 100% Salt refund period ends.
January 17 WK 1 New Student Orientation and Final Registration
January 18 WK 1 SALT CLASSES BEGIN.
January 24 WK 2 75% Salt refund period ends.
January 31 WK 3 40% Salt refund period ends.
     
February 20 WK 7 Presidents' Day: All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
     
Maarch 13-17 - Spring break: No Salt classes. Residence halls are open. No meal services.
     
May 4 WK 15 Salt Final Exhibition.
May 5 WK 15 Salt Graduation Ceremony.
May 5 WK 15 SALT SPRING SEMESTER ENDS.
May 6 - Residence halls close for Salt students at 12:00pm.