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Academic Calendar — BFA

BFA Spring Term 2020
Month  Day Listing
January 10 Residence halls open for NEW students at 8:00am. New Student Orientation begins at 10:00am. Required of all new students.
January 11 Residence halls open for RETURNING students.
January 12 100% BFA refund period ends.
January 13 BFA CLASSES BEGIN.
January 17 DEADLINE: Independent study and internship proposals due.
January 20 HOLIDAY: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. All BFA, MAT, MFA and Salt classes cancelled. Administrative offices closed.
January 21 75% BFA refund period ends.
January 27 DEADLINE: Last day to ADD or DROP classes, internships and independent studies.
January 28 40% BFA refund period ends.
February 17 Presidents’ Day: All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
February 20 Mid-term grades submitted by faculty.
February 21 Mid-term grades available to students online.
March 6 DEADLINE: Last day to withdraw from classes with a grade of “W.”
March 9-13 Spring break: No BFA classes. Residence halls are open. No meal services.
March 16-27 Extended Spring Break Due (CORONA-19 Pandemic)
March 27 DEADLINE: Applications for Fall 2021 AICAD Mobility Program must be submitted to the Office of Academic Advising and Registration.
March 30 BFA Classes Resume
April 7 Online Registration Begins: Priority by Class
April 14 Registration online: priority by class closed. Registration open without class level priority
May 1 May 1 PREFERRED DEADLINE for summer internship proposals. Submit to Artists at Work.
May 15 BFA SPRING SEMESTER ENDS
May 18 DEADLINE: All student grades must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00pm.Grades available for students via MYMECA.
May 21 Grades available for students via MYMECA.
NOTE: BFA, MFA and MAT Graduating Student Celebration Postponed until Fall 2020

BFA Fall Term 2020

Month  Day Listing
July 10
BFA tuition payment for Fall 2020 is due.
August 14
DEADLINE: Faculty submit syllabi for the fall term.
August 24-26
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 27
Residence halls open for NEW & TRANSFER students.
August 27-30
New First-Year and Transfer Student Orientation and Final Registration.
August 29
Residence halls open for RETURNING students.
August 30
100% BFA refund period ends.
August 31 BFA FALL ’21 CLASSES BEGIN
September 3
2nd Year Student Mentor Meetings at 1:00pm.
September 4
DEADLINE: Independent study and internship proposals due.
September 7
HOLIDAY: Labor Day. No BFA, MAT, MFA or Salt classes. Administrative offices closed.
September 8
75% BFA refund period ends.
September 14
DEADLINE: Last day to ADD or DROP classes, internships and independent studies.
September 15
40% BFA refund period ends.
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 1
First chance to file 2021-22 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
October 7
Mid-term grades submitted by faculty.
October 9 Mid-term grades available to students online via MYMECA.
October 12 HOLIDAY: Indigenous Peoples’ Day. No BFA, MAT, MFA and Salt classes. Administrative offices closed.
October 23
DEADLINE: Last day to withdraw from classes with a grade of “W.”
October 23 & 24
Friends and Family Weekend
November 11
Veterans Day. All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
November 23-27
BREAK: Thanksgiving. No BFA, MAT, MFA and Salt classes. Residence halls are open. No meal services.
December 11
BFA tuition payment for Spring 2021 is due.
December 14
Academic Finals Day. No studio critiques permitted.
December 15-18
Foundation Reviews and required formal, end-of-the-semester reviews/critiques.
December 16
PREFERRED DEADLINE: Fall grades submitted by faculty.
December 17
DEADLINE: All student grades must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00pm.
December 18 
BFA FALL ’21 SEMESTER ENDS
December 19
Grades available online for students via MYMECA.
December 19
Oak & Shepley Residence Halls Close for Winter Break at 12:00pm. Monument, Ambassador, and S&F remain open.
December 20
DEADLINE: Faculty submit syllabi for the upcoming term.

BFA Spring Term 2021

Month  Day Listing
January 8 Residence halls open for NEW students at 8:00am. New Student Orientation begins at 10:00am. Required of all new students.
January 9 Residence halls open for RETURNING students.
January 10
100% BFA refund period ends.
January 11 BFA SPRING ’21 CLASSES BEGIN.
January 15
DEADLINE: Independent study and internship proposals due.
January 18 HOLIDAY: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. All BFA, MAT, MFA and Salt classes cancelled. Administrative offices closed.
January 19 75% BFA refund period ends.
January 25 DEADLINE: Last day to ADD or DROP classes, internships and independent studies.
January 26 40% BFA refund period ends.
February 15 Presidents’ Day: All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
February 17 Mid-term grades submitted by faculty.
February 19
Mid-term grades available to students online.
March 5 DEADLINE: Last day to withdraw from classes with a grade of “W.”
March 8-12 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 then: March 15 (Fall Term) and October 1 (Spring term).
March 19 Course Registration Begins. Students make individual appointments with Academic Advisors.
March 3/22-4/2 Junior Major Reviews.
April 16 PREFERRED DEADLINE for summer internship proposals. Submit to Artists at Work’s office.
April 26 Academic Finals: No studio critiques permitted on this day.
April 27-29 Foundation Reviews. Required formal, end-of-the-semester reviews/critiques.
April 28 PREFERRED DEADLINE: Spring 2020 grades submitted by faculty.
April 29 DEADLINE: All student grades must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00pm.
April 30 BFA SPRING ’21 SEMESTER ENDS.
     
May 1
Residence halls close 24 hours after final academic requirements are completed, or at noon for non-graduating students.
May 3
Grades available for students via MYMECA.
May 8 BFA, MFA and MAT Commencement at 10:00am.
May 8 Residence halls close at 5:00pm for students participating in Commencement.

Future BFA Dates

Academic Term  Start Date End Date
Fall 2020 Monday, August 31, 2020 Friday, December 18, 2020
Spring 2021 Monday, January 11, 2021 Friday, April 30, 2021
Fall 2021 Monday, August 30, 2021 Friday, December 17, 2021
Spring 2022 Monday, January 10, 2022 Friday, April 29, 2022
Fall 2022 Monday, August 29, 2022 Friday, December 16, 2022
Spring 2023 Monday, January 18, 2023 Friday, May 5, 2023
Fall 2023 Monday, August 28, 2023 Friday, December 15, 2023
Spring 2024 Wednesday, January 17, 2024 Friday, May 3, 2024

Academic Calendar — MFA

MFA Spring Term 2020
January 12 100% MFA refund period ends.
January 13 MFA SPRING CLASSES BEGIN.
January 20 HOLIDAY: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: All BFA, MAT, MFA, and Salt classes cancelled. Administrative offices are closed.
January 21 75% MFA refund period ends.
January 28 40% MFA refund period ends.
February 17 Presidents’ Day: All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices are open.
March 3 MFA mid-term.
March 4-8 MFA Winter Intensive for 1st year students
March 9-13 Spring break: No MFA classes.
March 16-27 Extended Spring Break Due (CORONA-19 Pandemic)
March 30 March 30 MFA classes resume
May 10-15 MAY INTENSIVE. DETAILS ARE FORTHCOMING.
May 15 MFA SPRING SEMESTER ENDS.
NOTE: BFA, MFA and MAT Graduating Student Celebration Postponed until Fall 2020

MFA Summer Term 2020

May 15
MFA tuition payment for Summer 2020 is due.
June 11 Residence halls open for MFA students.
June 12
MFA Orientation.
June 14
100% MFA refund period ends.
June 15
MFA SUMMER INTENSIVE BEGINS (8 weeks).
June 22
75% MFA refund period ends.
June 23
40% MFA refund period ends.
July 3
July 4th HOLIDAY: Independence Day. No MFA classes. Administrative offices closed.
July 31
MFA tuition payment for Fall 2020 is due.
August 7
MFA SUMMER INTENSIVE ENDS.
August 8
Residence halls close at 5:00pm 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 2020

August 14
DEADLINE: Faculty submit syllabi for the fall term.
August 30
100% BFA refund period ends.
August 31
MFA CLASSES BEGIN
September 7
HOLIDAY: Labor Day. No BFA, MAT, MFA or Salt classes. Administrative offices closed.
September 8
75% MFA refund period ends.
September 15
40% MFA refund period ends.
October 1
First chance to file 2021-22 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
October 12
HOLIDAY: Indigenous Peoples’ Day. No BFA, MAT, MFA and Salt classes. Administrative offices closed.
October 16
MFA mid-term.
November 11
Veterans Day. All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
November 23-27
BREAK: Thanksgiving. No BFA, MAT, MFA and Salt classes. Residence halls are open. No meal services.
December 11
MFA tuition payment for Spring 2021 is due.
December 12-18
MFA WINTER INTENSIVE for 2nd year students.
December 18
MFA FALL SEMESTER ENDS.
December 20
DEADLINE: Faculty submit syllabi for the upcoming term.

MFA Spring Term 2021

January 10 100% MFA refund period ends.
January 11 MFA SPRING CLASSES BEGIN.
January 18 HOLIDAY: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: All BFA, MAT, MFA, and Salt classes cancelled. Administrative offices are closed.
January 19 75% MFA refund period ends.
January 26 40% MFA refund period ends.
February 15 Presidents’ Day: All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices are open.
Feburary 26 MFA mid-term.
March 3-7 MFA Winter Intensive for 1st year students
March 8-12 Spring break: No MFA classes.
May 2-7 MFA Residency for graduating students.
May 7 MFA SPRING SEMESTER ENDS.
May 7
MFA Hooding Ceremony – Osher Hall
May 8 BFA, MFA, and MAT Commencement at 10:00am.
May 9 Residence halls close at 5pm for students participating in Commencement.

Academic Calendar — MAT

MAT Spring Term 2020
Month Date Listing
December 11 MAT SPRING CLASSES BEGIN.
December 11 Readiness Reviews for Student Teaching.
December 17 75% MAT refund period ends.
December 21 Holiday Break.
January 1 Holiday: New Years Day.
January 2 Classes resume.
January 6 40% MAT refund period ends.
January 20 HOLIDAY: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: All BFA, MAT, MFA, and Salt classes cancelled. Administrative offices are closed.
February TBD February Break. (Contingent on individual school calendars.)
April TBD April Vacation. (Contingent on individual school calendars.)
May 7 MAT SPRING SEMESTER ENDS. DETAILS OF CELEBRATION ARE FORTHCOMING
NOTE: BFA, MFA and MAT Graduating Student Celebration Postponed until Fall 2020

MAT Spring Term 2021

December 8 100% MAT refund period ends.
December 9 MAT SPRING CLASSES BEGIN.
December 9
Readiness Reviews for Student Teaching.
December 16 75% MAT refund period ends.
December 19
Holiday Break. Residence halls close at 12:00pm for MAT students housed for summer/fall term 2020.
January 1
Holiday: New Years Day.
January 4 Classes resume.
January 6 40% MAT refund period ends.
January 18
HOLIDAY: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. No BFA, MAT, MFA and Salt classes. Administrative offices closed.
February TBD
February Break. (Contingent on individual school calendars.)
April TBD
April Vacation. (Contingent on individual school calendars.)
April 30
MAT SPRING SEMESTER ENDS
   
 
May 7
MAT Hooding Ceremony – Joanne Waxman Library
May 8
BFA, MFA and MAT Commencement at 10:00am.
May 9
Residence halls close at 5:00pm for students participating in Commencement.

Academic Calendar — Salt Graduate Certificate

Salt Spring Term 2020
December 6
Salt tuition payment for Spring 2020 is due.
December 15
DEADLINE: Faculty submit syllabi for the upcoming term.
January 11
Residence halls open for Salt students.
January 12
100% Salt refund period ends.
January 13
Required: Student Orientation.
January 14
Salt CLASSES BEGIN
January 20
HOLIDAY: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. No BFA, MAT, MFA and Salt classes. Administrative offices closed.
January 21 75% Salt refund period ends.
January 28
40% Salt refund period ends.
February 17
Presidents’ Day: All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
March 9-13
Spring break: No Salt classes.
March  16-20
COVID -19 Extended Spring Break
March 23
Salt classes resume
May 8
Salt SPRING SEMESTER ENDS

Salt Fall Term 2020

Month Date Listing
July 10 Salt tuition payment for Spring 2020 is due.
August 14
DEADLINE: Faculty submit syllabi for the fall term.
August 29
Residence halls open for NEW students.
August 30
100% Salt refund period ends.
August 31
New Student Orientation and Final Registration.
August 31
Salt CLASSES BEGIN.
September 7
HOLIDAY: Labor Day. No BFA, MAT, MFA or Salt classes. Administrative offices closed.
September 8
75% Salt refund period ends.
September 15 40% Salt refund period ends.
October 12
HOLIDAY: Indigenous Peoples’ Day. No BFA, MAT, MFA and Salt classes. Administrative offices closed.
November 11
Veterans Day. All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
November 23-27
BREAK: Thanksgiving. No BFA, MAT, MFA and Salt classes. Residence halls are open. No meal services.
December 17 Salt Final Exhibition.
December 18 Salt Graduation Ceremony.
December 18
Salt FALL SEMESTER ENDS.

Salt Spring Term 2021

December 11
Salt tuition payment for Spring 2021 is due.
December 20
DEADLINE: Faculty submit syllabi for the spring term.
January 9
Residence halls open for NEW students.
January 10
100% Salt refund period ends.
January 11
New Student Orientation and Final Registration
January 11
Salt CLASSES BEGIN
January 18
HOLIDAY: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. No BFA, MAT, MFA and Salt classes. Administrative offices closed.
January 19 75% Salt refund period ends.
January 26
40% Salt refund period ends.
February 15
Presidents’ Day: All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
March 8-12
Spring break: No Salt classes.
   
 
May 6
Salt Final Exhibition.
May 6
Salt SPRING SEMESTER ENDS
May 7
Salt Graduation Ceremony.
May 8
Residence halls close at 5:00pm.