Last Updated: December 14, 2020

Academic Calendar — BFA

BFA Fall Term 2020

MECA Fall 2020 Visual Academic Plan PDF

Month  Day Listing
July 22
BFA tuition payment for Fall 2020 is due.
August 17
DEADLINE: Faculty submit syllabi for the fall term.
August 20-23
Move-In period for First-Year Students Only. Students will be given a specific move-in day.
August 24
BFA CLASSES BEGIN FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS ONLY
August 28-31
Move-In period for Returning Students Only. Students will be given a specific move-in day.
August 23
100% BFA refund period ends.
September 1
BFA CLASSES BEGIN FOR ALL RETURNING STUDENTS
September 4 DEADLINE: Independent study and internship proposals due.
September 7 Labor Day: All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
September 15
DEADLINE: Last day to ADD or DROP classes, internships and independent studies for courses that started before Sept 2.
September 8
75% BFA refund period ends.
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
DEADLINE: Last day to ADD or DROP classes, internships and independent studies for courses that started after Sept 14.
October 1
First chance to file 2021-22 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
October 9
Mid-term grades submitted by faculty, for all courses that started Aug 24 or Sept 1
October 12
Mid-term grades available to students online via MYMECA.
October 12 Indigenous Peoples' Day. All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
October 23
DEADLINE: Last day to withdraw from classes with a grade of "W."
November 6
Mid-term grades submitted by faculty, for all courses that started Sept 28
November 9
Mid-term grades available to students online via MYMECA.
November 11
Veterans Day. All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
November 25
FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS' LAST DAY ON CAMPUS
November 26 Oak and Shepley Residence Halls Close for First Year Students at 10:00am
November 26-27 BREAK: Thanksgiving. No BFA, MAT, MFA and Salt classes. Residence halls are open. No meal services.
December 2 DEADLINE: All student grades for courses that end on Nov 25 must be submitted to the Registrar's Office by 5:00pm.
December 11 BFA tuition payment for Spring 2021 is due.
December  18 BFA FALL SEMESTER ENDS.
December 19
Oak & Shepley Residence Halls Close for Upper Class Students for Winter Break at 12:00pm. Monument, Ambassador, and S&F remain open.
December 20
DEADLINE: Faculty submit syllabi for the upcoming term.
December 21
DEADLINE: All student grades must be submitted to the Registrar's Office by 5:00pm.
December 23
Grades available online for students via MYMECA.

BFA Spring Term 2021

Month  Day Listing
January 24 Residence halls open for NEW and RETURNING students.
January 26 100% BFA refund period ends.
January 26
New Student Orientation. Required of all new students.
January 27 BFA CLASSES BEGIN.
January 29 DEADLINE: Independent study and internship proposals due.
February 3 75% BFA refund period ends.
February 9 DEADLINE: Last day to ADD or DROP classes, internships and independent studies.
February 10 40% BFA refund period ends.
February 15 Presidents' Day: All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
March 3 Mid-term grades submitted by faculty.
March 5
Mid-term grades available to students online.
March 9 & 10
MARCH BREAK: No BFA Classes
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 19 DEADLINE: Last day to withdraw from classes with a grade of "W."
March 26 Course Registration Begins. Students make individual appointments with Academic Advisors.
March 29 to April 9 Junior Reviews.
April 1 & 2 APRIL BREAK: No BFA Classes
April 23 PREFERRED DEADLINE for summer internship proposals. Submit to Artists at Work office.
May 7 BFA SPRING SEMESTER ENDS FOR FIRST-YEAR AND SECOND-YEAR STUDENTS.
May 8 Residence halls close for First and Second Year students 5:00pm.
May 10 - 11 MAJORS CRITIQUE DAYS.
May 11 BFA SPRING SEMESTER ENDS FOR ALL THIRD- AND FOURTH-YEAR STUDENTS.
May 12 Residence halls close for Juniors/non-graduating Seniors by 5:00pm.
May 15
BFA, MFA and MAT Commencement at 10:00am.
May 15
Residence halls close for graduating students by 5:00pm.

Future BFA Dates

Academic Term  Start Date End Date
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 Summer Term 2020
June 19
MFA tuition payment for Summer 2020 is due.
June 22 Residence halls open for MFA students. ~Quarantine~
July 3 July 4th HOLIDAY: Independence Day. No MFA classes. Administrative offices closed.
July 5
100% MFA refund period ends.
July 5
~Quarantine ends~
July TBA
MFA Orientation.
July 6
MFA SUMMER INTENSIVE BEGINS (8 weeks).
July 13 75% MFA refund period ends.
July 20
40% MFA refund period ends.
August 28
MFA tuition payment for Fall 2020 is due.
August 28 MFA SUMMER INTENSIVE ENDS.
August 29
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 2020

August 24
DEADLINE: Faculty submit syllabi for the fall term.
September 7
Labor Day: Administrative offices open.
September 7
100% MFA refund period ends.
September 8
MFA CLASSES BEGIN.
September 15
75% MFA refund period ends.
September 22
40% MFA refund period ends.
October 1
First chance to file 2021-22 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
October 12
Indigenous Peoples' Day. All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
October 23
MFA mid-term.
November 11
Veterans Day. All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
November 26-27
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 26 100% MFA refund period ends.
January 27 MFA CLASSES BEGIN.
January 27-29 MFA Winter Intensive for 1st-year students.
February 3 75% MFA refund period ends.
February 10 40% MFA refund period ends.
February 15 Presidents' Day: All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
March 12 MFA mid-term.
May 9-14 MFA Residency for graduating students.
May 14 MFA SPRING SEMESTER ENDS.
May 14
MFA Hooding Ceremony - Osher Hall
May 15 BFA, MFA, and MAT Commencement at 10:00.
May 16 Residence halls close at 12:00pm for students participating in Commencement.

Academic Calendar — MAT

MAT Fall Term 2020
Month Date Listing
June 26 MAT tuition payment for Fall 2020 is due.
July 20 DEADLINE: Faculty submit syllabi for the fall term.
July 31 Residence halls open for MAT students.
July 31 MAT Student Orientation.
August 1 100% MAT refund period ends.
August 2 MAT FALL CLASSES BEGIN.
August 10 75% MAT refund period ends.
August 17 40% MAT refund period ends.
September 7 Labor Day: All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
October 12 Indigenous Peoples' Day. All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
November 11 Veterans Day. All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
November 13 MAT tuition payment for Spring 2021 is due.
November 26-27 BREAK: Thanksgiving. No BFA, MAT, MFA and Salt classes. Residence halls are open. No meal services.
December 4 DEADLINE: Faculty submit syllabi for the spring term.
December 4 MAT FALL SEMESTER ENDS.

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
Martin Luther King Jr. Day. All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
February TBD
February Break. (Contingent on individual school calendars.)
February 15
President's Day: All MECA classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
April TBD
April Vacation. (Contingent on individual school calendars.)
April 30
MAT SPRING SEMESTER ENDS
April  30
MAT Hooding Ceremony - Joanne Waxman Library
April  30
MAT SPRING SEMESTER ENDS.
May 15
BFA, MFA and MAT Commencement at 10:00am.
May 16
Residence halls close at 5:00pm for students participating in Commencement.

Academic Calendar — Salt Graduate Certificate

Salt Fall Term 2020
Month Date Listing
August 24
DEADLINE: Faculty submit syllabi for the fall term.
August 28
Salt tuition payment for Fall 2020 is due.
September 7
Labor Day: Administrative offices open.
September 7
New Student Orientation.
September 7
100% Salt refund period ends.
September 8
SALT CLASSES BEGIN.
September 15
75% Salt refund period ends.
September 22 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 26-27
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 22
New Student Orientation.
January 24
Residence halls open for NEW students.
January 25
100% Salt refund period ends.
January 26
Salt CLASSES BEGIN 
February 2 75% Salt refund period ends.
February 9
40% Salt refund period ends.
February 15
Presidents' Day: All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
May 13
Salt Final Exhibition.
May 13
Salt SPRING SEMESTER ENDS.
May 14
Salt Graduation Ceremony.
May 15
Residence halls close for Salt students at 5:00pm.