Academic Calendar — BFA

BFA Fall Term 2019
Month  Day Listing
 July  12 BFA tuition payment for Fall 2019 is due.
August 16 DEADLINE: Faculty submit syllabi for the fall term.
August 19-21 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 22 Residence Halls open for NEW & TRANSFER students.
Aug-Sept 22-25 New First Year and Transfer Student Orientation and Final Registration.
August 24 Residence halls open for RETURNING students.
August 25 100% BFA refund period ends.
August 26 BFA CLASSES BEGIN.
August 29 Convocation Ceremony at 11:45am in MECA Cafe. All new BFA, Salt, MAT and MFA students gather in the Joanne Waxman Library at 11:30am sharp.
August 29 Sophomore Mentor Meetings at 1:00pm.
August 30 DEADLINE: Independent study and internship proposals due.
September 2 HOLIDAY: Labor Day: No BFA, MAT, MFA or Salt classes. Administrative offices closed.
September 3 75% BFA refund period ends.
September 9 DEADLINE: Last day to ADD or DROP classes, internships and independent studies.
September 10 40% BFA refund period ends.
October 1 First chance to file 2020-21 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
October 2 Mid-term grades submitted by faculty.
October 4 Mid-term grades available to students online via MYMECA.
October 4 FALL BREAK: No BFA, MAT, MFA and Salt classes. Administrative offices closed.
October 11-12 Friends and Family Weekend
October 14 Columbus Day. All classes run as scheduled.
October 18 DEADLINE: Last day to withdraw from classes with a grade of “W.”
November 1 DEADLINE: Applications for Spring 2020 AICAD Mobility Program must be submitted to the Office of Registration and Academic Advising.
November 11 Veterans Day. All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
November 25-29 Thanksgiving Holiday: All BFA, MAT, MFA and Salt classes cancelled. Residence halls are open. No meal services.
December 6 BFA tuition payment for Spring 2020 is due.
December 6 BFA classes end. Students prepare for Academic Finals and Review Week.
December 9 Academic Finals. Introduction to Major luncheon No studio critiques permitted.
December 10-13 Foundation Reviews. Required formal, end-of-the-semester reviews/critiques.
December 11
December 13 DEADLINE: All student grades must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00pm.
December 13 BFA FALL SEMESTER ENDS.
December 14 Grades available online for students via MYMECA.
December 14 Residence halls close for Winter Break at 12:00pm.
December 15 DEADLINE: Faculty submit syllabi for the upcoming term.

 

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 19 Curriculum Fair: AY 2020-21 course schedule is released. Students plan course schedules and meet with Program Chairs, Faculty Mentors and Academic Advisors.
March 20 Course Registration Begins. Students make individual appointments with Academic Advisors.
March 27 DEADLINE: Applications for Fall 2021 AICAD Mobility Program must be submitted to the Office of Academic Advising and Registration.
March 3/23-4/2 Junior Major Reviews.
April 16 PREFERRED DEADLINE for summer internship proposals. Submit to Artists at Work’s office.
April 24 BFA classes end. Students prepare for Academic Finals and Review Week.
April 26 Academic Finals: No studio critiques permitted on this day.
April 28-30 Foundation Reviews. Required formal, end-of-the-semester reviews/critiques.
April 29 PREFERRED DEADLINE: Spring 2020 grades submitted by faculty.
April 30 DEADLINE: All student grades must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00pm.
May 1 BFA SPRING SEMESTER ENDS.
May 2 Residence halls close 24 hours after last review or at noon for non-graduating students.
May 4 Grades available for students via MYMECA.
May 9 BFA, MFA and MAT Commencement at 10:00am.
May 9 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 Fall Term 2019
Month Date Listing
August 15 DEADLINE: Faculty submit syllabi for the fall term.
August 25 100% MFA refund period ends.
August 26 MFA FALL CLASSES BEGIN.
August 29 Convocation Ceremony at 11:45am in MECA Cafe. All new BFA, MAT, MFA, and Salt students gather in the Joanne Waxman Library at 11:30am sharp.
September 2 HOLIDAY: Labor Day: No BFA, MAT, MFA, or Salt classes. Administrative offices are closed.
September 3 75% MFA refund period ends.
September 10 40% MFA refund period ends.
October 1 First chance to file 2020-2021 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
October 4 Fall Break: No BFA, MAT, MFA, and Salt classes. Administrative offices are closed.
October 11 MFA mid-term.
October 14 Columbus Day. All classes run as scheduled.
November 11 Veterans Day. All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices are open.
November 25-29 BREAK: Thanksgiving: All BFA, MAT, MFA, and Salt classes cancelled. Residence halls are open. No meal services.
December 6 MFA tuition payment for Spring 2020 is due.
December 7-13 MFA WINTER INTENSIVE for 2nd year students.
December 13 MFA FALL SEMESTER ENDS.
December 15 DEADLINE: Faculty submit syllabi for the upcoming term.

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.
May 3-8 MFA Residency for graduating students.
May 8 MFA SPRING SEMESTER ENDS.
May 9 BFA, MFA, and MAT Commencement at 10:00am.
May 9 Residence halls close at 5pm for students participating in Commencement.

Academic Calendar — MAT

MAT Summer/Fall Term 2019
Month Date Listing
June 21 MAT tuition payment for Fall 2019 is due.
July 15 DEADLINE: Faculty submit syllabi for the fall term.
July 26 Residence halls open for MAT students.
July 26 MAT Student Orientation.
July 27 100% MAT refund period ends.
July 28 MAT FALL CLASSES BEGIN.
August 5 75% MAT refund period ends.
August 12 40% MAT refund period ends.
August 29 Convocation Ceremony at 11:45am in MECA Cafe. All new BFA, Salt, MAT, and MFA students gather in the Joanne Waxman Library at 11:30am sharp.
September 2 HOLIDAY: Labor Day: No BFA, MAT, MFA and Salt classes. Administrative offices are closed.
October 4 FALL BREAK: No BFA, MAT, MFA, and Salt classes. Administrative offices are closed.
October 14 Columbus Day. All classes run as scheduled.
November 11 Veterans Day. All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
November 15 MAT tuition payment for Spring 2020 is due.
November 25-29 BREAK: Thanksgiving. All BFA, MAT, MFA, and Salt classes cancelled. Residence halls are open. No meal services.
December 1 DEADLINE: Faculty submit syllabi for the upcoming term.
December 6 MAT FALL SEMESTER ENDS.
December 10 100% MAT refund period ends

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.
May 8 MAT Hooding Ceremony.
May 9 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 Fall Term 2019
Month Date Listing
July 12 Salt tuition payment for Fall 2019 is due.
August 16 DEADLINE: Faculty submit syllabi for the term.
August 24 Residence halls open for Salt students.
August 26 New Student Orientation and Final Registration.
August 26 100% Salt refund period ends
August 26 SALT CLASSES BEGIN.
August 29 Convocation Ceremony at 11:45am in MECA Cafe. All new BFA, Salt, MAT, and MFA students gather in the Joanne Waxman Library at 11:30am sharp.
September 2 HOLIDAY: Labor Day. No BFA, MAT, MFA, or Salt Classes. Administrative offices are closed.
September 3 75% Salt refund period ends.
September 10 40% Salt refund period ends.
October 4 FALL BREAK: No BFA, MAT, MFA, and Salt classes. Administrative offices are closed.
October 14 Columbus Day. All classes run as scheduled.
November 11 Veterans Day. All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices are open.
November 25-29 BREAK: Thanksgiving. All BFA, MAT, MFA, and Salt classes cancelled. Residence halls are open. No meal services.
December 12 Salt Final Exhibition.
December 13 Salt Graduation Ceremony.
December 13 SALT FALL SEMESTER ENDS.
December 14 Residence halls close for Winter Break at 10:00am.

Salt Spring Term 2020

Month Date Listing
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 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: All BFA, MAT, MFA and Salt classes cancelled. Administrative offices are closed.
January 21 75% Salt refund period ends.
January 28 40% Salt refund period ends.
February 17 President’s Day: All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices are open.
March 9-13 Spring break: no Salt classes.
April 30 Salt Final Exhibition.
May 1 Salt Graduation Ceremony.
May 1 SALT SPRING SEMESTER ENDS.
May 2 Residence halls close at noon.

Academic Calendar — CS

2019 Schedule

CS Adult Winter/Spring 2019
January 14 – April 27

CS Youth Winter/Spring 2019
January 22 – May 14

CS Adult Summer 2019
June 3 – Aug 2

Salt CS Adult Summer 2019
June 3 – July 27

CS Pre-College Summer 2019
July 7 – July 27

CS Youth Summer 2019
June 17 – Aug 2