Last Updated: July 16, 2021

Academic Calendar — BFA

BFA Fall Term 2021
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.
     

BFA Spring Term 2022

January 16 Residence halls open for NEW and RETURNING students.
January 17 HOLIDAY. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: All BFA, MAT, MFA and Salt classes cancelled. Administrative offices closed.
January 18 100% BFA refund period ends.
January 18 New Student Orientation and Final Registration
January 19 BFA CLASSES BEGIN.
January 25 75% BFA refund period ends.
January 31 DEADLINE: Last day to ADD or DROP classes, internships and independent studies.
     
February 1 40% BFA refund period ends.
February 23 Mid-term grades submitted by faculty.
February 25 Mid-term grades available to students online.
February 21 Presidents' Day: All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
     
March 11 DEADLINE: Last day to withdraw from classes with a grade of "W."
March 14 - 18 Spring break: No BFA classes. Residence halls are open. No meal services.
March 22 AICAD Exchange: Applications must be received by the host school no later than: March 15 (Fall Term) and October 1 (Spring term).
March 24 Curriculum Fair: AY 2022-23 course schedule is released. Students plan course schedule and meet with Program Chairs, Faculty Mentors and Academic Advisors.
March 25 Course Registration Begins. Students make individual appointments with Academic Advisors.
March- April Mar 28-Apr 8 Junior Reviews.
     
April 22 PREFERRED DEADLINE for summer internship proposals. Submit to Artists at Work's office.
April 29 BFA classes end. Students prepare for Academic Finals and Review Week.
     
May 2 - 6 TBD: Academic Finals, Foundation Reviews, and Majors Critiques
May 6 BFA SPRING SEMESTER ENDS.
May 7 Residence halls close 24 hours after last review or at noon for non-graduating students.
May 9 DEADLINE: All student grades must be submitted to the Registrar's Office by 5:00pm.
May 11 Grades available for students via MYMECA&D.
May 14 BFA, MFA and MAT Commencement at 10:00am.
May 14 Residence halls close at 5:00pm for students participating in Commencement.

Academic Calendar — MFA

MFA 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.

MFA 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.

MFA Spring Term 2022

January 17 HOLIDAY. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: All BFA, MAT, MFA and Salt classes cancelled. Administrative offices closed.
January 18 100% MFA refund period ends.
January 19 MFA CLASSES BEGIN.
January 25 75% MFA refund period ends.
     
February 1 40% MFA refund period ends.
February 28 Presidents' Day: All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
     
March 4 MFA mid-term.
March 9 - 12 MFA Winter Intensive for 1st year students.
March 14 - 18 Spring break: No BFA/MFA classes. Residence halls are open. No meal services.
     
     
May 6 MFA SPRING CLASSES END
May 8 - 13 MFA Residency for graduating students.
May 13 MFA Hooding Ceremony - Osher Hall
May 13 MFA SPRING SEMESTER ENDS
May 14 BFA, MFA and MAT Commencement at 10:00am.
May 15 Residence halls close at 12:00pm for students participating in Commencement.

Academic Calendar — MAT

MAT 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.
     
Juy 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.

MAT 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 7 BFA, MFA and MAT Commencement at 10:00am.
May 8 Residence halls close at 5:00pm for students participating in Commencement.

Academic Calendar — Salt Graduate Certificate

Salt 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.

Salt 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 6 Salt Graduation Ceremony.
May 6 SALT SPRING SEMESTER ENDS.
     
April 30 Residence halls close for Salt students at 5:00pm.