Academic Calendar — BFA

Spring 2016

Date Listing
January 9 Residence halls open for new students.
January 9 Returning student move-in.
January 10 New Student Orientation at 11:00am. Required of all new students.
January 10 100% BFA refund period ends.
January 11 BFA classes begin.
January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. All BFA classes cancelled. Administrative offices closed.
January 19 DEADLINE: Independent study and internship proposals due.
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 19 Mid-term grades submitted by faculty.
February 22 Mid-term grades available to students online.
March 1 DEADLINE: to apply for FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
March 4 DEADLINE: Last day to withdraw from classes with a grade of “W.”
March 7-11 Spring break. No BFA classes. Administrative offices closed Monday, March 7.
March 15 Curriculum Fair: AY 2016-17 course schedule is released. Students plan course schedule and meet with Program Chairs and Academic Advisors.
March 18 Course Registration Begins. Students make individual appointments with academic advisors.
March 21 Junior Major Reviews Begin.
April 1 DEADLINE: Applications for Fall 2016 AICAD Mobility Program must be submitted to the Office of Academic Advising and Registration.
April 15 PREFERRED DEADLINE for summer internship proposals. Submit to Artists at Work Office.
April 22 BFA classes end. Students prepare for Academic Finals and Review Week.
April 25 Academic Finals: No studio critiques permitted on this day.
April 25-29 Foundation Reviews. Required formal, end-of-the-semester reviews/critiques.
April 28 PREFERRED DEADLINE: Spring 2016 grades submitted by faculty.
April 29 DEADLINE: All student grades must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00pm.
April 29 BFA Spring Semester Ends.
April 30 Residence halls close 24 hours after last review or at noon for non-graduating students.
May 2 Grades available for students via MYMECA.
May 7 BFA, MFA and MAT Commencement at 10:00am.
May 8 Residence halls close at 5:00pm for students participating in Commencement.

Fall 2016

Date Listing
July  15 BFA tuition payment for Fall 2016 is due.
August 22-24 Administrative offices open for students to finalize registration in person or online. Students from afar can also complete registration during the first two days of fall classes.
August 25 Residence Halls open for NEW students.
August 25-28 New Student Orientation and Final Registration.
August 25-28 Transfer Student Orientation and Final Registration.
August 28 100% BFA refund period ends.
August 28 Residence halls open for RETURNING students. Administrative staff available to finalize Registration from 12:00 – 4:00.
August 29 BFA classes begin.
September 1 Convocation Ceremony at 12:15pm in MECA Cafe. Mentor meetings begin at 12:45pm.
September 2 DEADLINE: Independent study and internship proposals due.
September 5 Labor Day: No BFA, MAT or MFA classes. Administrative offices closed.
September 6 75% BFA refund period ends.
September 12 DEADLINE: Last day to ADD or DROP classes, internships and independent studies.
September 13 40% BFA refund period ends.
October 1 First chance to file 2017-18 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
October 6 Mid-term grades submitted by faculty.
October 9 Mid-term grades available to students online via MYMECA.
October 10 Fall Break. No BFA, MAT and MFA classes. Administrative offices closed.
October 24 DEADLINE: Last day to withdraw from classes with a grade of “W.”
November 4-6 Homecoming Weekend.
November 7 DEADLINE: Applications for spring 2017 AICAD Mobility Program must be submitted to the Office of Registration and Academic Advising.
November 11 Veterans Day: All BFA, MAT and MFA classes cancelled. Administrative offices closed.
November 21-25 Thanksgiving Holiday: All BFA, MAT and MFA classes cancelled. Residence halls are open. No meal services.
December 2 BFA tuition payment for Spring 2017 is due.
December 9 BFA classes end. Students prepare for Academic Finals and Review Week.
December 12 Academic Finals. No studio critiques permitted.
December 12-16 Foundation Reviews. Required formal, end-of-the-semester reviews/critiques.
December 15 PREFERRED DEADLINE: Fall 2016 grades submitted by faculty.
December 16 DEADLINE: All student grades must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00pm.
December 16 BFA fall semester ends.
December 17 Residence halls close for Winter Break at 10:00am.
December 20 Grades available online for students via MYMECA.

Spring 2017

Date  Listing
January 15 Residence halls open for NEW students
January 16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. All BFA, MAT and MFA classes cancelled. Administrative offices closed.
January 17 New Student Orientation at 9:00am. Required of all new students.
January 17 100% BFA refund period ends.
January 18 BFA classes begin.
January 24 DEADLINE: Independent study and internship proposals due.
January 24 75% BFA refund period ends.
January 30 DEADLINE: Last day to ADD or DROP classes, internships and independent studies.
January 31 40% BFA refund period ends.
February 1 DEADLINE: to apply for FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
February 20 Presidents’ Day. All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
February 24 Mid-term grades submitted by faculty.
February 28 Mid-term grades available to students online.
March 10 DEADLINE: Last day to withdraw from classes with a grade of “W.”
March 13-17 Spring break. No BFA classes.
March 21 Curriculum Fair: AY 2017-18 course schedule is released. Students plan course schedule and meet with Program Chairs and Academic Advisors.
March 24 Course Registration Begins. Students make individual appointments with academic advisors.
March 27 Junior Major Reviews Begin.
April 1 DEADLINE: Applications for Fall 2017 AICAD Mobility Program must be submitted to the Office of Academic Advising and Registration.
April 21 PREFERRED DEADLINE for summer internship proposals. Submit to Artists at Work Office.
April 28 BFA classes end. Students prepare for Academic Finals and Review Week.
May 1 Academic Finals: No studio critiques permitted on this day.
May 1-5 Foundation Reviews. Required formal, end-of-the-semester reviews/critiques.
May 4 PREFERRED DEADLINE: Spring 2017 grades submitted by faculty.
May 5 DEADLINE: All student grades must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00pm.
May 5 BFA spring semester ends.
May 6 Residence halls close 24 hours after last review or at noon for non-graduating students.
May 8 Grades available for students via MYMECA.
May 13 BFA, MFA, and MAT Commencement at 10:00am.
May 14 Residence halls close at 5:00pm for students participating in Commencement.

Academic Calendar — MFA

Spring 2016

Date Listing
January 11 100% MFA refund period ends.
January 11 MFA Spring classes begin.
January 18 Martin Luther King Jr.Day: All MFA classes cancelled. Administrative offices 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 open.
March 7-11 Spring break. No MFA classes. Administrative offices closed Monday, March 7.
March 16 MFA mid-term.
April 29 MFA SPRING SEMESTER ENDS.
May 2-7 MFA Residency for graduating students.
May 7 BFA, MFA and MAT Commencement at 10:00am.

Fall 2016

Date Listing
August 13 MFA tuition payment for Fall 2016 is due.
August 28 100% MFA refund period ends.
August 29 MFA Fall classes begin.
September 1 Convocation at 12:15pm in MECA Cafe.
September 5 Labor Day: No BFA, MAT or MFA classes. Administrative offices closed.
September 6 75% MFA refund period ends.
September 13 40% MFA refund period ends.
October 1 First chance to file 2017-18 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
October 10 Fall Break. No BFA, MAT and MFA classes. Administrative offices closed.
October 14 MFA mid-term.
November 11 Veterans Day: All BFA, MAT and MFA classes cancelled. Administrative offices closed.
November 21-25 Thanksgiving Holiday: All BFA, MAT and MFA classes cancelled. Residence halls are open. No meal services.
December 2 MFA tuition payment for Spring 2017 is due.
December 3 – 8 MFA WINTER INTENSIVE.
December 9 MFA FALL SEMESTER ENDS.

Spring 2017

Date Listing
January 17 100% MFA refund period ends.
January 18 MFA spring classes begin.
January 16 Martin Luther King Jr.Day: All BFA, MAT and MFA classes cancelled. Administrative offices closed.
January 24 75% MFA refund period ends.
January 31 40% MFA refund period ends.
February 13 Presidents’ Day: All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
March 13-17 Spring break. No MFA classes.
March 6 MFA mid-term.
May 5 MFA spring semester ends.
May 8-12 MFA Residency for graduating students.
May 13 BFA, MFA and MAT Commencement at 10:00am.

Academic Calendar — MAT

Spring 2016

Date Listing
January 1 100% MAT refund period ends.
January 1 100% MAT refund period ends.
January 4 MAT spring classes begin.
January 11 75% MAT refund period ends.
January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: All MAT classes cancelled. Admin offices closed.
January 19 40% MAT refund period ends.
February 15-19 Winter break.
March 7 Administrative offices closed Monday, March 7.
April Spring break TBD.
May 6 MAT spring semester ends.
May 7 BFA, MFA and MAT Commencement at 10:00am.

Summer/Fall 2016

Date Listing
July 1 MAT tuition payment for Fall 2016 is due.
July 29 MAT Student Orientation.
July 30 100% MAT refund period ends.
July 31 MAT fall classes begin.
August 8 75% MAT refund period ends.
August 15 40% MAT refund period ends.
September 1 Convocation at 12:15pm in MECA Cafe.
September 5 Labor Day: No BFA, MAT or MFA classes. Administrative offices closed.
October 10 Fall Break. No BFA, MAT and MFA classes. Administrative offices closed
November 11 Veterans Day: All BFA, MAT and MFA classes cancelled. Administrative offices closed.
November 21-25 Thanksgiving Holiday: All BFA, MAT and MFA classes cancelled. Residence halls are open. No meal services.
December 2 MAT tuition payment for Spring 2017 is due.
December 14 Readiness Reviews for Student Teaching
December 22 MAT fall semester ends.

Spring 2017

Date Listing
December 31 100% MAT refund period ends.
January 2 MAT spring classes begin.
January 9 75% MAT refund period ends.
January 16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: All BFA, MAT and MFA classes cancelled. Administrative offices closed.
January 17 40% MAT refund period ends.
February 20-24 Winter Break.
April 17-21 Spring Break.
May 12 MAT spring semester ends.
May 13 BFA, MFA and MAT Commencement at 10:00am.

Academic Calendar — CS

Adult and Youth - Winter/Spring 2016


CS Adult Courses – Winter/Spring 2016
January 25–April 15

CS Youth Courses – Winter/Spring 2016
February 6–April 2

Adult and Youth - Summer 2016

CS Adult Courses – Summer 2016
June 6—Aug 7

CS Youth Courses – Summer 2016
June 20–Aug 12

CS Pre-College – Summer 2016
July 10–July 30

Adult and Youth - Fall 2016

CS Adult Courses – Fall 2016
Sept 19–Dec 18

CS Youth Courses – Fall 2016
Oct 1–Nov 19

Adult and Youth - Winter/Spring 2017

CS Adult Winter Intensive Courses – Winter/Spring 2017
Jan 23–Feb 6

CS Adult Courses – Winter/Spring 2016-2017
Jan 23–April 14

CS Youth Courses – Winter/Spring 2016-2017
Feb 4–April 1