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Schedule a Visit

Visit MECA’s campus to see our unique community at work. We encourage you and your family to come tour our facilities and specialized equipment, walk through our studios, and talk with our students and faculty.

Please note: We are proactively working to ensure the safety and health of our community and our guests. To this end, we are suspending all tours and campus visits for both individuals and school groups until at least mid-May. We thank you for your patience and we look forward to seeing you on campus another time!


Graduate visits are available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11am by appointment. All visits last about an hour.

Visits for our Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), and Salt Institute for Documentary Studies Graduate Certificate (Salt) start with a tour of the department and facilities with our Graduate Admissions Counselor; an information session about the program(s) during your visit are also available upon request.

To schedule your graduate visit during the times listed above, please choose an appointment below. For weekend visits, please refer to “Open Houses at MECA” in the next section. If you would like to request a specific time during our business hours (Mon–Fri, 9am–5pm), please contact our Graduate Admissions Counselor, Joel Tsui at or by phone at 800.699.5021.

Open Houses at MECA

Come see first-hand why students are choosing to study in MECA’s close-knit community and rigorous artistic programs. At an Open House, you’ll have a chance to:

+ Get to know faculty and current students
+ Take a tour of our studios and res halls
+ Have your portfolio reviewed with professional artists
+ Explore the vibrant art scene in downtown Portland, Maine

2019–2020 Open House Schedule

Spring 2020

Saturday, January 25
MAT Open House
Register here

Saturday, February 22
Open House
Registration opening soon

Recommended Hotels

Portland has several excellent options to stay downtown. Below are a few of our recommendations; you’ll find several other options through a quick Google search or on AirBnb.

Holiday Inn By the Bay

207.775.2311 | 88 Spring Street, Portland, ME 04101
When booking, ask for Maine College of Art special corporate rate:
Jan 1–Dec 31, 2019: 15% off best flexible rate when booking
Rates may change without announcement.

Hyatt Place Portland Old Port

207.775.1000 | 433 Fore Street, Portland ME, 04101
When booking, call sales at 207-770-2404 or 207-770-2403 and ask for Maine College of Art special corporate rate.

The Westin Portland Harborview

157 High Street, Portland, ME 04101
Bookings can be made online with corporate code/SET# 552691
+ Jan 1–Apr 30: $119 + tax/room
+ May 1–Jun 30: $189 + tax/room
+ July 1–Oct 31: $209 + tax/room
+ Nov 1–Dec 31: $119 + tax/room
These rates include wi-fi and are available with the exception of high volume when the hotel is expected to sell out and with the exception of the following blackout dates: July 19–21, July 26–28, and August 3–4, 2019.

The Press Hotel

119 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101
To make a reservation, call (207) 808-8800 and ask for the Maine College of Art special rate.