Portfolio Days & College Fairs

Maine College of Art & Design participates in a number of college fairs, career days, regional portfolio events, and National Portfolio Day events throughout the United States, Canada, and China. These events provide excellent opportunities to have your portfolio reviewed and to speak with admissions counselors to learn more about life at MECA&D. We would love to meet you!

Information about times and safety protocols can be found below, and please visit the links included for more information and to register.

We'll be conducting visits virtually and in-person this year, so stay tuned for details about dates and registration. We're also available for individual portfolio reviews, info sessions, and we offer webinars and Open Houses throughout the year — see more at meca.edu/visit.

We are always adding events to this list — if you are looking for a specific event, please feel free to contacts us via email at admissions@meca.edu to inquire.

See you soon!

Virtual National Portfolio Days, Fall 2021 — Undergraduate & Graduate

Virtual National Portfolio Days (Undergraduate)

Virtual Dates
Friday, September 10 | 8pm–12am ET
Sunday, September 26 | 1pm–5pm ET
Saturday, October 30 | 1pm–5pm ET
Saturday, November 20 | 1pm–5pm ET
Friday, December 10 | 11am–5pm ET
Sunday, January 9 | 1pm–5pm ET
Friday, February 18 | 8pm–12am ET
Saturday, March 12 | 1pm–5pm ET
Saturday, May 21 | 11am–5pm ET

For in-person events, please check by state below.

To register and learn more, visit http://nationalportfolioday.live/

Virtual National Portfolio Days (Graduate)

Virtual Dates
Friday, October 8 | 8pm–12am ET
Sunday, November 21 | 1pm–5pm ET

For in-person events, please check by state below.

To register and learn more, visit http://nationalportfolioday.live/

Arizona

Mesa–Tucson National Portfolio Day

Saturday, November 6 | 10am–2pm MT

Mesa Community College
Art Building AC30
1833 W. Southern Ave.
Mesa, AZ 85202

Masks required. One guest per registered student. Walk-ins not allowed. To register and learn more, visit http://nationalportfolioday.live/

California

San Diego National Portfolio Day

Sunday, November 7 | 12pm–4pm PT

Westin San Diego Downtown
400 West Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101

Masks required. One guest per registered student. To register and learn more, visit http://nationalportfolioday.live/

San Francisco National Portfolio Day (Undergraduate)

Saturday, November 13 | 10am–2pm PT

California College of the Arts
1111 8th Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

Masks and proof of vaccination required. One guest per registered student. All students will have preset appointments and will need to pre-register for the event. Walk-ins are not allowed. To register and learn more, visit http://nationalportfolioday.live/

 

San Francisco National Portfolio Day (Graduate)

Saturday, October 30 | 10am–2pm PT

California College of the Arts
1111 8th Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

Masks and proof of vaccination required. One guest per registered student. All students will have preset appointments and will need to pre-register for the event. Walk-ins are not allowed. To register and learn more, visit http://nationalportfolioday.live/

 

Florida

Miami National Portfolio Day

Saturday, January 22 | 12pm–4pm ET

New World School of the Arts
Chapman Conference Center
300 NE 2nd Ave, Rm 3210
Miami, FL 33132

Masks required. One guest per registered student. To register and learn more, visit http://nationalportfolioday.live/

Sarasota National Portfolio Day

Sunday, January 23 | 12pm–4pm ET

Ringling College of Art & Design
2700 N. Tamiami Tr.
Sarasota, FL 34234

Masks required. One guest per registered student. To register and learn more, visit http://nationalportfolioday.live/

Georgia

Atlanta National Portfolio Day

Saturday, September 18 | 12–4pm ET

Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

Masks required. One guest per registered student. To register and learn more, visit http://nationalportfolioday.live/

Illinois

Chicago National Portfolio Day (Undergraduate)

Sunday, October 17 | 12–4pm CT

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
280 S. Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60603

Masks required. One guest per registered student. Walk-ins allowed. To register and learn more, visit http://nationalportfolioday.live/

Chicago National Portfolio Day (Graduate)

Saturday, October 23 | 10am–2pm CT

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
280 S. Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60603

Masks required. One guest per registered student. Walk-ins allowed. To register and learn more, visit http://nationalportfolioday.live/

Massachusetts

Boston/Lowell National Portfolio Day

Saturday, October 2 | 12–4pm ET

University of Massachusetts Lowell
Tsongas Center Arena
300 Arcand Dr.
Lowell, MA 01852

Masks required. One guest per registered student. To register and learn more, visit http://nationalportfolioday.live/

Minnesota

Minneapolis National Portfolio Day

Sunday, October 24 | 1–5pm CT

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Masks required. One guest per registered student. To register and learn more, visit http://nationalportfolioday.live/

Missouri

Kansas City National Portfolio Day

Saturday, October 23 | 12–4pm CT

Kansas City Art Institute
4415 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64111

Masks required. One guest per registered student. To register and learn more, visit http://nationalportfolioday.live/

New York

New York City National Portfolio Day (Undergraduate)

Sunday, October 3 | 1–5pm ET

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 W. 34th St.
New York, NY 10001

Masks required. One guest per registered student. Walk-ins allowed. To register and learn more, visit http://nationalportfolioday.live/

New York City National Portfolio Day (Graduate)

Saturday, November 6 | 11am–3pm ET

New York Academy of Art
111 Franklin St.
New York, NY 10013

Masks required. All visitors will need to show either proof of vaccination or a negative test result within 72 hours of the event. Walk-ins allowed if the event has not reached capacity. To register and learn more, visit http://nationalportfolioday.live/

Ohio

Columbus National Portfolio Day

Saturday, October 16 | 12–4pm ET

Columbus College of Art and Design
60 Cleveland Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215

Masks required. One guest per registered student. To register and learn more, visit http://nationalportfolioday.live/

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia National Portfolio Day

Saturday, October 9 | 10am–2pm ET

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
128 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Masks required, masks required indoors in the City of Philadelphia. One guest per registered student. Walk-ins allowed. To register and learn more, visit http://nationalportfolioday.live/

Texas

Dallas National Portfolio Day

Sunday, September 19 | 1:30–5:30pm CT

Southern Methodist University, Meadows School of the Arts
Hughes-Trigg Student Center
3140 Dyer St.
Dallas, TX 75205

Masks required. One guest per registered student. To register and learn more, visit http://nationalportfolioday.live/

Washington

Seattle National Portfolio Day

Sunday, November 14 | 12pm–4pm PT

Seattle Center Armory
Armory Loft
305 Harrison St.
Seattle, WA 98109

Masks required. One guest per registered student. To register and learn more, visit http://nationalportfolioday.live/