Portfolio Days & College Fairs

Maine College of Art 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 are an excellent opportunity to have your portfolio reviewed and provide an opportunity to speak with MECA admissions counselors to learn more about life at MECA. We would love to meet you!

All events are first-come, first-served and all times listed are shown in local time. More information can be found about the specific events through their websites (NEACAC College Fairs, National Portfolio Day, P-review) and on social media (National Portfolio Day on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter). We have many recruiters traveling throughout the US — feel free to check with Admissions to see if and when we’ll be in your region.

Please note that we are currently adding events to this list in addition to what’s listed below. If you are looking for a specific event, please feel free to contacts us at the phone or email below to inquire.

If you are able to come to MECA for a portfolio review, we encourage you to do so. For more information or to schedule your on-campus portfolio review, please contact the Office of Admissions at 207.699.5026 or 800.699.1509. You can also email us at admissions@meca.edu.

British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver National Portfolio Day

Saturday, November 16, 2019
11am–3pm
Wilson School of Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University
5600 Kwantlen Street
Richmond, BC V6X 3V8
Canada

Colorado

Denver National Portfolio Day

Saturday, October 5, 2019
12–4pm
Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
1600 Pierce St
Lakewood, CO, 80214

Connecticut

Rockville High School College Fair

Thursday, October 10, 2019
6:30–8:30pm
Rockville High School
70 Loveland Hill Road
Vernon, CT 06066

Sacred Heart University — NEACAC College Fair

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
9–11:30am
Sacred Heart University
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825

Educational Center for the Arts — Portfolio Day

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 & Thursday, October 31, 2019
1–4pm
Educational Center for the Arts
55 Audubon Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Hartford National Portfolio Day

Saturday, October 12, 2019
12–4pm
Hartford Art School
200 Bloomfield Ave
West Hartford, CT 06117

Aldrich Museum Portfolio Day

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
3–7pm
Aldrich Museum
258 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877

District of Columbia

Washington D.C. National Portfolio Day

Saturday, November 2, 2019
1–5pm
George Mason University
4515 Patriot Circle
Fairfax, VA 22030

Florida

Miami National Portfolio Day

Saturday, January 25, 2020
11am–3pm
Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus
245 Northeast 4th Street, 2nd Floor
Miami, FL 33132

Sarasota National Portfolio Day

Sunday, January 26, 2020
12–4pm
Ringling College of Art & Design
2700 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234

Georgia

Atlanta National Portfolio Day

Saturday, September 14, 2019
12–4pm
Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

Illinois

Chicago National Portfolio Day

Sunday, October 20, 2019
10am–2pm
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
280 S. Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60603

NACAC Performing & Visual Arts College Fair — Chicago

Thursday, October 24, 2019
7–9pm
The University of Illinois at Chicago, UIC Forum
725 W Roosevelt Rd
Chicago, IL 60608

Niles West Mini Portfolio Day

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
7:30am–3:30pm
Niles West High School
5701 W. Oakton Street
Skokie, IL 60077

Indiana

Indianapolis National Portfolio Day

Saturday, October 19, 2019
1–5pm
Herron School of Art + Design, IUPUI
735 W. New York St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Maine

UMaine Orono — NEACAC College Fair

Monday, September 23, 2019
6:30–8:30pm
University of Maine
New Balance Field House
8 Gym Drive
Orono, ME 04469

University of Southern Maine — NEACAC College Fair

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
6:30–8pm
Sullivan Gymnasium (Portland Campus)
66 Falmouth St
Portland, ME 04102

UMaine Orono — NEACAC College Fair

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
9–11am
University of Maine
New Balance Field House
8 Gym Drive
Orono, ME 04469

 

Maryland

Baltimore National Portfolio Day

Sunday, November 3, 2019
12–4pm
Maryland Institute College of Art
1300 W Mt Royal Ave
Baltimore, MD 21217

Massachusetts

Western New England University — NEACAC College Fair

Sunday, September 15, 2019
1–3pm
Western New England University
Alumni Healthful Living Center
1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01119

Worcester State — NEACAC College Fair

Sunday, September 29, 2019
11am–1pm
Worcester State University
Wellness Center, Competition Gymnasium
486 Chandler St
Worcester, MA 01602

Berkshire Community College — NEACAC College Fair

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
9–11am
Berkshire Community College
Paterson Field House
1350 West Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Mount Wachusett Community College — NEACAC College Fair

Thursday, October 3, 2019
9–11am
Mount Wachusett Community College
Vietnam Veteran Memorial Fitness & Wellness Center, Gardner Campus
444 Green St
Gardner, MA 01440

Greenfield Community College Portfolio Day

Thursday, October 10, 2019
9am–1pm
Greenfield Community College
South Gallery, Art Department
1 College Drive
Greenfield, MA 01301

Cape Cod Community College Transfer Fair

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
10:30am–1pm
Cape Cod Community College
2240 Iyannough Road
West Barnstable, MA 02668

NACAC Performing & Visual Arts College Fair — Boston

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
6:30–8:30pm
Emmanuel College – Jean Yawkey Center
400 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115

UMass Dartmouth — NEACAC College Fair

Sunday, September 22, 2019
12–2pm
UMass Dartmouth
Tripp Athletic Center
285 Old Westport Rd
North Dartmouth, MA 02747

Northern Essex Community College — NEACAC College Fair

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
6-8pm
Northern Essex Community College
Sport & Fitness Center
100 Elliott Street
Haverhill, MA 01830

Algonquin Regional High School College Fair

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
6–8pm
Algonquin Regional High School
79 Bartlett Street
Northborough, MA 01532

Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School — College Fair

Thursday, October 3, 2019
5–7pm
Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School
1050 Westminster Street
Westminster, MA 01473

Boston National Portfolio Day

Sunday, October 13, 2019
12–4pm
Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02115

All Cape College Fair

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
3:30–5:30pm
Barnstable High School
744 W Main Street
Hyannis, MA 02601

Michigan

Detroit National Portfolio Day

Sunday, November 3, 2019
12–4pm
College for Creative Studies
A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education
460 W. Baltimore Street
Detroit, MI 48202-4087

Minnesota

Minneapolis National Portfolio Day

Sunday, October 6, 2019
12–4pm
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Perpich Portfolio Day

Monday, October 7, 2019
10:30am–3:30pm
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Missouri

Kansas City National Portfolio Day

Saturday, September 28, 2019
1–5pm
Kansas City Art Institute
4415 Warwick Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64111

St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley Portfolio Day

Monday, September 30, 2019
8am–5pm
Florissant Valley Community College
1 Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130

St. Louis National Portfolio Day

Sunday, September 29, 2019
12–4pm
Washington University
1 Brookings Dr
St. Louis, MO 63130

New Hampshire

Southern New Hampshire University — NEACAC College Fair

Thursday, September 26, 2019
9–11am
Southern New Hampshire University
Athletic Complex
2500 N. River Road
Hooksett, NH 03106

University New Hampshire — NEACAC College Fair

Monday, October 7, 2019
6–8pm
Lundholm Gymnasium Field House
145 Main Street
Durham, NH 03824

Great Bay Community College — College Fair

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
11:30–1pm
Great Bay Community College
320 Corporate Drive
Portsmouth, NH 03801

University New Hampshire — NEACAC College Fair

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
9–11am
Lundholm Gymnasium Field House
145 Main Street
Durham, NH 03824

New Jersey

Passaic County College Fair

Monday, September 16, 2019
6–8:30pm
William Paterson University
Recreation Center
300 Pompton Rd
Wayne, NJ 07470

Fort Lee High School College Fair

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
6–8:30pm
Fort Lee High School
3000 Lemoine Ave
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

New York

Long Island NACAC National College Fair

Sunday, September 15, 2019
11am–3pm
NYCB Live, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
1255 Hempstead Turnpike
Uniondale, NY 11553

New York City National Portfolio Day

Saturday, October 26, 2019
1–5pm
Jacobs Javits Convention Center
Hall 1C
655 W 34th Street
New York, NY 10001

Westchester Community College Portfolio Day

Thursday, November 7, 2019
4–7pm
Westchester Community College
75 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, NY 10595

NACAC Performing & Visual Arts College Fair — New York City

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
6:30–9pm
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 W 34th St
New York, NY 10001

Heckscher Museum Portfolio Day

Thursday, October 17, 2019
6–9pm
Heckscher Museum of Art
2 Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743

Rochester National Portfolio Day

Sunday, November 3, 2019
12–4pm
Rochester Institute of Technology
One Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623

The Art Effect — Hudson Valley Regional Portfolio Day

Friday, November 8, 2019
4–8pm
The Art Effect
45 Pershing Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Clarkstown High School North Visual Arts College Fair

Thursday, November 21, 2019
9am–12pm
Clarkstown High School North
151 Congers Road
New City, NY 10956

Ohio

Cincinnati National Portfolio Day

Saturday, November 16, 2019
12–4pm
Art Academy of Cincinnati
1212 Jackson S
Cincinnati, 45202

Cleveland National Portfolio Day

Sunday, November 17, 2019
12–4pm
Cleveland Institute of Art
11610 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

Ontario, Canada

Toronto National Portfolio Day

Saturday, November 2, 2019
12–4pm
OCAD University
100 McCaul Street
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1W1

Oregon

Portland National Portfolio Day

Sunday, November 10, 2019
12–4pm
Pacific Northwest College of Art
511 NW Broadway
Portland, OR 97209

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia National Portfolio Day

Sunday, October 27, 2019
12–4pm
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall E
1101 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Rhode Island

Check back soon for upcoming dates

Tennessee

Nashville National Portfolio Day

Saturday, September 14, 2019
11am–3pm
Watkins College of Art
2298 Rosa L Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37228

Memphis National Portfolio Day

Sunday, September 15, 2019
12–4pm
Memphis Brooks Musuem
1934 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104

Texas

Austin National Portfolio Day

Saturday, September 28, 2019
11am–3pm
JW Marriott Austin
110 E 2nd St
Austin, TX 78701

 

Dallas National Portfolio Day

Sunday, September 29, 2019
12–4pm
Hilton Anatole, Grand Ballroom
2201 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207

Washington

Seattle National Portfolio Day

Saturday, November 9, 2019
11am–3pm
Cornish College of the Arts
1000 Lenora St
Seattle, WA 98121

Wisconsin

Milwaukee National Portfolio Day

Saturday, September 21, 2019
12–4pm
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
273 E Erie St
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Vermont

St. Michael’s — NEACAC College Fair

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
6:30–8:30pm
Saint Michael’s College
Tarrant Student Recreation Center
132 Campus Rd
Colchester, VT 05439

St. Michael’s — NEACAC College Fair

Thursday, September 19 2019
9–11am
Saint Michael’s College
Tarrant Student Recreation Center
132 Campus Rd
Colchester, VT 05439

Virginia

Richmond National Portfolio Day

Saturday, October 5, 2019
1–5pm
VCUarts Fine Arts Building
1000 West Broad St
Richmond, VA 23284