Portfolio Events & College Fairs

MECA participates in a number of college fairs, career days, regional portfolio events, and National Portfolio Day Association (NPDA) events throughout the United States and East Asia.

These events are an excellent opportunity to have your portfolio reviewed provide an opportunity to speak with a MECA admissions counselor to learn more about the classes, residence halls, studio facilities, and life at Maine College of Art. We would love to meet you!

At all Portfolio Days, the events are first-come, first-served, so there is no need to schedule a time.

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.

Below are upcoming dates in 2016–2017. We look forward to seeing you in your city!

Connecticut

TriTown College Fair
Thursday, October 6
6:00–8:30pm
Rockville High School
Vernon, CT

National Portfolio Day
Sunday, November 6
12:00–4:00pm
Hartford Art School
Hartford, CT

NEACAC College Fair
Tuesday, October 11
7:00–9:00pm
Sacred Heart University
Fairfield, CT

District of Columbia

National Portfolio Day
Saturday, November 19
10am–2pm
Corcoran School of the Arts and Design
Washington, DC

Florida

National Portfolio Day
Saturday, January 21
Time TBA
Miami Dade College
Miami, FL

National Portfolio Day
Sunday, January 22
12–4pm
Ringling College of Art and Design
Sarasota, FL

Illinois

National Portfolio Day
Sunday, October 16
10am–2pm
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL

ChiArts 5th Annual Portfolio Day
Monday, October 17
ChiArts
Chicago, IL

Marwen College Night
Monday, October 17
5:30–7pm
Marwen
Chicago, IL

Maine

NEACAC College Fair
Tuesday, September 27
9am–12pm
University of Maine Orono
Orono, ME

NEACAC College Fair
Tuesday, September 27
6:30–8:30pm
University of Southern Maine
Portland, ME

Transfer Fair
Wednesday, October 5
10:30am–1:30pm
York County Community College
Wells, ME

Aspire Higher March College Fair
Wednesday, October 12
Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School
South Paris, ME

Transfer Fair
Thursday, October 20
10:30–1pm
Southern Maine Community College
South Portland, ME

Maryland

National Portfolio Day
Sunday, November 20
1–5pm
Maryland Institute College of Art
Baltimore, MD

Massachusetts

NEACAC College Fair
Wednesday, Sept. 28
9–11am
Mount Wachusett Community College
Gardner, MA

GEAR UP College Fair
Friday, Sept. 30
Lawrence High School
Lawrence, MA

NEACAC College Fair
Sunday, October 2
2–4pm
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
Worcester, MA

Fall College Fair
Wednesday, October 5
6:30–8:30pm
Waltham High School
Waltham, MA

All Cape College Day Fair
Wednesday, October 19
3:30–5:30pm
Barnstable High School
Hyannis, MA

National Portfolio Day
Saturday, November 5
12–4pm
Hynes Convention Center
Boston, MA

NEACAC College Fair
Thursday, October 6
9–11am
Berkshire Community College
Pittsfield, MA

NEACAC College Fair
Wednesday, October 19
6–8pm
Northern Essex Community College
Haverill, MA

Minnesota

NACAC Performing and Visual Arts College Fair
Saturday, October 8
1–3pm
Condordia University
St. Paul, MN

National Portfolio Day
Sunday, October 9
12–4pm
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Minneapolis, MN

Perpich Portfolio Day
Monday, October 10
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Minneapolis, MN

Missouri

National Portfolio Day
Saturday, October 22
1–5pm
Kansas City Art Institute
Kansas City, MO

National Portfolio Day
Sunday, October 23
12–4pm
Washington University
St. Louis, MO

New Hampshire

NEACAC College Fair
Monday, October 3
6:30–8:30pm
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH

NEACAC College Fair
Tuesday, October 4
9–11am
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH

Great Bay Transfer College Fair
Tuesday, October 4
10am–1pm
Great Bay Community College
Portsmouth, NH

New York

College Fair
Tuesday, October 18
5:30–9:30pm
Long Island High School for the Arts
Syosset, NY

National Portfolio Day
Sunday, October 23
12–4pm
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY

Portfolio Day
Thursday, November 10
10am–1pm
New Rochelle High School
New Rochelle, NY

Regional Portfolio Day
Thursday, November 10
4–7pm
Westchester Community College
Valhalla, NY

National Portfolio Day
Sunday, November 13
12–4pm
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
New York, NY

Pennsylvania

National Portfolio Day
Saturday, November 12
12–4pm
Pennsylvania Convention Hall
Philadelphia, PA

Texas

Austin Portfolio Night
Tuesday, September 27
5:30–8:30pm
McCallum High School
Austin, TX

Portfolio Day
Wednesday, Sept. 28
High School for Visual and Performing Arts
Houston, TX

National Portfolio Day
Saturday, October 1
11am–3pm
The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center
The Woodlands, TX

National Portfolio Day
Sunday, October 1
12–4pm
The Hilton Anatole
Dallas, Texas

Wisconsin

Portfolio Days
Thursday, October 13 & Friday, October 14
Pius XI Catholic High School
Milwaukee, WI

National Portfolio Day
Saturday, October 15
10am–2pm
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Milwaukee, WI

International

Preview Forum/Portfolio Day
Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
13:00–17:00
Taipei American School

 

Preview Forum/Portfolio Day
Hong Kong, SAR P.R.C.
Saturday, October 15, 2016
11:00–16:00
Chinese International School

 

Preview Forum/Portfolio Day
Shenzhen, P.R.C.
Sunday, October 16, 2016
12:00–17:00
YMM Art Academy

 

Preview Forum/Portfolio Day
Guangzhou, P.R.C.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
14:00–18:00
AIP Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts

Preview Forum/Portfolio Day
Shanghai, P.R.C.
Saturday, October 22, 2016
12:00–17:00
Concordia International School

 

Preview Forum/Portfolio Day
Beijing, P.R.C.
Sunday, October 23, 2016
13:00–18:00
Beijing City International School

 

Preview Forum/Portfolio Day
Seoul, Republic of Korea
Saturday, October 29, 2016
12:00–17:00
Venue TBA