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.

Undergraduate (BFA) Tours for Individual Students & Families

(BFA) campus tours are available Monday through Friday, usually at 1pm; they last about 1 hour. Please contact the Admissions Office to schedule a visit. Personal interviews and portfolio reviews are also available and can be conducted after a tour of the campus.

To schedule your individual visit, please contact the Office of Admissions at, or by phone at 800.699.1509.

Undergraduate (BFA) Tours for High School Groups

BFA Group Tours for high school groups
are available by appointment on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for a maximum of 45 students. We’re sorry we are unable to accommodate group tours on Tuesdays or Thursdays for the Spring 2017 semester.

Please contact the Office of Admissions at or by phone at 800.699.1509 to set up a visit! If you would like to bring a group of middle school students, please contact Liam Sullivan, Director of Enrollment and Outreach, at or 207.699.5037.

Graduate (MFA + MAT) Tours

visits during Spring 2017 are available by appointment. Master of Fine Arts visits will start with an info session with the Director and/or Chair of the program, followed by a tour of the campus with a current MFA student or MAT counselor. The entire visit lasts about 1.5–2 hours. Master of Arts in Teaching visits will start with a tour of the department and facilities with a current MAT student, and can be followed by an information session with a current student and/or the MAT Admissions Counselor. The visit should last about 1–1.5 hours.

To schedule your graduate visit, please contact Adrienne Kitko, Graduate Programs Admissions Counselor, at or 207.699.5023.

If you would like to attend one of our Open House events by completing our RSVP form here or below.

Open Houses at MECA

Visit us for a Open House! These events are a great opportunity to see MECA’s amazing facilities, have a portfolio review, and meet with our students, faculty, and staff — you can refer to the sample schedule below to help plan your visit. Please let us know if you would like to attend one of these events by completing our RSVP form here or below. We’ll send a confirmation email within 5 business days of registration. (Please add to your contacts to ensure delivery of confirmation emails.)

Sample Open House Schedule

11–11:25am: Check-In + Faculty Meet & Greet
11:25am–12:30pm: Campus Tours
12:30–1pm: Lunch
1–2pm: Student Stations or Parent Information Session
2–3pm: Portfolio Reviews and/or Housing Tours (optional)

This is a sample schedule for BFA students. We’ll send an actual schedule and more information with your confirmation email within a week of your online registration.

Upcoming Spring 2017 Open Houses

  • Saturday, May 20 — visiting day for prospective students interested in Pre-College and the BFA programs

Please note: MECA is now accepting applications. Please contact the Admissions Office through the above information if you would like to check your application status or if you have any questions.

2016 Portland Hotel Discount

Holiday Inn By the Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland, ME 04101
Corporate Room Rates

  • Must ask for Maine College of Art special corporate rate
  • June 1 – Oct 31, 2016: $159 + tax for Standard Double / Double Room
  • Nov 1 – Dec 31, 2016: $109 + tax for Standard Double / Double Room
  • Upgrades to Standard King Rooms are +$25
  • Upgrades to Executive Rooms are +$50
  • Not applicable to group bookings of 8 or more rooms, conventions or blackout periods
  • Parking is $10 per night/ per vehicle
  • Smoking is prohibited

Hyatt Place Portland-Old Portland, 433 Fore Street, Portland ME, 04101
Corporate Room Rates

  • Rate is $109/night, Sunday–Thursday, then 20% off best available rate on Friday and Saturday nights
  • Ask for Maine College of Art special corporate rate

RSVP for an Open House at MECA!

  • Tours of the campus are from 11:25am–12:30pm. Each tour will see the facilities, Fab Lab, computer labs, the Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA, and a selection of departments as listed above.
  • Portfolio reviews will be held from 2–3pm on a first-come, first-served basis until everyone is seen.