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) campus tours are available Monday through Friday 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. Let us know if you’d like to schedule one when you visit!

Graduate (MFA) visits during Fall 2016 are available by appointment. They 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.

Graduate (MAT) visits during Fall 2016 are Tuesday mornings at 10am by appointment. They 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 or the MAT Admissions Counselor. The visit should last about 1 hour.

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

The Admissions Office will be unable to offer tours on the following dates:

  • Friday, November 11  (Veteran’s Day — check out our Open House on November 12th!)
  • Monday, November 21–25 (Thanksgiving Week — no classes running)
  • The last day for Fall tours will be Wednesday, December 21, and we will reopen for tours on Monday, January 9. Thank you for understanding!

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

10:45–11:20am: 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 Fall 2016 Open Houses

  • Saturday, November 12, 2016
  • Saturday, December 10, 2016
  • Saturday, February 18 — BFA “Finishing Day” for prospective seniors; applications are due March 1st!

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!