Graduate (MFA + MAT) Open Houses at MECA

Meet current faculty, students and alumni. Engage in a meaningful dialogue and personalized information session. Tour the facilities & studio spaces. Explore Portland! See what it’s like to be a graduate student at MECA.


MFA Info Session for Accepted & Enrolled Students, Summer 2020

Online: Zoom, Thursday, April, 23, 3–4:30pm EDT
meeting information will be emailed to registered participants 24 hours before the event

3:00pm: Welcome Mixer with First-Year MFA students
3:30pm: Roundtable and Q+A with MFA Faculty and current students 

Appointments with Financial Aid are available from throughout the day from 10am–5pm EDT. Please indicate your availability when registering and we will reach out to you to confirm an appointment time. Alternatively, you can email directly to set up an appointment anytime.

Register below!

Register for the MFA Info Session for Accepted & Enrolled Students

Register for the MFA Info Session for Accepted & Enrolled Students, Summer 2020

  • We will send a confirmation email, schedule information, and meeting links to this email address. To ensure that you receive our emails to your inbox, please add to your contacts.
    Appointments last roughly 15–20 minutes and will be via phone.
  • Please enter a phone number if you are requesting a financial aid appointment.


Recommended Hotels

Portland has several excellent options to stay downtown. Below are a few of our recommendations; you’ll find several other options through a quick Google search or on AirBnb.

Holiday Inn By the Bay

207.775.2311 | 88 Spring Street, Portland, ME 04101
When booking, ask for Maine College of Art special corporate rate:
Jan 1–Dec 31, 2019: 15% off best flexible rate when booking
Rates may change without announcement.

Hyatt Place Portland Old Port

207.775.1000 | 433 Fore Street, Portland ME, 04101
When booking, call sales at 207-770-2404 or 207-770-2403 and ask for Maine College of Art special corporate rate.

The Westin Portland Harborview

157 High Street, Portland, ME 04101
Bookings can be made online with corporate code/SET# 552691
+ Jan 1–Apr 30: $119 + tax/room
+ May 1–Jun 30: $189 + tax/room
+ July 1–Oct 31: $209 + tax/room
+ Nov 1–Dec 31: $119 + tax/room
These rates include wi-fi and are available with the exception of high volume when the hotel is expected to sell out and with the exception of the following blackout dates: July 19–21, July 26–28, and August 3–4, 2019.

The Press Hotel

119 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101
To make a reservation, call (207) 808-8800 and ask for the Maine College of Art special rate.

If you can’t make it on an Open House date, please contact Admissions to schedule an individual campus visit. We encourage you to come tour our facilities and talk with our students and faculty.

Tours and information sessions are available by appointment.

To schedule an individual visit, see here for more information on availability and contact.