Welcome to MECA! As a parent or family member we know you play an important role in your student’s life. We want to provide you with information and resources to help your student make the most out of their time at MECA. We encourage you to support your student in learning how to help themselves throughout their MECA experience.
At MECA, we are focused on our mission of “educating artists for life” and our core values of artistic excellence, creative entrepreneurship, and civic engagement. Here, students are challenged to become well-rounded and well-grounded individuals who strive toward reaching their greatest potential.
Please visit the Student Life site for information about housing, orientation, counseling & wellness, disability services and more!
For Parking & Directions for the college, please view this link.
Parent or Family Concern
If you have a concern about the safety or wellbeing of your student, please contact the college at 207.228.3474. This will connect you to the Student Life staff member on-call 24/7. If you have a non-urgent concern, please submit a MECA Alert. For additional resources, visit our Crisis Support page. Enroll in our Emergency & Weather Notifications.
The Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act is a federal law that protects student privacy and access to student records. More information on FERPA.
Counseling & Wellness
MECA offers confidential and free counseling for students. MECA does not provide physical healthcare services. We strongly encourage students to find a primary care doctor prior to attending MECA. Your insurance company should be able to assist you with finding local providers.
If you need additional help with referrals or local doctors, please contact Sheila Geant, Counseling & Wellness, at 207.699.5056 or sgeant@MECA.edu. For more information on campus counseling services or physical health information, please visit Counseling & Wellness.
Stay in Touch
If you want to keep up on what’s happening at Maine College of Art, sign up to receive our monthly email. The signup form is in the footer of our webpage or through this link. This monthly email communication is full of information about visiting artists, special events, great art projects and breaking news about the College.
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
- Jan 1–May 31, 2016: $109 + tax for Standard Double / Double Room
- June 1 – October 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