New Student Orientation - Maine College of Art

Welcome to MECA!

We are excited to welcome and assist you in your transition to the MECA Community!

All incoming students are required to participate in New Student Orientation. During Orientation, you will learn all about MECA and meet some awesome people in the process!

New and Transfer BFA Students staring Spring 2019: More details to come shortly!

Spring 2019 Salt Students: More details to come shortly!

Academic Resources


Personalized web portal that allows students to obtain class schedules, grades, billing and financial aid information. Sign in to learn more.

Course Schedule & Registration

Emergency and Weather Text Notification System

Sign up to receive text messages for weather cancellations, early closings or a campus emergency. Enroll in the Emergency & Weather Notification alert text message system.

Financial Aid, Billing Resources, Health Insurance

Student Account and Billing

Shay Ayres, Student Accounts Coordinator at or 207.699.5049

Financial Aid

Tiffany Gourley, Assistant Director of Financial Aid, at or 207.699.5074

View our Tuition & Financial Aid page.

MECA Health Insurance

For information about the 2018-19 MECA Student Health Insurance Plan Options or to Waive Health Insurance, please visit this page.

Housing and Student Life Resources

Residence Life and Housing

All full-time, first-year students are required to live in one of our three residence halls. We established this requirement because of the many benefits living in the residence halls. To request an exemption, please fill out this form.

Transfer Students are welcome to apply for campus housing. Housing for transfer students is made on a space-available basis.

For more information about housing and how to apply, go to Residence Life or email

Counseling & Wellness

Sheila Geant, Coordinator of Counseling & Wellness at

Disability Services & Accommodations

Joanne Benica, Disability Services Coordinator at or 207.699.5035

Tutorial Services

Dominique Bartels, Associate to the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the College & Coordinator of Tutorial Services, at 207.699.5036 or

Orientation & General Questions

Questions? Please email for assistance.

We look forward to meeting you!

All new students must complete Not Anymore, an online interpersonal violence prevention program from Student Success™.

Not Anymore Letter and Instructions

MECA is a caring, creative community of highly committed students, outstanding faculty, and dedicated staff. We pride ourselves in providing an engaging and enlightening educational experience for students. We know that such an experience requires a safe and healthy student environment. To that end, we are requiring that you view Not Anymore, an online interpersonal violence prevention program from Student Success™. This video-based program will provide critical information about Consent, Bystander Intervention, Sexual Assault, Dating and Domestic Violence, Stalking, and much more. Not Anymore will help you better understand how vitally important these issues are and what you can do to help make our campus safer.

Links for Not Anymore are sent to your MECA student email address.