Welcome to MECA! We look forward to welcoming you on January 9, 2016 if you are living on-campus or on January 10, 2016 if you are living off-campus! See the full schedule below.

During Orientation, you will learn all about MECA and meet some awesome people in the process! You will learn about the academic advising model, campus resources, policies, and safety procedures. The Dean of the College welcomes new students and will share his thoughts about the transformation you will experience as an artist over your four years at MECA. As a member of the MECA Community, will also learn about studio safety, technology, tutorial services, and library resources. We will also review information about personal safety, residence hall safety & security, alcohol and other drug abuse prevention, sexual assault prevention and resources, and student conduct policies. Fall Orientation also includes a full day of FY-In, the first year experience course. Integrating this academic component into orientation assists students in their transition and connects them to their faculty mentor and peers.

All incoming students are required to participate in New Student Orientation. BFA New Student Orientation occurs in August and January. MFA New Student Orientation occurs in June and MAT New Student Orientation occurs in July.

 

Academic Resources

MyMECA

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

Course Schedule & Registration

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 dbartels@MECA.edu

Emergency and Weather Text Notification System

We strongly encourage students to 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.

In the event of a serious emergency, please contact the MECA Emergency Phone 24/7 at 207.228.3474. We strongly encourage students and parents to save this number on their cell phone.

Financial Aid, Billing Resources, Health Insurance

Financial Aid

Ashlee Seidl, Assistant Director of Financial Aid at finaid@MECA.edu or 207.699.5074

View our Tuition & Financial Aid page.

Student Account and Billing

Emily Percival, Student Billing Coordinator at epercival@MECA.edu or 207.699.5049

MECA Health Insurance

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Student Life Resources

Orientation & General Questions

Adrea Jaehnig, Director of Student Life or Leeanna Morris, Assistant Director of Student Life at newstudent@MECA.edu or 207.699.5035

All new students must complete Not Anymore, an online interpersonal violence prevention program from Student Success™ by January 8, 2015.

Not Anymore Letter and Instructions

Dear Incoming or Returning Student,

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.

Program Instructions
You are required to complete the program by January 8, 2015. You are required to earn at least an 80% on the program, which will prompt you to retake the post-test until you achieve this score. The program also will allow you to review the program videos before you retake the post-test. Failure to complete the program will result in a hold on your account and you will not be able to obtain your key to the Porteous building.

Step 1: Log on to Not Anymore.
Step 2: Enter your access code: 156322

Step 3: You will be taken to the Not Anymore Account Setup Page. Follow the instructions provided. Remember the email and password you enter, as they will allow you to leave and re-enter the program to complete the program in several sittings if you choose without having to start over. If you run into problems taking or reentering the program, do not start over. Contact us through the HELP button and we will assist you.

You will retain access to the programs until at least May 31, 2016 for reference purposes. You also will receive follow-up contacts from Student Success™ highlighting key program information.

If at any time you have general questions or concerns regarding the program requirements, please contact me at ajaehnig@MECA.edu. If you have any technical difficulties with the program, please contact Student Success™ through the program HELP button or at terrylynn.pearlman@studentsuccess.org.

Thank you in advance for your diligent participation in this critical program. Through the Student Success™ programs and our other campus efforts and resources, we are becoming a nationwide model for a safer campus.

Sincerely,

Adrea Jaehnig
Director of Student Life

Counseling & Wellness

Counseling

Sheila Geant, Coordinator of Counseling & Wellness at counseling@MECA.edu

View our Counseling & Wellness page.

Disability Services & Accommodations

Joanne Benica, Disability Services Coordinator at disabilityservices@MECA.edu or 207.699.5035