Welcome to MECA&D!

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

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

Orientation Information

Welcome to Maine College of Art & Design. We are excited to see you on August 25 for new student move-in and the start of fall orientation. Fall orientation is an opportunity to meet new students, learn about academic and student supports, and start the semester.

New and Transfer BFA Students starting Fall 2023

  • BFA Orientation Schedule
  • Move-in Day is Friday, August 25 from 9:00AM - Noon . Move-in times are assigned by floors and sent with your housing assignment by July 2023. Remember to check your email.
  • Orientation begins at 1:00PM on Friday, August 25 for all students. Orientation goes through Sunday, August 27.
  • Classes begin Monday, August 28.
  • More details to come via your MECA&D email over the summer!

New and Returning MFA Students Summer 2023

  • Residence Hall Move-In Day is Thursday, June 8.
  • New MFA Student Orientation begins at 9:15AM on June 9. Check-In at Porteous Building 522 Congress Street at 9AM.
  • Returning MFA Student Orientation begins at 12:15PM on June 9. Check-In at Porteous Building 522 Congress Street at Noon.
  • Orientation runs until 4:30PM.

MAT Students starting Summer 2023

  • Residence Hall Move-In Day is Friday, July 28.
  • Orientation begins at 9:15AM on July 31. Check-In at Porteous Building 522 Congress Street at 9AM.
  • Orientation runs until 4:30PM.

Salt Students starting Fall 2023

  • Residence Hall Move-In Day is Sunday, August 27.
  • Orientation begins at 9:15AM on Monday, August 28. Check-In at Porteous Building 522 Congress Street at 9AM.
  • Orientation runs until 4:30PM.

Packing List For Living in the Residence Halls

MyMECA&D

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

Check out this quick user guide if you have problems navigating MyMECA&D:
MyMECA&D User Guide

Course Schedule & Registration

Laptop Requirements

Foundation Supply List

Emergency and Weather Text Notification System

Sign up to receive text messages for weather cancellations, early closings or a campus emergency.

Student Accounts and Billing

billing@meca.edu or 207.699.5049

Financial Aid

finaid@meca.edu or 207.699.5074

MECA&D Health Insurance

All students at Maine College of Art & Design taking nine or more credit hours are required to be covered by a health insurance policy that is valid in Maine. Students are automatically enrolled in and charged for MECA&D's Student Health Insurance unless proof of medical insurance is provided via the online waiver form found at crossagency.com/meca. For information about the MECA&D Student Health Insurance Plan Options or to Waive Health Insurance, please visit this page.

Here is a direct link to the enrollment/waiver page

Residence Life and Housing

For more information about housing and how to apply, go to Residence Life or email studentlife@meca.edu

Counseling & Wellness

Debi Rogers, Coordinator of Counseling & Wellness at counseling@meca.edu

Disability Services & Accommodations

Sara Hope Clark ,Accessibilities Coordinator at disabilityservices@meca.edu or 207.699.5051

Questions? Please email studentlife@meca.edu for assistance.