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BFA Calendar 2015–2016

Fall 2015   

July 18 BFA tuition payment is due for Fall 2015.
     
August 24 - 26 Administrative offices open for students to finalize registration in person or online. Students from afar can also complete registration during the first two days of fall classes.
August 27 Residence Halls open for NEW students.
August 27 - 30 New Student Orientation and Final Registration.
August 27 - 30 Transfer Student Orientation and Final Registration.
August 28 100% BFA refund period ends.
August 29 Residence Halls open for RETURNING students.
August  31 BFA classes begin.
     
September 3 Convocation Ceremony at 12:15pm in MECA Cafe. Mentor meetings begin at 12:45pm.
September 4 DEADLINE: Independent study and internship proposals due.
September 7 Labor Day: No BFA, MAT or MFA classes. Administrative offices closed.
September 8 75% BFA refund period ends.
September 14 DEADLINE: Last day to ADD or DROP classes, internships and independent studies.
September 15 40% BFA refund period ends.
     
October 9 Mid-term grades submitted by faculty.
October 9 - 10 Family and Friends Weekend.
October 12 Columbus Day. BFA, MAT & MFA classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
October 12 Mid-term grades available to students online via MyMECA.
October 26 DEADLINE: Last day to withdraw from classes with a grade of "W."
     
November 7 DEADLINE: Applications for Spring 2016 AICAD Mobility Program must be submitted to the Office of Registration and Academic Advising.
November 11 Veterans Day: All BFA, MAT and MFA classes cancelled. Administrative offices closed.
November 23 - 27 Thanksgiving Holiday: All BFA, MAT and MFA classes cancelled. Residence halls are open. No meal services.
     
December 4 BFA tuition payment for Spring 2016 is due .
December 11 BFA classes end. Students prepare for Academic Finals and Review Week.
December 14 Academic Finals. No studio critiques permitted.
December 14 - 18 Foundation Reviews. Required formal, end-of-the-semester reviews/critiques.
December 17 PREFERRED DEADLINE: Faculty submit grades to Registrar's Office by noon.
December 18 DEADLINE: All student grades must be submitted to the Registrar's Office by 5:00pm.
December 18 BFA Fall Semester ends.
December 19 Residence Halls close for Winter Break at 10:00am.
December 22 Grades available online for students via MyMECA.

 

 

Spring 2016        

January 9 Residence Halls open for NEW students.
January 9 Returning Student move-in.
January 10 New Student Orientation at 11:00am. Required of all new students.
January 10 100% BFA refund period ends.
January 11 BFA classes begin.
January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. All BFA, MAT & MFA classes canceled. Administrative offices closed.
January 19 DEADLINE: Independent Study and Internship proposals due.
January 19 75% BFA refund period ends.
January 25 DEADLINE: Last day to ADD or DROP classes, internships and independent studies.
January 26 40% BFA refund period ends.
     
February 15 Presidents Day. All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
February 19 Mid-term grades submitted by faculty.
February 22 Mid-term grades available to students online via MyMECA.
     
March 1 DEADLINE to apply for FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
March 4 DEADLINE: Last day to withdraw from classes with a grade of "W."
March 7 - 11 Spring break. No BFA classes. Administrative offices closed Monday, March 7.
March 15 Curriculum Fair: AY 2016-17 course schedule is released. Students plan course schedule and meet with Program Chairs and Academic Advisors.
March 18 Course Registration Begins. Students make individual appointments with Academic Advisors.
March 21 Junior Major Reviews begin.
     
April 1 DEADLINE: Applications for Fall 2016 AICAD Mobility Program must be submitted to the Office of Academic Advising and Registration.
April 15 PREFERRED DEADLINE for summer internship proposals. Submit to Artists at Work Office.
April 22 BFA classes end. Students prepare for Academic Finals and Review Week.
April 25 Academic Finals: No studio critiques permitted on this day.
April 25-29 Foundation Reviews. Required formal, end-of-the-semester reviews/critiques.
April 28 PREFERRED DEADLINE: Spring 2016 grades submitted by faculty.
April 29 DEADLINE: All student grades must be submitted to the Registrar's Office by 5:00pm.
April 29 BFA SPRING SEMESTER ENDS.
April 30 Residence halls close 24 hours after last review or at noon for non-graduating students.
     
May 2 Grades available for students via MyMCEA.
May 7 BFA, MFA and MAT Commencement at 10:00am.
May 8 Residence halls close at 5:00pm for students participating in Commencement.
     
     

MFA Calendar 2015 - 2016

Summer 2015

May 18 MFA tuition payment for Summer 2015 is due.
     
June 11 Residence Halls open for MFA students.
June 12 100% MFA refund period ends.
June 12 MFA Orientation.
June 15 MFA Summer Intensive begins (8 weeks).
June 22 75% MFA refund period ends.
June 29 40% MFA refund period ends.
     
August 7 MFA Summer Intensive ends.
August 9 Residence halls close at 5:00pm for MFA students.
     

Fall 2016

August 14 MFA tuition payment for Fall 2015 is due.
August  28 100% MFA refund period ends.
August 31 MFA Fall Classes begin.
     
September 3 Convocation at 12:15pm in MECA Cafe.
September 7 Labor Day: No BFA, MAT or MFA classes. Administrative offices closed.
September 8 75% MFA refund period ends.
September 15 40% MFA refund period ends.
     
October 12 Columbus Day: BFA, MAT and MFA classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
October 23 MFA mid-term.
     
November 11 Veterans Day: All BFA, MAT and MFA classes cancelled. Administrative offices closed.
November 23-27 Thanksgiving Holiday: All BFA, MAT and MFA classes cancelled. Residence halls are open. No meal services.
     
December 4

MFA tuition payment for Spring 2016 is due.

December 11

MFA Fall Classes end

December 13 - 19

MFA Winter Intensive.

December 18

MFA Fall Semester Ends.

Spring 2016

January 11 100% MFA refund period ends.
January 11 MFA Spring Classes begin.
January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. All BFA, MAT & MFA classes canceled. Administrative offices closed.
January 19 75% MFA refund period ends.
January 26 40% MFA refund period ends.
     
February 15 Presidents Day. All classes run as scheduled. Administrative Offices open.
     
March 7 - 11 Spring break. No MFA classes.  Administrative offices closed Monday, March 7.
March 16 MFA mid-term.
     
April 29 MFA Spring Semester begins.
     
May 2 - 7 MFA Residency for graduating students.
May 7 BFA, MFA & MAT Commencement at 10:00am.  

Art Education Calendar 2015–2016

Fall 2015

July 5 MAT tuition payment for Fall 2015 is due.
July 31 100% MAT refund period ends.
July 31 Orientation.
     
August 2 MAT Fall classes begin.
August 10 75% MAT refund period ends.
August 17 40% MAT refund period ends.
     
September 3 Convocation at 12:15pm in MECA Cafe.
September 7 Labor Day: No BFA, MAT or MFA classes. Administrative offices closed.
     
October 12 Columbus Day. BFA, MAT & MFA classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
     
November 11 Veterans Day. All BFA, MAT & MFA classes cancelled. Administrative offices Closed.
November 23 - 27 Thanksgiving Holiday: All BFA, MAT and MFA classes cancelled. Residence halls are open. No meal services.
December 4 MAT tuition payment for Spring 2016 is due.
December 18 MAT Fall Semester ends.

Spring 2016

January 1 100% MAT refund period ends.
January 4 MAT Spring Classes begin.
January 11 75% MAT refund period ends.
January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. All BFA, MAT & MFA classes canceled. Administrative offices closed.
January 19 40% MAT refund period ends.
     
February 15 - 19 Winter Break.
     
March 7 Administrative offices closed Monday, March 7.
     
April   Spring Break TBD.
     
May 6 MAT Spring Semester ends.
May 7 BFA, MFA & MAT Commencement at 10:00am.  

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CS Adult 2015-2016: Summer
June 8 to August 9

CS Youth 2015-2016: Summer
June 22 to August 14

CS Pre-College 2015-2016: Summer
July 12 to August 1

CS Adult 2015-2016: Fall
September 21 to December 18

CS Youth 2015-2016: Fall
October 3 to November 21

CS Adult Intensive 2015-2016: Winter/Spring
January 4 to January 8 

CS Adult 2015-2016: Winter/Spring

January 25 to April 15

CS Youth 2015-2016: Winter/Spring
February 6 to April 2