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Academic Calendar – BFA

BFA 2024-2025 Academic Year
BFA FALL TERM 2024
July 22BFA tuition payment for Fall 2024 is due.
August 22-25Orientation for All New First-Year and Transfer Students.
August 22Residence Halls open for NEW & TRANSFER students.
August 24Residence Halls open for RETURNING students.
August 25100% BFA refund period ends.
August 26BFA CLASSES BEGIN.
September 2HOLIDAY: Labor Day. No BFA, MFA, MAT or Salt classes. Administrative offices closed.
September 375% BFA refund period ends.
September 5DEADLINE: Internships and Independent Studies.
September 9DEADLINE: Last day to ADD or DROP classes.
September 1040% BFA refund period ends.
October 1First chance to file 2025-26 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
October 1AICAD Exchange: Applications must be received by the host school no later than October 1, for study in Spring 2025.
October 3DEADLINE: All midterm grades must be submitted in Canvas by 11:59 PM.
October 4Mid-term grades available to students at 12:00 PM, online via MyMECA.
October 14HOLIDAY: Indigenous Peoples' Day. No BFA, MFA, MAT or Salt classes. Administrative offices closed.
October 18DEADLINE: Last day to withdraw from classes with a grade of "W."
November 1-2Friends & Family Weekend.
November 11Veterans Day. All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
November 25-29THANKSGIVING BREAK: No BFA, MFA, MAT, and Salt classes. Residence halls remain open. No meal services.
December 6BFA tuition payment for Spring 2025 is due
December 9-11BFA classes run on regular schedule.
December 12 & 13All BFA Critques & Reviews // No regularly scheduled classes.
December 13BFA FALL SEMESTER ENDS.
December 14All BFA Residence Halls Close for Winter Break at 12:00pm. Students can apply for break housing.
December 17DEADLINE: Faculty submit syllabi for the upcoming term.
December 18DEADLINE: All student grades must be submitted in Canvas by 11:59 PM.
December 19Grades available online for students via MyMECA.
December 21Grades available online for students via MyMECA.
BFA SPRING TERM 2025
January 8New Student Orientation via Zoom.
January 11Residence halls open for NEW and RETURNING students.
January 12100% BFA refund period ends.
January 13BFA CLASSES BEGIN.
January 20HOLIDAY: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: All BFA, MFA, MAT and Salt classes cancelled. Administrative offices closed.
January 2175% BFA refund period ends.
January 23DEADLINE: Internships and Independent Studies.
January 27DEADLINE: Last day to ADD or DROP classes.
January 2840% BFA refund period ends.
February 17Presidents' Day. All classes run as scheduled. Administrative offices open.
February 21Mid-term grades available to students at 12:00 PM, online via MyMECA.
March 7DEADLINE: Last day to withdraw from classes with a grade of "W."
March 10-14SPRING BREAK: No BFA classes. Residence halls are open. No meal services.
March 15AICAD Exchange: Applications must be received by the host school no later than: March 15, for study in Fall 2025.
March 20Curriculum Fair. All returning undergraduate students learn about AY 2025-26 classes and BFA program offerings.
March 21Course Registration Begins.
March 21 – April 4Junior Reviews.
April 18PREFERRED DEADLINE for summer Internship proposals. Submit to Artists at Work office.
April 28–30BFA classes run on regular schedule.
May 1 & 2All BFA Critiques & Reviews // No regularly scheduled classes.
May 2BFA SPRING SEMESTER ENDS.
May 3Residence halls close 24 hours after last review or at 12:00pm for non-graduating students.
May 8Grades available online for students via MyMECA.
May 9BFA, MFA and MAT Commencement at 10:00am.
May 11Residence halls close at 12:00pm for students participating in Commencement.