Before the fall semester gets fully underway, check out these important dates that you and your student should know.
August 22 – New Student Move-In
August 23-24 – New Student Orientation
New students will attend workshops to learn about MIAD and its resources and participate in a studio experience with faculty and mentors, among other activities.
August 25 – Returning Student Move-In
August 27 – Fall classes begin
August 30 – Welcome Back Picnic
Erie Street in front of MIAD is blocked off so students can enjoy food, activities and information booths.
September 3 – Labor Day; no classes
September 5 – NSP Welcome Back BratFest and Faculty DJ Party Picnic
Students enjoy food, music and New Studio Practice activities to usher in the new school year.
September 20 – 4-Week Reports
These are due for all first-year students.
October 1-4 – Majors/Minors Expo
During common time, full-time faculty representing all of the college’s majors meet with freshmen to impart a sense of what those majors offer
October 2 – Professional Portfolio Symposium
Professionals working in art and design fields share their portfolios with MIAD students. All freshmen participate; sophomores are invited to attend.
October 8-9 – Fall Break
October 18 – Midterms
Midterm grade reports are due October 18. If your student is struggling, encourage him or her to reach out for help through tutoring, counseling and other academic support resources at MIAD.
November 8 – Major Declaration Day & Celebration
First-year students declare their majors with a celebration to follow!
November 14-15 – MIAD Creativity Series with LaToya Ruby Frazier
Learn more about visiting artist LaToya Ruby Frazier.
November 21-23 – Thanksgiving Break; no classes
November 29-December 1 – MIAD Holiday Sale
Students and alumni sell their one-of-a-kind art and design work. Learn more about how your student can participate.
December 14 – Last day of fall classes