Important Dates for Fall Semester

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

There are no classes on these two days. Your student can explore Milwaukee, like taking advantage of their free membership to the Milwaukee Art Museum.

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

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