What you need to know about the 2021 MIAD Senior Exhibition

October 8, 2020

Every year, the MIAD Senior Exhibition showcases the culminating work of MIAD graduating seniors. Using their creative problem-solving skills, technology expertise and innovation, students in all academic majors create work that addresses different challenges.  Each academic major approaches the Senior Exhibition/Senior Thesis differently. Students in Communication Design, Product Design, New Studio Practice: Fine Arts and […]

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Ways students can stay connect virtually

September 8, 2020

This semester is unlike any other and it may be challenging for students to connect with others. However, there are many ways for them to connect with their peers virtually.  Join a student organization. MIAD has more than 20 student organizations and if your student doesn’t see anything they might be interested in, they can […]

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Checking In With Your Student: What to Discuss?

September 4, 2020

MIAD Advising supports the personal and the academic growth of each student, new and returning. This semester, all advising communication and appointments are virtual. Students should plan to optimize Google chats and Hangouts with their advisors for academic planning and questions. Now is a moment for students to reflect: How am I adjusting to college? While […]

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Services available to support your student

September 4, 2020

In compliance with MIAD’s COVID-19 Reopening plan to de-densify the college, Student Services is providing our services to students virtually (online, phone and Google Meets) with the exception of in-person crisis response teams. There are two teams of Student Service staff who are at MIAD to respond to crisis situations and to meet in-person with […]

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Welcome to the MIAD Family Forum

August 31, 2020

Dear Parents and Families,  I am pleased to welcome new and returning students to this fall’s MIAD education. This semester will be a historic one and we remain committed to delivering an exceptional learning experience for our students.  Faculty and staff have worked throughout the summer to prepare for a safe return to campus. It […]

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Important dates for the Fall 2020 semester

August 17, 2020

With the fall semester starting soon, check out these important dates that you and your student should know. August 25–28 – Student Residence Hall Move-InNew out-of-state students move in August 25, new in-state students move in August 26, and upperclassmen move-in is August 27-28. Each student is assigned a move-in time. Students can check their […]

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Where to find up-to-date information on MIAD’s fall plans

July 28, 2020

As MIAD prepares to begin the Fall 2020 semester, we know you and your student have many questions about courses, safety protocols and other topics. Here’s four ways to stay informed: 1. COVID-19 information and resources web page. View the current Fall Academic Plan, announcements from the college and links to COVID-19 resources, visit the […]

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MIAD announces Three-Year Equity and Inclusion Action Plan

July 23, 2020

Earlier this month, President Jeff Morin released MIAD’s Three-Year Equity and Inclusion Action Plan. This Plan is the result of a year-long study into organizational models, high-impact practices for learning and persistence, and analysis of student-reported data, resulting in 27 steps the college will take to serve our community, including our BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and disabled […]

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Spring 2020: Mid-semester advising check-in

March 2, 2020

You can support your student and encourage them to finish the semester strong by engaging in a conversation about their experiences. Questions for First-Year StudentsThe First-Year Experience (FYE) curriculum at MIAD provides all first-year students with a basic foundation of skills and knowledge as they transition into their major. How are you managing time to […]

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Where your student can look for professional opportunities

March 2, 2020

With the semester quickly passing by, now is a good time for students to make summer plans. For all students, pursuing a professional experience is strongly encouraged. A professional experience is any opportunity that helps explore career options, develop specific skills and accomplish professional goals. Students should research and pursue opportunities in February, March and […]

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MIAD celebrates Black History Month

February 10, 2020

Director of Inclusivity Richard Anderson-Martinez, with the help of students, put together events for the MIAD community to celebrate Black History Month. These are the upcoming events for the rest of the month:  “Token or Legacy” exhibition February 1 – 28, MIAD Student UnionThis exhibition of student work highlights a few of many roles Black […]

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Important student housing information for 2020-2021

January 31, 2020

It’s the time of year for your student to apply for housing for the 2020-2021 school year.  To all current MIAD Housing Residents & Cosigners: Because of the increasing number of first- and second-year students, the housing reapplication process has begun. All current tenants and cosigners in compliance with their current lease are eligible to […]

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Things To Know: 2020 Graduation Ceremony

January 31, 2020

As the semester progresses and graduation approaches, MIAD Registrar Jean Weimer lists the top three things you and your senior student should know about graduation. 1. MIAD Commencement is Saturday, May 9, 2020, 11 a.m. 2. It takes place at the Pabst Theater, 144 E. Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 3. You can find up-to-date information […]

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Important Dates for the Spring 2020 Semester

January 10, 2020

Before the spring semester gets fully underway, check out these important dates that you and your student should know. January 17 – Winter Gallery Night “OSSUARY: A Project by Laurie Beth Clark” is on view during Winter Gallery Night in the Historic Third Ward from 5 – 9 p.m. Artists’ reception begins at 7 p.m. […]

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Meet faculty and staff who help support your student’s success

January 9, 2020

Click the image above to get to know the folks who help support your student’s success, from the college president to student advisors. Plus, learn what each faculty or staff member does for students and what they would like you to know about them.     “I can see the big picture for students when […]

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Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society: What you and your student should know

January 9, 2020

Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) is a nationally recognized honor society celebrating academic milestones. Students who demonstrate a 3.5 GPA during their first semester have the opportunity to join MIAD’s Alpha Lambda Delta chapter. Benefits of ALD membership Membership in Alpha Lambda Delta is the first step to awards and honors throughout their collegiate experience and […]

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Career resources for your student to explore

December 5, 2019

As your student finishes their fall semester, they probably are ready and deserving of the upcoming Winter Break. Taking time for oneself, relaxing and refueling is important. The month-long semester break is also a good time for students to investigate and use a some of MIAD’s career and professional related resources. For first-year students and […]

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Thanksgiving Break Discussion Topics

October 24, 2019

While your student is home for Thanksgiving, there are many important things you can discuss with them: HEALTH Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and managing one’s physical and mental health is key to a successful academic experience, and learning how to balance school, work, and social life is essential. Yet, the school year can be hectic, […]

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An Intro to Getting Involved On Campus

October 24, 2019

There are many ways students can get involved on campus. One student organization is called Student Party, which is MIAD’s equivalent of Student Government. It meets weekly on Wednesdays during the Common Hour (11 a.m.  – 12:30 p.m.) in Room 399A, and helps with MIAD traditions like the annual AIDS Walk Wisconsin, Blood Drives, the MIAD Halloween […]

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How your student can prepare to declare a major

October 9, 2019

It’s time for First-Year Experience (FYE) students to declare a major! Major Declaration Day is Wednesday, November 6. At this event, your student can declare their major of choice and begin to interact with Department chairs, continuing students and alumni with a more intentional focus and direction. Before that day, FYE students should research and […]

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Class registration and the FAFSA: What are the next steps?

October 9, 2019

October is a busy month. The FAFSA is now available, and parents and students may begin the process of securing financial aid. Also, registration for Spring 2020 classes begins the week of November 11, and students should begin to prepare now. FAFSA Students who will attend MIAD in the fall of 2020 can begin the […]

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