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Important End of the Semester Info - Spring 2018

Check back often! More important information will be added as it becomes available...

3D shop

The 3D shop will close for the semester on May 8th at 9:00 p.m. and open again on June 4th for summer session.

Please make sure to return all tools and remove projects and materials from all shop spaces.

Anything left will be recycled or thrown away. Please contact Don Myhre (3D shop director) if you have any questions.

Have a great summer!

Academic Services

Academic Services will be open regular office hours, weekdays Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. during the summer.

Undergraduate Studio Cleanout:

Studio cleanout deadline for all undergraduate students will be NO LATER THAN Wednesday, May 9th at NOON. Extra dumpsters, recycling and compost bins will be available in studio areas for you to use the last several weeks of the semester. Please take advantage of these ASAP. Students will need to vacate studio spaces, lockers, common areas, and turn in any studio or locker keys. Failure to do so may result in a fine. Anything abandoned after this time will be recycled by Academic Services staff to prepare for Commencement, building renovation projects, and summer classes, no exceptions! If you have any questions or concerns about this, please contact Academic Services ASAP.

Studio Applications:

If you would like to apply for a studio space for next Academic Year 2018-19 (beginning Fall semester), or plan on taking summer classes and are interested in a Summer studio space, you may fill out the appropriate application form(s) on Academic Services Intranet page.

ALL Summer and Fall studio applications are DUE BY Tuesday, May 8th the last day of Spring classes. Please remember that studio space on campus is limited, and that applying for a studio space does not guarantee that you will receive one. Academic Services will contact you directly about whether you have received a studio space or not, within the first 2 weeks of the semester.

MFA Studio Building cleanout:
  • All graduating 2nd year MFA students have until Wednesday, May 30th to vacate their studios on campus. MFA students are given three additional weeks after Graduation than undergraduate students. If you are leaving town immediately after Graduation activities, please plan to have your studio space cleared out before this time. Let us know ASAP if you have any questions or concerns, and remember that your ID card access will expire at that time as well.
  • All returning 1st year MFA students are authorized to keep their studio space over the summer, and will retain ID card access. However, if you are traveling or will be away from your studio at all this summer, please clean up your studio area and make certain that all of your belongings are within the boundaries of your studio space, NOT in hallways or galleries before you leave, so that nothing of yours is accidentally moved or recycled by Academic Services, Facilities, or Mia Staff during cleaning and maintenance schedules. Please secure any valuables and close your blinds! Thank you.
  • There will be extra garbage / recycling bins available for you to use at MFA Studios in May. In addition, a large dumpster from Atomic Recycling will be arriving at the Studios entrance on Monday, May 21st. Whether you are graduating, leaving, or staying in town, please take advantage of this, and recycle anything you need to at this time. PLEASE NOTE: If you leave behind any large furniture or materials behind for MCAD staff to dispose of YOU WILL BE FINED for its disposal! Thank you for your understanding."

Art Cellar

Here are the End of Semester & Summer Hours for the Art Cellar. Please note that this will include our annual "Closing for Inventory" period. Have a great end-of-semester everyone!

Also...Don't forget about our Book Sale! up to 40% off including Textbooks! AND all Postcards are 20% off! (see store for details. some exclusions apply)

May 4-8

Friday, May 4th: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Saturday May 5th: 12:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Monday, May 7th: 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 8th: 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

May 8th is the Last Day of classes and the Last Day to use student accounts.

May 9-15

Mon-Fri: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

CLOSED: Saturdays and Sundays


Summer Hours resume June 1


The Cafeteria will open open normal hours next Monday 5/7 and Tues 5/8.

We will be closed for Summer Break starting Wed 5/9.

Hope you all have a wonderful Summer!!

Hazardous Waste (Paints, Solvents, and Caustic) and Electronics

As we reach the end of the semester I just want to remind everyone that hazardous chemicals and electronic waste need to be dispose of properly. You can do this by placing them in the containers located in the following areas.

Hazardous chemicals waste collection containers locations Main building:
  • Hallway 122 under sink.
  • Studio Area 115 under sink.
  • Studio Area 142 under the sink.
  • Studio Area 300 under the sink.
  • Studio Area 350 under the sink.
  • Labeled containers next to the dumpsters that will be placed at buildings
  • 2540 and 2523. (Please do not put hazardous chemicals in the dumpsters)
Hazardous chemical waste collection containers locations MFA building:
  • 3D shop first floor.
  • Lower paint brush cleaning room.

If any of the chemical products you are disposing are not labeled, please use the labels provided on the top of each of the containers in the areas listed above so the chemical it can be identified. If you have a large amount call me at the number below to make arrangements.


Electronics may not be placed in the trash. Clearly marked container will be available only in the free-shelf area of the Main building for collection.

Please let me know if you have questions.

Thank you!
Tom Milbrath
Occupational Safety and Health Coordinator

Learning Center

Summer hours start May 9th
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The Learning Center is closed May 21-24, June 28, and July 3, 6, and 16-20.

Services available during the summer include:

Writing Tutoring - Online, walk-in and in-person appointments

Software support - Online and in-person appointments

Disability Services - Online, walk-in and in-person appointments for referrals, accommodation requests and questions

Email to set up a writing, software or Disability Services appointment

Media Center

The Media Center window is CLOSED from May 8th to June 4th.

To accommodate a complete departmental inventory, there will be NO equipment checkouts or studio access during this period, without exception. This applies to all patrons - students, faculty, and staff. Please plan accordingly!

Circulations will commence on Monday, June 4th.

The window reopens for circulations during the summer session: June 4th to August 10th. Window hours will be 8:30am-5pm, weekdays only. The Media Center is closed again, with no circulations, between summer and fall semesters - from 5:00 p.m. August 10th to 8:30 a.m. August 27th (the first day of fall semester.)

"Do I have access over summer?" Read on:

If you are pre-enrolled for Fall 2018 classes:

"General Access" items may be checked out for normal circulation periods while the Media Center is open for summer semester.

"Restricted" item access will be based on student's past enrollment status for the previous spring 2018 semester. Those restricted items available the previous spring will continue to be available over the summer semester.

Studios and Production Areas:

Black Studio, Gray Studio, Sound Studio: May be reserved and used throughout summer session. However, priority for these studios is given to summer classes.

Analog Photo Darkrooms: Will be available for use for those with appropriate access privileges but requires you submit a one-time Personal Proposal to request summer session access. Please note that there are several summer Photo CE classes scheduled throughout these weeks and access to the darkrooms may not always be possible at certain times.

Internships (including summer internships) are NOT eligible for Media Center equipment/facility access (per Career Services and Media Technology Services internship policies.)

We do not allow check outs for the full duration of the summer, even in the case of early travel. Checkouts are only available from June 4th to August 10th.

Photo lockers outside the darkrooms AND the flat file cabinet in 303 must be emptied by 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 14th. ANY items remaining will be recycled.

Computers in 323, 333, the Animation Studio, and the Sound Studio will be erased and reformatted in May. Remove all personal and class files from these computers before 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 14th.

Public Safety

As we end another year Public Safety would like to make the following requests/reminders:

Senior Shows: There are a lot of wonderful displays that have been put up as the end of the semester nears. Many displays contain items that are secured in some way or another. If you have not secured your items yet, please see Academic Services for ideas how to secure your art work.

Lost & Found:

Missing a particular item? Looked everywhere?

Stop by the Public Safety Info Desk and check if the item has been turned in.

  • Please do not leave bicycles locked to the bike racks over the summer if your not going to be here.
  • Take bikes with you or store them off campus.
  • This will help with congestion in the bike racks over the summer, and into the next school year.
  • Public Safety will be removing bicycles that appear to be abandoned and removal notice goes unanswered.
  • Bicycles locked to structures other than official bike racks, will be removed and confiscated.
Move Out:
  • Watch where you park!
  • If you park on the street be aware of:
    No Parking time zones

    Fire lanes.
  • If possible have someone assist you so that your property is always being watched.
  • Always lock your vehicle when going back-and-forth from your apartment.
  • It takes only seconds for somebody walking by to nab some of your property in an open vehicle.
  • From Wednesday May 9th - Monday May 14th there will be designated loading areas to assist in moving your belongings off campus: 2540 lot

    Spaces along the SE side of lot C (south of Main)

    4 spaces behind 2537 (plus lot C)
Safety Reminders!

If your celebrating the end of the year with friends on-off campus...

  • Use buddy system
  • Walk in groups
  • Tell roommates where your going and when your plan to return!
  • Don't accept opened containers from people you don't know!
  • Be responsible!

Good luck on Finals and have a Great Summer!


Late Hours, April 23 - May 7

Monday–Thursday 8:30 a.m.–Midnight
Friday 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Saturday noon–5:00 p.m.
Sunday noon–10:00 p.m.

Summer hours start May 9:

Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Closed: Saturday-Sunday

Summer Session hours start June 4:

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Closed: Saturday-Sunday


Graduate Students
Returning graduate students will be able to checkout and renew books into the summer starting April 30.

All books must be returned by the last day of classes May 8.

There will be no checkout for undergrads May 9–15. Regular checkout will resume May 16th for all students registered for summer or fall classes.

Printshop/Paper Studio

The Printshop/Paper Studios will be open until Tuesday, May 8th at 9:00 p.m.

Please clean out lockers, and remove any screens, prints, paper, pulp etc. from flat files. Anything left will be recycled!

Please return any materials or supplies from either studio! No questions asked!

The Printshop/Paper Studios will be closed from Weds. May 9 to Sunday, June 3, for cleaning, painting, maintenance, repairs, and general studio clean up. There will be no student/faculty/staff access during this break.

We will reopen for summer classes on Monday, June 4th.

Service Bureau and Digital Print Lab

Regular Service Bureau hours end Tuesday, May 9 at Midnight!

From May 14 - June 1 we will be open 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Fridays.

Regular Summer hours will begin Monday June 4 (M-Th 8:30 a.m.–9:30 p.m., F 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.).

PaperCut account reminder:
If you are graduating, the last day to use your PaperCut account or MCAD Login will be Friday, June 1.

PaperCut accounts for adjunct faculty who will NOT be teaching in the fall will be disabled Monday, May 28.

Get in touch with us if you've got any questions.

Student Counseling and Wellness Office

The Counseling and Wellness Office will be closed for the summer after Tuesday, May 8th. We will reopen the first day of classes fall semester 2018. Emails will be picked up and responded to intermittently during the summer months. Additional resources are available on the Student Counseling and Wellness intranet page.

We hope your summer provides rest and renewal, humor and fun, and curiosity and creativity. We also want to say congratulations to all graduating undergraduate and graduate students!!


Computer Labs

The main computer labs (330 and 331) will close for the semester at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 18, 2018.

Please be sure to remove all personal and class files from the lab and library workstations before they close.

The computer labs will reopen on Monday, June 4, 2018 for Summer session and will remain open until the close of the Summer session.

Be sure to remove all personal and class files from the lab and library workstations before they close. We will be reformatting all hard drives and we don't want you to lose any data!!!

Help Desk and Technology Support (Room 319)

Regular spring semester hours will end at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 18, 2018.

The Help Desk will be open from 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except staff holidays, between Monday, May 21st, 2018 to Friday, August 24th, 2018.

MCAD Login, Email, and Equipment (Faculty)

Be sure to remove or backup all personal and class files from shared faculty workstations before you leave for the summer.

Adjunct faculty using school-owned loaner laptops will need to return them to the Help Desk (319) by noon onWednesday, May 16th, 2018.

Current adjunct faculty that are teaching in the degree program during the Summer session will continue to have uninterrupted access to their MCAD login.

Current adjunct faculty that are scheduled to teach in the Fall semester and sign their new contract on or before Friday, June 1st, 2018 will have their MCAD login access extended through the summer session.

Current adjunct faculty that are not scheduled to teach in the fall will have their MCAD login disabled 1 week before the start of Summer term, Monday, May 28th, 2018.

All adjunct Gmail accounts will remain active for one year after their most recent contract end date.

MCAD Login and Email (Students)

MCAD Login (servers and labs) for returning students will remain active over the summer.

MCAD Login (servers and labs) for Spring 2018 grads will be disabled 21 days from the date of graduation or Saturday, June 2nd, 2018.

MCAD Gmail accounts for Spring 2018 grads will remain active one year after their graduation date or until Sunday, May 12th, 2019.

MCAD PaperCut Account

MCAD PaperCut accounts for Spring 2018 grads will be disabled 21 days from the date of graduation or Saturday, June 2nd, 2018.

MCAD PaperCut accounts for adjunct faculty not teaching in the fall will be disabled 1 week before the start of Summer term, Monday, May 28th, 2018.

Remaining PaperCut balances cannot be dispersed and will expire when accounts are deactivated.

If you are an adjunct teaching the Fall semester and have signed your contract by June 1st your account and balance will remain intact.

Student Storage Directories / Student Web Sites network storage and student websites for Spring 2018 grads will be removed 21 days from the date of graduation or Saturday, June 2nd, 2018.

Class server Spring semester folders will be reset at noon one week before Summer semester starts, Monday, May 28th, 2018. Summer session folder access will be available starting at noon on one week before Summer semester starts, Monday, May 28th, 2018.

Please make sure to backup any important spring class work before that time.

Coursework server (faculty only)

Two weeks after the start of Summer Semester 2018 or June 18th, 2018 the folders for Spring 2018 will be set to read-only.

Tuesday, April 24