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Official Announcement

Fall 2020 Health Insurance Waiver Instructions

Dear Undergraduate & MFA Students,

Many of you have experienced difficulty waiving the annual health insurance coverage. The deadline to avoid the late payment charge was extended to Friday, August 7th. It is important to complete these steps as soon as possible to update your MAXPay balance.

The process has changed from prior years but the following instructions have proven successful for those students who previously expressed difficulty waiving the insurance.

To waive the 2020-21 MCAD student health insurance, please follow these steps exactly:

Thursday, August 6

Fall Semester Updates

Dear MCAD Students,

As we get closer to the start of the semester, we want to keep you informed of all that is happening. Please let us know if you need any clarification or help.


Housing assignments were emailed between June 19-22. Information regarding your moving in and appointments can now be found here: Housing Information for Admitted Students. Be certain to make your move-in appointment with your Resident Assistant soon!

Thursday, July 30

Forward, Together: Fall 2020 Plan

Dear MCAD Community,

I hope you and your families remain healthy and are finding ways to enjoy this summer. It’s hard to believe that we are about six weeks away from the start of the 2020/21 school year. While we recognize that this fall semester will look different than any previous semester at MCAD, our faculty and staff are looking forward to providing a safe and engaging learning environment. 

Wednesday, July 8

Karen Wirth Retires as Vice President of Academic Affairs

Dear MCAD Community,

As many of you know, Karen Wirth retires today as Vice President of Academic Affairs and will remain in the MCAD community as a professor emeritus. Karen has been a powerful force within this institution for almost three decades, and she will be dearly missed by all of us. At this same time, we welcome Robert Ransick as MCAD's new Vice President of Academic Affairs, who will begin on July 1.

Tuesday, June 30

Return to MCAD Campus Fall 2020

Dear MCAD Community:

After much thoughtful discussion and planning with staff, administration, and faculty, I am excited to announce that we are returning to campus for Fall 2020. This semester faculty will offer a blended teaching and learning experience that combines on-campus access to facilities with multimodal teaching.

Wednesday, June 17


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