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Important 2020 Fall Break Information

3D Shop

The 3D shop will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for Thanksgiving break. We will resume regular hours on Saturday, November 28 (noon to 5:00 p.m.). Starting Monday, November 30 (and for the rest semester) the shop will be open Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday noon to 5:00 p.m.

Have a great and safe Thanksgiving!

Academic Services

Academic Services will be closed for Thanksgiving break Wednesday, November 25 through Monday, November 30.

Have a wonderful Holiday everyone and see you on Monday!

Art Cellar

Our hours for the week of Thanksgiving are as follows:
Monday-Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 26 through Sunday, November 29: Closed


The Cafe will be open November 23 & 24 from 11:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

  • We will be closed November 25 thru November 29
  • We will reopen for regular hours Monday, November 30 @ 11:30 a.m.

Help Desk and Technology

Help Desk Hours

Monday, November 23 and Tuesday, November 24: Normal hours, 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 25: Shortened hours, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 26 through Sunday, November 29: CLOSED

Normal hours will resume on Monday, November 30.

Sysadmin Office

The sysadmin's office will be closed Thursday, November 26-Monday, November 30.

Learning Center

Monday 11/23-Wednesday 11/25: Regular virtual hours 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Thursday 11/26-Saturday 11/28: Closed
Sunday 11/29: Open regular virtual hours 4:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.


Wednesday, 11/25: 8:30 a.m-5:00 p.m.
Thursday, 11/26 through Saturday, 11/28: Closed
Sunday, 11/29: noon-7:00 p.m.

Media Center

Equipment may not be checked out over Thanksgiving break in case equipment cannot be returned due to a covid exposure. Circulations will resume on 12/2 but all equipment is due back by 12/11.

The Media Center window is closed from Wednesday, 11/25 to Sunday, 11/29.

The circulation window will reopen at 9:00 a.m. on 11/30, but equipment rentals will begin on 12/2 to accommodate responding to Personal Proposals. From 11/30-12/11 the Media Center will be open Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Personal Proposals are still needed for reserving all equipment and must be submitted 3-business days before the proposed pickup date and time.

The 335 Gray Studio, 345 Black Studio, and the Sound Studio (and Late Night for all) are closed beginning at 9:00 p.m. on 11/26.

Public Safety

Main Building

We are under covid-19 operations. All academic buildings are closed to Public as it has been all semester.

Thursday, November 26 - CLOSED to public
Friday, November 27 - CLOSED to public
Saturday and Sunday - CLOSED to public

Any full time student, staff or faculty wishing to access the building may do so by presenting a valid current college i.d. at the card readers at the North, South or East entrances of Main 24/7. Please then electronically sign in by waving your i.d. over the card reader at the front desk.

The parking lot will be operating normally through the Thanksgiving holiday break. Vehicles may not be left overnight for extended periods without Public Safety authorization.

Printshop & Papermaking Studio

Printshop and Paper Studio Thanksgiving Hours:

Wednesday, November 25, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Thursday, November 26, Closed on Thanksgiving Day Friday, November 27, Closed the day after Thanksgiving Saturday, and Sunday, November 28 and 29, noon-5:00 p.m.

Students, faculty and staff, with approved Late Night Printshop access, may work during closed hours, when we are closed, but staff will not be available for assistance, due to the holiday.

Printshop and Paper Studio Reduced End of the Semester Hours:

November 30-December 11
Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday, noon-5:00 p.m.

Students, faculty and staff with approved Late Night Printshop access may work during closed hours, but staff will not be available for assistance due to the holiday.

Service Bureau

Tuesday, 11/24 - regular hours
Wednesday, 11/25 - 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Thursday, 11/26-Saturday 11/28 - CLOSED
Sunday, 11/29 - 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Student Counseling

The MCAD Student Counseling and Wellness Office will be closed for the Thanksgiving break beginning Wednesday, November 25, 2019.

We will reopen on Monday, November 30, 2019. You are welcome to send an email and we will get back to you when we return to the office.

If you have questions or need more immediate assistance, you may contact the MCAD Student Affairs Office, MCAD Public Safety, or check the MCAD Intranet under Student Counseling and Wellness.

If you have an emergency, please contact MCAD Public Safety (612-874-3555), call 911, or go to your local emergency room (see intranet link to student counseling and wellness above).

If you are not in crisis and you want to talk to a counselor off campus, you may contact:

Walk-In Counseling Center

(be sure to check hours)
2421 Chicago Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55404-3893

Tuesday, November 17