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Important End of the Semester Info

Spring 2022

3D Shop

The 3D Shop will close for the semester on May 10  at 9:00 p.m. and open again on June 6 for summer session.  Starting June 7,  returning students for Fall 2022 may request access to the shop by making a proposal to use the facilities. This must be submitted to the 3D shop via email.  Shop staff will review all requests for access.  The shop will close for the summer on August 12 to prepare for fall.

  • Please make sure to return all tools and remove projects and materials from all 3D 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. over the summer.

Undergraduate Studio Cleanout:

Studios MUST be cleaned out by the end of day Monday, May 16 (NO EXCEPTIONS). This includes all lockers, cubbies, and common areas. Please drop off your keys in the AS KEY DROP OFF Box located on the shelf outside of the Academic Services Office #133 or mail them to:

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Office 133
2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN, 55404

Extra dumpsters, recycling and compost bins will be available in the studio areas for you to use the last several weeks of the semester. Failure to clean out your studio or return keys may result in a fine $$$. Anything abandoned after this time will be recycled by Academic Services staff to prepare for events, building renovation projects, and summer continuing education classes. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Donna Meyer ( in Academic Services.

Studio Applications:

2022-2023 Studio Application Form

To be eligible for a studio for Academic Year 2022-2023 you MUST meet ALL of the following criteria:

  1. You MUST have a cumulative of 30 credits or more (sophomore status or higher).
  2. You MUST be registered for a minimum of 12 credits for each semester (full time status).
  3. You MUST have a declared major.
  4. Design majors must have approval from the Chair of the Design Department for a dedicated studio.

If you meet all of these requirements and would like to apply for a studio space, please fill out this form.

** PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested in a studio for Summer 2022, you MUST FILL OUT A SEPARATE SUMMER STUDIO APPLICATION. Please see Summer Studio Application for eligibility requirements, as they differ slightly from Fall. ** 

Summer Studio Application

Please remember that studio space is very limited on campus. Applying for a studio does not guarantee you will be assigned a studio. Should you be assigned a studio, you will be emailed within the first two weeks of Fall Semester, no earlier. You are able to keep this studio assignment through the FULL ACADEMIC YEAR 2022-2023, as long as you continue to meet the eligibility requirements, and adhere to all Studio Guidelines and Contract and studio rules within the Student Handbook. Those who are not assigned a studio will be placed on a waiting list, and notified via email. Should anything open up throughout the year, you will be contacted as soon as possible.

If you have any further questions about studios please contact Academic Services at

Studio applications are due by Tuesday, May 10 the last day of classes!

MFA Studios Clean Out:

Attention all MFA students, please read this important information regarding MFA studios cleanout!

  • All graduating 2nd year MFA students have until Tuesday, May 31st 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 16. 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

The Art Cellar will be open 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, through Tuesday, May 10.

Last day to use your student accounts is Tuesday, May 10.

We will be closed for Inventory Wednesday, May 11  through Tuesday, May 31 and will reopen on June 1.


The Cafeteria will be open normal hours 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.,  Monday-Friday through Tuesday May 10, 2022

The last day to use your Meal Card funds will be May 10 

We will be closed for Summer Break starting Wednesday, May 11, 2022

The MCAD Micro Market will still be available everyday all Summer 24hrs a day

Hope you all have a safe and wonderful Summer!!

Campus Safety

As we end another year Campus 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 on how to secure your artwork. 

Senior Show access for Guests Under Pandemic
The public is invited to view senior shows during the following times:

Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

All visitors must check in at the Welcome Desk to receive a visitor badge and be masked while in the building. The Welcome Desk has plenty of 3-ply surgical masks and KN95 to distribute to those who may need one.

For Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 14, all guests will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID test from a clinic taken within the last 72 hours of arrival in addition to wearing a mask, but due to anticipated crowds wristbands will be issued instead of visitor badges. 

  • Please do not leave bicycles locked to the bike racks over the summer if you're 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.
  • Campus Safety will be removing bicycles that appear to be abandoned and when the 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 15th - Monday May 20th 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 you're celebrating the end of the year with friends on-off campus...

  • Use the buddy system
  • Walk in groups
  • Tell roommates where you're going and when you 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! 

MCAD Help Desk and Computer Support

With the semester swiftly coming to a close, here are a few notes about important dates regarding the end of the academic year and how that might impact your use and access to MCAD Technology resources. Please read this carefully, and take note of any of the information that relates to the services you use around campus. 

We hope everyone has a good break after the semester ends, and we look forward to seeing everyone again soon!

Computer Labs

The main computer labs (330 and 331) will close for the semester at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 13.

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

The computer labs will reopen on Monday, June 6 for Summer semester, and they will remain open until the close of the Summer semester.

Help Desk and Technology Support (Room 319)

Regular Spring semester hours will end at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 13.

The Help Desk will be open from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday outside of staff holidays, between Monday, May 16 and Friday, August 26.

Student MCAD Login and Email

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

Grads will have access to servers and labs for 21 days after their graduation dates.

MCAD email accounts for Spring 2022 grads will remain active one year after their graduation date.

MCAD PaperCut Account

MCAD PaperCut accounts for all Spring students who are returning in the Fall will have continued access to their accounts and balances in the upcoming semester.

Grads will have access to Papercut accounts for 21 days after their graduation.

MCAD PaperCut accounts for adjunct faculty not teaching in the Fall will be disabled 21 days after the end of the semester.

Remaining PaperCut balances cannot be dispersed and will expire when accounts are deactivated. Please contact if you have any questions or concerns.

Student Storage Directories / Student Web Sites

Grads will have access to the Studio server for 21 days after their graduation.

Please make sure to back up any important Spring 2022 class work before that time.

Class server Spring semester folders will be reset 1 week before the beginning of the following term. Summer session folder access will be available 1 week before the beginning of the term.

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

Faculty MCAD Login, Email, and Equipment

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

Adjunct faculty using school-owned loaner laptops will need to return them to the Help Desk (319) by noon on Friday, May 20.

Additional equipment including mice, keyboards, and monitors loaned to Adjuncts and Full-Time Faculty due to COVID-19 must also be returned to the Help Desk (319) by noon on Friday, May 20th. The Help Desk will follow up directly with any additional instructions.

Current adjunct faculty that are teaching in a degree program during the Summer session or are scheduled to teach in the Fall semester 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 21 days after the end of the current semester.

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

Coursework server Information for Faculty

Two weeks after the start of Summer Semester 2022 the folders for Spring 2022 will be set to read-only.

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

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 disposed 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.
  • Containers that are labeled for hazardous waste collection will be placed next to the waste dumpsters at buildings 2540 and 2523. (Please do not put hazardous chemicals in the waste 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 of are not labeled, please use the labels provided on the top of each of the containers in the areas listed above so they 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.


In addition to our regular hours, the Library will be open until midnight Monday–Thursday (4/25–5/9) and Tuesday (5/10): 8:30 a.m.–10:00 p.m.

Summer hours start May 11:

Monday–Friday: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Saturday–Sunday: Closed


Returning Students
Returning students will be able to checkout and renew books into the summer starting May 2.

All books must be returned on or before the last day of class, May 10. Alumni can sign up for a library card. Ask library staff for details. 

Learning Center and Accessibility Services

The Learning Center (Morrison L106) will be open its regular hours until Tuesday, May 10.

Summer Hours (May 11-August 26)
The Learning Center (Morrison L106) will be open for in-person and virtual tutoring during the Summer.

Mon-Fri: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (In person and virtual availability)
Fri: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Virtual only)
Sat and Sun: Closed

For the most accurate availability, please view the Learning Center Appointment Page ( 

Appointments with writing, studio and software peer tutors, along with undeclared student academic advising meetings, and success coaching around organization and time management meetings, can be made on the Learning Center Appointment Page (

For Accessibility Services, please email

Any other inquiries, please email

Media Center Summer 2022 Student Access Policy

The window will be open for circulations for the summer session on May 11. Window hours are 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., weekdays only starting on the 11. If the large window is not open, the adjacent office door will be.  If both are closed, please call the Media Center during business hours. . 

Media Center staff will be performing inventory July 5-8 and there will be no circulations during that time except for CE course needs. An email with further details will be sent out once the dates have been determined with enough time for patrons to plan accordingly.

Photo Students:

Please clean out your locker near the 301 Darkroom by May 10.  Lockers must be cleaned out or the locks will be cut and not reimbursed and cleaned out by the Media Center on May 11.

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

If you are pre-enrolled for Fall 2022 classes:  may be checked out for normal circulation periods while the Media Center window is open for the summer semester. All equipment reservation requests for longer than 5 days must be made via Personal Proposal. Based on access, summer class needs, etc., we do not guarantee approval of all proposals.

"Restricted" or “tech” item access will be based on the student's past enrollment status for the previous spring 2021 semester. Those restricted items available the previous spring will continue to be available over the summer semester. Restricted or tech items are NOT eligible for summer-long check-outs.

Studios and Production Areas:
  • Black Studio, Gray Studio, Sound Studio: May be reserved in Places & Spaces throughout summer semester. However, priority for these studios is given to summer classes.
  • Analog Photo Darkrooms: available for use for those with appropriate access privileges. Please note- there are several summer Photo CE classes in session and access to the darkrooms may not be possible at certain times. 

Printshop and Paper Studios

The Printshop and Paper Studios will close on Tuesday, May 10 at 9:00 p.m and reopen again for summer access on Monday, June 7 at 9:00 a.m.

Please clean out all lockers, flat files, remove all paper, remove screens, clean out flat files, and remove personal items; anything left behind will be recycled.

Please note: remove your screens since they are the personal property of students/faculty and staff and we do not have space to store them.

Please return any borrowed tools, supplies, materials and clean all large screens you have checked out, etc.

We will be closed May 11-June 6 for cleaning, maintenance, studio prep for summer classes and during this time there is will be no student/staff/faculty or Jerome/McKnight studio access from May 13-June 6.

Summer 2022 hours will be for the Printshop: Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

For summer access, returning MCAD students who will be studying in the fall, and want shop access need to fill out a Printshop or Paper Studio Personal Proposal and the Printshop Rules or Paper Studio Rules forms and turn them into the Printshop Director or the Printshop Assistant’s Mailbox, or to their office in room 415 inside the Printshop. Students who are PPB Majors or Minors, continuing MFA students  or who are taking two or more PPB classes in the summer or the fall may fill out a Late Night Proposal for 24 hour access.

The Printshop and Paper Studio will be closed from August 14-28 to get prepare for fall semester classes.

For any questions, please email

Service Bureau and Digital Print Lab

Regular Service Bureau hours end Tuesday, May 10 at 7:00 p.m.

From May 11–June 3 we will be open 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Fridays.

The Digital Print Lab will be closed May 11–June 3 for renovation.

Summer hours will begin Monday, June 6 (Mon–Thurs 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., Fri 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.).

Spring 2022 graduates should use the Alumni Access Proposal Form for any further access or print requests over the summer.

PaperCut account reminder:

May graduates should use up their PaperCut balances by the end of May. Accounts will be disabled 21 days after graduation and we cannot disperse any remaining funds.

Adjunct faculty who will NOT be teaching in Fall 2022 should use up their personal PaperCut balances by the end of May. Accounts will be disabled 21 days after end-of-term and we cannot disperse any remaining funds.

Remaining PaperCut balances cannot be dispersed and will expire when accounts are deactivated. Please contact if you have any questions or concerns.

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

Student Counseling and Wellness Office

The Student Counseling and Wellness Office will be closed for the summer after Tuesday, May 10. We will reopen the first day of fall semester 2022. If you have questions or want to reach us in the summer, please send an email to  Additional resources are available on the Student Counseling and Wellness Intranet page.  Link: MCAD Student Counseling/Wellness  

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

Monday, April 25