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Important End of the Semester Info - Spring 2024

3D Shop

The 3D Shop will close for the semester on Tuesday May 7 at 9:00 p.m. and open again on June 3 for summer session.  Starting June 3,  returning students for Fall 2024 may request access to the shop by making a proposal to use the facilities. Forms for this are available on the 3D shop’s page. This must be submitted to the 3D shop via email.  Shop staff will review all requests for access after classes after May 20.  The shop will close for the summer on August 9th 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!

Art Cellar

The Art Cellar will be open Monday- Friday 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (closed 1:00-2:00 p.m.), and 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. through Friday, May 10.

The last day to use student accounts is Friday, May 10. Any balance will be refunded to you by the Business Office. If you have questions about that please email .

We will be closed for yearly inventory Monday, May 13  through Friday, May 31 and will reopen on June 1.


The Cafe will be open normal hours, 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., through Monday, May 13.

The last day to use your Meal Card funds will be May 13.  Funds left on cards after that date will be forfeited and donated to MCAD’s  food insecurity fund.  

The Cafe will be closed for Summer Break starting Tuesday, May 14.

The MCAD Micro Market will be available 24/7 (there will be no grill service).  Catering will be available exclusively for summer ed classes.   

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 Exhibition & Studio Services for ideas on how to secure your artwork. 


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 and 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.
  • Tuesday (evening) May 7 - Monday May 13 there will be designated loading areas to assist in moving your belongings off campus. 
  • Housing has their final building meeting on Sunday, April 28. If you want more details about the move out process this meeting will cover any questions you have. 
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!

Exhibition & Studio Services

Exhibition & Studio Services will be available in the office Tuesday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. this summer. Otherwise we will be available over email Monday - Friday. 

Undergraduate Studio & Locker Cleanout:

Studios MUST be cleaned out by the end of day Saturday, May 18. This includes all lockers, cubbies, and common areas. Please drop off your keys in the ESS KEY DROP OFF Box located inside the Exhibition and Studio Services Office in Room 207 or mail them to:

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Office 207
2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN, 55404

Extra dumpsters and recycling will be available in the studio areas for you to use the last several weeks of the semester. Anything abandoned after this time will be recycled by Exhibition & Studio Services staff to prepare for events, building maintenance, and Summer Continuing Education classes. If you have any questions or concerns, please email

Studio Applications:
      •  To be eligible for a studio for 2024-2025 Academic Year 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.
Application Process:
      • Application can be found on the ESS Intranet Page > Student Studios + Storage Spaces > 2024-2025 Studio Application Form.
      • Applications are due May 7, 2024
Notification of Studio Assignment:

Should a student be assigned a studio, they will be emailed within the first two weeks of Fall Semester, no earlier. (Note: For the 3D & Product Design Studios we will work collaboratively with respective faculty to ensure studios are assigned on or before the 1st day of class). Students are able to keep this studio assignment through the full Academic Year 2024-2025, as long as they continue to meet the eligibility requirements, and adhere to all Studio Guidelines and studio rules within the Student Handbook. 

Waitlist Protocol:

Those who are not assigned a studio will be placed on a waiting list, and notified via email no earlier than the 3rd week of the semester. Should anything open up throughout the year, the student will be contacted as soon as possible.

Late Applicants:

There are often a handful of students who are transferring in or missed a semester and weren’t able to get the application information in time. If you missed the deadline to apply please reach out directly to us asap via email and we can assist you in the application process.

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 Friday, May 31 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 Exhibition & Studio 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 will be arriving at the Studios entrance on May 15. Whether you are graduating, leaving, or staying in town, please take advantage of this, and dispose of anything you need to at this time.

MCAD Technology Help Desk

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 10.

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 data drives, and we don't want you to lose any data!

The computer labs will reopen on Monday, June 3 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 10.

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 13 and Friday, August 23.

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. At this time, Alumni will have 30 days to switch from OneLogin to Google for secondary authentication to continue to use their MCAD Gmail accounts.

MCAD email accounts for Spring 2024 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 2024 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 17.

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 2024 the folders for Spring 2024 will be set to read-only.

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


We will have regular hours thru Tuesday, May 7, the last day of classes
Beginning May 8 - May 17, we will be open Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m..

Summer hours start May 20:

Doors open 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Staff available by appointment 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Saturday–Sunday: Closed

Returning Students

Returning students will be able to checkout and renew books into the summer starting April 29.


All books must be returned on or before the last day of class, May 7. 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 7.

Summer Hours (May 13 to August 23)

The Learning Center (Morrison L106) will be open for limited in-person and virtual tutoring during the Summer.

Monday through Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (in-person and virtual availability)
Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (virtual only)
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Hours are subject to change.

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

Appointments with writing, studio and software 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 Schedule and Access Policy

The Media Center will be closed for the Spring intersession starting Monday, May 12. There will be no circulations during this time except for administrative requests. All studios and labs will be closed for maintenance and repairs. We will reopen on Monday, June 3 for summer session, and close starting Friday, August 9th for the Summer intersession and to prepare for the fall semester. 

The Media Center’s Summer Session Hours are as follows:

Monday, June 3 to Friday, August 16: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed weekends.

  • All equipment and studio reservations (Black Studio, Gray Studio, Sound Studio) will only be accepted via Personal Proposal. Because of summer class needs, we do not guarantee approval of all proposals.
  • The Darkroom and the Animation Studio are available for use for those with appropriate access privileges. Please email to request swipe access. Please note - there are summer classes in session and access to these spaces may not be possible at certain times. 
  • Photo Students: Please clean out your locker near the 301 Darkroom by May 8. Lockers must be cleaned out or the locks will be cut and cleaned out by the Media Center on May 12.

The Media Center will be closed from July 1 to July 5.

Printshop and Paper Studios

  • The Printshop and Paper Studios will close on Tuesday, May 7 at 9:00 p.m and reopen again for summer access on Monday, June 3 at 9:00 a.m.We will be closed May 8-June 2 for cleaning, maintenance, studio prep for summer classes. During this time there will be no student/staff/faculty or Jerome/McKnight access.
  • 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. 
  • Summer 2024 hours will be for the Printshop and Paper Studio: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00p.m., Saturday-Sunday, closed. 
  • 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 as well as the Printshop Rules or Paper Studio Rules and turn them into the Printshop Director’s mailbox or to room 415 inside the Printshop. Students who are PPB Majors and Minors, continuing MFA students or students who are taking two or more PPB classes in the fall may fill out a Late Night Proposal for 24 hour summer access.
  • If students are continuing at MCAD for the fall semester, and want to work in the Printshop or Paper Studio this summer, they can label their flat files and lockers with purple tape and put "Save for Summer 2024" and put on new purple flat file summer tags, when they fill out their Proposals. 
  • The Printshop and Paper Studio will be closed from August 8-25 to prepare for fall semester classes. During this time there will be no student/staff/faculty or Jerome/McKnight access.
  • The PPB Studios will open for fall classes on Monday, Aug. 26st at 9am.
  • For any questions, please email

Service Bureau and Digital Print Lab

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

From May 8–May 31 we will be open 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Monday–Fridays.

The Digital Print Lab will remain accessible 24/7 though some print stations may be unavailable due to equipment maintenance and updates.

Summer hours will begin Monday, June 3 (Planning for: Mon–Thurs 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., Fri 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.).

Spring 2024 graduates should use the Alumni Access Proposal Form for any further access or print requests over the summer and beyond. You get 5 years of access!

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 2024 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 7. We will reopen the first day of fall semester 2024. 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  MCAD Student Counseling/Wellness.

We hope your summer offers rest, renewal, reflection, humor, curiosity and creativity. We also want to give a shout out and congratulations to all graduating undergraduate and graduate students!!

Tuesday, April 23