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Spring 2021 Semester Update

Dear MCAD Community,

I hope this email finds you and your loved ones well and that you are able to enjoy this fall weather despite our current circumstances. Over the past months I’ve been fortunate to connect with many of you and remain so impressed by your creativity and dedication–qualities which will continue to be the hallmark of MCAD.

While we all are in the midst of this semester, many of us have been busy planning the Spring 2021 Semester. As the safety of the MCAD community remains our most significant priority and without a COVID-19 vaccine in sight, we do not foresee any major changes to our current delivery of remote instruction that includes on-campus access to studios, workspaces and facilities. In order to maximize our time on campus while minimizing any chances of outside exposure to the virus, the Spring Academic Calendar has been adjusted to preserve a fifteen-week semester, accommodate an additional week for faculty preparation, and provide a modified spring break immediately following midterms. Our plans are as follows:

Students
  • January 19: MA Classes begin
  • January 19-20: Students’ residential move-in days by assigned, staggered times
  • January 21-22: New Undergraduate and MFA Student Orientation 
  • January 22: MCAD Community Conversation
  • January 25: Undergraduate and MFA Classes begin
  • March 20-23: Spring Weekend 
  • May 12: Undergraduate, MA, and MFA semester ends 
Faculty & Staff
  • January 11: Faculty and Staff College Assembly 
  • January 11-15: Faculty Prep Week 
  • January 18: MCAD Closed - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • January 19-22: Faculty Prep Week Extension
  • January 19: MA Classes begin
  • January 22: MCAD Community Conversation
  • January 25: Undergraduate and MFA Classes begin
  • March 20-23: Spring Weekend
  • May 12: Undergraduate, MA, and MFA semester ends 
Community
  • January 22: MCAD Community Conversation 
  • February 8: Continuing Education classes begin
  • March 20-23: Spring Weekend
  • May 15: Commencement for Spring 2021 graduates 

I encourage you to follow up with any questions. If you are faculty or staff, please email Academic Affairs. If you are a student, please email Student Affairs

All my best,

Sanjit Sethi

Posted: 
Thursday, October 8