We hope you had a great fall semester and are looking forward to the spring. The Residence Life Office is happy you contributed to our community and enjoyed your stay with us. Our office is happy to help guide you in your search for housing. Please let us know how we can help.
Over the past decade, MICA has responded to growing interest by students and parents in on-campus housing by developing innovative residence halls to meet the needs of artists and designers. A majority of MICA students live on-campus and the interest in MICA's cutting-edge housing program by Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors has continued to grow. We are pleased to announce that MICA's newest residential facility, Eugene "Bud" Leake Hall will be open for the Fall 2013 semester, adding 220 beds to campus housing. As a result, MICA will now guarantee on-campus housing to all rising Sophomores who participate in the housing assignment process.
It is our goal to house every undergraduate student who wishes to stay on-campus, and for the first time we feel confident in our ability to do so. Between the spaces for upper-class students in Leake Hall and the new spaces available in Meyerhoff House and The Gateway previously held for Foundation students, we anticipate a near doubling of the available spaces for Juniors and Seniors.
There are several living options for next year's upperclassmen. Next year's Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are all eligible to live in three of our communities, The Gateway, the Meyerhoff House and special interest communities in Leake Hall focused on Health & Wellness and the Performing Arts. Our third specialized interest community, the Meyerhoff International Living Experience (MILE), will continue to be located in the Meyerhoff House. Applications for acceptance into these communities is available online. Below are some highlights about each of our housing options. Detailed information about our special interest communities and floor plans for our residence halls are available using the tabs on the left.
The Gateway's highlights include residential studios, a multi-use performance space, student space galleries, cutting-edge apartment design, The Joseph Meyerhoff Career Development Center, and expansive outdoor gathering spaces.
Meyerhoff House is home to our main campus dining room, student space galleries, residential studios, and the Student Activities Office.
Leake Hall and our Founders Green Complex will include a multi-use performance space, a lecture hall, a dining facility, residential studios, a student center and state of the art- newly designed apartments.
This year, a shared bedroom in any apartment cost $4100 per semester, and a single bedroom $4,500 per semester. Included are all utilities (heating, air-conditioning, water, electricity, and internet). Prices for 2013-2014 have not yet been determined, but we do expect a slight increase. New prices will be posted on the MICA website by mid-February. There are no single apartments but there are single rooms in an apartment. Each apartment has a living room and kitchen area shared by two, three, four or five MICA students. Co-ed living is allowed in upperclassmen student apartments, but we will not be able to accommodate co-ed arrangements in shared bedrooms.
Housing applications for the 2013-2014 academic year are available on our web page. All applications must be submitted online by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, March 20th. Please don't forget to submit applications by the February 1st deadline to be eligible for a chance at the $1,000 housing discount! Visit our Housing Assignments webpage for more details.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact The Office of Residence Life. We can be reached at 410-225-2398 or at email@example.com.