The graduate residential communities are more than just places to sleep, out-of-classroom learning experiences will account for a significant amount of your education at MICA. We encourage you to use your time in college housing to participate in activities, develop new friendships, and learn more about yourself and others who live in your community.
Graduate students have unique needs, and bring distinct value to the campus community. The graduate residential community is a vibrant place for students immersed in their departments to explore interdisciplinarity, learn from their peers, and be a part of a unique form of artistic residential collaboration. Due to the limited number of spaces, preference will be given to new graduate/post baccalaureate students who have not previously lived on campus. New graduate students to MICA generally live in either the Mount Royal Apartments or in MICA P.L.A.C.E (Programs Linking Art, Culture, and Education), to learn more about either community please click on the name of the community.
ON CAMPUS HOUSING
Conveniences include high-speed internet, laundry facilities, and outdoor spaces for relaxing. On-campus communities also offer live-in staff to assist you with the transition to life at MICA.
YOUR HOUSING ASSIGNMENT
Each graduate apartment only has two bedrooms and so you will only be assigned one other student to share the living room, kitchen and bathroom. Please be sure to fill your housing application out fully and include anything important about you so we can match you up with someone who has similar interests.
Sign Up For Housing
To apply for on-campus housing go to the Online Application and log-in using your birth date and your MICA student I.D. number. (Your I.D. number can be found on your letter of acceptance.) Complete and submit the housing application and the housing agreement. Please remember that housing considerations are completed on a first come first served basis dependent on the date you submit your housing deposit which is important as we have a limited number of spaces. We encourage you to deposit early. Send payment of the $550 housing deposit to the Office of Graduate Admission. (The $550 housing deposit includes a $300 non-refundable reservation deposit in addition to a $250 damage deposit refundable when you move out of housing). Please note the housing agreement is for the full academic year (late August through May, including winter break). Apartment mate assignments will be sent in mid July along with other move-in details. Included in this information will be the name(s) and contact information of your apartment mate, so that you may start planning your move together.
If you are having trouble submitting your application, please contact the Office of Residence Life & Off-Campus Housing at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 410-225-2398.
OFF CAMPUS OPTIONS
If on campus living is not the right choice for you, the Office of Residence Life is here to assist if you wish to live off-campus. Please visit our off campus resources page. There you will find apartment listings, frequently asked questions, legal aid available to you and details on how to get started. The Residence Life staff can assist you in taking full advantage of all the resources the College offers. If you continue to have questions please do not hesitate to contact us in the Office of Residence Life at 410-225-2398 or at email@example.com.
GRADUATE RESIDENTIAL ADVISOR POSITION
The Graduate Residential Advisor (GRA) is a member of the MICA Residence Life team. The Graduate Residential Advisor shares the responsibility for implementing the basic goals of the Office of Residence Life by promoting individual and community development. The GRA is a graduate student who reports directly to the Residential Coordinator for Upperclassmen and Graduate Communities and works closely with the other Residential Advisors, Graduate Assistants, Residential Coordinators, and Director of Residence Life. The Graduate Residential Advisor role has several components. They are a peer counselor, advisor, policy enforcer, administrator and programmer focusing on the MICA residential graduate community which includes the Gateway, Mount Royal Apartments, and MICA PLACE apartments. This position includes free housing in the Mount Royal apartments, as well as a meal plan, and stipend.
MICA Office of Residence Life and Off-Campus housing is currently looking for a graduate student to fill this position for the 2015-2016 academic school year. Applications will be accepted until Monday, May 11, 2015 by 5pm. To apply, please email Jessica Antonen at firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your resume and cover letter, Jessica will then send you the link for the application.