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Graduate Students

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.

There are two options that are exclusively for graduate students at MICA: the historic Mount Royal Apartments and a designated community in one of our newer residence halls, the Gateway. You can find more information by clicking on the tabs about each option. 

All of our graduate student apartments range from 2 to 4 bedrooms, and therefore it is likely you will be living with at least one other person. Based on your housing application and information from admissions, we can match you with individuals who seem to share lifestyle preferences OR you may request apartment mates and we will allow you to sign up together. 

The priority application is due date is Monday, May 14, 2018. Once the housing application has been completed, we will contact you again at the end of May to get your preference for where you would like to live (Mount Royal Apartments or Gateway). Please note completing an application is not binding. The final application due date is June 4th, 2018 by 5 pm. Applications may be accepting on a rolling basis after June 4th.

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 to sumit your housing application. (Your I.D. number can be found on your letter of acceptance.) 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 to offer. 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. Move in day will be Friday August 17, 2018. Graduate students move out of the residence halls on or by May 31, 2019 by 12 pm (noon). Students that wish to stay over winter break will be charged a fee. More informtion for winter break housing will be sent via your MICA email during the fall semester and can also be found here. Apartment mate assignments will be sent by early July along with other move-in details. Included in this information will be the name(s) and contact information of your apartment mate(s), so that you may start planning your move together. Graduate housing cost for the academic year can be found here on the right side of the page.

If you are having trouble submitting your housing application, please contact the Office of Residence Life & Off-Campus Housing at residencelife@mica.edu or call us at 410-225-2398. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 9 am until 4:30 pm and are closed on MICA observed holidays.

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 Housing 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 residencelife@mica.edu or 410.225.2398.

The Graduate Community Assistant (GCA) is a member of the Residence Life staff of the Maryland Institute College of Art. They report directly to the Residential Coordinator for Upperclassmen and Graduate Communities and work closely with the undergraduate Residential Advisors and professional Residential Coordinators. The GCA role has several components, but can be divided into two main areas of focus: serving first as a community advisor for MICA graduate student residents in the Gateway and Mount Royal Apartments, and second as an assistant to the development of the Residential Advisor staff.  Here is our job description for more information. Compensation is in the form of a single room within an apartment in the Gateway community, a stipend of $500.00 ($250.00 per semester), and a partial meal plan at our on-campus dining facilities. Please note this positon has been filled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

This page was last updated on 06/22/2018.