MICA PLACE Philosophy
Residents seeking unique experiences will benefit from programs intended to empower students and faculty to be catalysts for change. Programs and events will integrate civic activism with art and design education. MICA PLACE will serve as an intellectual and artistic hub for graduate students with a focus on urban community building. MICA PLACE community spaces will offer residents a unique and valuable living and learning experience. The first and second floors house gallery, seminar and studio spaces available for programs, services and events centered on community outreach. Programs in those spaces will be based on a marriage between residents and the community. Faculty will aid in coordinating events and projects that are representative of community needs, working directly with members of the community to promote well being and prosperity in East Baltimore. MICA PLACE residents will be able to engage in community events and outreach purposely designed to involve local residents in a way that empowers and educates them.
The cost for MICA Place for the 2015-2016 academic year will be $4,700.00 for the year ($2,350.00 per semester). To reserve a space, please submit your $550.00 housing deposit to the Student Accounts Office. The $550.00 housing deposit includes a $300 non-refundable housing deposit and a $250.00 refundable housing damage deposit. Because of the limited housing space available at MICA PLACE, students who are not offered a residence, may select to be placed on a wait list, and/or request a refund of their housing deposit. The College will only refund deposits to students who are not offered a residence at MICA PLACE. The cost of housing at MICA PLACE is billed to students' account twice a year. The total amount charged for a space within an apartment at MICA PLACE for the academic year will be $4,700.00. This cost includes all utilities and wireless internet. Students who wish to acquire cable television services will be responsible for costs of services and installation and should discuss options with our housing staff.
MICA PLACE is approximately 2.5 miles from main campus. We strongly encourage residents to have a car or plan to carpool to and from campus with friends or apartment-mates. There are city buses and other public transportation options, including the Baltimore City Circulator, taxis and public buses. Bus stops and circulator routes are several blocks from MICA PLACE.
Street parking in the community is limited to 2 hours primarily for MICA PLACE visitors. Please be mindful of street signage to avoid ticketing or towing expenses. If you are interested in obtaining a parking permit for the church lot behind MICA PLACE, please contact Father Peter Lions to arrange for a parking pass. Father Lions can be contacted at 410-675-7304. Current rates for parking at the St. Wenceslaus church lot is $40.00 a month. In addition, when parking on the MICA campus you will be required to obtain a parking permit. To obtain a MICA parking permit please contact Campus Safety at 410-225-2245.
MICA PLACE is staffed by our Campus Safety Officers, as well as remotely at the central dispatch office on main campus. The building is equipped with cameras and alarms and the main entrance is only accessible by swiping your MICA ID badge. Campus Safety staff are posted at the main entrance of the facility and patrol the area on a daily basis. A schedule is available to residents and posted.
Receiving packages (via FEDEX or UPS) at MICA PLACE require students to be available to accept deliveries from the carrier. We recommend mailing your packages to the main campus Postal and Print Office. Please address your package to Your Name, 1401 W Mount Royal Avenue, Baltimore MD, 21217. MICA's Postal and Print Staff will notify students of the arrival of deliveries and packages via their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/MICA-Postal-and-Print/125058730870603. Packages may be picked up at the Bunting Center Postal and Print Office during weekdays, 8:30a to 3:30p and will only be held for 10 calendar days before returning to sender. The Postal and Print Office will not accept bills or magazine subscriptions. All letter mail should be delivered to your MICA PLACE address. For a complete list of rules and procedures, please visit their website at http://www.mica.edu/About_MICA/Departments_and_Services/Postal_and_Print_Services.html
If you are locked out of your apartment, please call your apartment-mate first. If they are not available, our MICA PLACE Graduate Assistant will be happy to assist. Their phone number can be found posted on the door of room 209. If they are unavailable, please contact Campus Safety at 4102252245. Lock outs are not considered an emergency. Although the Campus Safety Staff and the Graduate Assistant will try to assist residents with lock outs in a timely manner, wait times can be up to an hour in some circumstances.
A maintenance emergency is anything that is likely to affect the safety of students or cause immediate harm or damage to property. Examples are: a major water leak, no heat when it is freezing outside, or a broken window. Please contact Campus Safety immediately if you believe there is an emergency, 443-423-333. For regular maintenance requests, please visit our housing maintenance online reporting system and submit a work order http://www.mica.edu/Campus_and_Student_Life/Residence_Life_and_Off-Campus_Housing/Residence_Halls/Work_Order_Request.html
General maintenance requests are addressed in a priority order and may take up to two days to address. Maintenance emergencies are address as quickly as possible.