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Prospective Students

New students to MICA generally live in the Founders Green residential complex. This unique on-campus housing facility features furnished, spacious apartment-style residences offering an excellent environment to meet new people and acclimate to MICA's dynamic student-artist community.

On-Campus Housing

Many conveniences include high-speed internet, laundry facilities, and studio spaces, gated parking, a late night dining facility, beautiful courtyards and green space, and black box performance spaces. Live-in staff assist you with the transition to life at MICA, and the 24-hour security desks are a valuable resource as you are getting to know your way around town or simply receiving a package from home.

To maximize the student life experience and ensure the support needed for academic success, Freshman and Sophomore level students are required to reside on-campus. Exemptions are considered for individuals meeting local commuter status, for financial need, and other case-by-case criteria.  Incoming students wishing to seek an exemption from MICA's housing requirement must complete the Housing Contract Release Request Form by the submission deadline. For students entering in the fall semester the submission deadline is July 1 and for students entering in the spring semester the submission deadline is December 1. Requests to be released from the housing contract should be submitted as early as possible in order to complete the process in a timely manner. To receive an exemption decision in advance of the May 1st tuition deposit deadline (fall semester freshman admits), appeals should be submitted no later than April 10.

Your Housing Assignment

Housing assignments will be sent via email to your MICA email account in the early to middle portion of August. Timelines are subject to change. Placement into a single or double bedroom is based on the date of your housing deposit ($650.00 early decision and $550.00 for regular admits and transfer students) and not the date of your housing application. A housing deposit and housing application are required for placement in on campus housing.

The Residence Life & Off-Campus Housing Office is located in Latrobe House within Founders Green. The office is open weekdays from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm. Students may come to the office to ask questions, to discuss any problems or concerns, or to just say hello. You can always call us at 410.225.2398 or email us at residencelife@mica.edu.

Students seeking disability accommodations for housing must request accommodations through the Learning Resource Center (LRC) by contacting lrc@mica.edu. More information about the LRC can be found by clicking here.

Sign Up For Housing

In order to sign up for housing at MICA, each student must make a housing deposit and submit a housing application. Refer to your Declaration of Intent Form for instructions for making your housing deposit. To find the housing application click on the link that pertains to your student status below to complete your housing application and personal bio. If you are having trouble submitting your application, please contact the Office of Residence Life & Off-Campus Housing at residencelife@mica.edu or (410) 225-2398.



    Off Campus Housing

    For those of you entering as Junior or Senior level Transfers, as well as incoming Graduate students, 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.

    This page was last updated on 06/21/2018.

    Room Rates & Meal Plans

    1. The Residence Hall rates for the entire 2018-19 academic year (both fall and spring semesters combined) are as follows:

      • Single: $11,110 ($5,555.00 per semester)
      • Double: $10,010 ($5,005.00 per semester)

      Accounts are billed per semester but housing agreements are for one full academic year.