Orientation includes a variety of informative and exciting programs. As a new student, you will meet other students and some of the faculty, learn your way around MICA and Baltimore, and prepare for the first day of classes. New students always find orientation to be very helpful - and a lot of fun! It will make your transition to college life much easier, so, whether you’ll be living on or off campus, you should plan to be at MICA for all of orientation. MICA’s comprehensive orientation program includes registration for classes, lots of food and entertainment, excursions into Baltimore, tours of local museums and attractions, and much, much more!
Perhaps the most well-known MICA tradition is the Halloween Party, which attracts nearly 1,000 costumed party-goers annually. The Costume Contest Parade overshadows music and mayhem, where recent winners include a realistic replica of the Mount Royal Station Building on rollerskates, and an oversized game of Tetris. This year's Halloween Party will take place on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 8 pm.
Parent & Family Weekend is a wonderful opportunity to bring families of students to MICA to learn more about the MICA experience. Families are welcome to take part in classes, meet faculty and staff, visit departments, learn about careers in the arts, see student artwork, and learn more about their student’s experience at MICA. The next Parent & Family Weekend takes place on October 23-25, 2015. Families will receive an informational mailing with full details about the event in late December/early January.
The Coffeehouse series is a monthly tradition at MICA, featuring live student performances of music, song, comedy, drama, and dance. Be on the lookout for posters regarding the next Coffeehouse event. Performers can sign up the week prior to the event at the Student Activities Office.
After years of hard work, graduation has finally arrived! Commencement for undergraduate, graduate, and post bac students will take place in May 2015. The campus-wide Commencement Exhibition will take place Friday, May 13 through Monday, May 16, 2015. Graduating seniors should be on the look out for a February Senior Commencement Meeting. At that meeting, all seniors will be given valuable information about applications for graduation, the Senior exhibition, announcements, regalia, senior speaker applications, and much more.