May 4 Student Memo

Provides dates for virtual Commencement activities.

May 4, 2020

Dear Class of 2020,

You continue to amaze me! In addition to the previously shared news that well over 200 of you responded to the first survey we sent, I would also like to share that nearly 100 of you responded to the second survey within the first 48 hours! I am deeply aware of how precious your time and mental energy is right now as you look to finalize this last semester at MICA, and on behalf of those planning the near-term virtual graduation and exhibition events I am genuinely grateful for your collaboration.

As has been previously shared, one of the loudest things we have heard through your feedback is that you want as much time as is realistic to prepare yourselves for any virtual exhibition. This feedback has become one of the major factors in MICA’s planning. Because of this, I am writing to confirm that the virtual graduation exhibition will take place during the week of June 22nd - 26th. The College is also asking that you reserve Thursday, June 25th, and Friday, June 26th for virtual graduation events.

The full schedule of these events is close to being finalized, and I expect to be able to share that with you shortly. Until then, I wish you the best of luck this week.


Mike Patterson
Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students