Winter Break 2023/24 Building Hours and Services

During the upcoming winter academic break, please be aware that the MICA campus will be closed for the duration of the college-wide Winter Recess from Friday, December 22, 2023 through Monday, January 1, 2024.  As a reminder, there will be changes on campus regarding hours and services. Students are encouraged to check with specific departments, services and studios to determine when facilities will be available (all campus phone numbers are available online in the MICA directory). In addition, please note the following adjustments to building access hours:

Academic Services:

  • Friday night, December 15: Most buildings will close at 11:00 pm.  Extended hours buildings will close at 7:00 am Saturday morning, December 16 (see the Extended Building Access Hours email from November 22 for a list of these buildings).  See Residence Halls below for their closing hours.

  • Saturday-Sunday, December 16-17: Academic buildings will be closed for the weekend except for graduate students, who will have access to the Fred Lazarus IV Center and other graduate studios and collaborative spaces in Brown and Fox (ID required) from 8:00 am – 11:00 pm.

  • Monday, December 18, 2023 through Sunday, January 14, 2024: Academic building core hours will be Monday–Friday from 8:00 am–7:00 pm with the exception of the Winter Recess dates listed above.

  • Please note: All Academic buildings will be closed on weekends. ***

  • Buildings will resume normal hours of operation on Monday, January 15 at 8:00 am even though it is a college holiday (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day).

***Graduate students will have access to the Lazarus Center and other graduate studios and collaborative workspaces in Brown and Fox (ID required) from 8:00 am–11:00 pm, seven days a week (with the exception of the Winter Recess dates listed above).  Lazarus Center will resume 24-hour access during the MFAST Winter Session on Tuesday, January 9, 2024 through Monday, January 15, 2024.  Students in low-residency programs should contact their program director for a complete schedule.   

Film Centre

  • The Film Centre will be closing at 5:00 pm Friday, December 22, 2023 and reopening Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at 8:00 am.

  • The Cage will be closing Friday, December 15, 2023 at 6:00 pm and reopening Monday, January 8, 2024 at 11:00 am.

Campus Services:

Residence Halls
Residence halls will close on Saturday, December 16 at 12:00 pm. Late departures will result in additional charges. Only students who applied for and have been approved to live in the residence halls over winter break will be permitted to remain after that time. All other students may return to residence halls beginning on Friday, January 12, 2024 after 12:00 pm.

Miscellaneous Academic and Campus Services
Some Academic and Campus Services will have hours that differ from core building hours, such as Exhibitions, the MICA StorePostal & Print ServicesFitness Center, the Grad LabFabrication Studios, and the Health Center.  Please check the MICA webpage or call those services directly to establish their hours of operation.

Decker Library
We invite you to return your books, rest well, and pick up some holiday reads before our break.

  • Dec 16 (Sat): Open 1:00 - 4:00 PM*
  • Dec 18 - Jan 1: Closed
  • Jan 2 - Jan 12, 2024: Open Mon-Fri, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
  • Spring Semester: Regular hours resume

*Note: Access to other Bunting Center areas is unavailable this day.

The MICA Writing Studio will be closed from 4pm on December 15, 2023 through January 15, 2024.

Shuttle Services
All campus shuttle services will end for the winter break on Saturday morning, December 16 at 7:00 am. Please note the following information:

  • Limited shuttle services will resume on Tuesday, January 9, 2024 with the Evening Safety Shuttle running from 5:00 pm-midnight in conjunction with the MFAST Winter Session.

  • Regular, full Evening Safety Shuttle and Circulator Shuttle services will resume Tuesday, January 16, 2024.

  • The Shopping Shuttles will not run over the winter break.  They will resume on Saturday, January 20, 2024 with runs to Canton Crossing.

  • The H-Mart Shuttle will resume the following weekend, Saturday, January 27, 2024.

Two shuttles will be available to take MICA students to BWI Airport.  These shuttles, which are free and available on a first-come/first-served basis, will leave Founders Green at the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday, December 13: 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, December 14:  8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 4:00 pm
  • Friday, December 15:  8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 16: 8:00 am,10:00 am and 12:00 pm (LAST available shuttle)

Food Service
Please note the following changes regarding food services:

  • Glace Grill will close at 11:00 pm on Thursday, December 14. It will resume normal hours of operation on Sunday, January 14, 2024 at 5:00 pm.
  • Meyerhoff Dining Room will serve breakfast on Saturday, December 16 from 10:00 am–12:00 pm, and will then close for the break. It will reopen with lunch at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 13, 2024.
  • Cafe Doris will close on Friday, December 15 at 4:30 pm. It will be closed throughout the break.  Normal hours of operation will return on Tuesday, January 16, 2024.