Graduate Community

Fall Graduate Orientation 2019

Graduate Orientation is August 19th - 23rd with both required and customizable activities throughout the week. You will learn and experience a great deal during this time, leading up to the first day of classes, Monday August, 26th.


Orientation Details

View the orientation newsletter here

Did you miss key activities of Orientation week, or want to review the presentations?

View key presentations below:

Tuesday's required presentations from various offices

Graduate Teaching Internship presentation

Career Development

International Perspectives on Grad Communities at MICA

MiCulture  - Researched, curated, and designed by 8 MICA graduate students representing  various programs. Insider tips and introduction to MICA specific culture. *p.s. restaurant locations and names may have changed since publication

Reports cited at Convocation:

The Overlooked Anchors

Overlooked No More: Advancing the Anchor Framework to Arts and Culture Organizations


*NOTE: Monday, August 19th, 3:30pm, the first Orientation event takes place at the Parkway Theatre, 5 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland, 21201. 

Tuesday, August 20th, 9:00am, Graduate Orientation will take place at the Fred Lazarus IV Center for Graduate Studies, 131 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21201. 

‚ÄčDirections to Fred Lazarus IV Center for Graduate Studies


Parking is limited around Lazarus Center, with some on-street metered parking. Consider parking at the Maryland Avenue Lot, located at 1805 Maryland Ave, Baltimore MD, 21201. 



Get to Know the MICA Portal

myMICA is where students, faculty and staff can access services and resources that provide self-service for things like student registration, grade reports, class rosters and other information.

Click here to access the myMICA Portal. When you log into myMICA with your username and password for the first time, you will be asked to set up two-factor authentication with Duo. Please follow these instructions. After that, you will need to re-authenticate every 30 days on each device you use to access myMICA or services accessed through the website such as Canvas. 

Get your Refund Check

Expecting a refund check from your student loan? Your student bill was emailed to your email account. To request a refund check: Email your name and student ID number to, requesting a refund.  It's as simple as that!

Course Registration and Advising

Meet your Graduate Enrollment Advisor, LaShay Harvey.

She can assist the graduate community with registration and advising support! Connect with LaShay Harvey,, or call (410) 225-4219 with any questions during any registration cycle and she will gladly coordinate with Graduate Studies to assist you! As always, contact your graduate program director with any questions related to your upcoming academic experience or course sequence. Use the month of June to familiarize yourself with your Graduate Degree Plan and the Fall 2019 schedule of classes.

A registration hold has been placed on all incoming student accounts until your registration appointment time. The Office of Enrollment Services is available to assist you during the enrollment process. Contact LaShay Harvey, Graduate Enrollment Advisor, at with any questions or registration issues.

Fall 2019 Registration Appointment Times

Monday, July 8th at 10AM
Graphic Design, MA
Curatorial Practice, MFA

Tuesday, July 9th at 10AM
Community Arts, MFA
Filmmaking, MFA
Graphic Design, MFA
LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting, MFA
Illustration Practice, MA
Illustration Practice, MFA
Mount Royal School of Art, MFA
Rinehart School of Sculpture, MFA
Photographic and Electronic Media, MFA
Social Design, MA
Teaching, MA (2 Year and 5th Year)


Orientation News

Orientation News

Take a look at all the information you need prior to arriving on campus. If you matriculated after June 13, 2019, please make sure to look at all posts on this page!