New Student Orientation Information | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

New Student Orientation Information

Orientation is a time for you to get answers to all of your last-minute questions and fully prepare for the start of your program at MCAD.

In most cases, orientation is required for new students. Additional orientation details will be emailed to you. If you have questions, email

Orientation Summer 2023*
May 29–June 2 New MA in Creative Leadership student online orientation
Online and asynchronous

*applies to MA in Creative Leadership students only

Orientation Fall 2023

August 12

Online new undergraduate student orientation

August 14–18

New MA in Graphic and Web Design and Sustainable Design student online orientation
Online; this orientation workshop is designed to ensure you will be a successful online learner at MCAD.
August 15–16 New international student orientation
August 17–18 New MFA student orientation
Meet students, faculty, and staff; technical support areas; departments; and get your studio space.
August 17–19  Housing move-in
August 19–20 New undergraduate student orientation
Meet fellow students, learn about resources available to you, pick up your MCAD laptop, tour the campus.

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