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 Fall 2024
June 1–August 18 New MFA Student Online Orientation
August 22–24  Housing move-in
August 19–23 New MA in Graphic and Web Design and Sustainable Design student orientation
Online; this orientation workshop is designed to ensure you will be a successful online learner at MCAD. 
August 22–23 New MFA Student On-campus Orientation 
August 20–21 New International student orientation
August 24–25 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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