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 Schedules

*Please note that the 3:00 p.m. Family Tour on 8/21 will now be self-guided. The weekend schedule may be subject to further change as we respond to developing COVID-19 conditions.

Orientation Fall 2021
August 16 New undergraduate student online orientation
Online; meet fellow MCAD students, learn about resources available to you, check out MCAD's majors, and much more.
Enrolled Students Login

Family members and guests access the online sessions through a special portal. It contains the schedule, contacts for resources, and information to help you plan your students trip to MCAD.
Family Orientation Portal
August 16–22 New MA student online orientation
Online; this orientation workshop is designed to ensure you will be a successful online learner at MCAD.
August 17 New international student orientation
Get acclimated to life in the United States before your program starts.
August 21–22 New undergraduate student orientation
Meet fellow students, learn about resources available to you, pick up your MCAD laptop, tour the campus.
August 18–20 New MFA student orientation
Meet students, faculty, and staff; technical support areas; departments; and get your studio space.

Local Map