Welcome to Continuing Education!

We look forward to you joining us this semester. Whether it is your first time on campus or you have joined us previously, please review the following information in preparation for your upcoming course at MCAD.

Syllabi and class material lists will be supplied at the first class meeting. Please also review online class listings for any materials that you should bring to the first class meeting.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, hours are subject to change. Check out for the most up-to-date hours for MCAD's campus and facilities.

Getting to MCAD and Parking

MCAD is located at 2501 Stevens Avenue in Minneapolis. Free, unrestricted street parking is available near campus. Parking in MCAD's surface lot is also free during the summer. If you wish to park in MCAD's surface lot for $0.25 per hour during the spring or fall semesters you must purchase a parking pass at the MCAD Art Cellar or during the check-out process when registering for a class online. Paring passes are mailed out via USPS. If you are concerned that you will not receive your pass in time for your first class meeting, please contact our office. 

MCAD Art Cellar Supply and Bookstore

Morrison Building, Room L100

The Art Cellar will be open to Continuing Education students this spring. Please call the number above upon arrival and a staff person will let you into the Morrison Building door at the base of the skyway. Please identify yourself as a Continuing Education student, as the Art Cellar will not be open to the general public.

Art Cellar hours this spring:

Monday–Friday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

The Art Cellar is closed Saturdays and Sundays.


Checkout privileges are available to Continuing Education students for a semester fee of $20. Students enrolled in a class for credit do not have to pay this fee.

Morrison Building, Room L101
Library Hours

Service Bureau

The Service Bureau provides copies and laser prints, high quality color inkjet prints, scanning, digital archiving, and DVD creation at an affordable price.

Main Building, Room 220
Service Bureau Hours

Computer Labs

MCAD's computer labs and advanced production studios come equipped with the latest hardware and software technology to support your project needs. Our support team offers informative workshops and equipment checkout.

MCAD computer labs are open 24/7.

Media Center

Main Building, Room 309
Media Center Hours
Note: Darkrooms close one hour before media center closing time.

Main Building Access

Public Hours:
Monday–Friday 7:45 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday noon–5:00 p.m.

MCAD's Main Building is open for students 24/7, 365 days/year.

After 8:00 p.m. Mon–Fri and on weekends, students can enter through the east door of the Main Building only; other doors will be locked. A Continuing Education registration receipt and a photo ID is required for admittance during after-hours access.


Public Safety officers patrol the college campus 24/7. Security can be reached from any college phone by dialing x1801. There are direct-access phones in each elevator and at the east entrance of the Main Building; there is also one in the Morrison Building near the first-floor entrance.

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY: Dial x1555 from a college phone or 612.874.3555 from an outside line.

If you would like an escort to a college building or to your parked car, call x1801 from a college phone or 612.874.3801 from an outside line and a public safety officer will assist you. We encourage you to use this service, particularly if you are alone at night.


View our class registration policies.

Contact Continuing Education

Morrison Building, Room M105
Office Hours: Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.