Welcome to Continuing Education | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

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 mcad.edu/forward for the most up-to-date hours for MCAD's campus and facilities.

Front view of the Morrison Building with lush greenery and a blue abstract sculpture in the center.

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. Parking 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

Morrison Building, Room L100

The Art Cellar is open to Continuing Education students this fall. 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.

Current Art Cellar hours: Monday–Friday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 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. Please note these services are only available for classes that are registered with the Service Bureau. You will be notified if your class has access.

Main Building, Room 220

Service Bureau hours

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 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

After 7:00 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.


Campus 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.