Graduate Community

Fall Graduate Orientation 2022

Graduate Student Orientation will take place Monday, August 22nd - Sunday, August 28th. A complete Orientation Schedule including all required and customizable events will be published shortly. To register for the 2022 Fall Orientation, visit LINK TBD. For more information about campus resources or your transition to Baltimore you are welcome to reach out to any of our able staff at in the Graduate Studies Office.

Orientation will have two components: an online experience that you can complete in advance of your arrival on campus, and a hybrid orientation (including on-campus and virtual activities) to help you acclimate to MICA and campus life the week of August 23rd leading up to the first day of classes.

Fall 2021 Graduate Convocation Announced

Join MICA’s President, Sammy Hoi, Vice Provost of Graduate Studies, Stacey Salazar, and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Students, Mike Patterson for welcome remarks followed by a LIVE virtual performance and talk-back with Baltimore social change theatre company WombWork Productions. Convocation will introduce participants to the Virtues Project and themes of emotional healing and creative expression as we return to normal, no matter what “normal” now is. WombWork employs a collective approach that incorporates history, traditions, and a focus on elevating the best in humanity. View a recording of the 2021 Graduate Convocation here.

Fall 2022 Orientation
(On-Campus and Virtual Events)

We cannot wait to welcome you to campus and are working hard to ensure that we are able to do so in a way that prioritizes the health and safety of our community. Your Orientation experience on-campus and through select virtual activities will focus on making connections with incoming and current MICA students, and getting you familiar with campus life. Required orientation activities are scheduled on August 23rd and 24th with optional opportunities throughout the week to share and network with staff, faculty, students, alumni and community partners that collectively enhance and inform the graduate experience. The Fall Orientation 2021 Schedule at a Glance can be found here. 

Welcome from Stacey Salazar, Vice Provost for Graduate Studies

Congratulations on your acceptance to a MICA graduate program!

We, the faculty and staff of Graduate Studies, look forward to welcoming you to the fall semester!

As you may know, each of our 14 graduate programs feature small cohorts of students, specialized rigorous curricula, a campus location customized to program needs, and faculty and guests recognized for their expertise. We are working hard throughout the summer to assure everything is ready for you to begin your creative journey as a graduate student. Please check your MICA email frequently over the coming weeks for important updates as we approach the start of the fall semester.

In the meantime, I would like to share something from an essay by contemporary artist Ann Hamilton in which she reminds us that it is “the uncountable symbolic and cultural acts,” however small, that “spread ideas, shape imaginations, and shift the world.”  That describes some of what I hope we – as a community of students, faculty, and staff – will be undertaking together this coming year: uncountable acts, even very simple, everyday actions, that expand ideas, open up creative work, and shift the world. 


Stay well and we’ll see you very soon!

Fall 2022 Graduate Canvas Orientation Course 

We’ve designed a robust virtual experience that will introduce you to MICA’s community, values, and resources through a set of online modules. You will be automatically enrolled in the Graduate Student Orientation Canvas Course and will receive an email notification to your MICAmail. To access your Online Orientation, log into Canvas, our digital learning platform, using your MICA credentials. (We recommend bookmarking this page – you will likely use Canvas for your fall coursework/classes!) Your Online Orientation course should appear on your Canvas Dashboard, or under Courses. Incoming international graduate students will also be enrolled in a second course Resources for International Students, which is required.Begin these Online Orientations at your own convenience. Feel free to go at your own pace - you can start and stop modules at any time.Questions?

We’re here to help! Please visit for answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Orientation, as well as ongoing updates. You can also email with any specific questions you may have.  To register for the 2021 Fall Orientation, visit This Page.

For more information about campus resources or your transition to Baltimore you are welcome to reach out to any of our able staff at in the Graduate Studies Office.

Graduate Studies Team

Meet the Graduate Studies Staff

Visit this page to see all of the staff members who will be there to assist you as you take on your graduate degree.

Get to Know the MICA Portal

myMICA is where students, faculty and staff can access services and resources that provide self-service for things like student registration, grade reports, class rosters and other information.

Click below access the myMICA Portal. When you log into myMICA with your username and password for the first time, you will be asked to set up two-factor authentication with Duo. Please follow the instructions at the Duo link below. After that, you will need to re-authenticate every 30 days on each device you use to access myMICA or services accessed through the website such as Canvas.