Graduate Community

MFAST Summer Session 2022

We look forward to continuing to support you and the program during the 2022 summer term. For your planning purposes, we have gathered some key dates, campus department information, and preparatory information below.

General Information

Important Dates:

  • Classes will be held June 13–July 22, 2022. 

  • Studio Move-In is June 10–June 12, 2022. 

  • Studio Move-Out is July 23–July 24, 2022.

Operational Mode 5 

As outlined in Recap 23, MICA’s physical campus transitioned to modified Operational Mode 5 (OM5) effective Monday, May 23. 

  • MICA's Campus is open to MICA students, staff, faculty, and members of the  public. 
  • Indoor masking is optional in all indoor teaching spaces.  MICA remains a mask supportive and mask-friendly environment.  Anyone who wishes to wear a mask should feel comfortable doing so and will be fully supported by the College in their choice. 
  • Physical exhibitions within MICA’s defined gallery spaces will be open to the MICA community as well as the general public. Masking is not required but requested of all non-MICA visitors. 
  • The full Operational Mode 5 policy is available here.

On-Campus Housing

For those of you who plan to stay in MICA housing this summer, please complete this housing survey to register. You will be asked to provide basic information about yourself and preferences with regard to noise levels, working hours, etc.—details which will assist with placement in the residence halls. Surveys must be completed by May 26, 2022 to ensure a reservation.

If you have questions about housing, please contact Residence Life at


The MICA Portal & 2-Factor Authentication

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. 

Refund Checks

Expecting a refund check from your student loan?

Your student bill was emailed to your email account. To request a refund check: Email your name and student ID number to, requesting a refund.  It's as simple as that!

Parking Permits

Want to park on campus? Register for your student parking permit here. Select “Summer” for permit type, and continue through the registration pages. You may pick up your parking permit at Campus Safety at the same time you pick up your MICARD.

Summer Campus Resources

Art Tech Center 

The Art Tech Center houses a number of technology resources for the MICA campus. Originally a union headquarters, the College purchased and renovated the building in the 1980's to become MICA's first cafeteria. Today the Art Tech Center is home to the following resources: Note: Graduate students should first plan to source and check equipment out from the Graduate Lab on the 5th Floor of Lazarus Center, the inventory of which was developed specifically for graduate populations. Reservation for Audio Visual Equipment may be made online at:

Phone:  (410) 225-2201 (Help Desk) / (410) 225-2301 (Tech Desk)

Location: 1208 W. Mt. Royal Ave

Hours: Monday–Friday — 8:30 am–4:30 pm

Decker Library

Decker Library provides a wide range of services and facilities for research and instruction.

Location: Bunting Center, 1st Floor


Summer Hours (Begin May 9th): 

Open Monday through Friday 1-4 p.m.  

Additional Summer Program hours for current students/staff/faculty (June 13th-July 22nd):

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 12-1 p.m.

Saturdays*: 1-4 p.m. (closed July 2nd for the July 4th holiday weekend) 

*You must have an ID to get into the building

Note: Decker Library is closed whenever MICA is closed, including holidays and inclement weather.  For up-to-date scheduled hours: please take a look at our public calendar

Your Librarian: Kathy Cowan (

 Research Consultations: You can schedule a research consultation with Kathy during her available times, even when the library is closed. Available in-person and online.

Book delivery service to Lazarus Center: You may put books on hold to be delivered to the Center for Art Education Hurwitz Library daily each afternoon. Holds are run at 9 am, 11:30 am, and 2:30 pm. If you submit a hold request after 11:30 am, it will be delivered to Hurwitz the next business day.  You can submit requests here.

Returning books: Returns for these books can be done via after-hours drop at Decker Library or sent back via interoffice mail. 

If you have any questions, issues, or concerns, please contact us!


Phone: (410) 225-2272

Research Help:

Phone: (410) 225-2273

Writing Studio 

Location: Gateway, Suite 140
Hours: Writing Studio consultations will be available by appointment.
Please contact Michele Glenn ( for scheduling purposes.

Office of Accessibility & Disability Services (ADS) 

Location: Bunting Center 110, Offices in 111, 112, and 113.
Hours: ADS staff will be available to assist students seeking disability support by appointment. Please reach out via email at to schedule an appointment.
Phone: (410) 225-2416

Exhibitions Department

The Department of Exhibitions contributes to MICA's exposure and involvement in the visual arts within Baltimore as well as the greater region. MICA student body, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, and visitors have over 150 exhibitions per year on view.
Policies, handbook, forms and gallery maps can be found online here.
Location: Fox, 1st Floor, F120
Office Hours: Monday–Friday — 9 am–5 pm
Equipment Check Out: Monday–Friday — 10–11 am & 3–4 pm
Phone:  (410) 225-2280

Graduate Research Lab 

The Graduate Research Lab (Grad Lab) is a resource for MICA graduate students interested in using technology for art making. The Grad Lab has computer workstations, an Electronics Project Room, a Print Lab, a Sound Studio,Video Editing Suites and an equipment checkout with a wide variety of video, audio, multimedia, and still camera equipment for checkout. The lab is staffed by a rotating group of Graduate Student Technical Assistants (Techs) and is headed by the Graduate Research Lab Coordinator. Students can use the Grad Lab's resources to conduct their own research in technology through using the Lab's resources, attending workshops, making appointments for one-on-one tutorials, and through an online database of articles called "the research database" that contains information on various technologies and their use in art.


The Grad Lab, Equipment Checkout, Computer Lab and Print Lab resources are available for students enrolled in a graduate program at MICA. An active MICA Graduate ID card is required to enter the Grad Lab, to check out equipment or to use computer and printing resources. All MFAST students are expected to attend Grad Lab Orientation on June 10. You must attend this session to be eligible to use the resources provided by Grad Lab. 

Location: Lazarus Center, 5th Floor

Hours: Monday–Friday — 10 am–5 pm / Saturday / Sunday — CLOSED

Contact: Use the Grad Lab’s contact forms or email

Phone:  (410) 225-4107

Please note that the Grad Lab observes all scheduled MICA Holidays and campus closures. Grad Lab will be closed on July 9th due to campus wide server maintenance. Please visit the Grad Lab’s website for the most complete and up to date information.


All students must complete and sign a Terms and Conditions form before checking out equipment. Return the completed form to

Reservations must be made online at least 24 hours in advance of pickup date.


Students must make an appointment at least 24 hours in advance of coming to print. Visit the Grad Lab Printing page for complete information about access, services, and pricing.


Student Services

MICA Evening Shuttle 

The Evening Safety Shuttle operates daily during the summer (June 10–August 6) from 5 pm–12 midnight with the exception of July 4. This is an on-call service and transportation can be requested by calling 410-462-7575 or 410-225-2245. Any campus desk attendant can request a shuttle as well. 


Phone:  (410) 462-7575 or (410) 225-2245

Hours: ​Monday–Sunday, 5 pm–Midnight

Getting Packages

MFAST On-Campus Student 2022 Address

MICA welcomes the return of the MFAST students on campus! If you are using campus housing, all campus package and mail deliveries will be directed to MICA's Postal & Print office (Mon–Fri, 8:30 am–5 pm). 

Please address your mail and packages to (eligible for USPS Change Of Address mail forwarding, to/from):

Participant Name


1601 W Mount Royal Ave

Baltimore, MD 21217

Please note: We cannot accept/store grocery items (Hello Fresh or Amazon Fresh). If you order a food delivery (DoorDash), please order it to 1601 W Mount Royal, include your phone number and be prepared to meet the driver to pick up your food in person.

MFAST Off-Campus Student 2022 Address

If you are using local/off-campus housing, please direct all mail (letters) to your local/home address. If you will not be home and don't want your package to sit on your doorstep or need something to come to campus, you can send your packages to Graduate Studies at the Lazarus Center: 

Student Name, c/o Oli Brann

MICA Graduate Studies, MFAST 2022

131 W North Ave

Baltimore, MD 21201-5807

MICA Health & Wellness Center 

MICA Health and Wellness  is home to the Fitness Center, Health Promotion Education, Student Counseling, Student Health, Student Development, and Accessibility and Disability Services.  All Services, with the exception of Student Development and Accessibility and Disability are located at 1501 West Mt. Royal Ave; Student Development and Accessibility and Disability Services are housed in Bunting.

Health and Wellness is led by the Associate Vice President for Student Health and Wellness, whose role is to coordinate campus health education programming and support intentional collaboration with departments that address the physical, psychological, emotional, social, and developmental needs of MICA students.

From your head to your toes and everything in between, MICA Student Health Services is here to care for you. MICA Student Health Services by Chase Brexton is open to all students, whether you live on-campus or off.

Please call or visit the clinic to schedule an appointment.

Location: MICA Student Wellness Center, 2nd Floor, 1501 Mount Royal Ave

Hours: Monday–Friday — 8:30 am–12 pm, Walk-Ins: 8:30–9:30 am

Closed: May 30, June 20, July 4

Phone:  (410) 225-4118

The Mount Vernon Chase Brexton office is also open for MICA students over the summer.

Phone: (410) 837-2050 for appointments. 

You can also contact Shannon Wilson at ext 1328 if you have any questions regarding medications, etc

Location: 1111 North Charles Street

Walk-ins: Monday–Friday — 1–4 pm.

Please note walk-ins at the main office typically have a long wait and fill up faster than on campus. If you need care, please arrive as soon as possible to get a spot.

Lindsey MacNeil: To see Lindsey regarding follow-ups, refills, medication management, anxiety, and/or depression, please email or call ahead of time to make an appointment.

Student Counseling Center 

The Student Counseling Center helps students make positive adjustment to college life so that they can have the best possible learning and growing experiences during their years at MICA. They offer short-term individual therapy to students enrolled in summer classes and those completing MICA-sponsored internships. Timely Care is free and available to all students, TimelyCare.

Contact: (include ID# and availability in the initial correspondence)​

Phone: (410) 225-2367

Fax: (410) 225-9516

Location: 1501 W. Mount Royal, Lower Level

Hours: Monday–Friday —9 am–5 pm


MICA Fitness 

MICA Fitness is a facility dedicated to providing innovative, fun, and challenging programs to encourage an active healthy lifestyle for artists. Please note that physician clearance may be required for individuals with certain health concerns.


Phone:  (410) 225-4951

Location: 1501 Mt. Royal Ave

Hours: Monday–Friday — 11 am–7 pm (starting May 9)

MICA Store 

The MICA College Store is a nonprofit dedicated to providing students, artists, and the general public with quality art products and books at very competitive prices. 



Phone:  (410) 225-2276

Location: 1501 Mt. Royal Ave

Hours: Monday–Friday — 9 am–5 pm / Saturday — 12–5 pm

Artist & Craftsman Supply 

A great art supply resource right next to Lazarus Center. 

Address: 137 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland, 21201, US

Phone: 410-528-0003


Hours: Monday–Sunday — 10 am–6 pm

Website: ArtistCraftsmanSupply.Baltimore

Fabrication Studios

Fabrication Studios Summer 2022 Schedule 

Lazarus Center Wood Shop (FLIV)

Open Shop sessions open to all MFAST Students!

Open Shop Schedule:

June 14–16/ 9 am–12 pm and 1-4pm

June 18–July 22/ Sunday — 12–5 pm

Monday — 9 am–12 pm and 1–9 pm

Tuesday — 9 am–12 pm and 1–9 pm

Wednesday — 1–5 pm

Thursday — 9 am–12 pm 

Friday — CLOSED

Saturday — 12–5 pm

Dolphin Design Center Fabrication

Open shop hours available for students who have previous experience with digital fabrication methods of laser cutting and 3D printing. 

Open Shop Schedule:

Monday & Wednesday — 10 am–12 pm and 2–4pm

Also available by appointment (Mon–Fri, 9 am–5 pm)

Appointment Contact:

June 13–July 1

Amy Klainer, Fabrication Studio Manager (

After July 1 

Tim Devoe, Dolphin Design Center Studio Manager (

Materials Library 

Available to all MFAST Students by appointment (Mon–Fri — 9 am–5 pm). To make an appointment or learn more, contact Jenelle Legge, Studio Manager, Fiber and Materials Library (

Departmental Studios and Shops

Fiber Studio: Mt. Royal Station Building, 2nd Floor

Printmaking Studio: 15/15 Mount Royal Avenue

Ceramics Studio: Fox Building, Lower level

Interdisciplinary Sculpture (IS): Mt. Royal Station Building, 1st Floor

Access to these departmental facilities are by arrangement and based on individual proposals. Interested students should prepare a brief proposal that includes: name, program, year, email, cell phone number, a detailed description of the proposed project including number and scale of pieces proposed, their skill level with the relevant studio and its processes, tools and equipment. Email this proposal to your Director. Proposals are reviewed by the Director and then forwarded to the relevant Dept. Chair and Studio Manager for final approval. All students whose proposals are accepted are required to come to a scheduled orientation meeting with the Studio Manager. Students receive an overview of the studio and its facilities, as well as receive any necessary EHS training. Additional materials fees may be charged based upon the scale and the specific materials needed for the work proposed.