Fall 2017 New Student Information

Welcome to MIAD!

On behalf of the faculty and staff, we look forward to welcoming you to campus this fall. You have made a wise educational choice in this intense visual arts curriculum combined with a strong liberal studies program; the result is an education like nowhere else.

This page is exclusively for new students who have committed to attending MIAD by submitting a tuition deposit.

Check this page often throughout the summer.

You and MIAD (added August 17)

How is college different than high school? What will be the expectations of your faculty? How do I manage my time? The answers to theses questions and more can be found in the YOU AND MIAD brochure. Take a moment to read it before orientation; when you meet with your student mentors during orientation, you'll refer to this often.

Logistics, Orientation and Supplies (UPDATED AUG 1)

  • LOGISTICS: All the things you NEED to do, and few things you might WANT to do. Many of them you've already completed, but some you may have forgotten. Download the Logistics Packet for more information.
  • NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION: August 23 - 26, all new students attend every day. Download the Orientation brochure for more information.
  • SUPPLIES: The materials we'll provide you, and the materials you'll need to bring yourself. Details can be found in the First Year Experience Supply LIst.

What Happens Next?

You have questions, we have answers. Download the What Happens Next? brochure for information about class registration, new student orientation, housing and much more.

Email Accounts

MIAD email accounts have been sent to new students starting in late May.

New Student Registration

New Student Registration is now open.
  • First-time Freshmen: Download the Registration Materials.
  • Transfer Students: Most transfer students register in person. Contact your admissions counselor for details.


Some courses will require the purchase of textbooks. Once you receive your schedule, find your required textbooks at: miad.edu/booklist.

Laptop Purchase Q&A

Thinking about buying a laptop for MIAD? The Laptop Purchase Q&A brochure answers many questions to help you make the best decision, and gives recommendations based on your major and interests.

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