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Fall 2020 New Student Information

Welcome to MIAD!


On behalf of the faculty and staff at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, we look forward to welcoming you on-campus. This page is exclusively for new students who have decided to attend MIAD in the upcoming fall.


Tuition Deposit

To secure a space in our Fall 2020 Class, students are required to submit a Tuition Deposit. This payment informs MIAD that you intend to enroll for the upcoming semester.

To Submit a Tuition Deposit:


What Happens Next?

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

Email Accounts

Students start receiving their official MIAD email account starting May 12.  Activation instructions have been sent to students’ personal email address. If you are deposited and have not received your activation instructions, contact Megan Cunningham.

Important Dates

Move-in & Parent Orientation: OUT OF STATE STUDENTS
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Details to be determined

Move-in & Parent Orientation: WISCONSIN STUDENTS
Wednesday, August 26, 2029
Details to be determined

New Student Orientation
August 27 – 28, 2020
Details to be determined

First Day of Class:
August 31, 2020

Last Day of Class:
December 18, 2020


Laptop Purchase Guide

All MIAD students are required to bring a laptop to classes. Thinking about buying a new laptop? The Laptop Purchase Q&A PDF answers many questions to help you make the best decision, and gives recommendations based on your major and interests. 

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