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For Parents: Life Beyond the Studio

Beyondthestudio160Studies show that students who are involved beyond the classroom/studio experience greater academic and personal success while developing valued friendships and leadership skills that remain with them long after graduation.

MIAD offers students myriad opportunities to enrich their college experience through engagement both on campus and off, including student government, student organizations, student activities and MIAD traditions, leadership training, free memberships for the Milwaukee Art Museum and Discovery World Museum, and major-specific professional organizations.

Housing

Exceptional student housing is available at TWO50TWO, MIAD’s residence hall completed in 2014. Located directly across the street from MIAD’s main academic building, TWO50TWO is a six-story, progressive-style building, which includes sustainable details and systems, and offers apartment-style suites designed and built exclusively for MIAD students. TWO50TWO is conveniently located in the heart of Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward offering students direct access to the college, cultural venues, and visual art and design communities.

For information on residence hall housing, contact Tony Nowak, Dean of Students, Room RL-45C, 414‑847‑3240, tonynowak@miad.edu.

Students who live off-campus will find helpful tips in MIAD’s Off-Campus Housing Brochure. For more information, contact Ricky Heldt, Associate Director of Student Services, 414‑847‑3242, rickyheldt@miad.edu.

Food Services

The MIAD Café is open Monday through Friday for breakfast and lunch, and into the evening for snacks. Students can choose from sandwiches, salads and a daily hot meal special. Learn more about the MIAD Café or see the full daily menu.

Students living in TWO50TWO residence hall are automatically enrolled in a meal plan. Students may add funds to their student account for meals. This eliminates the need to worry about brining a lunch or carrying cash every day. A student’s ID will be loaded with meal plan funds, and can be used for purchases in the cafe only. A continuing balance is maintained in the food service database. Students can ask cashiers at any time for their remaining card balance.

Note: Funds remaining on the meal card at the end of the Fall Semester can be carried over to the Spring Semester. However, funds remaining at the end of the Spring Semester are forfeited. Meal plans are not available during the summer.

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