Academic Calendar

Building Hours

Monday–Friday: 8:30am–12midnight
Saturday: 9am–12midnight
Sunday: 12pm– 9pm (closed June–August)

MFA Academic Calendar  |  Fall 2016

Sep 5 Mon Labor Day (building closed)
Sep 6 Tue Student Orientation (10am | mandatory for all students)
Library Orientation (by assignment | Library)
2016 Fellows Exhibition Opening (6-8pm | Wilkinson Hall)
Sep 7 Wed First Day of MFA Classes
Library Orientation (by assignment | Library)
MFA Thesis I Group Critiques (2:30-5pm | Wilkinson Hall)
Sept 8 Thu Studio Safety Meeting (1-2pm | Wilkinson Hall |mandatory for all students)
Sep 15 Thu MFA Master Class Lottery (1-2pm | 201)
Sep 16 Fri Add/Drop Deadline for MFA Classes
Oct 6 Thu All-student Meeting and Student Artist Council (SAC) Elections (1-2pm | Wilkinson Hall)
Oct 19 Wed MFA Thesis I Midterm Critiques (2:30-5pm)
Oct 21 Fri Midterm Grades Due
Oct 24 Mon Take Home a Nude | Sotheby’s
Nov 12 Sat MFA Open House
Nov 17 Thu MFA Thesis I Midyear Critique Lottery (1pm | 201)
Nov 23 Wed Evening classes canceled
Nov 24-27 Thu-Sun Thanksgiving Break (no classes | building closed)
Nov 30 Wed MFA Thesis I Group Critiques (2:30-5pm)
Dec 9 Fri Deck the Walls
Dec 16 Fri Last Day of MFA Classes
Dec 16 Fri Final Grades Due
Dec 19-21 Mon-Wed MFA Thesis I Midyear Critiques
Dec 23-Jan 2 Winter Break(building closed)

MFA Academic Calendar  |  Spring 2017

Jan 2-15 Winter Recess
(regular building hours | reduced Library hours | studios open)
Jan 16 Tue Martin Luther King Day (building closed)
Jan 17  Tue First Day of CFA & MFA Classes
Jan 18  Wed MFA Thesis II Group Critiques (2:30-5pm | Wilkinson Hall)
Jan 21 Wed Academy Open House
Jan 26  Thu MFA Master Class Lottery (1-2pm | 201)
Feb 20  Mon  President’s Day (regular building hours | classes in session)
Mar 1 Wed MFA Thesis II Midterm Critiques (2:30-5pm)
Mar 3 Fri Midterm Grades Due
Mar 4-12 Sat-Sun Spring Break (regular building hours | reduced Library hours)
Mar 18 Sat MFA Open House
Mar 22 Wed Final MFA Thesis Papers Due
Apr 3 Mon Tribeca Ball
Apr 12 Wed MFA Thesis II Group Critiques (2:30-5pm)
Apr 13 Thu MFA Thesis II Final Critique Lottery (1pm | 201)
Apr 16 Sun Easter (building closed)
Apr 21 Fri MFA Open Studios
May 3-5 Wed-Fri MFA Thesis II Final Critiques
May 10 Wed MFA Thesis Exhibition Drop off
May 12 Fri Last Day of Spring CFA & MFA Classes; Final Grades
May 16 Tue 2017 MFA Thesis Exhibition Opening (6-8pm)
May 17 Wed 2017 Commencement Rehearsal (4pm)
May 18 Thu 2017 Commencement (3pm)
May 27 Sat 2017 MFA Thesis Exhibition Closes
May 27-28 Sat-Sun Spring Studio Move-out
May 29  Mon Memorial Day (building closed)

Please Note: Monday Classes must schedule 1 make-up sessions (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)