Pre-College Summer Session Campus Life


"The program is awesome. I loved getting to meet new people who share similar interests with me, bonding with my roommates, and getting a small taste of college life. I highly recommend that students go again a second year, considering how much fun the program is."
—2013 Graduate


The Pre-College Summer Session is a fully immersive arts education. As such, students reside on the MCAD campus throughout the duration of the program. It is through this sharing of experiences with fellow students and trained residence assistants that students receive the most from their time here. It is also most representative of their future college experiences, during which time they will be required to balance the excitement of independent living with the work that it takes to be a successful art student and, by extension, a successful artist. Living on campus is required of all students.

Each student shares a furnished room with up to three roommates in one of MCAD’s on-campus, single-gender apartment buildings. Trained residential advisors live in the buildings and are available to assists students during the day and night. Students are supervised at all times, including during off-campus excursions. Any other departures from campus require the authorization of a parent, even for those students who are eighteen years of age.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided by MCAD’s cafeteria, and special consideration is given to students with specific dietary needs.

To explore on-campus living at MCAD, visit MCAD Housing and Dining.