Alumni Benefits

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MCAD alumni are part of what makes our institution great. We are committed to providing resources and benefits from the day you graduate on through your entire life.

Alumni Events

MCAD alumni are more active than ever before. There are a number of events to get involved in. Take advantage of a lifelong learning opportunity, a critique with your fellow alumni, or a volunteer program. New events are always being planned by the Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Tuition Discounts

Children of MCAD alumni who have completed an undergraduate degree program receive $8,000 over four years ($2,000 per year) for undergraduate academic programs when enrolled full-time. Read an interview with a Legacy Scholarship recipient. Alumni also receive discounts on non-credit continuing education courses, including the weekly life-drawing co-op.

Pre-College Summer Session Discounts

Children of degreed MCAD alumni receive $275 off the Pre-College Summer Session, a two-week residential program for high school students.

Insurance Programs

  • Health insurance: Alumni are eligible for a special group discount on short- and long-term health insurance through Meyer and Associates.
  • Life Insurance: Long-term protection with great rates and fantastic features. Coverage is available to $1 million from Meyer and Associates.
  • Dental insurance: Alumni and their families have their choice from more than 30 national and regional discount dental plans.

Campus Access

Take advantage of the already-discounted supplies and material at MCAD’s Art Cellar, or use the resources and materials of MCAD's library for a $20 annual fee.


In addition to networking at alumni events, finding fellow MCAD alumni on Facebook and Twitter is a great way to network online.

Art Sale Participation

Participation is open to all graduates of the past five years.

Career Services

Alumni have full access to the resources and services available through MCAD Career Services. In addition to listing professional opportunities online, they help alumni with career development by:

  • Creating job-seeking and networking strategies
  • Reviewing resumes, cover letters, and portfolios
  • Offering practice interviews and other assistance

The career services office also helps professionals connect with students and alumni for jobs, internships, or freelance opportunities. Register at or contact 612.874.3721 or


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Volunteer Opportunities

The MCAD Alumni Association seeks volunteers for mentoring, new student recruitment, and other opportunities to assist with events and programs. Contact alumni relations for more information.

MCAD Alumni Association Board of Directors

Representing the diversity and scope of MCAD alumni, the Alumni Association Board of Directors is an active and committed group of volunteers who work to support and develop programs that benefit alumni and the college.

MCAD Email Address

Your MCAD email address will stay active for twelve months after you graduate. If you need assistance or have any questions please email

Support the Art Cellar

When you purchase any item from Amazon by clicking through the link on the Art Cellar blog Amazon will donate 6% of the purchase to MCAD.


Alumni Resource Guide

This comprehensive guide lists ways for alumni to learn, network, and find support as they move from the world of student to professional.