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FALL 2020 MCAD HOUSING MOVE-IN APPOINTMENT

Housing move-in appointments will be available 9:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 19 through Saturday, August 22 and 9:00 a.m.-2:15 p.m. on Sunday, August 23. Appointments will be every 45 minutes. Roommates’ move-in appointments will not be scheduled at the same time or back to back. 

Please call your RA (see below) to arrange an appointment. If your RA is unable to answer, leave a message with your name and number and they will return your call.

ARRIVAL/MOVE-IN PROCESS

When you arrive on campus at your scheduled move-in time, go directly to the unloading area for your building (see map and directions below) and call your RA’s cell number. Your RA will come outside to meet you. 

We ask that you arrive on time and make every effort to finish unloading your vehicle and remove it from that unloading area within your 45-minute time slot. 

You may have up to three guests assist you with moving your belongings into your apartment. After moving the vehicle(s) out of the unloading area, guests are allowed to be in the apartment for up to one hour beyond the 45-minute move-in time slot.

It is imperative that you and your guests wear face masks, use the hand sanitizer at building entrances, and follow other posted safety protocols at all times. Additional safety measures for move-in day are being considered. The Minnesota Department of Health and/or the CDC may impose requirements as well. We will keep you posted as this develops. 

After unloading, students new to the College should go to MCAD Public Safety office at the front of the Main Building to have their student ID card made. Access to the Main Building is available from the parking lot. Your student ID will function as the key to your dorm building. (Your apartment key will also open the dorm building doors for a temporary period.)

APARTMENT LAYOUTS / ARRANGEMENTS

Apartments are set up so that there are no shared bedrooms. There will be a personal work/sleep space with a bed, dresser, and drawing table in each bedroom and living room. (Remember to bring your own drawing table chair.) The expectation is that the furniture will remain arranged this way. Residents moving into unfurnished apartments are also expected to arrange their furniture in this same way.

BUILDING 150
150 E. 26th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Katelynn Van Dusseldorp, apartment #2A
Phone: 605-295-0427
Email: katelynn_vandusseldorp@mcad.edu
MOVE-IN DIRECTIONS: Enter campus via the intersection of Third Avenue South and 25th Street (between the Children’s Theatre building and the Mia parking ramp). Proceed west into the lot and park directly in front of building 150.

BUILDING 148
148 E. 26th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Beta DeFlorian, apartment #102
Phone: 608-797-8555
Email: beta_deflorian@mcad.edu
MOVE-IN DIRECTIONS: Enter campus via the intersection of Second Avenue South and 26th Street. Proceed north through the main MCAD parking lot and park on the right side of the sidewalk directly in front of building 148.

BUILDING 146
146 E. 26th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Ashley Nichols, apartment #102
Phone: 612-751-4546
ashley_nichols@mcad.edu
MOVE-IN DIRECTIONS: Enter campus via the intersection of Second Avenue South and 26th Street. Proceed north through the main MCAD parking lot and park on the right side of the sidewalk directly in front of building 146.

BUILDING 144
144 E. 26th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404
RA: Oliver Johnson, apartment #102
Phone: 612-770-0087
Email: oliver_johnson@mcad.edu
MOVE-IN DIRECTIONS: Enter campus via the intersection of Second Avenue South and 26th Street. Proceed north through the main MCAD parking lot and park on the right side of the sidewalk directly in front of building 144.

BUILDING 2537
2537 Stevens Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55404
RA: Manny Zeglin, apartment #7
Phone: 507-210-0675
Email: manny_zeglin@mcad.edu
MOVE-IN DIRECTIONS: From Stevens Avenue, proceed around the 2537 building to the rear parking area right next to the building. Park in a spot adjacent to the building near the rear (east) entrance of building 2537.

BUILDING 2540—Apartments 101-204
2540 Third Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55404
RA: Erica Williams, apartment #103
Phone: 218-269-2110
Email: erica_williams176@mcad.edu
MOVE-IN DIRECTIONS: Enter 2540’s rear parking lot via the driveway between 2540 and the Mia parking ramp. Park near the rear (west) entrance of building 2540. Do not park near the 2550 building at the south side of the 2540 lot.

BUILDING 2540—Apartments 205-307
2540 Third Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55404
RA: Abigail Cooper, apartment #304
Phone: 616-915-8971
Email: abigail_cooper@mcad.edu
MOVE-IN DIRECTIONS: Enter 2540’s rear parking lot via the driveway between 2540 and the Mia parking ramp. Park near the rear (west) entrance of building 2540. Do not park near the 2550 building at the south side of the 2540 lot.

BUILDING 2550
2550 Third Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55404
RA: Aaron Panaligan, apartment #106
Phone: 952-220-5528
Email: aaron_panaligan@mcad.edu
MOVE-IN DIRECTIONS: Enter Building 2540’s rear parking lot via the driveway between 2540 and the Mia parking ramp. Park at the south side of the 2540 lot, nearest the rear (west) entrance of building 2550. 

MOVE-IN MAP (PDF)

 

Important Dates 

Fall 2020
June 1**Priority Deadline for housing applications
Mid-JuneHousing assignment notifications sent via email
August 19–23Students’ residential move-in days by assigned, staggered times
August 24–28Orientation

**Due to the ongoing concerns regarding the Covid-19 pandemic and the impact to the admission cycle, the May 1 deadlines have been extended to June 1.


Required Application Materials

  1. Online Housing Application
  2. Lead-Based Paint Brochure and Disclosure
  3. $350 Housing Commitment Deposit (payable online)

You must read the Lead-Based Paint Disclosure and submit both the housing application and the housing deposit for your housing application to be complete.


The Application Procedure

If you would like to live on campus, you must complete and submit the housing application. Once submitted, the housing application binds you to the terms and conditions contained in the Housing Contract. If your application is not accepted and you are not assigned campus housing, the Housing Contract shall be null and void. You must submit the $350 housing commitment deposit when you apply for campus housing.

MCAD usually receives more applications than there are housing spaces available. Priority for space is given to international students and new full-time students whose housing applications, housing commitment deposits, and tuition deposits have been received by June 1** for fall semester or November 1 for spring semester. Priority within the new student category may be given to those under the age of twenty-four. Priority for remaining space is given to returning first-year and sophomore students. Returning junior and senior students obtain eligibility to live on campus via a lottery held in early April. Depending on demand, a lottery may not be required, in which case all who apply on time will receive assignments. Some categories of students may be precluded from the lottery and may not have the opportunity to live on campus.

New students whose housing applications, housing commitment deposits, or tuition deposits are received after June 1** for fall semester will be placed on a waiting list. (Priority on the waiting list is given to new and returning students from outside the seven-county Minneapolis–St. Paul metropolitan area.) Students applying for spring semester housing will be assigned space as cancellations for spring semester occur. There is typically plenty of availability for spring semester. (Students may apply for college housing before paying their tuition deposit to the college, but may lose assigned space if they have not paid the tuition deposit by July 1 for the fall semester or January 1 for the spring semester.)

Priority for specific apartment requests is based on the number of semesters a student has lived in MCAD housing (summer is also considered a semester for this purpose). Students who have lived on campus longest have the first choice of specific apartments. Final decisions are at the discretion of the housing office.

Every year there is a high demand for private apartments/bedrooms. These options are very limited and students should prepare to not have this type of unit. The majority of incoming students receive a one-bedroom/two-person, a one-bedroom/three-person, or a two-bedroom/four-person assignment. Spaces in these shared units are negotiated between roommates.

Additional information on housing-assignment procedures, waiting lists, and priority systems is detailed in the MCAD Housing Handbook. For students who choose to withdraw from housing, the commitment deposit is refundable prior to July 1 for the fall academic semester by emailing the MCAD Housing Office. If you have questions, please contact housing@mcad.edu or 612.874.3780.


Housing Assignment Notification

Fall semester housing assignment notices will be emailed to applicants by early June. Spring semester housing assignment notices will be emailed to applicants in early- to mid-December.


Housing Costs

On-Campus HousingPer SemesterPer Year
Housing DepositN/A$350
Apartment Rental (per student, per 2020/21 academic year)
  • $8,560 Efficiency/One-Person Furnished
  • $8,020 Efficiency/One-Person Unfurnished
  • $4,700 Efficiency/Two-Person Furnished
  • $4,370 Efficiency/Two-Person Unfurnished
  • $5,980 One-Bedroom/Two-Person Furnished
  • $5,210 One-Bedroom/Two-Person Unfurnished
  • $4,250 One-Bedroom/Three-Person Furnished
  • $3,680 One-Bedroom/Three-Person Unfurnished
  • $8,950 Small One-Bedroom/One-Person Furnished
  • $8,250 Small One-Bedroom/One-Person Unfurnished
  • $5,400 Two-Bedroom/Three-Person Furnished
  • $4,920 Two-Bedroom/Three-Person Unfurnished
  • $4,700 Two-Bedroom/Four-Person Furnished
  • $4,370 Two-Bedroom/Four-Person Unfurnished
  • $7,280 Small Two-Bedroom/Two-Person Furnished
  • $6,500 Small Two-Bedroom/Two-Person Unfurnished
$1,840-$4,475*$3,680-$8,950*


Learn about furnished and unfurnished housing options

*Rental charges for student apartments vary based on type of unit, number of occupants, and whether the unit is furnished or unfurnished. Listed apartment rental charge is per student and includes internet service and all utilities, except long-distance phone service. Contact the housing office at 612.874.3780 for more information.


What to Bring/Not Bring

For your desk

  • art supplies
  • chair or stool
  • extension cords, power strips
  • lamp, non-halogen light bulbs
  • quarters and laundry detergent

For your kitchen

  • cleaning supplies
  • dishes, cups, utensils
  • microwave
  • pots and pans
  • storage containers

For the bathroom

  • medicine
  • towels
  • manicure set
  • toilet paper

For your room/life:

  • bedding for twin standard mattress
  • bike
  • decor
  • wastebasket
  • winter clothing
  • extra blankets

What NOT to bring:

  • 2.4 GHz cordless phones
  • wireless routers and access points (including but not limited to Apple TimeCapsule and MiFi-style devices)
  • halogen lamps
  • anything that produces an open flame (including incense burners)
  • space heaters
  • window air conditioners
  • weapons of any type (real or imitation)
  • hoverboards
  • waterbeds
  • pets
  • thin extension cords (heavy-duty surge-protected power strips are okay)
  • found furniture (bed bug risk)

Housing During Breaks

MCAD Housing is open during all breaks throughout the academic year (i.e., winter break and spring break). Residents do not need to vacate their apartment at these times.


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