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MCAD provides assistance to students in several ways. Among them are the following.

Academic Advising

All students at MCAD are assigned an advisor to assist them in choosing classes appropriate to their degree program and personal goals.

Special problems and unusual circumstances should be referred to the Academic Advising staff in the Student Affairs Office.

Jen Zuccola, Dean of Students, Student Affairs
Morrison Building, Room 107
612.874.3738
Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.


Career Development

The mission of the Career Development Office is to enable every student to develop satisfying and meaningful careers after college, with the skills and experiences gained in the classroom.

The Career Development Office offers a variety of services, including assistance with resumes, cover letters, portfolios and internship placement. It also houses a valuable resource library and regularly informs students of job postings.

Director of Career Development
Morrison Building, Room 118
612.874.3721
careers@mcad.edu
Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.


Counseling Psychologist

No problem is too big or small, and psychological services are free and confidential. If you’re feeling stressed, depressed and anxious, or experiencing challenges with relationships, family, chemical use, or academics, we encourage you to make an appointment with our on-campus psychologist.

The psychologist may also refer students to other mental health professionals outside of MCAD when necessary.

Beth A. Stockinger, Counseling Psychologist
Morrison Building, Room 204
612.874.3776


International Student Advising

The international student advisor helps international students adjust to the college and to American culture.

This person handles all immigration requirements and serves as a liaison between the United States Department of Homeland Security and MCAD's foreign students. In addition, the coordinator can act as intermediary between the student and other offices at the college, aiding in communication and guidance.

Brittany Nelson, International Student Advisor
Morrison Building, Room 107
612.874.3628
Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.


Learning Center

The Learning Center provides interdisciplinary support for all MCAD students, including face-to-face and online tutoring, an online writing and learning lab (MCAD OWLL), small and large group workshops, and in-class presentations, as well as accommodation services for students with disabilities. The Learning Center works with students to make them better learners and prioritizes equal access and opportunity for all students.

Timothy Gardner, Learning Center Director
LA Wing, Morrison Building
612.874.3842
Tutoring: Monday–Thursday, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. and 6:00–9:00 p.m.; Friday, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.; Sunday, 4:00–9:00 p.m.


Disability Accommodation

Persons with disabilities have a right to equal opportunity as prescribed by law. MCAD is responsible for and dedicated to creating a barrier-free environment while empowering students to grow toward independence and self-assertion. Take note, though, that it is the individual student’s responsibility to make their needs known and request assistance.

MCAD offers reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access for students who self-disclose a documented disability. Support services for students with disabilities are managed through Disability Services, located within the Learning Center.

Timothy Gardner, Learning Center Director
LA Wing, Morrison Building
612.874.3842
Hours: Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. or by appointment


Peer Mentor Program

The Peer Mentor Program provides first-year MCAD students with a mentor and a small cohort of fellow first-year students to aid in the transition to college and give support in the areas of time management, study skills, technology, financial literacy, and more.

Peer Mentors are current students in good academic and social standing who have experience as successful leaders at MCAD. Through regular meetings and communication, mentors provide new students with a pathway to success at the college and support towards graduation to reach their academic and personal goals.

Peer Mentor Coordinator
learning_center@mcad.edu
LA Wing, Morrison Building
612.874.3671
Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. or by appointment


Student Activities

MCAD students are part of an active, fun campus community. From clubs and events to leadership and fitness opportunities, you'll never run out of exciting things to do.

Brett Smith, Assistant Director, Student Activities
Morrison Building, Room 104
612.874.3509
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.