Graduate Community

Job Opportunity, Campus Involvement, Orientation Updates, & Reminders!

July 18, 2019

Job Opportunity! Graduate Program Manager!



The Program Manager (PM) is a part-time, 8-10 hour per week student staff member in the Center for Student Engagement. Program Managers are hired for a 1-year commitment. This position is responsible for assisting the office with implementing graduate student programs, as well as the design and implementation of campus programs.  The purpose of the Graduate Program Managers is to build community across departments within the graduate student community. The Center for Student Engagement employs 2 Graduate PMs per year, who are expected to work together as a cohesive programming group. The PMs report to the Center for Student Engagement, and will be supervised by the Director of the Center for Student Engagement. 

Graduate PMs will help to plan Pie Party, the Grad Picnic, and a series of Graduate Pop-Up Events. PMs will be compensated with a stipend of $1,800 per academic year, and the position begins in mid-August.

Apply here through Workday!   *Applications due by August 5th!*

Just create an account using your MICA email 

Questions? Email Karol Martinez, Director of the Center for Student Engagement, at


*Keep checking the MICA Student Position career website for new job postings!*






GradEx - Student Organization Opportunity



GradEx is a student organization dedicated to providing graduate students with opportunities for solo and group exhibitions. GradEx meets regularly throughout the year to plan for solo and group exhibitions both on and off campus. GradEx is looking for new members this Fall! An open call for upcoming exhibition opportunities this year will be coming soon.





National Art Education Association (NAEA) Student Chapter


The MICA NAEA Student Chapter is a student-led organization that strives to foster relationships within the MICA community, the Art Education community, and the surrounding Baltimore/ Maryland community. We advocate for arts education at MICA and in the local community. This includes a mentoring network called Generation Next: Empowering Future Leaders, where we actively seek to make greater connections among undergraduate and graduate students who express interests in art education while working with Baltimore City youth. The NAEA Student Chapter also provides different learning opportunities, which help support professional development for future art educators.





MICA Taiwan Student Association


MICA Taiwan Student Association aims to share and celebrate our culture with the MICA community. We want to support international students' MICA experience and relationships with Baltimore. Furthermore, to build a safe and welcoming space for students to talk about their own culture and identity, and make connections to facilitate potential collaborations.

Check out The Center for Student Engagement page on for more information and a full menu of student organizations! 





Parking Permits Reminder!


MICA Parking Permit 

Parking in the College lots requires a parking permit (available from Campus Safety). Parking is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please display your parking permit on the lower driver side windshield. The purchase of a parking permit does not guarantee a parking space, but students who arrive early generally park without difficulty. Students must be in a campus building while parked on campus. With the exception of the Founders Green lot, overnight parking on campus is not permitted. These lots are not attended, so cars should be locked. Maryland Institute College of Art is not responsible for damage to vehicles kept on the lot or for the theft of valuables left in cars. For more information about parking lots, parking passes, and parking policies visit here  or contact Campus Safety at 410-225-2355. 

To obtain or renew a parking permit, please fill out this ONLINE PERMIT REQUEST  from Campus Safety.  You may also go to the Campus Safety Office at 1501 W. Mt. Royal Avenue during business hours (7:30am - 3:30pm).  You may pick up your permit from Campus Safety where you must sign a permit application. 


Off Campus Residents - Baltimore City Residential Parking Permit 

Baltimore City signs are posted regulating on street parking.  Please take the time to read these signs as they vary from block to block. 

If this service is offered in your neighborhood, students who live off-campus may obtain a Baltimore City Resident Parking Permit.  You must have a valid student ID, proof of residence (a lease, notarized letter from your landlord, utility bill, etc.), your driver's license, car registration, and tag number.

Please note: If you do not have your own motor vehicle insurance policy, and if the motor vehicle is not registered under your name, you will need a notarized letter from whomever has insured the vehicle with permission to have the car in Baltimore before the city will issue you a parking permit. (You may also have to go to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration to get an out-of-state registration permit if your car is not registered in Maryland.)

Residents who are new to a Residential Parking Permit area MUST APPLY FOR PERMITS IN-PERSON with all necessary documentation including vehicle registration and proof of residency at the Baltimore Parking Authority Office. 200 W. Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Most parking in the neighborhood surrounding MICA (Bolton Hill) is restricted to a two-hour time limit, as posted, unless you have an Area 3 Resident Permit. It is therefore recommended that students obtain a MICA Parking Permit.

For more information about Baltimore City Residential Parking Permits, contact the Baltimore City Office of Parking Permits, 443-573-2800.





Get Your MICA ID! Reminder! 


August 2, 2019 is the priority deadline to submit your digital photo for your MICARD (your student identification card). MICARDs are not guaranteed to be ready for students upon arrival to campus if submitted after the deadline. 

If you will live OFF CAMPUS: Your MICARD will be ready and waiting for you at Orientation Check-in on Tuesday, August 21. 

If you will live ON CAMPUS: This deadline is extra important for you. Collect your MICARD with your dorm room key when you arrive to your residence hall. You will have trouble accessing the dorm building without a MICARD.

Your MICA ID (MICARD) is your passport to campus. You'll use it to access buildings, resources, parking, and more!


New Students

Submit your digital photo for your MICARD (your student identification card) by ** Friday, August 2nd ** and your card will be ready and waiting for you when you arrive!

How do I submit my digital photo?

Don't be like Grumpy Cat Mona Lisa. Make sure your photo fits the requirements below! 


You can then send it as an attachment in an email to  Please send us:

  1. Your full name

  2. Please specify you are a Graduate student

  3. Where you will be living (i.e., Meyerhoff House or Off-Campus)

  4. Your date of birth


​​Returning Students

Bring your existing MICARD with you to campus. If you have lost your ID, please contact Campus Safety. You can visit their office in person to request a reissue.

​Campus Safety Office
1501 Mount Royal Avenue
Administrative office hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30am- 3:30pm





Flex Accounts Reminder!


Your MICARD is used for your identification, building access, meal plan, dining dollars and flex. Your first MICARD will be issued at your arrival or Orientation.

All current students have a Flex Account associated with their MICARD. The Flex account works like a debit card. Money must first be deposited before it can be spent.

Depositing to a FLEX account


Use your MICA credentials to sign in.

Email to transfer a credit balance from your student account to your flex account. Visit or call Student Accounts at 410-225-2356  to pay by cash, check or overseas credit/debit card. The Office of Student Accounts is located in the Bunting Center, Suite 240, 1300 W Mount Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217. Operating hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30pm to 5:00pm. 


Locations that accept FLEX dollars

Printing: Grad Lab

Bookstores: MICA College Store

* Dining: Meyerhoff Dining Hall, Café Doris, Java Corner, Glace Grill

Laundry Services: Meyerhoff, Founders Green, Gateway

Printing & Copying: Art Tech Center, Decker Library, Postal and Print

Vending Machines: All locations on MICA campus

On the Hill Cafe

​Brown Rice on Charles St.

Fines: Some departmental checkout locations. Inquire with each department

* Please visit the MICARD, Meal Plans and Flex page for information and pricing on meal plans.

Flex account funds never expire and can be used year round. The funds carry over from semester-to-semester, and can be used in the Summer. When a student graduates, withdraws, or takes a leave of absence, all funds that are in the flex account will be refunded back to the student within 90 days.