Check in with Your Instructors

As we near the end of the semester, it’s always a good idea to check in with your instructors on your progress in their course. Maybe there are assignments you have questions about, or maybe there are assignments you still need to turn in. Either way, it never hurts to reach out if you have questions, especially if you were facing challenges at the midterm point. Your instructors are there to help you learn and grow as students and artists. They want to see you succeed.

Give Yourself Grace

This semester hasn’t been the easiest. We’re still navigating through many forms of change and as a community at MIAD, we understand why so many of us are feeling a sense of burnout. During these times, remember to give yourself grace and compassion. What does self-care look like to you? How can you nurture yourself as we approach the end of the semester? How can the upcoming break be used as a time to rest and reset? Reflecting on these questions might help you determine what you need at this moment. Sometimes, all we can do is take things one day at a time – one moment at a time.

Ask for Help if You Need It

If you find that you are struggling emotionally or academically, please reach out. Our student support staff as well as the staff in the Learning Resource Center are here to help make things lighter and easier for you. We want to help lift the weight off your shoulders.

Lindy Stein, Dean of Students:;
Jennifer Crandall, Associate Dean of Students:;
Ash Rotonto, Student Support Counselor:;
Pilar Joseph, Student Support Counselor:;
Matt Stricker, Housing Coordinator:;
Becky Skupien, Student Accessibility Coordinator:;
LRC Appointments: (we also accept walk-in appointments in RL 100 when a tutor is available)

For more information contact: Krystin Boyd,