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Important Dates & Policies

Fall Semester 2018

September 4

Classes Begin

September 18

Last Day to Drop a Class

October 8

Indigenous People's Day (University Holiday): No Classes

October 9

Substitute Monday Schedule for Tuesday

November 12

Veteran's Day (University Holiday): No Classes

November 21

University Holiday: No Classes

November 22

Thanksgiving (University Holiday): No Classes

November 23

University Holiday: No Classes

December 17

Last Day of Classes

Spring Semester 2019

November 15

Spring Registration Opens

January 16

Classes Begin

January 21

Martin Luther King Day (University Holiday): No Classes

January 23

Last Day to Drop Classes for a Refund. Substitute Monday Schedule for Wednesday

February 18

President's Day (University Holiday): No Classes

February 21

Substitute Monday Schedule for Thursday

March 16 - March 24

Spring Break: No Classes

April 15

Patriot's Day (University Holiday): No Classes

May 6

Last Day of Classes

Continuing Education Policies


The Student Accessibility Services office works with students to determine needs and create equal access through the provision and creation of reasonable individualized accommodations for all qualified students. To request accommodation for academic, sensory, or medical needs or those pertaining to any other disability, or if you have questions about physical access, please contact More information can be found on the or visit Student Accessibility Services website.


Building Hours:
Monday through Friday: 6:00 AM–11:00 PM
Saturdays and Sundays: 8:00 AM–8:00 PM

Studios that require monitors (photography darkroom, printmaking studio, metals, etc.) may have differing hours, which will be posted in the studio.

A student ID or a government-issued ID are needed to access the building at all times.


It is the responsibility of all students, when they are on school property, to adhere to the school's verbal or written health and safety instructions and guidelines, found here


Students taking a semester-length course will receive a Tufts University student ID. Please contact with questions about ID cards. 


Visit Tufts Emergency Weather Closing Information or call 617-627-4636 for the latest information on Tufts University weather closings. If daytime classes are canceled, evening classes are also canceled.


Students can reserve lockers online through SMFA Student Affairs here.


There is metered street on several streets near the school. There is also a garage and an outdoor lot with entrances on Museum Road. We do not validate parking.

The school is accessible via subway and bus. Our building is located a block away from the Green Line E train T stop "Museum of Fine Arts", and from bus stops that run along Huntington Avenue.


Teachers who successfully complete courses are eligible to receive Professional Development Points (PDPs). Up to 45 PDPs can be earned by taking a course.


Students who wish to withdraw must do so before the second class meeting in order to receive a full refund. To drop a class, please log in to your account here.

Once logged in select “my enrollment history” from the left side nav. Under “enrolled courses" you should see the course you wish to drop. On the right side next to the course is a button “request drop”. Click “request drop” and this will initiate the process of dropping the class and issuing a refund to the card you used to pay. Please monitor your credit card statement for your refund, which you should see within 2 weeks.


Continuing Education students have access to SMFA's W. Van Alan Clark Jr. Library and the MFA’s William Morris Hunt Memorial Library at Horticultural Hall. The two libraries have combined holdings that total more than 320,000 items. Together, they reflect the strengths of the MFA collections in Art of Asia, Oceania, and Africa; Art of the Americas; Art of the Ancient World; Art of Europe; Musical Instruments; Prints, Drawings and Photographs; and Textile and Fashion Arts, as well as the SMFA library collections emphasizing post-1960 art, DVD film and animation and theoretical texts.


Semester-long courses cost $975. This rate also applies to certificate students. There is a different rate for visiting undergraduate students who wish to take a course for college credit. Please contact for information about college credit, or about discount rates for alumni and community members. 

Tuition is higher for courses taken during the summer session. For more information please see our course list

Some classes require materials fees, please consult the course description or check with your instructor. 


Students may request an official transcript of the SMFA courses they have taken from the Tufts Registrar's Office website.