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Important Dates & Policies

Fall 2017

August 7

Online course registration opens

SEPTEMBER 5

CE fall classes begin - see individual course description for course dates

SEPTEMBER 11-17

Classes may be added or dropped prior to the 2nd class meeting

OCTOBER 9

Indigenous People’s Day. University holiday; NO CLASSES

NOVEMBER 10

Veterans’ Day; NO CLASSES

NOVEMBER 22, 23, 24

Thanksgiving holiday. University Holiday; NO CLASSES

DECEMBER 18

Last day of Classes

Spring 2018

November 15

Online registration opens

January 19

CE classes begin - see individual course descriptions for course dates

January 24 - 30

Classes may be added or dropped prior to the 2nd class meeting

February 19

Presidents' Day. University holiday; NO CLASSES

February 22

Special schedule; Monday classes held on Thursday

March 17

Spring break; NO CLASSES

March 26

Classes resume

April 16

Patriot's Day. University Holiday; NO CLASSES

April 30

Last day of CE Classes


Continuing Education Policies

ACCESSIBILITY AND ACCOMMODATION

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 accessibility@tufts.edu. More information can be found on the or visit Student Accessibility Services website.

FACILITY ACCESS AND HOURS

Monday through Friday: 8:00 AM–11:00 PM
Saturdays and Sundays: 9:00 AM–9:00 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.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

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

ID CARDS

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

WEATHER CLOSINGS

Visit emergency.tufts.edu/weather/closing or call 617-627-4636 for the latest information on Tufts University weather closings. If daytime classes are canceled, evening classes are also canceled.

LOCKERS

Students can reserve lockers online through SMFA Student Affairs here.

PARKING AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

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.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT POINTS

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

REFUNDS AND WITHDRAWALS

For courses: Students who wish to withdraw must request this in writing via email to smfaCE@tufts.edu before the second class meeting in order to receive a full refund.

For workshops: Students who drop a workshop by emailing smfaCE@tufts.edu before the first day of the workshop will receive a full refund. There is no refund once the workshop has started.

Course Cancellations and Changes: SMFA reserves the right to cancel a course or workshop. If a suitable substitute course or workshop cannot be found, SMFA will refund all tuition and fees for the canceled workshop. SMFA also reserves the right to make changes in course scheduling, faculty, and course content.

SMFA AND MFA LIBRARIES

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.

TUITION & FEES

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 smfaCE@tufts.edu for information about college credit, or about discount rates for alumni and community members.

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

TRANSCRIPTS

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