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Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Campus Resources

Counseling and Wellness

The Counseling & Wellness Center offers programs promoting wellbeing throughout the academic year. Counseling is free short-term psychotherapy, evaluations, referrals, and other resources for students.


CONTACT • T: 617.879.7760 • F: 617.879.7769

2nd Floor of Kennedy Building

Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Emergency Drop-in Hours: Monday - Friday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm



The primary purpose of the MassArt Counseling Services is to enhance the ability of students to develop their creative, intellectual, and emotional potential in order to have a successful college experience.


We consider it a sign of strength when a student decides to seek counseling. We believe that the process of counseling can result in an individual gaining insights, new skills, and personal growth to help them navigate the challenges of college life and beyond.


Counseling is a collaborative relationship between a client and a mental health professional that is trained to help clients to understand and change thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.


Clients often experience a wide range of emotions during the counseling sessions. At times this can be overwhelming but, if the individual works closely with the counselor, it is generally found to be fulfilling and will provide relief by talking about difficult topics.


Students come to us during times of crisis and intense stress when their usual supports or coping skills are not working. Sometimes students come in who have less pressing concerns - such as a roommate conflict or difficulty with an academic subject. We welcome all students and try to provide an initial session as swiftly as possible.



Want to talk to someone on the phone after our office is closed? Trained volunteers are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week to provide support and assistance. Visit or call 877.870.HOPE (4673).


Not comfortable talking on the phone? provides free, 24 hour emotional support by text. Text 741741 when you are in crisis and need to talk. A live, trained counselor will respond promptly and be available to provide support and assistance.


If there is an emergency that requires immediate assistance, call MassArt Public Safety at 617.879.7800.




Commuter Programs, located in the Office of Student Development, seeks to aid our commuter students in learning about the variety of resources on and off campus. The program provides resources and programming to help students become active participants in campus life and contributing members of their community.



Be an active and informed member of the MassArt community. Participate in college activities is a great way to meet people and get involved at MassArt. Keep informed of daily events and activities by accessing the events calendar. Check your MassArt email account for valuable information including campus wide announcements. It is essential for commuter students to have an active College email account. Remember, College officials who may need to contact you will not have access to personal email addresses. Don’t take a chance on missing out; check your MassArt Gmail account every day!



Get to know your professors, staff members in Student Development, your work study supervisor, etc. they are important campus connections. Make sure to tell a faculty or staff member about obstacles associated with your commuting lifestyle that could impact classroom performance.



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The order form for the Spring 2020 (January 1, 2020 - May 31, 2020) discounted T-Pass is due with payment by Thursday, December 12, 2019.




Optum Student Health Services at Massachusetts College of Art and Design is located on the second floor of the Tree House Residential Hall, 578 Huntington Avenue.


Services provided: urgent care, wellness care, screening for STIs, immunizations, laboratory, contraception, pap smears/well woman exams, travel medicine/counseling, pregnancy testing, club sports/clearance physicals.


Optum will bill students’ insurance plans for all services rendered. Students must present their MassArt student ID cards and their health insurance cards at every appointment, just as they do when accessing their doctor’s office at home.



Optum Student Health Services is open from Monday-Friday from 9:00am - 6:00pm with walk in availability up to an hour before closing.


Appointments at Optum Student Health Services may be made in person or by calling 617.879.5220.





MassArt Supply and Bookstore is located on the first floor of the Kennedy Building. The shop offers a complete line of professional art supplies, new and used textbooks, course material, apparel, fan gear, gifts, and other college items. Books can also be ordered online.



Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 6:30pm

Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm

Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Reduced hours between semesters and holidays. Call 617.739.4770 for more information.



Colleges of the Fenway students, faculty, and staff can purchase Apple computers and software at Educational pricing.