March 27, 2020 - STUDENT UPDATE
March 27, 2020
As a result of the decision to deliver all classes online for the rest of the semester, PNCA is planning to issue prorated refunds of studio fees to both BFA and MFA students who had studios as part of their programs.
While the details are still being worked out, the refunds will cover the period of time from March 20 through the end of the semester (May 17). Once we have a better understanding of how COVID-19 may affect our summer operations, we will provide more information on summer access to studios.
Additionally, all students using PNCA’s payment plan system have been offered extensions on their payments. We hope the extra time will help students weather this economic crisis and still be able to register for fall classes.
Student Activity Fees will not be refunded, as Student Council and the Graduate
Council are still active and the fees comprise their budgets, but the councils can still determine how they wish to use their remaining funds to benefit students. The Technology Fee also will not be refunded, as it is being used to support the student experience during this highly unusual and demanding time.
We are doing our best to provide concrete answers and solutions as quickly as possible. Until further information is available, students with any questions or concerns should reach out to Student Life at firstname.lastname@example.org or Technology at email@example.com.
Oregon’s Sculptor, Lee Kelly BFA ‘59, passed away on March 28, 2022, at age 89.
Pacific Northwest College of Art is offering an affordable and accessible option for transfer students who want to earn a BFA degree.
We are pleased to announce that Jennifer Cole has accepted our offer to become the next dean of the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), effective March 2022, and delighted that she will hold Willamette’s first named deanship, recognizing a generous new gift from Jordan D. Schnitzer.
Willamette University and the Pacific Northwest College of Art today finalized their merger, officially making the Northwest’s oldest school of art and design an integral part of the region’s leading liberal arts university.
Schnitzer family's $2M gift to support Willamette University/Pacific Northwest College of Art merger
Willamette will launch a search soon to retain a nationally recognized educator and leader in art and design to serve as PNCA’s new dean. This $2 million gift from the late Arlene Schnitzer will create the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer PNCA Dean’s Initiative Fund, and provide the new PNCA Dean with resources to test new initiatives, facilitate collaboration between the PNCA and Willamette faculties, and more. Please enjoy this video to learn more about this generous gift.