Good morning, MCAD. You can wake up now.

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Don’t expect to see much at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design if you arrive in the “early” morning.

I’m there by 8 a.m. to meet spokesman Rob Davis and student Anthony Warnick.

Talk about quiet. Where are all the students scurrying bleary-eyed to their classes?

Not gonna happen here. The halls are empty , and Warnick says they won’t really start filling until 10 or 11.

He explains:

“Most of the students are night owls and will be busy till 3 in the morning. It’s definitely different from most schools, and MCAD is different from a lot of schools in that the facilities are open 24 hours a day.”

I have traumatic freshman memories of struggling to arrive on time to my 8 a.m. German class at the University of Georgia, so this sounds like student heaven to me.