Wizards of the Coast updated their retailer information for the Magic: The Gathering Strixhaven: School of Mages set which will officially release on April 23.

The Strixhaven: School of Mages Prerelease Packs are slightly different than more recent set packs, and bear a similarity to what they once did with guilds in the Ravnica sets (see " 'Magic: The Gathering Ravnica Allegiance' Products and Dates").  Instead of guilds, these packs are centered around the five colleges (see " Wizards of the Coast Releases Initial Product Details on 'Magic: The Gathering' 'Strixhaven: School of Mages'") with one of the six boosters being a College Booster. Each pack comes with 5 Strixhaven: School of Mages Draft Boosters, a Strixhaven: School of Mages College Booster, a foil promo-stamped R/M card from Strixhaven: School of Mages, a MTG Arena code card (in select regions), and a Spindown life counter. These cases will also come in cartons of 20 packs instead of the usual 18.

Along with the information on prerelease packs, WotC also updated their dates for specific retailer events:

Strixhaven: School of Mages Season: April 23–July 16, 2021 (12 weeks)

Scheduling Opens: February 1

Distributor Selection Deadline: February 13

Promo Pack Allocations Set: February 13

Digital Marketing Assets Wave 1: February 18 (Download Now)

Digital Marketing Assets Wave 2: March 22

Kits Delivered (North America and Latin America): March 8

Kits Delivered (Europe, Japan, and Asia-Pacific): April 9–April 13

Buy-a-Box Promos and Promo Packs Delivered: April 9–April 13

Prerelease Dates: April 16–April 22

Set Release: April 23

Launch Party: April 23–April 25

Friday Night Magic: April 23–July 2

Commander Nights: April 23–July 8

For more information on Magic: The Gathering products, check out the calendar (see "'Magic: The Gathering' Release Calendar for 2020/2021").