National Portfolio Days and SAIC Days

SAIC Days

SAIC Days are conducted in cities across the U.S. from September through November. These events are designed to provide information about our curriculum, scholarship opportunities, life on campus, and career development, as well as time for an in-depth review of your portfolio from one of our representatives.

National Portfolio Days (NPD)

National Portfolio Days (NPD) take place from September to January in locations across North America, and SAIC participates in all of them. Representatives from SAIC are ALWAYS available to provide 10-15 minute portfolio reviews of prospective students' work, and to speak about SAIC's curriculum. SAIC is proud to host National Portfolio Days for undergraduates in Chicago and New York.

Interview Days

Meet one-on-one with an admissions counselor in your area. This is an ideal opportunity for you to ask questions about the SAIC application process, receive feedback on your portfolio, and learn more about our unique, interdisciplinary curriculum. 

Events by State:

Arizona

Event Type Date and Time Address Host School RSVP
National Portfolio Day Saturday, September 21, 2019
11:00 a.m. –3:00 p.m.
Mesa Community College
1833 W. Southern Ave.
Mesa, AZ 85202
University of Arizona Meet with Us
Interview Day Tuesday, November 12, 2019
6:00 –8:00 p.m.
Galvanize - Phoenix
515 E. Grant St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
SAIC RSVP

West Territory Manager: Claire Spaulding
cspaul@saic.edu 
1.312.629.6154

California

Event Type Date and Time Address Host School RSVP
SAIC Day Saturday, September 21, 2019
12:00 –3:00 p.m.
Japanese American National Museum
100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
SAIC RSVP
SAIC Day Sunday, September 22, 2019 
12:00 –3:00 p.m.
The Century Club of California
1355 Franklin St. 
San Francisco, CA 94109
SAIC RSVP 
National Portfolio Day Saturday, November 9, 2019
12:00 –4:00 p.m.
Westin San Diego - Downtown 
400 W. Broadway 
San Diego, CA 92101
Laguna College of Art and Design Meet with Us
National Portfolio Day Sunday, November 10, 2019
12:00 –4:00 p.m..
Otis College of Art and Design
9045 Lincoln Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Otis College of Art and Design Meet with Us
National Portfolio Day Sunday, November 17, 2019
12:00 –4:00 p.m.
California College of the Arts
1111 8th St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
California College of the Arts Meet with Us
 

West Territory Manager: Claire Spaulding
cspaul@saic.edu 
1.312.629.6154

Colorado

Event Type Date and Time Address Host School RSVP
National Portfolio Day Saturday, October 5, 2019
12:00 –4:00 p.m.
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design 
1600 Pierce St.
Lakewood, CO 80214
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design Meet with Us
 
SAIC Day Sunday, October 27, 2019
12:00 –3:00 p.m.
Denver Art Museum 
100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.
Denver, CO 80204
SAIC RSVP

Midwest Territory Manager: Sheika Lugtu
slugtu@saic.edu
312.629.6100

Connecticut

Event Type Date and Time Address Host School RSVP
National Portfolio Day Saturday, October 12, 2019
12:00 –4:00 p.m.
Hartford Art School
200 Bloomfield Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06117
Hartford Art School Meet with Us
 

Northeast Territory Manager: Rachel Dorsey
rdorsey@saic.edu
312.520.9848

District of Columbia

Event Type Date and Time Address Host School RSVP
SAIC Day Sunday, September 22, 2019
12:00 –3:00 p.m.
District Architecture Center
421 7th St., NW
Washington, DC 20004
SAIC RSVP
National Portfolio Day Saturday, November 2, 2019
1:00 –5:00 p.m.
George Mason University
4515 Patriot Cir.
Fairfax, VA 22030
George Mason University Meet with Us
 

Southeast Territory Manager: Anna Trier
atrier1@saic.edu 
312.629.6125

Florida

Event Type Date and Time Address Host School RSVP
SAIC Day Sunday, October 13, 2019
12:00 –3:00 p.m.
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 St.
Cutler Bay, FL 33189
SAIC RSVP
National Portfolio Day Saturday, January 25, 2020
11:00 a.m. –3:00 p.m.
Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
245 Northeast 4th St., 2nd Floor
Miami, FL 33132
New World School of the Arts Meet with Us
 
National Portfolio Day Sunday, January 26, 2020
12:00 –4:00 p.m.
Ringling College of Art and Design
2700 N. Tamiami Tr.
Sarasota, FL 34234
Ringling College of Art and Design Meet with Us
 

South Territory Manager: Travis Tiblier
ttiblier@saic.edu
312.497.9850

Georgia

Event Type Date and Time Address Host School RSVP
National Portfolio Day Saturday, September 14, 2019
12:00 –4:00 p.m.
Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young Int'l Blvd. NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
Columbus College of Art & Design Meet with Us
SAIC Day Saturday, October 12, 2019
12:00 –3:00 p.m.
Woodruff Arts Center, Memorial Building
1280 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
SAIC RSVP
 

Southeast Territory Manager: Anna Trier
atrier1@saic.edu 
312.629.6125

Hawaii

Event Type Date and Time Address Host School RSVP
Interview Day Wednesday, October 23, 2019
6:00 –8:00 p.m.
BoxJelly
307a Kamani St.
Honolulu, HI 96713
SAIC RSVP
 

West Territory Manager: Claire Spaulding
cspaul@saic.edu 
1.312.629.6154

Illinois

Event Type Date and Time Address Host School RSVP
Saturday with SAIC Saturday, October 19, 2019
3:00 –6:00 p.m.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
280 S. Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60603
SAIC RSVP
National Portfolio Day* Sunday, October 20, 2019
10:00 a.m. –2:00 p.m.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
280 S. Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60603
SAIC RSVP
SAIC Day Sunday, November 3, 2019
12:00 –3:00 p.m.
Le Jardin at Cantigny Gardens
1S15 Winfield Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60189
SAIC RSVP
SAIC Day Sunday, November 3, 2019
12:00 –3:00 p.m.
The Grove Redfield Estate
1421 Milwaukee Ave.
Glenview, IL 60025
SAIC RSVP
 

*This National Portfolio Day event is on the SAIC campus

Illinois Territory Manager: Maribel Ang
mang@saic.edu 
312.629.6171

Indiana

Event Type Date and Time Address Host School RSVP
National Portfolio Day Saturday, October 19, 2019
1:00 –5:00 p.m.
Herron School of Art and Design
IUPUI 735 W. New York St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
IUPUI Meet with Us
SAIC Day Saturday, November 9, 2019
12:00 –3:00 p.m.
Harrison Center for the Arts
1505 North Delaware St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
SAIC RSVP
 

Midwest Territory Manager: Sheika Lugtu
slugtu@saic.edu
312.629.6100

Iowa

Event Type Date and Time Address Host School RSVP
National Portfolio Day Sunday, September 22, 2019
12:00 –4:00 p.m.
Iowa State University, College of Design
715 Bissell Rd.
Ames, IA 50011
Iowa State University, College of Design Meet with Us

Midwest Territory Manager: Sheika Lugtu
slugtu@saic.edu
312.629.6100

Louisiana

Event Type Date and Time Address Host School RSVP
National Portfolio Day Sunday, September 15, 2019
11:00 a.m. –3:00 p.m.
NOCCA
2800 Chartres St.
New Orleans, LA 70117
Kansas City Art Institute Meet with Us

South Territory Manager: Travis Tiblier
ttiblier@saic.edu
312.497.9850

Maryland

Event Type Date and Time Address Host School RSVP
National Portfolio Day Sunday, November 3, 2019
12:00 –4:00 p.m.
Maryland Institute College of Art
1300 Mount Royal Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21217
Maryland Institute College of Art Meet with Us

Southeast Territory Manager: Anna Trier
atrier1@saic.edu 
312.629.6125

Massachusetts

Event Type Date and Time Address Host School RSVP
SAIC Day Saturday, September 21, 2019
12:00 –3:00 p.m.
The Hampshire House
84 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02108
SAIC RSVP
National Portfolio Day Sunday, October 13, 2019
12:00 –4:00 p.m.
Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02115
Massachusetts College of Art and Design Meet with Us

Northeast Territory Manager: Rachel Dorsey
rdorsey@saic.edu
312.520.9848

Michigan

Event Type Date and Time Address Host School RSVP
Interview Day Tuesday, October 1, 2019
6:00 –9:00 p.m.
Grand Rapids Art Museum
Betz Studio
101 Monroe Center St., NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
SAIC RSVP
SAIC Day Saturday, October 5, 2019
12:00 –3:00 p.m.
The Guardian Club
500 Griswold St., 32nd Fl
Detroit, MI 48226
SAIC RSVP
 
National Portfolio Day Sunday, November 3, 2019
12:00 –4:00 p.m.
College for Creative Studies
A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education
460 W. Baltimore St.
Detroit, MI 48202
College for Creative Studies Meet with Us

Midwest Territory Manager: Sheika Lugtu
slugtu@saic.edu
312.629.6100

Minnesota

Event Type Date and Time Address Host School RSVP
National Portfolio Day Sunday, October 6, 2019
12:00 –4:00 p.m.
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Minneapolis College of Art and Design Meet with Us
SAIC Day Saturday, October 26, 2019
12:00 –3:00 p.m.
Walker Art Center Minneapolis
1750 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 53703
SAIC RSVP
 

Midwest Territory Manager: Sheika Lugtu
slugtu@saic.edu
312.629.6100

Missouri

Event Type Date and Time Address Host School RSVP
National Portfolio Day Saturday, September 28, 2019
1:00 –5:00 p.m.
Kansas City Art Institute
4415 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64111
Kansas City Art Institute Meet with Us
National Portfolio Day Sunday, September 29, 2019
12:00 –4:00 p.m.
Washington University, School of Art
1 Brookings Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63130
Washington University, School of Art Meet with Us
SAIC Day Saturday, November 2, 2019
12:00 –3:00 p.m.
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
4801 Rockhill Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64110
SAIC RSVP
 
SAIC Day Sunday, November 3, 2019
12:00 –3:00 p.m.
Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis
3750 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
SAIC RSVP

South Territory Manager: Travis Tiblier
ttiblier@saic.edu
312.497.9850

New Jersey

Event Type Date and Time Address Host School RSVP
Interview Day Sunday, November 10, 2019
12:00 –3:00 p.m.
Atrium of Tenafly
174 Essex Dr.
Tenafly, NJ 07670
SAIC RSVP
 

Northeast Territory Manager: Rachel Dorsey
rdorsey@saic.edu
312.520.9848

New Mexico

Event Type Date and Time Address Host School RSVP
National Portfolio Day Sunday, September 22, 2019
12:00 –4:00 p.m.
Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North
5151 San Francisco Rd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design Meet with Us
Interview Day Thursday, November 14, 2019
6:00 –8:00 p.m.
Fat Pipe
200 Broadway Blvd., NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
SAIC RSVP

West Territory Manager: Claire Spaulding
cspaul@saic.edu 
1.312.629.6154

New York

Event Type Date and Time Address Host School RSVP
SAIC Day Saturday, September 28, 2019
12:00 –3:00 p.m.
Prince George Ballroom
15 E. 27th St.
New York, NY 10016
SAIC RSVP
National Portfolio Day Saturday, October 26, 2019
1:00 –5:00 p.m.
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Hall 1A
655 W. 34th St.
New York, NY 10001
SAIC RSVP
 
National Portfolio Day Sunday, November 3, 2019
12:00 –4:00 p.m.
Rochester Institute of Technology
1 Lomb Memorial Dr.
Rochester, NY 14623
Rochester Institute of Technology Meet with Us
 

Northeast Territory Manager: Rachel Dorsey
rdorsey@saic.edu
312.520.9848

North Carolina

Event Type Date and Time Address Host School RSVP
National Portfolio Day Sunday, October 6, 2019
12:00 –4:00 p.m.
Hilton Charlotte Executive Park
5624 Westpark Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28217
Kansas City Art Institute Meet with Us
SAIC Day Saturday, November 9, 2019
12:00 –3:00 p.m.
North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27607
SAIC RSVP
 

Southeast Territory Manager: Anna Trier
atrier1@saic.edu 
312.629.6125

Ohio

Event Type Date and Time Address Host School RSVP
SAIC Day Sunday, October 6, 2019
11:00 a.m. –2:00 p.m
VUE
95 Liberty St.
Columbus, OH 43215
SAIC RSVP
National Portfolio Day Saturday, November 16, 2019
12:00 –4:00 p.m.
Art Academy of Cincinnati
1212 Jackson St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Art Academy of Cincinnati Meet with Us
National Portfolio Day Sunday, November 17, 2019
12:00 –4:00 p.m.
Cleveland Institute of Art
11610 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106
Cleveland Institute of Art Meet with Us
 

Midwest Territory Manager: Sheika Lugtu
slugtu@saic.edu
312.629.6100

Oklahoma

Event Type Date and Time Address Host School RSVP
Interview Day Wednesday, October 30, 2019
6:00 –8:00 p.m.
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Dr.
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
SAIC RSVP
 

South Territory Manager: Travis Tiblier
ttiblier@saic.edu
312.497.9850

Oregon

Event Type Date and Time Address Host School RSVP
Interview Day Thursday, October 17, 2019
6:00 –9:00 p.m.
Portland Art Museum
Mark Building
1119 SW Park Ave.
Portland, OR 97205
SAIC RSVP
National Portfolio Day Sunday, November 10, 2019
12:00 –4:00 p.m.
Pacific Northwest College of Art
511 NW Broadway
Portland, OR 97209
Pacific Northwest College of Art Meet with Us
 

West Territory Manager: Claire Spaulding
cspaul@saic.edu 
1.312.629.6154

Pennsylvania

Event Type Date and Time Address Host School RSVP
SAIC Day Sunday, September 29, 2019
12:00 –3:00 p.m.
Mutter Museum
19 S. 22nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
SAIC RSVP
National Portfolio Day Sunday, October 27, 2019
12:00 –4:00 p.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Hall A
1101 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
University of the Arts Meet with Us
 

Southeast Territory Manager: Anna Trier
atrier1@saic.edu 
312.629.6125

Tennessee

Event Type Date and Time Address Host School RSVP
National Portfolio Day Saturday, September 14, 2019
11:00 a.m. –3:00 p.m.
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film
2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37228
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film Meet with Us
National Portfolio Day Sunday, September 15, 2019
12:00 –4:00 p.m.
Memphis Brooks Museum
1934 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design Meet with Us

Southeast Territory Manager: Anna Trier
atrier1@saic.edu 
312.629.6125

Texas

Event Type Date and Time Address Host School RSVP
National Portfolio Day Saturday, September 28, 2019
11:00 a.m. –3:00 p.m.
JW Marriott Austin
110 E. 2nd St.
Austin, TX 78701
School of Visual Arts Meet with Us
National Portfolio Day Sunday, September 29, 2019
12:00 –4:00 p.m.
Hilton Anatole
2201 N Stemmons Fwy.
Dallas, TX 75207
School of Visual Arts Meet with Us
Interview Day Tuesday, October 22, 2019
6:00 –9:00 p.m.
Grindstone Coworking 
506 W. University Dr.
Edinburg, TX 78539
SAIC RSVP
SAIC Day Saturday, October 26, 2019
12:00 –3:00 p.m.
Lora Jean Kilroy Visitor and Education Center at Bayou Bend
6003 Memorial Dr.
Houston, TX 77007
SAIC RSVP
 
SAIC Day Sunday, October 27, 2019
12:00 –3:00 p.m.
Nasher Sculpture Center
2001 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201
SAIC RSVP

South Territory Manager: Travis Tiblier
ttiblier@saic.edu
312.497.9850

Utah

Event Type Date and Time Address Host School RSVP
Interview Day Tuesday, November 12, 2019
6:00 –8:00 p.m.
Salt Lake County Center for the Arts, Capitol Theatre
50 W. 200 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
SAIC RSVP
 

Freshmen and Transfers: Sioban Lombardi
slombardi@saic.edu
312.629.6126

Virginia

Event Type Date and Time Address Host School RSVP
National Portfolio Day Saturday, October 5, 2019
1:00 –5:00 p.m.
Virginia Commonwealth University
Fine Arts Building
1000 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23284
Virginia Commonwealth University Meet with Us
National Portfolio Day Saturday, November 2, 2019
1:00 –5:00 p.m.
George Mason University
4515 Patriot Cir.
Fairfax, VA 22030
George Mason University Meet with Us

Southeast Territory Manager: Anna Trier
atrier1@saic.edu 
312.629.6125

Washington

Event Type Date and Time Address Host School RSVP
SAIC Day Saturday, October 12, 2019
12:00 –3:00 p.m.
Wing Luke Museum
719 S. King St.
Seattle, WA 98104
SAIC RSVP
National Portfolio Day Saturday, November 9, 2019
11:00 a.m. –3:00 p.m.
Cornish College of the Arts
1000 Lenora St.
Seattle, WA 98121
Cornish College of the Arts Meet with Us

West Territory Manager: Claire Spaulding
cspaul@saic.edu 
1.312.629.6154

Wisconsin

Event Type Date and Time Address Host School RSVP
National Portfolio Day Saturday, September 21, 2019
12:00 –4:00 p.m
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
273 E Erie St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design Meet with Us
SAIC Day Saturday, November 9, 2019
12:00 –3:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Art Museum
700 N. Art Museum Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
SAIC RSVP
Interview Day Sunday, November 10, 2019
12:00 –3:00 p.m.
Overture Center for the Arts
201 State St.
Madison, WI 53703
SAIC RSVP

Midwest Territory Manager: Sheika Lugtu
slugtu@saic.edu
312.629.6100

Canada

Event Type Date and Time Address Host School RSVP
National Portfolio Day Saturday, November 2, 2019
12:00 –4:00 p.m.
OCAD University
100 McCaul St.
Toronto, Ontario
M5T 1W1 Canada
OCAD University Meet with Us
National Portfolio Day Saturday, November 16, 2019
11:00 a.m. –3:00 p.m.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Wilson School of Design
5600 Kwantlen St.
Richmond, BC
V6X 2X9 Canada
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Wilson School of Design Meet with Us

 

France

Event Type Date and Time Address Host School RSVP
National Portfolio Day Saturday, November 16, 2019
10:00 a.m. –2:00 p.m.
Parsons Paris
45 rue Saint Roch
Paris, 75001 France
Parsons Paris Meet with Us