Congratulations on being admitted to the nation's most influential college of art and design!

We look forward to welcoming you to our community of emerging artists, designers, and visual scholars this fall.

Graduate New Student Receptions

Please join SAIC faculty, staff, and alumni at a special reception for incoming graduate students. These casual receptions allow you the opportunity to meet other admitted students—the peers with whom you will be sharing your graduate experience. SAIC faculty members and staff will also be in attendance to answer your questions about our curriculum, exhibition opportunities, and other resources.

Light refreshments will be served.

New York
Saturday, March 24, 2018
5:00–7:00 p.m.
Center for Architecture, AIA NY Chapter
536 LaGuardia Pl.
New York, NY 10012


Los Angeles
Saturday, March 24, 2018
4:00–6:00 p.m.
LACE: Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
6522 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028


Saturday, March 17, 2018
12:00-2:00 p.m.
Hilton Beijing
1 Dong Fang Road, North Dong Sanhuan Road
Chao Yang District
Beijing, China 100027


Sunday, March 18, 2018
12:00-2:00 p.m.
Shanghai Jing An Kunlun Hotel
250 Hua Shan Road
Shanghai, China 200040



Chicago New Student Day & MFA Exhibition Preview

Friday, April 27, 2018
3:30–7:00 p.m.

LeRoy Neiman Center
37 S. Wabash Ave.,
Chicago, IL 60603


We invite you to our campus to meet with faculty, departmental staff, and other admitted students—the peers with whom you will be sharing your graduate experience. You will also have an opportunity to speak with a financial aid counselor and tour our campus.

And, of course, spend the evening celebrating with your peers, representatives from your department, and this year’s graduating MFA class at their opening night exhibition.

Please join us by participating in this culmination of dedication and interdisciplinary exploration as you begin your own at SAIC.


Should you have any questions, submit the online Ask Us a Question form or feel free to contact the Admissions office directly at:

Toll free: 800.232.7242
Main office phone: 312.629.6100
Fax: 312.629.6101