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 in
New York and Los Angeles

New York
Saturday, March 28, 2015
6:00–8:00 p.m.
Center for Architecture
532 LaGuardia Pl.
New York, NY 10012

Los Angeles
Saturday, April 11, 2015
4:00–6:00 p.m.
LACE: Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
6522 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028


Light refreshments will be served.

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.


New Student Day & MFA Exhibition Preview

Friday, April 24, 2015
12:00–7:00 p.m.
MacLean Ballroom
112 S. Michigan 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.



Online Information Session
Understanding Your Financial Aid Award

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
6:30 p.m. (Central Time)

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Student Financial Services office will be presenting next steps in the process to ensure a smooth transition for you when you join us in the fall. There will be time for questions during and after the presentation.




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