James Wetzel

Illinois Territory Manager



I am a Chicago based artist and musician. I received my BA from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, where I studied German and Philosophy. After living in Berlin, Germany, for a year, I relocated to Chicago where I completed a Master of Fine Arts degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. My artwork combines technology, craft, and sound and deals mainly with electro-acoustic sculpture and percussive analog modular synthesis. My musical output takes shape mostly in the form of solo drum/synth performance.


Undergraduate Events

Events for Prospective Students

Presidents' Day at SAIC Monday, February 19
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Columbus Drive Building
280 S. Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60603


Events for Admitted Students

Chicago Admitted Student Reception Thursday, March 15
6:00–8:00 p.m.
SAIC MacLean Ballroom
112 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603


Undergraduate Tours

Undergraduate campus and residence hall tours are offered Monday through Friday (and one Saturday a month) and leave promptly at 11:45 a.m. from the LeRoy Neiman Student Center at 37 South Wabash Avenue. Please plan to arrive at the Student Center by 11:30 a.m, and wear comfortable shoes for walking.

Saturday Tour Options 

  • January 27
  • February 10
  • March 10
  • March 24
  • March 31
  • April 14
  • April 21
  • April 28
  • May 19

Please note that SAIC will be closed on the following days and will not be offering campus tours:

  • Friday, March 16
  • Monday, May 28

If you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with an admissions counselor or a financial aid adviser, before or after the tour, please contact our Admissions office at 800.232.7242 or 312.629.6100. Schedule an Undergraduate Tour Online