Undergraduate Admissions: Campus Tours
There is no better way to see all the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has to offer than to come to our campus and walk through our studios, facilities, residence halls, and our museum—the Art Institute of Chicago.
After or before our tours, we offer you the opportunity to schedule an appointment to meet individually with one of our admission counselors to review your portfolio, discuss our curriculum, and ask any questions you may have. While you are on campus, you may also meet with one of our Financial Aid counselors.
Campus tours are offered Monday through Friday as well as select Saturdays and leave promptly at 11:45 a.m. from the LeRoy Neiman Center at 37 South Wabash Avenue. Please plan to arrive at the Center by 11:30 a.m. There is an optional residence hall tour that begins after the school tour. Tours typically last about two hours.
Note: For those with appointments for a review after the tour, portfolios may be brought to the Admissions office on the 12th floor of the Sullivan Center at 36 South Wabash Avenue prior to the tour. Otherwise, Admissions may have to check your belongings until after the tour.
Reservations are requested. Make your undergraduate tour reservation today.
Please note SAIC will be closed, and no campus tours will be held on the following dates:
- Labor Day, September 2
- Thanksgiving holiday, November 28–29
- Christmas holiday, December 24–25
- New Years Day, January 1
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 20
- Spring break, March 21
- Memorial Day, May 26
SAIC will be open on Columbus Day, October 14; Veterans Day, November 11; and Presidents Day, February 17, but we will not be offering our regular 11:45 a.m. campus tour on those dates. Click here for visit/tour options on these dates.
Parking, Campus Map, Directions, and Where to Stay
For information about parking, directions to SAIC, where to stay, and to download a campus map, vist the Visit SAIC section of our website.