Campus Tour

Experience SAIC

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.

Spring Break Saturdays

During the months of March and April, SAIC will be giving campus tours and providing portfolio reviews on the following Saturdays to accommodate students and their families wishing to visit us during spring break season:

Please note SAIC will be closed, and no campus tours will be held on the following dates:

Group Tours—High School, Colleges, and Organizations

Group tours are typically offered Monday–Friday between 9:00–11:00 a.m. or 2:30–4:30pm (excluding Friday afternoons). To request a group tour for your high school, college, or organization, please fill out the group tour request form. You will receive individual follow up from the admissions office regarding your request. For any questions, please contact Fran Pleines at fpleines@saic.edu, 800.232.7242, or 312.629.6108.

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.