The hard work is over—for now. To help you with your transition to SAIC, we have provided you two opportunities to meet with us—at receptions in cities around the country and abroad, and here on campus at our preregistration day and ARTBASH. The programming for these events is different, and attendance at both is encouraged.

We look forward to seeing you, and please do not hesitate to contact us in the meantime with any questions you may have!

800.232.7242 | 312.629.6100 |

Online Information Session:
Student Financial Services Final Steps

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 6:30 pm (Central Time)


You are invited to attend an online information session with SAIC's Student Financial Services office. We will help answer any last minute questions you may have about payments, loans and more.

Topics will include:

Important Dates
Making Payments
Setting Up Payment Plans
Health Insurance Waivers
Loan Processing Steps

There will be time for individual questions during and after the webinar.

Save the Date: Preregistration Day and ARTBASH

Saturday, April  8, 2018
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
280 S. Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60603


This special event is the perfect opportunity for admitted freshmen students to join us on campus to preregister for fall classes, view the work of current first-year students, tour campus and our residence halls, get all of your questions answered, and more.


Please note: There are limited slots available for preregistration. Slots will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

Admitted Student Receptions (United States)


Sunday, March 18, 2018
12:00–2:00 p.m.
Los Angeles Japanese American National Museum
100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Sunday, March 11, 2018
12:00–2:00 p.m.
San Francisco AIA San Francisco
130 Sutter St. #600
San Francisco, CA 94104
Saturday, March 17, 2018
12:00–2:00 p.m.
Denver Denver Art Museum
100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver, CO 80204
District of Columbia
Saturday, March 17, 2018
12:00–2:00 p.m.
Washington, D.C. District Architecture Center
421 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Sunday, March 11, 2018
12:00–2:00 p.m.
Miami HistoryMiami
101 W. Flagler St.
Miami, FL 33130
Saturday, March 17, 2018
12:00–2:00 p.m.
Atlanta Woodruff Arts Center, Memorial Arts Building
1280 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
6:00–8:00 p.m.
Chicago National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 W. 19th St.
Chicago, IL 60608
Thursday, March 15, 2018
6:00–8:00 p.m.
Chicago DANK Haus German American Cultural Center
4740 North Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
Saturday, March 10, 2018
12:00–2:00 p.m.
Boston The Hampshire House
84 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02108
Sunday, March 11, 2018
12:00–2:00 p.m.
Detroit Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202
Saturday, March 17, 2018
12:00–2:00 p.m.
Minneapolis Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Sunday, March 18, 2018
12:00–2:00 p.m.
Kansas City Nelson Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak St.
Kansas City, MO 64111
New York
Sunday, March 11, 2018
12:00–2:00 p.m.
New York Bric Arts
647 Fulton St.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Saturday, March 10, 2018
12:00–2:00 p.m.
Columbus TBA
Sunday, March 18, 2018
12:00–2:00 p.m.
Dallas Nasher Sculpture Center
2001 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201
Saturday, March 10, 2018
12:00–2:00 p.m.
Seattle Seattle Art Museum
1300 1st Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101

International Student Receptions

2018 dates will be updated shortly.

Thursday, March 16, 2017
6:00–8:00 p.m.
Vancouver Vancouver Art Gallery
750 Hornby St.
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7
Saturday, March 18, 2017
12:00–2:00 p.m.
Beijing Hilton Beijing Hotel
1 Dong Fang Rd.
North Dong Sanhuan Rd.
Beijing, 100027 China
Sunday, March 19, 2017
12:00–2:00 p.m.
Shanghai Hilton Shanghai Hotel
250 Hua Shan Rd.,
Shanghai, China 200040
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
6:00 -8:00 pm
Shenzhen Four Points by Sheraton Hotel
5 Guihua Rd., Futian, Shenzhen,
Guangdong, China 518038
Thursday, March 30, 2017
6:00–8:00 p.m.
Bogota JW Marriott Hotel Bogota
Calle 73 Nr 8-60 Bogota
Saturday, March 25, 2017
11:00–1:00 p.m.
New Delhi The LaLit New Delhi
Connaught Place, Barakhamba Ave.
New Delhi, 110001
Sunday, March 26, 2017
11:00–1:00 p.m.
Mumbai JW Marriott Mumbai
Juhu Tara Road,
Juhu, Mumbai 400049
Sunday, March 26, 2017
3:00–4:30 p.m.
Seoul Grand Hyatt Seoul
322, Sowol-ro, Yongsan-gu,
Seoul, 04347, Korea
Saturday, April 01, 2017
12:00–2:00 p.m.
Mexico City Museo Franz Mayer
Hidalgo 45  Centro Historico
Cuauhtémoc, 06300 Mexico City, Federal District
Saturday, April 1, 2017
12:00–2:00 p.m.
Singapore Hilton Singapore Hotel
581 Orchard Rd.,
Singapore, 238883, Singapore 
Thursday, March 23, 2017
7:00–9:00 p.m.
Taipei Grand Hyatt Taipei
2, SongShou Rd.
Taipei, Taiwan, 11051
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
6:00–8:00 p.m.
Bangkok Millennium Hilton Bangkok
123 Charoennakorn Rd. Klongsan
Bangkok, 10600 Thailand
Thursday, March 30, 2017
6:00–8:00 p.m.
Ho Chi Minh City The Reverie Saigon
22-36 Nguyen Hue Boulevard
Ho Chí Minh City, Vietnam