The hard work is over—for now. Not only have you completed your application paperwork, you have given us insight about who you are as a thinker and maker through the work you’ve shown us in your portfolio.

And, although we’ve said it before, congratulations on being admitted to the nation’s most influential art and design school. It is an accomplishment of which you should be very proud.

Now it’s time to dive in, learn more about us, and make sure ALL of your questions are answered.

To help you with this, 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. 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 |

Admitted Student Receptions in Chicago

Tuesday, March 10
6:00–8:00 p.m.
Chicago Lillstreet Loft
4437 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
Thursday, March 12
6:00–8:00 p.m.
Chicago South Shore Cultural Center
7059 South Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60649

Admitted Student Receptions in the United States

Sunday, March 22
12:00–2:00 p.m.
Los Angeles Japanese American National Museum
369 E. First St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Sunday, March 15
12:00–2:00 p.m.
San Francisco Fort Mason Center Firehouse
Entrance at Marina Blvd. and Buchanan St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
District of Columbia
Sunday, March 15
12:00–2:00 p.m.
Washington, D.C. Whittemore House
1526 New Hampshire Ave. Northwest
Washington, D.C. 20036
Sunday, March 15
12:00–2:00 p.m.
Atlanta Woodruff Arts Center, Memorial Arts Building
1280 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Saturday, March 21
12:00–2:00 p.m.
Boston The Hampshire House
84 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02108
Saturday, March 21
12:00–2:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Ann Arbor City Club
1830 Washtenaw Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Sunday, March 15
12:00–2:00 p.m.
Minneapolis Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Saturday, March 14
12:00–2:00 p.m.
St. Louis Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis
3750 Washington Blvd.
St Louis, MO 63108
New York
Sunday, March 22
12:00–2:00 p.m.
New York New York Live Arts
219 W. 19th St. 
New York, NY 10011
Saturday, March 14
12:00–2:00 p.m.
Columbus Columbus Museum of Art
480 E. Broad St.
Columbus OH, 43215
Saturday, March 14
12:00–2:00 p.m.
Dallas Nasher Sculpture Center
2001 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201
Saturday, March 14
12:00–2:00 p.m.
Seattle Seattle Art Museum
1300 1st Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
Sunday, March 22
12:00–2:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Milwaukee Art Museum
700 N. Art Museum Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53202

International Student Receptions

Sunday, March 15
2:00–4:00 p.m.
Beijing Hilton Beijing Hotel
1 Dong Fang Rd.
North Dong Sanhuan Rd.
Beijing, 100027 China
Saturday, March 14
12:00–2:00 p.m.
Shanghai Hilton Shanghai Hotel
250 Hua Shan Rd.,
Shanghai, China 200040
Thursday, March 19
6:00–8:00 p.m.
Shenzhen Four Points by Sheraton Hotel
5 Guihua Rd., Futian, Shenzhen,
Guangdong, China 518038
Thursday, March 26
6:00–8:00 p.m.
Quito TBA
Saturday, March 28
12:00–2:00 p.m.
Mumbai JW Marriott Mumbai
Juhu Tara Road,
Juhu, Mumbai 400049
Sunday, March 22
Time TBA
Seoul TBA
Saturday, March 28
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Mexico City Museo Franz Mayer
Hidalgo 45  Centro Historico
Cuauhtémoc, 06300 Mexico City, Federal District
Tuesday, March 24
6:00–8:00 p.m.
Singapore Hilton Singapore Hotel
581 Orchard Rd.,
Singapore, 238883, Singapore 
Tuesday, March 17
6:00–8:00 p.m.
Taipei Grand Hyatt Taipei
2, SongShou Rd.
Taipei, Taiwan, 11051
Monday, March 30
6:00–8:00 p.m.
Istanbul SALT Galata
Bankalar Caddesi Street no. 11
Karaköy, Istanbul, Turkey


Preregistration Day and ARTBASH

Saturday, April 11, 2015
11:00 a.m.–5:00 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 2015 classes, view the work of current first-year students, tour campus and our residence halls, get all of your questions answered, and more.

Highlights include:

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