Campus Tour

Come See Us in Chicago

There is no better way to get a sense of how extraordinary a place we are than to visit us here in Chicago. Take a school tour led by our student ambassadors to get their insights into what it’s like to be a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC).

SAIC's student-led school tours begin in the LeRoy Neiman Center, located at 37 South Wabash Avenue.

Reservations are requested for all tours.

Undergraduate Tours

Schedule an Undergraduate Tour Online

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 S. Wabash Avenue. Please plan to arrive at the Student Center by 11:30 a.m, and wear comfortable shoes for walking.

Please note: due to building construction during part of SAIC's summer session, May 16–July 10, 2016, tours of certain areas and departments will be limited. Specific spaces in the departments of Painting & Drawing, Photography and Printmedia will not be able to be shown. General content about these areas will still communicated on tours, but spaces will be unavailable. Please contact the Admissions office at 800.232.7242 or for questions regarding departmental areas.

Saturday Tour Options

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.

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

Special Event and Tour for Prospective Fall 2017 Students:
Summer at SAIC

Saturday, July 23, 2016
10:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. (check in begins at 10:00 a.m.)
280 S. Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60603

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Graduate Tours

Schedule a Graduate Tour Online

Graduate tours are offered most Mondays and Fridays and meet promptly at 1:30 p.m. at the LeRoy Neiman Center at 37 South Wabash Avenue. Please refer to our Graduate tour schedule for specific dates.

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

Group Tours—High School, Colleges, and Organizations

Group tours are typically offered Monday–Friday between 9:00–11:00 a.m. or 2:30–4:30 p.m. (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, 800.232.7242, or 312.629.6108.

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