Extended Hours

The ARTICard office will be open on September 19,  8:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. and on September 20, 9:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. to help accommodate attendees of Alumni Weekend. 


The ARTICard: Your Key to Campus

ARTICard is the identification card for SAIC students, faculty, and staff. It provides access to campus buildings and school privileges and also allows cardholders to purchase items and services at select locations on and off campus.

By depositing money onto the card, you can use your ARTICard to pay for copies, print projects, laundry, books and supplies, and food on and off campus. There is no membership fee, service charge, or minimum balance. The balance carries over from semester to semester and year to year until the account is closed.

The ARTICard is your permanent ID card. As long as you are registered for classes or employed by the Art Institute of Chicago, your ARTICard is valid, and you are eligible for all of its privileges.

Getting your first ARTICard is fast and easy. Simply visit the ARTICard and U-Pass Office, read and sign the ARTICard Terms and Conditions, and take a picture. In less than a minute, the card is yours. You can deposit money to your ARTICard account at the same time.

You can check your ARTICard balance online with eAccounts. Just log in to eAccounts with the link below using the same username and password you use for SAIC Self-Service and your SAIC email. The eAccounts program is not available to Continuing Studies students.

Log in to SAIC eAccounts