Congratulations on joining the community of artists and scholars at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)!  To help you have a smooth transition, we require all new students to attend a New Student Orientation. This event will help you become integrated into the academic, intellectual, cultural, and social environment and gain a better understanding of the academic and studio experience at SAIC. We will be updating the page throughout the Fall. 

Fall 2017 Orientation Check-in will begin on August 26, and New Student Orientation will take place August 27-29, 2017.

Parent and Guest Orientation will take place on Sunday, August 27, 2017. Please register online before Friday, August 18th. 

Fall 2017 Parent and Guest Orientation Registration


More information and registration for Fall 2017 International Parent and Guest Orientation can be found here