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. Details for Fall New Student Orientation 2016 (August 28-30) will be posted in early April.