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 summer. Details for Fall New Student Orientation 2015 (August 30–September 1) will be posted in June.