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 May.