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 Saturday, 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 18.

For orientation schedules and details on your mobile device, download the SAIC Guidebook App by searching "SAIC" in the App Store or Google Play before arriving on campus.

Fall 2017 New Student Orientation Schedule [PDF]

Fall 2017 Parent and Guest Orientation Registration

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