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.

Fall 2018 Orientation will take place on August 26-28.


Parent & Guest Orientation will be August 26. Registration is now open!

International Parent and Guest Orientation will be on Monday, August 20th. Registration is now open!