The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) requires all new students to attend a New Student Orientation. This event begins the transition to the SAIC community and 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. Check-in for New Student Orientation begins Saturday, August 23, and New Student Orientation programs begin Sunday August 24–26, 2014

Parents, families, and guests are invited to participate in the Parent and Guest Orientation on Sunday, August 24, 2014. Parent and Guest Orientation is free to attend.


Online parent registration is now closed.  Please register on-site: Saturday, August 23 at the Sharp Building, 37 South Wabash Avenue, beginning at 9:00 a.m.