Orientation: Graduate Students
Mandatory New Graduate Student Orientation
All incoming grads are required to attend a welcome breakfast and presentation on Monday, August 28, in the MacLean Ballroom at 112 S Michigan Ave. from 9:30–11:30 a.m. Presenters and guests include SAIC President Elissa Tenny and Dean of Graduate Studies Arnold Kemp. This festive event is your opportunity to connect with peers from across SAIC departments.
Monday August 28, 2017 from 9:30–11:30 a.m.
112 S. Michigan Ave.
Gathering at the Museum and Reception
Gather at the Art Institute of Chicago with grads, faculty, and the Dean of Graduate Studies to explore the encyclopedic collection that enriches the culture at SAIC. Immediately following, join your colleagues for a reception in the MacLean Ballroom.
Orientation Gathering at the Museum
For first-year students only
Tuesday, August 29 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Art Institute of Chicago
111 S Michigan
For all grads
Tuesday, August 29 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
SAIC MacLean Ballroom
112 S Michigan
Guide for Incoming Graduate Students
Incoming graduate students should watch their home mailboxes for a brochure containing important information about the orientation process. View the 2017 Guide for Incoming Graduate Students.
Mandatory Departmental Orientations
New students are required to attend orientations at the departmental level. These important events introduce you to the facilities, resources, and procedures specific to your department. Departmental orientation schedules will be posted here soon. If you have questions about your Department in the meantime, connect with your Administrative Director.
MAAH, MAHA, MAAP, NAJ
Ceramics, Performance, Printmedia, Photography, Sculpture, Wood/Metal Shop Authorization
ATS, FVNMA, Sound
Art Ed and Art Therapy
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