All incoming grads are required to attend a welcome breakfast and presentation on Monday, August 27, 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.

Mandatory New Graduate Student Orientation
Monday, August 27
9:30–11:30 a.m.
MacLean Ballroom
112 S Michigan

New Graduate Student Gathering at the Museum
for first-year students only
Tuesday, August 28
6:00–7:30 p.m.
Art Institute of Chicago
111 S Michigan
please note: large bags/backpacks not allowed in galleries

Followed by:

All Graduate Student Welcome Reception
for all grads
Tuesday, August 28
7:30–9:00 p.m.
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 2018 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.

 

Administrative Directors

MFA Studios
Lisa Majer
lmajer@saic.edu
312.629.6175

MAAH, MAHA, MAAP, NAJ
Brooke Barnett
bbarnett@saic.edu
312.345.3786

Ceramics, Performance, Printmedia, Photography, Sculpture, Wood/Metal Shop Authorization
Rana Siegel
rsiegel@saic.edu
312.443.4750

AIADO, Hispres
Ryan Deemer
rdeemer@saic.edu
312.629.6621

Fashion
Michelle Maynard
mmayna@saic.edu
312.629.6710

VCD, FMS
Anne Nepokroeff
anepok@saic.edu
312.899.1290

 

PTDW
Eric Lebofsky
elebof@saic.edu
312.345.3593

ATS, FVNMA, Sound
Jeff Armstrong
jarmst@saic.edu
312.345.3539

VCS
Teena McClelland
tmccle@saic.edu
312.345.3787

Art Ed and Art Therapy
Kathleen McGrath
kmcgrath@saic.edu
312.899.7469

Writing
Amber Da
ada@saic.edu
312.499.4090

 

 

Other Useful Contacts

Graduate Division
Despina Papadeas
graddivision@saic.edu
312.629.6523

International Affairs
Lawrence Rodriguez
lrodri2@saic.edu
312.629.6833

TA Training
Nancy Gildart
ngildart@saic.edu
312.499.4125