The Office of the Dean and Division Chairs invites all incoming graduate and post-baccalaureate students to attend New Graduate Student Orientation.

Please be in touch with the Administrative Director of your department for information about Departmental Orientations. All department contact info can be found here.


International New Graduate Student Orientation

Tuesday, August 20, 12:00–4:00 p.m.
MacLean Ballroom, 112 S. Michigan Ave, 2nd floor
More information

Optional ARTICard and U-Pass Pick-Up

Saturday, August 24, 10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
MacLean Ballroom, 112 S. Michigan Ave, 2nd floor

Stop by and pick up your U-Pass and ARTICard ID; be sure to submit an ID photo ahead of time!
Articard and UPass Express Registration

MANDATORY New Graduate Student Orientation + Studio Orientation

Date and location: TBA

This mandatory orientation for all new graduate and post-baccalaureate students entering SAIC in all disciplines provides information about Critique Week, exhibitions and events, studios, and the resources of the institution as a whole. Studio Orientation for MFA, MFAW, and MA VCS students will also be part of this program. Representatives from all academic, instructional, administrative, and student services departments are on hand to introduce themselves and answer questions.

Optional Information Sessions on SAIC Resources, Special Collections, and the Career + Co-op Center

Tuesday, August 27, 3:00–4:45 p.m.
Locations and detailed scheduled TBA

All Graduate Student Reception

Tuesday, August 27, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Sullivan Galleries, 33 S. State St., 7th floor

Join fellow incoming students, returning students, and faculty for a reception in the Sullivan Galleries.