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 19, 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 23, 10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
The LeRoy Neiman Center, 37 S. Wabash, 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 U-Pass Express Registration


MANDATORY New Graduate Student Orientation + Studio Orientation

Monday August 25, 2014: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
MANDATORY New Graduate Student Information Session in MacLean Ballroom, 112 S. Michigan Ave.

Tuesday, August 26, 2:00–4:45 p.m.
Optional Information Sessions on SAIC Resources, Special Collections, and the Career + Co-op Center
Locations and detailed scheduled TBA

Tuesday, August 26, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
All Graduate Student Reception at the Sullivan Galleries, 33 S. State St., 7th floor

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, Fashion, 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.


Department Studio Lotteries

Monday, August 25
Painting—12:30–2 p.m.
112 S. Michigan Ave., room 1703 (crit space)
12:30 p.m.—2nd year lottery
12:30 p.m.—1st year and Post-Bac studio tour
1:15 p.m.—1st year lottery
1:45 p.m.—Post-Bac lottery
Sculpture—2:30–3:30 p.m.
280 S. Columbus Dr., room 032
2:30 p.m.—2nd year lottery
2:30 p.m.—1st year studio tour
2:45 p.m.—1st year lottery
Visual Communication Design—4:00–5:00 p.m.
37 S. Wabash Ave., room 1219
4:00 p.m.—2nd year lottery
4:00 p.m.—1st year and PMFA studio tour
4:30 p.m.—1st year lottery
4:50 p.m.—Post-Bac lottery
Tuesday, August 26
Fiber, Photo and Print—9:30–10:45 a.m.
36 S. Wabash Ave., room 385 (crit space)
9:30 a.m.—2nd year lottery
9:30 a.m.—1st year studio tour
10:00 a.m.—1st year lottery
FVNMA, Performance, ATS, and Sound—1–4 p.m.
112 S. Michigan Ave., room 1215 (crit space)
1:00 p.m.—2nd year lottery
1:00 p.m.—1st Year studio tour
1:45 p.m.—1st Year space lottery
Ceramics—1 p.m.
280 S. Columbus Dr., room 01-C6

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

Tuesday, August 26, 3:00–4:45 p.m.
Locations and detailed scheduled TBA


All Graduate Student Reception

Tuesday, August 26, 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.