Each term, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers an orientation for parents and guests that coincides with the first day of New Student Orientation. During this orientation, you will have the opportunity to be part of your student's first day at SAIC; learn about SAIC resources; meet the SAIC President, faculty, and staff; and get to know other incoming students and their families.

Support from families and friends is beneficial for many SAIC students, so we would like to take this opportunity to meet you and provide information and resources to assist you in supporting your student.

Parent and Guest Orientation includes:

Parents, families, and guests are invited to join their SAIC student(s) during Fall New Student Orientation.  Student and Parent/Guest check-in is on Saturday, August 29, 2015.  Parent Orientation begins bright and early on Sunday, August 30, 2015. Parent and Guest Orientation is free to attend.  

Schedule of events coming soon!



For Parents and guests who are travelling to Chicago, explore all of your accommodation options by visiting our Where to Stay page.