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 really 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 New Student Orientation on Sunday, August 24, 2014. Parent and Guest Orientation is free to attend.

Online parent registration is now closed.  Please register on-site: Saturday, August 23 at the Sharp Building, 37 South Wabash Avenue, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Parent Orientation Schedule [PDF]
International Parent Orientation Schedule [PDF]



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