Orientation: Undergraduate Students
Welcome to SAIC!
Every semester, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) holds a New Student Orientation for undergraduates entering the school. The event is designed to introduce students to SAIC and prepare them for the semester ahead. A Parent and Guest Orientation is held in conjunction with the student orientation to ensure that students have the support of their family and friends.
In addition to informational sessions, campus tours, and other fun activities, new students will pick up their laptop, ARTICard, and U-Pass at the New Student Orientation.
Fall 2013 Undergraduate New Student Orientation
Please plan to join us August 25–27 for Undergraduate New Student Orientation, where you will be able to connect with faculty, students, and staff and learn more about life at SAIC. For more information on International Student Orientation and Graduate Orientation programs, please see the links in the left hand column.
A full schedule of events will be posted shortly so please check back closer to the event date for more information.
The ARTICard office is located in the Sharp Building, room 211. You may drop by to get your ARTICard (Student ID) from 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. on Mondays & Tuesdays and from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.
During Fall New Student Orientation, the ARTICard Office will have extended hours during the week of August 26–30, 2013 for ARTICard and U-Pass distribution:
- ARTICard Open Hours: 8:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Monday, August 26 through Thursday, August 29; 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. on Friday August 30.
- U-Pass distribution: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday, August 26 through Thursday, August 29; 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 30.
For more information on ARTICard, please visit ARTICard and U-Pass.
Residence Hall Move-In
Move in for new (first year, transfer, or graduate) domestic students is Saturday, August 24, 2013 from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
New international student move in is Sunday, August 18, 2013 from 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Staff will be available to assist with your unloading during these times. For more information, visit Housing and Residence Life.