‌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.

Spring 2014 Undergraduate New Student Orientation

Please plan to join us January 21–22 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.

ARTICard

ARTICard Pick-up

The ARTICard office is located in the Sharp Building, room 254. You may drop by to get your ARTICard (Student ID) from 8:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. on Mondays & Tuesdays and from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.

During Spring New Student Orientation, the ARTICard Office will have extended hours during the week of January 21-24, 2014 for ARTICard and U-Pass distribution:

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 Sunday, Jaunary 19, 2014 from 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. 

New international student move in is Wednesday, January 15, 2014 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.

Fall 2014 Undergraduate New Student Orientation

Please plan to join us August 23–26 for Undergraduate New Student Orientation, where you will be able to connect with faculty, students, and staff and learn more about life at SAIC. Learn more about International Student Orientation and Graduate Orientation programs.

A full schedule of events will be posted closer to the event date. Check back later for more information.