Meet Us Online

Orientation in Modern Wing

Meet online with faculty, SAIC administrative staff and—most importantly—your peers (potential roommates and friends!) at our online events. Join an info session or live chat, watch a past event on-demand, or take a student-led tour of our campus below. Feel free to call or email us if you have any questions at 312.629.6100, 1.800.232.7242, or!

Upcoming Online Info Sessions and Live Chats

Date and Time Topic Address RSVP
Tuesdays and Thursdays @
12 noon - 1 p.m. CT
Ask Me (almost) Anything Hour: Daily Live Chats with Admissions Staff and Current Students Online Join Us Live
Thursday, July 30, 2020
6:30 p.m. CT
Student Financial Services Final Steps Online RSVP

Watch on Demand

Date and Time Topic Address RSVP
Thursday, May 14, 2020
6:30 p.m. CT
Transfer Admitted Student Reception Online Watch the Recording
Thursday, May 7, 2020
6:30 p.m. CT
Financial Aid Next Steps Online Watch the Recording
Thursday, April 23, 2020
7:00 p.m. CT
SAIC's Parents Council hosts an "Ask Me Anything" hour
(Parents of current students will answer all your questions as future SAIC parents!)
Online Watch the Recording
Thursday, March 26, 2020
6:30 p.m. CT
Sweet Home Chicago + Live Chat with Current Students Online Watch the recording
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
6:00 a.m. CT/ Chicago
International Admitted Student Webinar  Online Watch the recording
Thursday, April 9, 2020
6:30 p.m. CT
Admitted Student Webinar Online Watch the recording


Take a live, virtual tour of our campus and residence halls with our current students, and ask any questions you have live!

  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 4 pm CDT through the end of campus closures
  • Saturday, June 13th at 12 pm CDT

Attend a Virtual Tour

Wednesday virtual tours will include:

  • Architecture, Interior Architecture, Designed Objects (AIADO)
  • Contemporary Practices (First Year Program)
  • Fashion
  • Fiber & Material Studies
  • Residence Halls
  • SAIC Galleries
  • Student Center
  • Visual Communication Design (Graphic Design)

Monday and Saturday virtual tours will include our entire campus.

Friday virtual tours will include:

  • Art & Technology
  • Ceramics
  • Film, Video, New Media, and Animation (FVNMA)
  • Liberal Arts
  • New Arts Journalism
  • Painting & Drawing
  • Performance
  • Photography
  • Printmedia
  • Sculpture
  • Sound
  • Visual & Critical Studies
  • Residence Halls


Full Virtual Campus Tour (44:38)

Tours by Building

  • Fine Arts: Columbus Building – Painting & Drawing, Performance, Sculpture, Ceramics, Photography, Printmedia (13:35)
  • New Media: MacLean Building – FVNMA, Art & Technology, Sound, New Arts Journalism, Liberal Arts, Visual & Critical Studies (10:40)
  • First Year Program, Fiber and Material Studies, & Visual Communication Design: Sharp Building – Fiber & Material Studies, Visual Communications, Contemporary Practices, SITE Galleries, Student Center, Flaxman Library (9:44)
  • 3D Design: Sullivan Building - Fashion, Architecture, Interior Architecture, Designed Objects, Sullivan Gallery (10:25)
  • Residence Halls: 162 N State St, Jones Hall, The Buckingham (12:01)

Tours by Department