Virtual Summer at SAIC

Virtual Summer at SAIC

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. CDT

We can’t wait to virtually see you!

Virtual Agenda

You will be starting the event in Zoom (click below) where you will view our opening presentation, can ask general admissions questions, request a portfolio review, and find links for our on-demand content. All times listed below are Central Daylight Time (CDT).


5:00 - 6:00 p.m. CDT
Welcome and Art School 101

  • Rose Milkowski, Vice President of Enrollment Management
  • Sheika Lugtu, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Midwest

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. CDT
Live Virtual Tour: 3D Design, First Year Program, Fiber and Material Studies, & Visual Communication Design

Tour our Sharp and Sullivan Buildings! Virtual tours are led by current students and include an overview of the following areas:

  • 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)

7:00 - 8:00 p.m. CDT
Live Virtual Tour: Fine Arts and New Media

Tour our Columbus and MacLean Buildings! Virtual tours are led by current students and include an overview of the following areas:

  • 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

Portfolio Reviews

Send us a message in the Zoom Chat Box to request a portfolio review with one of our reviewers!

  • Please provide your name, email address, and phone number when requesting your appointment.
  • Once your appointment is confirmed, you will receive time and a link to meet with your reviewer in the Zoom Chat Box
  • Appointments last approximately 20 minutes
  • All appointments are available on a first come, first serve basis (pending availability)

Providing a Digital Portfolio

Not sure how you should provide your portfolio digitally? Here are a few ways you can share your portfolio digitally during the event! Your reviewer will ask you to share your portfolio once it is time for your appointment.

Have questions about sharing your portfolio digitally? Email us before the event at

Not ready to schedule a portfolio review today, but want to schedule an appointment with an Admissions Counselor for a future date? 

You can contact the Admissions office Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (CDT) at or call 800.232.7242 or 312.629.6100 to schedule a registration appointment.

On-Demand Content

Content you can view anytime!

SAIC Virtual Tours (pre-recorded)
Interested in taking a live virtual tour with one of our Student Ambassadors? Click here to find a time and date that works for you!

Virtual SAIC Student Exhibitions
Click here to view the ArtBash 2020 Exhibition (Freshmen Spring Exhibition)
Click here to view the Spring 2020 BFA Show 

Art Institute of Chicago
Click here to visit the Art Institute of Chicago virtually!

Visit Chicago Virtually!
Experience Chicago online: Virtual tours & digital experiences
Learn more about Chicago and why you should visit!
Geoffrey Baer Tours