SAIC Campus Tours

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Join us online Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon - 1 p.m. (CT) to chat live with Admissions staff and current students. No registration required!

Undergraduate Virtual Tours and Live Chats

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

Attend a Virtual Tour

Monday virtual tours will include our entire campus.

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)

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


Graduate Virtual Tours and Live Chats

Join graduate admissions staff select Mondays and most Fridays at 1:30 p.m. CT for a virtual tour of SAIC's campus. We will be showing you around the graduate departments and answering any questions you may have.

Schedule a Virtual Graduate Tour 

On-Campus Undergraduate Tours

Schedule an Undergraduate Tour *will resume as soon as it is safe to do so

Undergraduate campus and residence hall tours are offered Monday through Friday (and one Saturday a month) and leave promptly at 11:45 a.m. from the LeRoy Neiman Student Center at 37 South Wabash Avenue. Please plan to arrive at the Student Center by 11:30 a.m, and wear comfortable shoes for walking.

On-Campus Graduate Tours

Schedule a Graduate Tour *will resume as soon as it is safe to do so

We offer graduate campus tours most Mondays and Fridays, leaving promptly at 1:30 p.m. We ask that you arrive a few minutes early and meet us at the LeRoy Neiman Center at 37 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60603.

Group Tours—High School, Colleges, and Organizations

*will resume as soon as it is safe to do so

  • Group tours are offered Monday - Thursday between 9:00-10:30 a.m. or 2:30-4:00 p.m.
  • Requests may be made for up to 35 students and 3-5 chaperones.
  • SAIC campus tours are designed for high school groups, colleges, or organizations that express a genuine interest in studying visual art and design at the college level.
  • SAIC Campus Tours are not designed for elementary or middle school age groups.

To request a group tour, please complete the group tour request form. You will receive an individual follow up for your request.

For any questions, please call 800.232.7242.

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