SAIC Campus Tours

Museum guest looks at statue in gallery at the Art Institute of Chicago

 

Undergraduate Tours

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

Virtual: Wednesdays at 4:00 pm CT

On-Campus: Daily, Monday - Friday and select Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. CT

A maximum of 3 people are allowed per party, including the prospective student.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and advance registration required.

Schedule a Virtual or In-Person Tour

or
Take a Self-Guided Virtual Tour
Take an On-Demand Tour of our Residence Halls

We offer you the opportunity to meet with an admission counselor before or after our on-campus tours to have your portfolio reviewed, or just get more information about SAIC. Reservations are required due to a strict capacity limit. All guests must wear a mask throughout the duration of the tour.

Tour guests should arrive at the LeRoy Neiman Center at 37 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL, 60603 15 minutes in advance of the scheduled tour time. Tours typically last 90 minutes.

Our tours include the following:

  • A brief presentation providing an overview of SAIC’s campus and curriculum
  • A look inside our campus buildings (2) and facilities, including our Contemporary Practices department
  • Visiting one of our residence halls
  • Admission to the Art Institute of Chicago museum
  • Introduction to our downtown campus—wear comfortable shoes!

Group Tours—High School, Colleges, and Organizations

  • Group tours are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. or 4 p.m.
  • Requests may be made for up to 10 total guests, including both students and chaperones
  • SAIC campus tours are designed for high school groups, colleges, or organizations that support studying visual art and design at the college level

For groups requesting a group tour, please complete the group tour request form. You will receive an individual follow-up to your request.

For any questions, please contact Tiffany Johnson at tjohnson18@saic.edu, or call 800.232.7242.

 


Graduate Tours

Join graduate admissions staff for a tour of SAIC's campus. We will be showing you around the graduate departments and answering any questions you may have.

Virtual: Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. CT

On-Campus: Fridays at 1:30 p.m. CT (Please plan to arrive by 1:15 p.m. CT for check-in.)

A maximum of 3 people are allowed per party, including the prospective student.
​Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and advance registration required.

Schedule a Virtual or In-Person Graduate Tour

or
Take a Self-Guided Virtual Tour