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: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 4:00 pm CT

On-Campus: Daily, Monday - Friday at 12:00 noon CT. (Please plan to arrive by 11:30 a.m. CT for check-in.)

Capacity for on-campus tours is limited, advance registration is required.

Schedule a Virtual or In-Person Tour

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, Chicago, IL, 60603 no later than 11:30 a.m. for noon tours. Tours typically last 45 minutes.

Our tours include the following:

  • Campus buildings and facilities, including our Contemporary Practices department
  • 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, 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.)

Schedule a Virtual or In-Person Graduate Tour

Take a Self-Guided Virtual Tour