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Congratulations, Class of 2022!

Congratulations to SAIC's 2021-2022 graduating class! The Commencement ceremony will take place in-person on Sunday, May 22nd, 2022 at the Wintrust Arena, located at 200 East Cermak Road.

SAIC will also provide a livestream of the Commencement ceremony on the afternoon of May 22nd. Family and friends of graduating students may find the livestream by visiting saic.edu/commencement and clicking on the livestream icon just prior to 2:00 p.m. CT. 

Visit the Commencement 2022 page for more information.

Call for Alumni Volunteers!

We are always looking for alums interested in volunteering for a range of opportunities to give back to SAIC students, including joining Admissions events or portfolio reviews, giving career talks and workshops, supporting fundraising efforts, sharing your stories, and more. Learn more about all the different ways you can volunteer on our Get Involved page. If you are interested, please let us know by filling out this brief form.

EXPO Chicago SAIC Alumni Booth: Citizen Artist

This month, EXPO Chicago returned for its first in-person fair since 2019. Associate Professor Kate Dumbleton (MA 2008), Assistant Professor, Adj. Cortney Lederer (MA 2009), and the Master of Arts in Arts Administration and Policy student curatorial team of Jane Grossman, Benita Nnachortam, Sarah Pendley, Reilly Ribeiro, and Jiani Zhu organized the SAIC booth this year which featured virtual and in-person work by SAIC alums addressing what it means to be a citizen artist. Through an open call to all alums, the curatorial team selected the artists: Wuchao Feng (BFA 2020), Jennifer Teresa Villanueva (BFA 2020), Kari Laine (MA 2021), Alayna N. Pernell (MFA 2021), Rong Bao (BFA 2021) & Carolina Pereira (BFA 2020), Barbara Karant (MFA 1977), Killian Dunne (MFA 2019), Désirée Coral (MFA 2018), Maximiliano Cervantes (BFA 2021), Anavi Bhushan Nugyal (BFA 2021), Meha Ray (BFA 2021), and Yuge Zhou (MFA 2015). View the virtual exhibition here and read more about SAIC at EXPO here.

Image credit: Jennifer Villanueva (BFA 2020), Votamos en honor a nuestra mamá y papá, 2020

Citizen: Artist Companion Site

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Visiting Artists Program

In addition to a robust lineup of incredible visiting artists this spring, over 1,000 video and audio recordings of past Visiting Artists Program lectures are available for online streaming.

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Support Students

Students in need have received more than $140,000 through funds raised for SAIC’s Student Emergency Fund. SAIC’s alum community continues to provide tremendous support to vulnerable students impacted by the pandemic and the fight for racial justice. 

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