Alumni Benefits

Degree-Holding Alumni

Building Access

PLEASE NOTE:
In order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, only SAIC students, faculty, and staff will be allowed on campus during the Fall 2020 semester; visitors, including SAIC alums with SAIC Alumni IDs, are not permitted. This is a temporary change to our campus policy and we look forward to reopening areas of campus to alums when it is safe to do so. Thank you for understanding. 

Alumni Card

Your alumni card, with a photo ID, is required for many of the benefits below. Your alumni card identifies you as a special member of SAIC's community, granting you access to many activities and discounts at SAIC and its related programs. 

Please note that alumni cards are currently unavailable due to the temporary campus closure to visitors. Once SAIC's campus reopens fully, you can obtain your alumni card through the ARTICard Office located in the Sharp Building at 37 South Wabash Avenue, room 254.

For questions, contact the ARTICard Office: 312.629.9362 or articard@saic.edu.

Financial Avenue

SAIC has partnered with Financial Avenue, a nonprofit based resource that makes it simple for you to take control of your finances and student loans. Sign up to:

  • Track and plan your student loans
  • Get personalized guidance on tricky loan stuff
  • Find scholarships, internships, and jobs
  • Gain know-how that empowers you to be money smart

To learn more please click here.

The Art Institute of Chicago

Recent graduates receive a one-year, free membership to the Art Institute of Chicago. For subsequent years, receive 25% off a one-year membership at the Member, Member Plus, and Premium Member levels with your alumni card. *Not valid with other discount offers

For more information, please call 312.499.4111.

Gene Siskel Film Center

With your alumni card, receive a $5 discount on a one-year membership to the Gene Siskel Film Center. You must show your alumni card to receive this discount. The Film Center is located at 64 North State Street.

For more information, visit the website at siskelfilmcenter.org or call 312.846.2600.

Career and Professional Experience (CAPX)

The Career and Professional Experience (CAPX) office offers job listings, workshops, and one-on-one career advising to SAIC degree-seeking students and alumni who have completed their degrees.

CAPX also offers access to the college career network Handshake which allows alums to search for jobs, internships, and employment opportunities, schedule advising appointments with CAPX advisors, receive personalized career recommendations and connect with employers, and sign up for programs and workshops.

For more information, call 312.499.4130, email careers@saic.edu, or visit the CAPX page for more information.

Service Bureau

With your alumni card and using ARTICash, take advantage of SAIC’s professional Advanced Output Center, specializing in laser printing and large format inkjet printing. The Service Bureau is located on the 11th floor of the Sharp Building at 37 S. Wabash Avenue, room 1111. *All orders must be made in person, no shipping service available.

Cash can be added to your ARTICard at the VTS machine on the 2nd Floor of the Sharp Building at 37 South Wabash Avenue. Checks or credit card can be used at the ARTICard office in room 254 of the Sharp Building.

For more information, contact 312.629.9155 or servicebureau@saic.edu, or visit the website at crit.artic.edu/servicebureau.

Library

With your alumni card, you have access and borrowing privileges at SAIC’s John M. Flaxman Library. Your alumni card and a museum pass or membership card also grants you access to the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries at the Art Institute of Chicago.

SAIC Alumni Events and Communications

Alumni receive invitations to exciting local, national, and international alumni events including networking events, gallery openings, exhibitions, artist talks and lectures, career fairs, film screenings, fundraisers, and more. Additionally, a monthly eNewsletter is sent to all alumni announcing events, alumni news, exhibitions, and artistic opportunities.

For more information or if you are not receiving mail, email alumni@saic.edu or call at 312.499.4195.

Video Data Bank

Alumni have access to The Video Data Bank, the leading resource in the United States for videos by and about contemporary artists. Collections feature innovative video work made by artists from an aesthetic, political or personal point of view. The Video Data Bank is located at 112 S. Michigan Ave., on the 3rd floor.

For more information, please call 312.345.3550 or visit vdb.org.

ExTV

ExTV is SAIC's student-run broadcast platform. Alumni are encouraged to submit work to be considered for curated programming on the ExTV website, SAIC on iTunesU, monitors around the SAIC campus, local cable access television, and our annual ExChange compilation of the year's best works.

For more information, visit extvsaic.org or contact ExTV at extv@saic.edu or 312.345.3609.

Free Radio SAIC

Free Radio SAIC is a student-run internet radio station. Alumni are invited to act as a DJ and producer to create your own programs.

For more information about becoming a station member, please contact freeradio@saic.edu or call 312.345.3609.

F Newsmagazine

Contribute an article to F Newsmagazine. Pitch your story idea to editors@fnewsmagazine.com and follow F at fnewsmagazine.com.

SAIC Ballroom

Alumni receive a 10% discount when renting SAIC's ballroom, as well as a 15% discount on catering through Food For Thought. This offer is only valid for events catered by Food For Thought and for food and beverage only. This offer does not include ballroom, staffing, rentals, concierge, transportation or valet costs. Proof of SAIC Alumni status is required. *Offer is subject to availability.

For more information, please visit saic.edu/saicballroomrental.

 

Please note that SAIC reserves the right to revise, restrict, or terminate these and any other alumni benefits, on either an individual basis or for all alumni, at any time.


Continuing Studies Certificate Alumni

Continuing Studies Certificate Alumni include alumni who hold a certificate in drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, or web design.

Building Access

PLEASE NOTE:
In order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, only SAIC students, faculty, and staff will be allowed on campus during the Fall 2020 semester; visitors, including SAIC alums with SAIC Alumni IDs, are not permitted. This is a temporary change to our campus policy and we look forward to reopening areas of campus to alums when it is safe to do so. Thank you for understanding. 

Service Bureau

With your alumni card and using ARTICash, take advantage of SAIC’s professional Advanced Output Center, specializing in laser printing and large format ink-jet printing. The Service Bureau is located on the 11th floor of the Sharp Building at 37 S. Wabash Avenue, room 1111. *All orders must be made in person, no shipping service available.

Cash can be added to your ARTICard at the VTS machine on the 2nd Floor of the Sharp Building at 37 South Wabash Avenue. Checks or credit card can be used at the ARTICard office in room 254 of the Sharp Building.

For more information, contact 312.629.9155 or servicebureau@saic.edu, or visit the website at crit.artic.edu/servicebureau.

SAIC Alumni Events and Communications

Alumni receive invitations to exciting local, national, and international alumni events including networking events, gallery openings, exhibitions, artist talks and lectures, career fairs, film screenings, fundraisers, and more. Additionally, a monthly eNewsletter is sent to all alumni announcing events, alumni news, exhibitions, and artistic opportunities.

For more information or if you are not receiving mail, email alumni@saic.edu or call at 312.499.4195.

Video Data Bank

Alumni have access to The Video Data Bank, the leading resource in the United States for videos by and about contemporary artists. Collections feature innovative video work made by artists from an aesthetic, political or personal point of view. The Video Data Bank is located at 112 S. Michigan Ave., on the 3rd floor.

For more information, please call 312.345.3550 or visit vdb.org.

ExTV

ExTV is SAIC's student-run broadcast platform. Alumni are encouraged to submit work to be considered for curated programming on the ExTV website, SAIC on iTunesU, monitors around the SAIC campus, local cable access television, and our annual ExChange compilation of the year's best works.

For more information, visit extvsaic.org or contact ExTV at extv@saic.edu or 312.345.3609.

Free Radio SAIC

Free Radio SAIC is a student-run internet radio station. Alumni are invited to act as a DJ and producer to create your own programs.

For more information about becoming a station member, please contact freeradio@saic.edu or call 312.345.3609.

F Newsmagazine

Contribute an article to F Newsmagazine. Pitch your story idea to editors@fnewsmagazine.com and follow F at fnewsmagazine.com.

SAIC Ballroom

Alumni receive a 10% discount when renting SAIC's ballroom, as well as a 15% discount on catering through Food For Thought. This offer is only valid for events catered by Food For Thought and for food and beverage only. This offer does not include ballroom, staffing, rentals, concierge, transportation or valet costs. Proof of SAIC Alumni status is required. *Offer is subject to availability.

For more information, please visit saic.edu/saicballroomrental.

 

Please note that SAIC reserves the right to revise, restrict, or terminate these and any other alumni benefits, on either an individual basis or for all alumni, at any time.


Partial-Degree Alumni

30 or more credits

SAIC Alumni Events and Communications

Alumni receive invitations to exciting local, national, and international alumni events including networking events, gallery openings, exhibitions, artist talks and lectures, career fairs, film screenings, fundraisers, and more. Additionally, a monthly eNewsletter is sent to all alumni announcing events, alumni news, exhibitions, and artistic opportunities.

For more information or if you are not receiving mail, email alumni@saic.edu or call at 312.499.4195.

Video Data Bank

Alumni have access to The Video Data Bank, the leading resource in the United States for videos by and about contemporary artists. Collections feature innovative video work made by artists from an aesthetic, political or personal point of view. The Video Data Bank is located at 112 S. Michigan Ave., on the 3rd floor.

For more information, please call 312.345.3550 or visit vdb.org.

ExTV

ExTV is SAIC's student-run broadcast platform. Alumni are encouraged to submit work to be considered for curated programming on the ExTV website, SAIC on iTunesU, monitors around the SAIC campus, local cable access television, and our annual ExChange compilation of the year's best works.

For more information, visit extvsaic.org or contact ExTV at extv@saic.edu or 312.345.3609.

Free Radio SAIC

Free Radio SAIC is a student-run internet radio station. Alumni are invited to act as a DJ and producer to create your own programs.

For more information about becoming a station member, please contact freeradio@saic.edu or call 312.345.3609.

F Newsmagazine

Contribute an article to F Newsmagazine. Pitch your story idea to editors@fnewsmagazine.com and follow F at fnewsmagazine.com.

 

Please note that SAIC reserves the right to revise, restrict, or terminate these and any other alumni benefits, on either an individual basis or for all alumni, at any time.