Featured Events

SAIC in DC: Alumni Happy Hour
Thursday, October 19 · 5:30–7:30 p.m. EDT
Morris American Bar, 1020 7th St NW Washington D.C., MD 20001
Join School of the Art Institute of Chicago President Elissa Tenny in celebration of the SAIC community in the DC area. Refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there. Register here by October 16. Questions? Contact alumni@saic.edu

Upcoming Events

Past Events

Chicago Alumni Event: Alberto Aguilar and J. Gibran Villalobos
SAIC Chicago alum leaders and the Alumni Engagement team hosted a special event at the National Museum of Mexican Art. Join us to hear Alberto Aguilar (MFA 2001, BFA 1997) and curator J. Gibran Villalobos (Dual MA 2013) in conversation. Learn more about the event here.

SAIC @ CAA Alumni Reception | Feb 17
SAIC Alumni Engagement hosted alumni and faculty in New York City during the 2023 College Art Association (CAA) Annual Conference to network and celebrate SAIC at CAA. Click here to see SAIC community members who presented. Learn more about the event here.

Miami Alumni Brunch

See photos from Miami Alumni Brunch

In December, President Elissa Tenny and Alumni Engagement welcomed alums in Miami to network and celebrate the reconnect and celebrate your work during Miami Art Week. 

Several people looking at fabric laid out on a large table surrounded by garments in a fashion storage room

Want to get involved?

We are always looking for alums interested in engaging in 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.

Two students looking at a long piece of canvas vertically cascading down a wall covered in blues an purples and black swirls in watercolor.

Support Students

We believe in the power of art, design, and innovation to transform our world. Your gift to SAIC directly supports the next generation of artists and makers. Students are at the center of our philanthropic priorities of affordability and accessibility, wellness, and career preparedness. Your support ensures SAIC’s continued leadership as one of the world’s top art and design schools.

Google logo

Reminder: Alumni Google Accounts Closures

In 2021, Google announced significant changes to the services they provide to colleges and universities, and these changes have impacted alum saic.edu accounts. Google will no longer provide unlimited storage for higher educational institutions. Because of this decision by Google, SAIC is no longer able to provide Google services–Gmail, Google Drive, contacts, etc.–to alums and will set storage limits for current students, faculty, and staff. 

Starting with the class of 2022, students’ Google accounts will close on June 30 one year after they graduate. 

Alums may set up an @alumni.saic.edu email address to forward to a personal email account of their choice. Please visit the Google Accounts page to read about next steps to take.