Degree-Holding Alumni

  • Alums planning to visit campus should review SAIC's Visitor Policy before they arrive.

  • 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. 

    Make an appointment to get your alumni card at the  ARTICard Office located in the Sharp Building at 37 South Wabash Avenue, room 254. Walk-ins are not permitted. Please bring a valid government issued ID to the appointment.

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

  • 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.

  • Recent graduates receive a one-year, complimentary membership to the Art Institute of Chicago. For subsequent years, alums receive a 25% discount when purchasing 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 AIC Membership at 312.499.4111.

  • The Career and Professional Experience office offers job listings, workshops, and one-on-one career advising to alumni who have completed their degrees. CAPX is a life-long resource for SAIC alums!

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

    For more information or assistance creating or updating a Handshake account, call 312.499.4130, email careers@saic.edu. Visit the CAPX page for more information.

  • 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 picked up in person; no shipping service available.

    To obtain access to place an order with the Service Bureau, alumni must complete this Service Bureau Access Form. *You will be prompted to log into a Gmail account to complete the form, but you do not need to have an SAIC email account to complete it. 

    Orders can be paid for using ARTICash. Funds 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 cards 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.

  • 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.

  • Alumni receive invitations to exciting in-person and virtual local, national, and international events including networking opportunities, gallery openings, exhibitions, artist talks and lectures, career fairs, film screenings, 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.

  • 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 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 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.

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

  • 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. 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.

    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.

  • PLEASE NOTE:
    Alums who would like to visit the SAIC campus no longer need to be signed in by a staff, faculty or students. However, they will be required to wear a face covering at all times and show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks beyond the completion of their one- or two-shot series). Thank you for understanding. 

  • 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 picked up in person; no shipping service available. 

    To obtain access to place an order with the Service Bureau, alumni must complete this Service Bureau Access Form. *You will be prompted to log into a Gmail account to complete the form, but you do not need to have an SAIC email account to complete it. 

    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.

  • Alumni receive invitations to exciting in-person and virtual local, national, and international events including networking events, gallery openings, exhibitions, artist talks and lectures, career fairs, film screenings, 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.

  • 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 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 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.

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

  • 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. 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. 

    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

  • Alumni receive invitations to exciting local, national, and international events including networking events, gallery openings, exhibitions, artist talks and lectures,career fairs, film screenings, 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.

  • 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 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 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.

  • 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.

Alumni Resources

  • Visit the online SAIC Store for SAIC-branded merchandise.

  • Transcripts and diplomas can be requested through the Registrar’s Office.

  • Students are able to keep their saic.edu email address for one year after graduation, after which the account will close. Alums who wish to retain  an SAIC-affiliated address may sign up for the alumni email forwarding service. This service allows you to create an email address xxx@alumni.saic.edu that will forward to the personal email account of your choice. NOTE: this is not an email account and does not receive or store messages; it simply forwards them on. You will be able to log into Gmail using your @alumni.saic.edu address. To sign up for the forwarding service, complete this form. Please allow 10-14 business days for your address to be created. 

    Please note that SAIC alums who are employees of the Art Institute of Chicago or SAIC are not permitted access to their saic.edu email accounts and digital files when their employment terminates. 

    For more information on the change in SAIC email policies, click here.

  • Full-degree and Continuing Studies Certificate holders are eligible to receive a free Alumni ARTICard, which grants access to benefits exclusive to the SAIC alumni community. To obtain your ARTICard you must make an appointment to the ARTICard Office in-person at 37 South Wabash Avenue, room 254. Please note that appointments are required. 

  • Use the Contact Info Update Form to update your contact information.

  • SAIC’s Career and Professional Experience (CAPX) department provides one-on-one advising, special industry events, group workshops, and numerous professional networking opportunities. For a full list of services and resources and to access the online job board, Handshake, visit CAPX’s website.

  • Please click here if you would like to submit your updates, news, and accomplishments for consideration to be included in Class Notes in a forthcoming issue of School of the Art Institute of Chicago magazine. Please note, SAIC reserves the right to edit submissions.

  • Request access to the following regional Facebook groups to connect with local SAIC alums: Chicago, New York City, Miami, Los Angeles, the Bay Area, Texas, The Rocky Mountain RegionIndia, and Korea

    To engage with our main SAIC Alumni community, follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

  • To confirm an alum status, contact the Registrar’s Office. For historical research inquiries relating to SAIC alums, we recommend contacting the Ryerson Library.

  • Some offices or departments may require an appointment so be sure to check with them before you visit campus. Review the Visitor Policy for the most up-to-date policies. 

    A valid alumni ARTICard and visitor sign-in permits alum access to the Sharp Building (37 S. Wabash Ave.), Sullivan Center (36 S. Wabash Ave.), and Lakeview Building (116 S. Michigan Ave.). To access the 280 Building (280 S. Columbus Dr.) or MacLean Center (112 S. Michigan Ave.), notice of visits and permission from a staff or faculty member are required.

  • To search for staff, faculty, or department information, visit our Contact page.