Next Steps for Enrolled Students

IMPORTANT: In addtion to the steps below, add saic-ace@saic.edu to your email contacts. This will prevent important information about your course from being sorted into your spam folder

For students enrolled in an Adult Continuing Education Summer 2022 One-Week Intensive on-campus courses, optional campus housing is available for an additional $500 a week for a single room or $375 for a double room.

To request optional housing, please download, complete, and sign the Housing Acknowledgement form and email to cs@saic.edu and indicate which session dates you would like to register for housing. Please also include your 7-digit SAIC student ID number from your Registration Confirmation email.

IMPORTANT: After registering, it will take up to two business days before you are able to activate your SAIC account.

Your SAIC email account is the key to accessing Canvas and other student resources. Your instructor will communicate with you through Canvas and your SAIC.edu email address. Check it regularly during the course.

To activate your SAIC email account, you will need to:

  • Locate your SAIC ID number in your Registration Confirmation email, sent from cs@saic.edu. If you have an SAIC student ID card you will also find it there. Your 7-digit SAIC Student ID number is different from the 5-digit order number included on the Order Confirmation receipt email sent to you at the time of checkout.
  • Go to password.artic.edu
  • Select Activate Account
  • Enter your 7-digit SAIC ID number
  • Enter your Last Name
  • Enter your Birthdate using this exact date format: DD-MMM (e.g., 22-FEB or 03-JUN)
  • Select Activate

Your username is automatically assigned but you will create your own password, which must be alphanumeric and at least six characters. Be sure to record your account information for future reference. 
 
Visit gmail.artic.edu to log in to your SAIC email with the username and password from above.

NEED HELP? Contact the CRIT Help Desk at 312-345-3535 or email crithelpdesk@saic.edu.
Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

IMPORTANT: After activating your SAIC account, it will take up to two business days before you are able to upload your proof of vaccination.

The COVID-19 primary vaccination series is required for all students, faculty, and staff who intend to be on campus for any period of time during the 2022-2023 academic year. 

  • Compliance with this requirement means the person must have their second shot in a two-shot series or one shot in a single-shot vaccine. 
  • Public health officials are working toward launching a new "bivalent" vaccine, which is designed to two fight two strains of SARS-CoV-2 including the Omicron variant. If this vaccine or other COVID-19 vaccines become available and they are proven to be effective, we may require these immunizations as well.

You will need to submit proof of vaccination or a request for a medical or religious exemption.

Visit saic.edu/csvaccine for more information.

A student ID is required for all students participating in on-campus (modified in-person) courses. You will not be able to attend your class on campus until you have requested and picked up your ARTICard. 

You will need to schedule an appointment with the ARTICard Office in order to come in to get your SAIC student ID card. To do so, follow the link below.

ARTICard - Appointments, Contact Information, Office Hours, and Location
You must present a government-issued photo ID or passport to pick up your ARTICard.  

NEED HELP? Contact the ARTICard Office at articard@saic.edu.
Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. + Extended hours for Continuing Studies Students, visit the link above.

Students who may need accommodations are advised to contact the Disability and Learning Resource Center (DLRC) to schedule a time to meet with one of their staff to discuss all of accommodation needs.

SAIC is committed to providing opportunities for full participation in all programs for students with disabilities, including Continuing Studies students and Students At Large. Disabled students should first contact the DLRC to request reasonable accommodations. To plan for the most effective accommodations, we ask that you contact the DLRC at least two weeks before the start date for the course. 

Disability and Learning Resource Center 
The DLRC can be reached by phone at 312-499-4278 or email dlrc@saic.edu.

Canvas is SAIC’s online learning platform and will be the central resource for all of your course materials and communication with your instructors and peers. You will need to login with your SAIC username and password.
 
Instructors will make courses viewable on Canvas in the days leading up to the start of class. 
 
Visit Canvas or download the app for Android or Apple and log in using your SAIC username and password. Complete the virtual Canvas Student Orientation to get started.

NEED HELP? Contact the Canvas Support Team at canvas-help@saic.edu, Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Students are responsible for purchasing their own supplies. 

Supply lists for intensives and weekend workshops can be found at the link below. 

Typically, supply lists for courses with a duration of longer than one week are provided to students during the first class session. However, some instructors may choose to provide a supply list to students in advance, if specific materials are required during the first week of class. If your instructor has chosen to release the supply list prior to the start of class, you will find it at the link below. 

Course Supply Lists -These will be posted by one week prior to the start of class

Please note that a computer is required to participate in online classes.

To confirm the location of your course visit continuingstudies.saic.edu/all-courses and enter your course number in the field under Current On-Campus Courses.

Occasionally course locations change prior to the start of class. We also encourage you to check the location at the link above in the days leading up to the start of class.

View a campus map here.

Lockers are made available at the start of classes on a first-come, first-served basis and must be officially registered through the Office of Student Affairs each semester. Students who have registered a locker during the current term must provide their own lock. If an unregistered locker is found locked, the lock will be cut and the contents disposed of. Locks and personal belongings not removed at the end of the semester will be disposed of.

It will take up to 2 business days for locker registration to be completed.

Student​ ​Locker​ ​Registration​ ​Checklist

  • Email​ student affairs at studenthelp@saic.edu​.
  • Use Subject line: Locker reservation request - ACE student
  • Include​ ​the​ ​following​ ​information​ ​in​ ​the​ ​body​ ​of​ ​the​ ​email. 
    Failure to provide all information will cause a delay in completing the registration.
    -Full name and SAIC ID number
    -Location of your course - building, floor, and classroom number
    -Dates of your course

Note​: You may not be assigned the exact locker you request. However, if an alternative is assigned, it will be based on the preferred locker number you provide.

You will receive a Welcome & Next Steps email from saic-ace@saic.edu in the days leading up to the start of class. The subject line will include Welcome & Next Steps.

In this email you will find:

  • A reminder to complete your next steps as outlined on this page
  • The location your course will be meeting (modified in-person courses)
  • The contact information for your instructor

A staff member will be available to respond to emails regarding urgent concerns one hour before the start of class through the first hour of the first class meeting.

Most concerns can be resolved effectively by email but if a phone call is needed, a staff member will call you in response to your email.

ACE Curriculum and Instruction Team (Programming) - saic-ace@saic.edu
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 
+ Extended hours: One hour before the start of class through the first hour of the first class meeting

To expedite assistance, include as much of the following information as you are able to.

  • Your first and last name as it appears on your Registration Confirmation email
  • Your 7-digit student ID number (included in your Registration Confirmation email.)
  • The class you are taking, including when it is scheduled to start
  • A Phone number you can be reached at

TIP: Include your instructor on your email to saic-ace@saic.edu. That way they will be aware that you are working on troubleshooting in order to connect with them for the first class. The contact information for your instructor will be provided to you in the Welcome & Next Steps email sent in the days leading up to the start of class. 

Important: After registering, it will take up to 2 business days before you are able to activate your SAIC account. 

Your SAIC email account is the key to accessing Canvas and other student resources. Your instructor will communicate with you through Canvas and your SAIC.edu email address. Check it regularly during the course.

To activate your SAIC email account, you will need to:

  • Locate your SAIC ID number in your Registration Confirmation email, sent from cs@saic.edu. If you have an SAIC student ID card you will also find it there. Your 7-digit SAIC Student ID number is different from the 5-digit order number included on the Order Confirmation receipt email sent to you at the time of checkout.
  • Go to password.artic.edu
  • Select Activate Account
  • Enter your 7-digit SAIC ID number
  • Enter your Last Name
  • Enter your Birthdate using this exact date format: DD-MMM (e.g., 22-FEB or 03-JUN)
  • Select Activate

Your username is automatically assigned but you will create your own password, which must be alphanumeric and at least six characters. Be sure to record your account information for future reference. 
 
Visit gmail.artic.edu to log in to your SAIC email with the username and password from above.

NEED HELP? Contact the CRIT Help Desk at 312-345-3535 or email crithelpdesk@saic.edu.
Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Canvas is SAIC’s online learning platform and will be the central resource for all of your course materials and communication with your instructors and peers. You will need to login with your SAIC username and password.
 
Instructors will make courses viewable on Canvas in the days leading up to the start of class. 
 
Visit Canvas or download the app for Android or Apple and log in using your SAIC username and password. Complete the virtual Canvas Student Orientation to get started.

NEED HELP? Contact the Canvas Support Team at canvas-help@saic.edu, Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

If your course will be holding live video conferencing sessions, you will need to download Zoom in advance of the first class.

All live sessions are scheduled in Central Time. Use World Time Buddy to compare Central Daylight Time with your current timezone.

NOTE: You can join the first class Zoom session even if you have not finished activating your SAIC email and logged into Canvas. You will receive the link for the first Zoom session in the Welcome & Next Steps email from saic-ace@saic.edu in the days leading up to the start of class. 

Students are responsible for purchasing their own supplies. 

Supply lists for intensives and weekend workshops can be found at the link below. 

Typically, supply lists for courses with a duration of longer than one week are provided to students during the first class session. However, some instructors may choose to provide a supply list to students in advance, if specific materials are required during the first week of class. If your instructor has chosen to release the supply list prior to the start of class, you will find it at the link below. 

Course Supply Lists -These will be posted by one week prior to the start of class

Please note that a computer is required to participate in online classes.

You will receive a Welcome & Next Steps email from saic-ace@saic.edu in the days leading up to the start of class. The subject line will be Welcome & Next Steps for [class #] [Class Title].

In this email you will find:

  • A reminder to complete your next steps as outlined on this page
  • The link to the first class Zoom session (synchronous online courses)
  • The contact information for your instructor

A staff member will be available to respond to emails regarding urgent concerns one hour before the start of class through the first hour of the first class meeting.

Most concerns can be resolved effectively by email but if a phone call is needed, a staff member will call you in response to your email.

ACE Curriculum and Instruction Team (Programming) - saic-ace@saic.edu
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 
+ Extended hours: One hour before the start of class through the first hour of the first class meeting

To expedite assistance, include as much of the following information as you are able to.

  • Your first and last name as it appears on your Registration Confirmation email
  • Your 7-digit student ID number (included in your Registration Confirmation email.)
  • The class you are taking, including when it is scheduled to start
  • A Phone number you can be reached at

TIP: Include your instructor on your email to saic-ace@saic.edu. That way they will be aware that you are working on troubleshooting in order to connect with them for the first class. The contact information for your instructor will be provided to you in the Welcome & Next Steps email sent in the days leading up to the start of class.