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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Important: After activating your SAIC account, it will take up to 2 business days before you are able to upload your proof of vaccination.
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago will require that all students who intend to be on campus for any period of time starting in the fall 2021 term, and are eligible, must be vaccinated for COVID-19.
SAIC will accept any COVID-19 vaccine approved for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Students are required to have proof of vaccination on file with Health Services. Medical and religious exemptions will be accommodated for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Visit saic.edu/continuing-studies/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 email@example.com.
Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. + Extended hours for Continuing Studies Students, visit the link above.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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 email@example.com.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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) - email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.