ACE Student Benefits


Technology and Computer Resources


Connect to the SAIC wireless network anywhere on campus from your laptop, tablet, or smartphone. 

More Information 


Your ARTICard has been preloaded with ARTICPrint funds in the amount of $12 in fall and spring semesters, and $6 in summer. These funds can be used at the Service Bureau, SAIC’s professional digital-output center, or any number of print and copy stations on campus.

Visit the Service Bureau, SAIC's digital-output center, or get more information on Printing on Campus here. 

Computer Labs

Use the SAIC General Access Computer  Lab located in the MacLean Center, 112 South Michigan, room 901, for current versions of software for digital imaging and video, desktop publishing, 3D rendering, website authoring, animation, multimedia, graphic, and audio applications.

General Access Computer Labs Information


Canvas is a cloud-based Learning Management System (LMS), similar to Blackboard, Moodle, etc. It provides tools to help faculty manage curricular resources and communication with students.

Canvas Student Orientation

Campus Resources and Privileges

ARTICash Funds

Use your ARTICard as a purchasing card on campus and at local businesses. 

ARTICard Information and Depositing Options 

Note: Select Depositing Options for locations of on-campus value transfer stations.

Flaxman Library

Check out materials and use media screening rooms. 

Flaxman Library

Free Online Courses

Watch and learn with your SAIC membership to LinkedIn Learning. Choose from thousands of video tutorials covering software, creative, business, and technology topics. Video tutorials are available from your computer, tablet, or smartphone anytime.  You will have access to LinkedIn Learning while you are enrolled in at least one course at SAIC.

LinkedIn Learning Video Tutorials

Research and Media Databases

Your ARTIC account gives you access to over 120 online research databases.  These include scholarly journals, video archives, and everything in between. 

A-Z Online Database

Video Data Bank

Use the screening room to watch historic and contemporary works of Video Art.

Video Data Bank

SAIC Galleries

Attend openings and see the work of cutting-edge contemporary artists, including SAIC faculty, students, and alumni. 

More Information and Full Exhibition Schedule

Campus Discounts

Parking Discount

SAIC does not manage any parking, however, there are many options in the area. The Mid-Continental Plaza Building at 55 East Monroe Street (between Wabash and Michigan Avenue) typically offers discounted parking for students. Once you get your SAIC I.D. card you will be able to take it there to get a discount parking card at the garage office on level P-2. You can ask at the 55 East Monroe security desk for directions to the parking garage office.

Contact the Parking Office at 312.986.6821 for more information.


Portfolio Review Day

All current Adult Continuing Education students are invited to participate in Portfolio Review Day in fall and spring.

Spring 2023: Saturday, April 22

Reviewers may include Continuing Studies instructors, certificate program alumni, and Admissions representatives, among others.

Reviews will be 30 minutes in length, and scheduled on a first come, first served basis. There will be an advance registration period for students completing a noncredit certificate that need to fulfill the portfolio requirement.