Next Steps for Enrolled Students

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

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

Parents/guardians of students under the age of 13: In order to submit proof of vaccination, the student will need to have an active SAIC account login.

  • Locate the student’s 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. The 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 the 7-digit SAIC ID number
  • Enter the Last Name
  • Enter the student’s Birthdate using this exact date format: DD-MMM (e.g., 22-FEB or 03-JUN)
  • Select Activate

Pause to record your account information for future reference. 
 
Your username will be automatically assigned but you will create your own password, which must be alphanumeric and at least six characters.

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, or parents/guardians of students, will need to submit proof of vaccination or a request for a medical or religious exemption.

Visit saic.edu/csvaccine for more information.

IF YOU REGISTERED ONLINE AND YOUR CHILD DOES NOT HAVE ANY ALLERGIES AND/OR OTHER MEDICAL/HEALTH CONDITIONS, YOU DO NOT NEED TO COMPLETE THIS STEP.

If you registered your student by phone, email, or submission of a PDF registration form, a signed Consent Form is required to participate in the Children's Workshops at SAIC; failure to submit a signed Consent Form prior to the first class may prevent participation. This includes students using tuition vouchers and tuition remission. Please send the signed Consent Form to saic-youth@saic.edu.

Parents/guardians of students with allergies and/or other medical/health conditions that might require emergency assistance should complete an Allergy History Form [PDF] and/or Emergency Action Plan Form‌ [PDF], or email saic-youth@saic.edu. This information is confidential and only shared with program staff.

Parents/guardians of students with disabilities that may require 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.

Students will need an ARTICard, the SAIC ID, to enter campus buildings. You will receive an email from articard@saic.edu to your home email address in the week prior to the start of your class which details how to submit your identification photo. 

Students will receive their ARTICard during their first class meeting. Students who registered late or did not submit their photo will have an opportunity to get their ARTICard made on the first day of class.

SAIC Continuing Studies values arts classrooms in which all individuals are treated with respect, kindness, and understanding. We work together to build and maintain safe, joyful, and rigorous arts learning environments where all community members are able to learn and grow as artists and people. In order to participate in the Children's Workshops, the student and his or her parent/legal guardian must agree that the student will, at all times, abide by the Rules of Conduct below and participate in the Progressive Consequences process as needed. 

Children's Workshops Progressive Consequences and Rules of Conduct

Drop-off and pick-up of Multi-Arts Camp students will take place at: 
280 Building Lobby (280 S. Columbus Drive)

Drop-off happens between 8:40am and 9:00am.
On the first day of class, all parents and guardians of students are required to come into the 280 building lobby with their student for Day-1 Check-in.

  • During Day-1 Check-in, students will confirm their contact information, receive their pick-up pass, receive a flier with important session information, and fill out any allergy history or emergency action forms needed.

Pick-up happens at 4:00pm.
There will always be staff members and your students’ Classroom Assistants present at all campus buildings to release your students during pick-up. You will need to pick up your student on foot from in front of the lobby of the 280 Building or from your car at the curb in front of the building.

  • For curbside pick-up, please have the printed pick-up pass displayed in your dashboard to assist staff.
  • For pick-up on foot, please have the printed pick-up pass or a photo of it ready to present to staff

If you have registered for Multi-Arts Camp Aftercare, pick-up is at 5:00 pm. Please note that Aftercare is only available for pre-registered students. Please note, siblings in separate buildings are the responsibility of the caregiver. 

Note: Curbside pick-up is only available during summer sessions. 

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

You may also need to check your junk/spam folder for these email alerts.​

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
  • Information regarding first day check-in
  • Guidelines for drop-off and pick-up