Congratulations on joining the community of artists and scholars at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)!  To help you have a smooth transition, we require all new students to attend a New Student Orientation. This event will help you become integrated into the academic, intellectual, cultural, and social environment and gain a better understanding of the academic and studio experience at SAIC.

New Student Orientation will be presented in an engaging online learning environment, including both live and pre-recorded content. You will have the opportunity to engage with students, faculty, and staff, to use Canvas, the campus learning management system, and connect with content designed to help you learn about SAIC and the many resources available to you. Students can begin accessing the New Student Orientation course on Canvas beginning Thursday, January 14th at 10:00 am CST. Parents will be sent a link for their course on/around Thursday, January 14th. Throughout the month students will be able to engage in a variety of online programming facilitated by our Orientation Leaders, current students who have been at the School for at least one year, to help guide and support the student's transition to SAIC.

SAIC's New Launch of Navigate

We’re excited to announce that SAIC will launch Navigate, a student engagement platform. Available for undergraduate and graduate students, Navigate connects students to people, places, and resources across campus and empowers students to chart a clear path to graduation. Through this personalized, interactive app, students can make appointments with Student Financial Services and Academic Advising, connect with a tutor at the Writing Center and find other resources on campus, easily view academic information, and stay on top of important dates and deadlines.