Supporting your Student

Parent Support

When you send your student off into the world away from home for the first time, you want to know that wherever they’re going, they won’t be alone. You want to know that there will be someone there to help whenever there is a need. At the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), each student has that support. Each student has the shoulder of a network of faculty and staff to lean on whenever they need it. Our faculty, staff, and advisors are artists, designers, philosophers, writers, and scholars just like them. So they understand the thoughts your student is thinking and the issues they may face. Whether it’s some friendly advice on a difficult course, advice dealing with a roommate, or help dealing with a health issue, our advisors, faculty, and staff will help to guide them in the right direction.

Counseling Services

Lakeview Building
116 S. Michigan Ave., 13th Floor

For detailed information visit the Wellness Center website.

Disability and Learning Resources (DLRC)

Lakeview Building
116 S. Michigan Ave., 13th Floor

Disability Resources

For more information concerning the disability accommodation process, documentation requirements, forms, and the grievance procedure, please contact us or visit the DLRC website.

SAIC’s ADA/504 coordinator is Felice Dublon, Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs (or her designee), 36 S. Wabash Ave., suite 1204; 312.629.6800.

Writing Center

Lakeview Building
116 S. Michigan Ave., 10th Floor
Coordinator: 312.499.4137
Tutoring Suite: 312.499.4138

SAIC offers free, hour-long writing tutorials at the Writing Center, which is located in the basement of the MacLean Center. To learn more, visit the Writing Center webpage.

Health Services

Lakeview Building
116 S. Michigan Ave., 13th Floor

For more detailed information about health services, immunizations, health insurance, and more visit the Health Services website.