Visit SAIC: Campus Tours


280 Building Exterior

Undergraduate Tours

Take a live tour of our campus and residence halls led by current students, and ask any questions you have!

On-Campus: Daily, Monday - Friday and select Saturdays at 10:45 a.m. CT
Virtual: Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. CT

A maximum of 3 people are allowed per party, including the prospective student.  
Advance registration is required.

Schedule an In-Person Tour
Schedule a Live Virtual Tour
Take a Self-Guided Virtual Tour  
Take an On-Demand Tour of our Residence Halls

We offer you the opportunity to meet with an admission counselor before or after our on-campus tours to have your portfolio reviewed, or just get more information about SAIC. Reservations are required due to a strict capacity limit. 

Tour guests should arrive at the LeRoy Neiman Center at 37 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL, 60603 15 minutes in advance of the scheduled tour time. Tours typically last 90 minutes.

Our tours include the following:

  • A brief presentation providing an overview of SAIC’s campus and curriculum
  • A look inside our campus buildings (2) and facilities, including our Contemporary Practices department
  • Visiting one of our residence halls
  • Admission to the Art Institute of Chicago museum
  • Introduction to our downtown campus—wear comfortable shoes!

Group Tours—High Schools, Colleges, and Organizations

  • Group tours are offered on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
  • The group should plan to arrive 15-20 minutes prior to check-in.
  • Requests may be made for up to 10 total guests, including both students and chaperones
  • SAIC campus tours are designed for high school groups, colleges, or organizations that support studying visual art and design at the college level

Schedule a Group Undergraduate Tour

For any questions, please contact Clemenstein Love at, or call 800.232.7242.

Graduate Tours

SAIC Galleries

Join us for a tour of SAIC's campus, led by current graduate students. We will be showing you around the graduate departments and answering any questions you may have.

On-Campus: Fridays at 1:30 p.m. CT (Please plan to arrive by 1:15 p.m. CT for check-in.)

A maximum of 3 people are allowed per party, including the prospective student. 
Advance registration is required.

Schedule a Graduate Tour
Take a Self-Guided Virtual Tour 

Office of Admissions 
36 S. Wabash Ave., Suite 1201 
Chicago, IL 60603  
Phone: 312.629.6100 
Toll-free: 800.232.7242