Ways to Connect

Whether you’re looking to stay connected from afar or are planning to join one of our on-campus events, we hope you’ll find meaningful ways to connect with your student and other SAIC parents and families.

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Family Events

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Parent Orientation

Every August, SAIC holds New Student Orientation and Welcome Week for undergraduates beginning their first year at the School. These hybrid in-person and virtual programs are designed to introduce students to SAIC and prepare them for the semester ahead. Head to the orientation webpage for more information.

Parent & Family Council members serve as hospitality during Move-in, answering questions and providing cheer. Head to the orientation webpage for more information about Orientation.

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Family Weekend

SAIC parents and families are invited to Family Weekend every fall, where you can join us for a number of classes, interest sessions, and more. Hosted by the Office of Student Affairs, this is a unique and meaningful opportunity to immerse yourself in your student's SAIC experience and learn more about the School’s resources.

Be sure to reference the following resources below when planning your next visit to SAIC:

For more information contact Patrick Spence, associate dean of student affairs for Campus Life, at pspence@saic.edu.