Fall 2024 Welcome Week 

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Welcome to SAIC! Whether you are new to college and/or transferring to SAIC, the process of entering a new community is a time of transition. We are here to guide you through that transition in the weeks ahead.  

This website is designed to help undergraduate students, graduate students, transfer students, and undergraduate parents and their families prepare for their arrival to SAIC. Please check the website frequently, as we will post updates and more detailed information as it becomes available. Have questions? Email us at orientation@saic.edu.

*If you are in need of a hotel we recommend booking AS SOON AS POSSIBLE due to the Democratic National Convention, which will take place in downtown Chicago August 19-22.* For accommodation options please take a look at our Where to Stay page.