New Student Orientation and 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, transfer students, and undergraduate and transfer parents and their families prepare for their arrival to SAIC. Please check back to this website frequently, as we will post updates and more detailed information as it becomes available. Have questions? Please email us at

Below is color-coding that will help you navigate this website for the stated schedules:

Green Event: Students Only

Pink Event: Parent & Families Only

Purple Event: Student, Parents & Families combined

Please note this schedule is subject to change. All times listed below are in the United States Central Standard Time (CST).

Any further questions or concerns? Please email us at!