Orientation and Move-in Dates
Orientation serves as a formal introduction to SFAI—its faculty, staff, facilities, and campus resources—and the opportunities that await as you join this vibrant community.
All new, incoming students are required to attend orientation. Dates for upcoming orientation sessions are detailed below.
International and Exchange Student Orientation (F1 & J1 VIsa Holders) >> Monday, August 22nd
Friends and Family Orientation >> Monday, August 22nd
All Undergraduate Students >> Tuesday, August 23nd – Friday, August 26th
All Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students >> Thursday, August 25th – Friday, August 26th
SFAI Residence Hall Move-in » Sunday, August 21*
All new students who will start their program in the Spring 2017 term will be required to attend Fall Orientation.
*You will receive your room placement and specific move-in time by email. Visit Housing and Residential Life for more information and how to apply.
The schedules detailed below are for travel planning and general information only. Please note that sessions are subject to change, and that you will receive an official schedule when you arrive at orientation check-in. All sessions will be held at the 800 Chestnut Street campus unless otherwise noted.
Family and Friends Orientation
Monday, August 22nd
*Chestnut Campus is open for business until 5:00 pm
International and Exchange Student Orientation (F1 & J1 Visa Holders)
Monday, August 22nd
Undergraduate Student Orientation Week: August 23nd – 26th
Graduate Student Orientation: August 25th and 26th
Student ID Cards
Your student ID card is an all-access pass to SFAI. You can use it to check out library books and audio-visual equipment, purchase food at the SFAI Café, and get access to other exciting offers around the city. To receive your ID at orientation, you must submit a photo by August 15, 2016.
Photos must be submitted through Moodle. Visit moodle.sfai.edu, and follow the links for User Accounts > Student User Account Services > Student ID Picture Upload.