Orientation

We’re thrilled to welcome you to the SFAI community!

Check out the Current Students section frequently, as pages are updated regularly with new information.


Questions about New Student Orientation?
Contact studentaffairs@sfai.edu | 415.351.3509

Orientation + Move-in Dates

Orientation is required for all new incoming students. It serves to get you acquainted with your student colleagues before classes start, and is a formal introduction to SFAI—its faculty, staff, facilities, campus resources—and the opportunities that await as you join this vibrant community.

All new, incoming undergraduate and graduate students attend orientation. Dates for upcoming orientation sessions are below.


SPRING 2019 MOVE-IN DATES

  • Residence Hall Move-in » Wednesday, January 16


For more information, please visit Housing and Residential Life.


SPRING 2019 ORIENTATION DATES

All new students attend orientation. Sessions are desiged to provide a seemelss integration into SFAI facilities, staff, students, policies, and expectations.  Please note that attendance at both days is necessary.  Questions about orientation?  Please email studentaffairs@sfai.edu.

  • All New Students » Thursday, January 17 – Friday, January 18.  The Orientation schedule posted below is subject to change. 
  • Coffee, tea, and pastries are available at check-ins.  Lunch is provided both days.  

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17
TIME SESSION LOCATION
 9:00am  International Student Check-in  Courtyard at 800 Chestnut
 9:15am  International Student Orientation  McMillan Confrence Room
 10:00am  Check-in for all New Students  Courtyard at 800 Chestnut
 10:15am  Welcome Session  Studio 18
 10:25am  Group Art Project  Studios 13 + 14
 11:25am  History of SFAI  Studio 18
 12:15pm  Lunch  Cafe
 1:00pm  Studio and Resource Introduction   Throughout Campus
 1:45pm  Equity, Access, and Inclusion  Studio 18
 3:00pm  Academic Support and Counseling  Studio 18
 3:30pm  Student ID Cards  Student Affairs

 

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18
TIME SESSION LOCATION
10:00am Check in Courtyard at 800 Chestnut
10:15am Title IX + Student Rights and Responsibilities Studio 18
11:45am Group Art Project Studios 13 + 14
12:45pm Lunch Cafe
1:30pm Studio and Resource Introduction Continued Throughout Campus
2:30pm Travel to Fort Mason Campus  
3:00pm Fort Mason Orientation Fort Mason

SFAI Student ID Card

Get a Student ID Card

New students will receive their Student ID Card during Orientation.


About Student ID Card

Your Student ID card helps SFAI make sure that campus is secured to only students after hours—that is, when SFAI is closed to the public. 

Your Student ID is also used to check out library books, audio-visual equipment, and purchase food at the SFAI Café.