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.
For more information, please visit Housing and Residential Life.
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 to the full program is necessary. Questions about orientation? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|10:00am||Check- In and Document Drop Off||800 Chestnut Street Courtyard|
|10:30am||Introduction to International Student F-1 Obligations||Studio 18|
|11:45am||Lunch||Quad and Cafe|
|12:45pm||Activity and US Acculturation||Studio 18|
|2:00pm||Document Pickup||Studio 18|
|4:00pm||Student Resources for Success||Lecture Hall|
|4:45pm||Financial Aid, FERPA, and Business Office||Lecture Hall|
|5:00pm||Alumni Spotlight||Lecture Hall|
|5:15pm||Diego Rivera Gallery Opening Reception||Diego Rivera Gallery|
|9:00am||Check-in||800 Chestnut Street Courtyard|
|9:45am||Community Building through Artmaking||Quad, Roof, Courtyard|
|11:30am||Equity, Access, and Inclusion||Quad|
|12:30pm||Lunch||Quad and Cafe|
|1:15pm||Studio and Resource Introduction||Studios and Offices about campus|
|2:25pm||History of SFAI||Lecture Hall|
|3:25pm||Alumni Spotlight||Lecture Hall|
|4:00pm||Program Close for the Day|
|9:00am||SFAI Expectations||Lecture Hall|
|10:00am||Studio and Resource Introduction Continued||Studio and Offices about campus|
|10:45am||Community Buidling through Artmaking||About Campus|
|11:45am||Lunch||Quad and Face|
|12:30pm||Large Group Critique Discussion||Lecture Hall|
|1:30pm||Faculty Critique||Walter & McBean Galleries|
|3:00pm||Fort Mason Orientation and Painting Studio Introduction||Fort Mason Campus|
|5:00pm||Program Close for the Day|
|9:30am||SF Mural Tour||Mission District + About San Franciscco|
|1:00pm||SF Parks and Museums||To be explained during Orientation|
SFAI Student ID Card
New students will receive their Student ID Card during Orientation.
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.