new student orientation

Congratulations on your acceptance to the San Francisco Art Institute! We are thrilled to welcome you to the community this fall.

Please check the Current Students section of our website frequently, as pages are updated regularly with new information.

Student Orientation and Move-in Dates

Orientation serves as a formal introduction to the San Francisco Art Institute—its faculty and staff, facilities, and campus resources—and the opportunities that await you as you join this vibrant community and begin your educational career here at SFAI.

All new incoming Fall 2014 students are required to attend orientation.

Undergraduate Students » Tuesday, August 19, 2014–Friday, August 22, 2014

Graduate Students » Thursday, August 21, 2014–Friday, August 22, 2014

SFAI Residence Halls » Move-in day is Sunday, August 17, 2014

You will receive your room placement and specific move-in time by email in July. For more information on the SFAI housing program, including information on how to apply, please visit the apply for housing page.

International and Exchange Students » Monday, August 18, 2014–Friday, August 22, 2014

For all international and exchange students, orientation begins one day earlier.

Family and Friends Orientation » Monday, August 18, 2014

A short welcome will also take place on Sunday at Residential Hall Move-In.

Places to Stay in San Francisco

SFAI students and their family and friends enjoy special rates at the Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express hotels in San Francisco. To access these special rates, contact the hotels through the links below:

Holiday Inn Fisherman’s Wharf
1300 Columbus Avenue

Holiday Inn Express Fisherman’s Wharf
550 North Point Street