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. Email: Housing@sfai.edu
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.
Meet both days at Courtyard of the 800 Chestnut Street Campus. A detailed Orientation schedule is posted below and is subject to change. Please note, only new students are to be present during the new student orientation sessions.
|9:00am||Check- In and Document Drop Off (light morning refrensments)||800 Chestnut Street Courtyard|
|9:15am||Introduction to International Student F-1 Obligations||Studio 18|
|11:00am||Document pickup and join all new students for the remainder of the Orientation Program!||800 Chestnut Street Courtyard|
|11:00am||Check-in||800 Chestnut Street Courtyard|
|11:25am||Community Building through Artmaking||Studios 13 + 14|
|12:25pm||Lunch and History of SFAI||Cafe|
|1:25pm||Campus Resources||Around Campus|
|2:25pm||Academic Resources, Advising, Counseling, Accessibility Services||Studio 18|
|3:30pm||Social Justice and Inclusion||Studio 18|
|1:00pm||Academic Best Practices @ SFAI||Studio 18|
|1:45pm||Department Chair Introduction||Studio 18|
|2:45pm||Campus Resources #2||Around Campus|
|3:45pm||Facility, Safety, and Policy Expectations||Studio 18|
|5:00pm||Travel to Fort Mason Campus||Bus, Walking, Uber/Lyft|
|5:30pm||Dinner at Fort Mason||Seminar Room 2|
Undergrad: Painting Facility Introduction
Graduate: Curriculum Overview and Studio Assignments
|Fort Mason Campus|
|7:00pm||To Be Real Opening Reception||Main Gallery - Fort Mason|
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.