New Student To-Do List

We want your first semester at Academy of Art University to be the best time of your life. We pay special attention to our hybrid students—those taking both online and on-campus courses—making sure that each one has additional support during their first months at the university.


Step 1: Prepare for Welcome Week
  • Welcome Week Schedule
  • Meet Your Department Directors (Click to View Schedule)
  • Get your student ID card at 620 Sutter (Lobby), Monday, August 15th – Friday, September 9th from 8 am to 5 pm or at 180 New Montgomery by calling 415-618-3911 for an appointment
  • View the CampusM Portal
Step 2: Get to know your Campus
  1. Campus Map
  2. Familiarize yourself with your Campus Safety resources and sign up for Campus Safety Text Alerts! To subscribe, please text: EZARTU to 313131. To opt out, please text: STOP EZARTU to 313131. *Message and data rates may apply.
  3. Learn the Campus Shuttle Map and Schedule:
    • In the CampusM Portal
    • On Campus: See the Courtesy Campus Shuttle kiosk in each academic building.
  4. Get Involved in Campus Life. Learn about events, clubs, and organizations.
  5. Visit the Academy of Art University Library.
  6. Support your teams: Art U Athletics “Fan Buses”
Step 3: Take the Launchpad to Online Learning class
Step 4: Manage your Finances
Step 5: Tap into Your Academic Resources

Fall 2022 Orientation Dates

On-Campus New Student OrientationSaturday, August 27
11:30AM - 2:30PM
601 Brannan St.
San Francisco
Launchpad to Learning OpensThursday, August 18Get Started
Meet Your Department DirectorThursday, August 25Times and Virtual Locations Vary (View Schedule)RSVP Now!

View The Full Calendar

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