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 up 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 (Coming Soon!)
  • Meet Your Department Directors (Coming Soon!)
  • Get your Student ID card at 79 New Montgomery, Monday, January 28th – Friday, February 1st, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Download the ArtU app for Apple IOS or Android
  • Complete Your Checklist for a Successful Semester
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 ArtU App
    • In the student 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”
  7. Explore your new San Francisco home: 100 Things to do in San Francisco.
Step 3: Take the Launchpad to Online Learning class
Step 4: Manage your Finances
Step 5: Tap into Your Academic Resources

Spring 2019 Orientation Dates

New Student Orientation
1:00pm/Morgan Auditorium, 491 Post Street
Online Student or Can't Attend? Watch the live stream or view a recording! (Link Coming Soon!)
Wednesday, January 30th
Meet Your Department Director
(Times and Locations vary. Schedule Coming Soon!)
Thursday, January 31st
Campus Life Activities and Events
(Schedule Coming Soon!)
TBD

View The Full Calendar

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