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.

RSVP for New Student Orientation!

Step 1: Prepare for Welcome Week
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

Summer 2019 Orientation Dates

Online Parent and Family Orientation Chat
To participate, register here
Can't attend? You can request a recording here
For more info, click here
Wednesday, June 12th
New Student Orientation
1:00pm/Morgan Auditorium, 491 Post Street
Online Student or Can't Attend? (Watch a recording HERE)
Wednesday, June 19th
Meet Your Department Director
(Times and Locations vary. Click to View Schedule.)
Thursday, June 20th
4th of July BBQ and Pool Party
11:00am-1:00pm/620 Sutter Street
Music, Free Food, and Games (first come, first served)!
Thursday, July 4th

RSVP for New Student Orientation!

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