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 (Coming Soon)
  • Meet Your Department Directors (Coming Soon)
  • Get your student ID card at 79 New Montgomery, Atelier (1st Floor Gallery), Tuesday, January 21 – Friday, February 7
  • Download the ArtU app for Apple IOS or Android
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”
Step 3: Take the Launchpad to Online Learning class
Step 4: Manage your Finances
Step 5: Tap into Your Academic Resources

Spring 2020 Orientation Dates

Parent and Family OrientationTo be AnnouncedTo be AnnouncedTo be Announced
New Student OrientationWednesday, January 291:00PM – 491 Post, Morgan AuditoriumWatch a live recording of Fall 2019 Orientation here
Meet Your Department DirectorThursday, January 30Times and Locations Vary View Schedule (Coming Soon)
Title IX MeetingFriday, January 311:00PM – 491 Post, Morgan AuditoriumRequired event for all new onsite students
Luxury City TourSaturday, September 712:00PM – 180 New Montgomery StreetVarious Locations (Shuttles Departing 180 New Montgomery Street)
Brannan Street Club Mixer & BBQTo be AnnouncedTo be AnnouncedAll undergraduate and graduate students invited

View The Full Calendar

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