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”
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

Online Parent and Family Orientation ChatThursday, January 231:00PM – Register HereCan’t attend? You can request a recording here.
New Student OrientationWednesday, January 291:00PM – 491 Post, Morgan AuditoriumOnline Student or Can’t Attend? Watch a live stream here
Meet Your Department DirectorThursday, January 30Times and Locations Vary View Schedule
Title IX MeetingFriday, January 311:00PM – 491 Post, Morgan AuditoriumRequired event for all new onsite students.
Online Student or Can’t Attend? Watch a live stream here.
Club MixerSaturday, February 811:00AM – 1:00PM – 491 Post, Room B70Optional event for all new students

View The Full Calendar

RSVP for New Student Orientation!

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