New Onsite 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 new onsite students, making sure that each one has additional support during their first months at the university.

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:
  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: Manage your Finances
Step 4: Tap into Your Academic Resources

Fall 2018 Orientation Dates

Parent and Family Orientation
10:30am/Morgan Auditorium, 491 Post Street
Online Family or Can't Attend? Watch the live stream or view a recording!
Wednesday, August 29th
New Student Orientation
1:00pm/Morgan Auditorium, 491 Post Street
Online Student or Can't Attend? Watch the live stream or view a recording!
International Students without access to YouTube can view here.
Wednesday, August 29th
Meet Your Department Director
(Times and Locations vary. View the schedule.)
Thursday, August 30th
Club Mixer and BBQ
12:00pm - 2:00pm/601 Brannan Street
Looping Shuttles Provided
Saturday, September 15th

View The Full Calendar

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