New Student To-Do List

1. Prepare for Welcome Week

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.

3. Manage your Finances

4. Tap into Your Academic Resources


New Applicants should pre-register for classes here:

Orientation Gallery


Join us for your first glimpse into life at the Academy. Attendance is required for all on-campus students.

Spring 2018 Orientation Materials

Spring 2018 Orientation Dates

New Student Orientation
1:00pm / Location: Morgan Auditorium, 491 Post Street
Watch 2018 New Student Orientation Live or View the Recording
Wednesday, January 31st
Meet Your Department Director
Click HERE for Time and Locations
Thursday, February 1st
Stay tuned for Spring 2018 Orientation and Campus Life Activities!

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