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.

Fall 2017 Orientation Materials

Fall 2017 Orientation Dates

Parent Orientation
10:30am / Location: Morgan Auditorium, 491 Post Street
Watch 2017 Parent Orientation Live!
Wednesday, August 30th
New Student Orientation
1:00pm / Location: Morgan Auditorium, 491 Post Street
Watch 2017 New Student Orientation Live!
Wednesday, August 30th
Meet Your Department Director
Click HERE for times and locations
Thursday, August 31st
Title IX: What Students Need to Know
12:00pm / Location: Morgan Auditorium, 491 Post Street
Watch Live
Friday, September 1st
Luxury City Tour
Choose 12:00pm-1:30pm or 2:00pm-3:30pm
Departing 79 New Montgomery Street
Saturday, September 2nd
Brannan Street Club Mixer and BBQ
12:00pm-2:00pm / Location: 601 Brannan Street
Saturday, September 16th

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