New Student To-Do List

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), Monday, June 15th – Monday, June
  • Download the ArtU app for Apple IOS or Android

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. Take the Launchpad to Online Learning class starting a week before the new semester. It’s listed in your classes on your Home page

4. Manage your Finances

5. 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.

Summer 2020 Orientation Materials

Summer 2020 Orientation Dates

Online Parent and Family Orientation Chat TBA TBA TBA
New Student Orientation Wednesday, June 17 1:00PM – 491 Post, Morgan Auditorium Watch a recording of Spring 2020 Orientation here
Meet Your Department Director Thursday, June 18 Times and Locations Vary Schedule Coming Soon!
Campus Life Events TBA TBA TBA

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