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), starting Tuesday, January 21 – Friday, February 7
  • 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.

Fall 2019 Orientation Materials

Spring 2020 Orientation Dates

Online Parent and Family Orientation
To be Announced
To be Announced
New Student Orientation
1:00pm / Location: Morgan Auditorium, 491 Post Street
Watch a live recording of Fall 2019 Orientation HERE
Wednesday, January 29
Meet Your Department Director
Times and Locations Vary 
View Schedule (Coming Soon)
Thursday, January 30
Title IX Meeting
1:00pm / Location: Morgan Auditorium, 491 Post Street
Required for all new onsite students
Friday, January 31
Campus Life Events
To be Announced
All Undergraduate and graduate students invited
To Be Announced

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