The Fall 2021 semester at the American Academy of Art College will start on Monday, August 30, 2021.


The education that you are about to begin is one of the most important experiences that you will ever have as you work toward your professional goals. We hope to make your transition into the Academy as smooth as possible. It is likely that you will have questions regarding your course of study, other matters relating to your schooling, and your future career in the visual arts. All of this and more will be covered at New Student Orientation.

Check-in time begins at 8:40 a.m., with orientation beginning promptly at 9:00 a.m.

Orientation will be held on site at the American Academy of Art College, 332 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago.  Please enter the College through our main entrance on Michigan Avenue and take the elevator up to the third floor. 

Fully vaccinated students will not be required to wear a mask. Unvaccinated students will be required to wear a mask and maintain social distancing.

Lunch will be provided.

Student ID photos will be taken at orientation.

There will be a mandatory Housing Orientation for housing students during their scheduled student orientation.

If you have any further questions or concerns about housing, please contact Lindsay Sandbothe, Housing Coordinator, at 312-697-3138.

The education office will remain open until 4:30 p.m. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar’s office. We are excited welcome you to the American Academy of Art College and are looking forward to working with you.




Orientation Schedule

Click on the Session Date below to register for New Student Orientation

Mandatory New Student Orientation:

Session 1: Monday, August 9


Session 2: Wednesday, August 11


Voluntary Parent Orientation:

Saturday, August 14





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