The Fall 2020 semester at the American Academy of Art will start on Monday, August 31, 2020.


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 the New Student Orientation.

Orientation begins promptly at 9:00 a.m.

Please log into the Virtual Orientation or arrive at the Late Orientation early.

Virtual Orientation will be held online using Zoom on Tuesday, August 25th. You will receive details about how to join the online meeting after registering for the event.

Late Orientation will be held on-site Thursday, August 27th 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. 

Please select your preferred time to attend Student Orientation using the links at the bottom of this page. 

Students entering the Fall 2020 semester are required to attend Orientation. 

Student ID photos will be taken at our in-person late orientation on August 27th.

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

Please Remember the Following for the on-site August 27th Late Orientation:

  • Face coverings are required. Be sure to wear them correctly, covering the nose and mouth. 
  • Maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet between yourself and others during your visit.
  • Practice good hygiene. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. Hand sanitizer is available to use.
  • Most importantly, if you are sick, stay home! We can always reschedule your visit.
Orientation Schedule
Tuesday, August 25 from 9:00am to 2:00 pm
Thursday, August 27 from 9:00am to 1:30 pm
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