Click on the question below to link to the answer on this page or scroll down through all the questions and answers.
If your question is not here, please contact Alumni Relations at email@example.com
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What are the SAIC Alumni Benefits?#
A: Alumni are entitled to a number of exciting benefits and The Office of Alumni Relations is continually working to update and provide additional services.
Link below to read current alumni benefits:
If you completed your degree, visit Degree-Holding Alumni Benefits at: http://my.saic.edu/?AlumniBenefits
If you completed 30+ hours but didn't graduate from SAIC, visit Non-Degree Alumni Benefits at: http://my.saic.edu/?ngalumnibenefitsBack to top#Q: Do I still have access to the Career + Co-op Center?
A: Yes! SAIC Alumni with a valid Alumni ID Card are eligible to meet with a Career Services Adviser by making an appointment in advance. Visit the Career Services page
for more information, call or e-mail today: 312.629.6820 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We also have a calendar of Career Services workshops open to alumni please visit
SAIC Launch for a complete list of events.Q: Will I still have access to SAIC buildings with my Student ID card after I graduate?#
No. If you are not enrolled as a student, you will not be able to gain access to SAIC buildings using your Student ID card.
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Q: How can I access SAIC buildings as an alumnus/a? Is there an Alumni ID card?#
A: If you have completed your degree, you can get an Alumni ID card.
To get your alumni card, bring your government-issued ID and stop by the ArtiCard Office located at: 37 South Wabash Avenue, 2nd floor.
If you are not in Chicago, you can order a card by sending an e-mail to email@example.com
with the following:
a scan your government-issued ID;
your home address/where you want the ID sent;
a headshot with a white background as an attachment (NOT embedded in the email) as a .jpg;
and the date you graduated.
For questions about receiving your card, contact the ArtiCard Office
by phone: 312.629-9362 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your alumni card allows you access to the Sharp Building at 37 S. Wabash (ArtiCard Office, Flaxman Library, etc), the Sullivan Building at 36 S. Wabash (Career Development, Registrar's Office, etc.), and the 116 S. Michigan Building only.
You will need to give advance notice of your visit and gain permission from a staff or faculty member to access the 280 S. Columbus and 112 S. Michigan Buildings.
Q: What happens to my @saic.edu email address after I graduate? Do I still get portal access?#
A: Your email and access to the portal will stay active for two full academic semesters (fall / spring) after you graduate. So, if you graduate in May your account will stay active until next May.Back to topQ: What happens with the software (such as Photoshop) after I graduate? Do I still get keyserver access with my student sign on? If not, who physically removes the software?#
A: All licensed software belongs to the institution and is not transferable to the student when leaving the institution. When leaving the School, students are encouraged to purchase software at substantial educational discounts.
For more information contact the CRIT helpdesk at: email@example.comQ: How do I get a copy of my transcripts and/or diploma?#
A: Requests for a copy of your Diploma or Transcripts are made through the Office of Registration and Records.
For detailed instructions and to download the transcript request form visit:http://www.saic.edu/academics/registrationandrecords/forms/
Questions: Contact the Registrar's Office at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Q: Can I still access the Launch Job Database as an alumnus/a?#
A: Yes, but access to SAIC Launch is limited to current students and degree-holding alumni only.
To register to use SAIC Launch:
1. Visit: SAIC Launch
2. Log-in using your username (Student ID number) and password. If you know your username but don't remember your password, you can request your password to be reset and emailed to you on this page. It will be sent to the email address in your Launch profile. Career Development will not give out passwords over the phone.
New Users: Click on the tab "Register" and fill in the fields. Your "SAIC ID number" is your PeopleSoft student ID number and must be used as your Launch username.
If you do not know or do not have a student ID number please contact the Registrar at 312.629.6700.
If you are having trouble signing up or logging in, contact Career + Co-op Center at 312.629.6820 or email@example.com
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Q: How do I update my postal and email addresses with the Alumni Relations?#
A: There are a number of easy ways to make sure the Alumni Association has your current contact information and you continue to receive news, events and announcements from the school:
1. Complete and submit the "StayConnected" form that can be found at: http://my.saic.edu/?StayConnectedForm
2. Members of http://my.saic.edu online community can let the alumni office know their postal and email addresses by updating their my.SAIC profile page
3. Email the Alumni Affairs office at: firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Write or call the Alumni Affairs office at:
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Office of Alumni Affairs
116 S. Michigan Ave, 5th Floor, Room 511
Chicago, IL 60603
312-499-4195Back to topQ: How can I find SAIC related events and exhibitions in my area?#
A: Visit the Events Calendar at http://my.saic.edu/events
to see alumni events and exhibitions happening all over the world.
In addition, you can view SAIC Public Programs and events at the School by visiting: http://www.saic.edu/calendar/ Back to topQ: I have an upcoming exhibition/event I would like to promote to the SAIC community. How can I add this the Events Calendar?#
A: Complete and submit the "Alumni Exhibitions & Events Update Form" found at: http://my.saic.edu/?exhibit_events
Alumni Affairs with list your exhibition/event on the Events Calendar page at: http://my.saic.edu/eventsBack to topQ: I have a link to a news article published about me/my work. How can I promote this?#
A: Complete and submit the "Alumni News & Announcements Update" form found at: http://my.saic.edu/?NewsSubmission
Alumni Affairs will link your news article in the eNewsletter and it will be listed on the News page at: http://my.saic.edu/news/
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Q: How can I have add a link to my personal website on the http://my.saic.edu alumni community site?#
A: Complete the "Alumni Website LinkMe Form" found at: http://my.saic.edu/?linkme
Your name will be listed and linked on the Alumni Website Link page at http://my.saic.edu/?alumni_websites
*Please allow up to 2 weeks for your link to appear.Back to topQ: Is there is a staff and department directory of the school for alumni use?#
A: Yes. To search for staff, faculty or department contact information, go to: http://www.saic.edu/contact/index.htmlBack to topQ: Where can I purchase SAIC merchandise?#
Currently, Dick Blick carries SAIC merchandise and apparel. Call the Dick BLick store on State Street for more information on products available and prices at 312.920.0300.Back to top