You're invited to SAIC's first annual Alumni Weekend. Planned to coincide with EXPO Chicago, Alumni Weekend is a chance to come back to campus to reconnect and celebrate the many achievements of our talented and diverse alumni community.
Join the entire SAIC community for the weekend kickoff party:
SAIC Alumni Reception
Friday, September 20, 6:30–9:00 p.m.
The LeRoy Neiman Center, 37 S. Wabash Ave.
Featuring music by DJ Kekeli Sumah, a look back at 20 years of Student Union Galleries (SUGs) shows, and the Data Viz Collaborative exhibition.
Note: Alumni Card is NOT REQUIRED to attend this event.
Additional Weekend Activities:
Visiting EXPO: Show your alumni card* at Will-Call at EXPO and receive a free admission ticket (Friday–Sunday). Walk the footprint of EXPO with a special map highlighting the many participating alumni.
Visiting the Art Institute of Chicago: Show your alumni card* at the Art Institute of Chicago and receive free admission (Friday–Sunday).
Visiting Alumni-Run Spaces and Alumni Work throughout Chicago: Take a walking tour of alumni-run spaces and shows throughout the city using this printable map. Visiting Student Work in SAIC Community Partner locations in the Downtown area: Visit businesses showing student work using this printable map. Visit SAIC Sullivan Galleries: Check out News from Nowhere: Chicago Laboratory, the first US presentation of work by artists Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho, at SAIC's Sullivan Galleries, 33 South State Street, 7th floor. Opening event: September 20, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Attend N.A.M.E. Gallery's 40th Anniversary Reception and Video Event at the Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W 35th Street, 5th floor. Saturday, September 21, 6:00-10:00 p.m.
*Admittance to EXPO and the Art Institute of Chicago is for alumni cardholders only. You can pick up your free alumni card at the ARTICard office, 37 South Wabash Avenue, suite 254.
Obtaining Your Alumni Card:
ARTICard Office at 37 S Wabash Ave. Suite 254
WEEKDAY HOURS ONLY: 8:30-4:30
If you do not already have an alumni card, please ARTICard office at 37 S. Wabash Avenue, suite 254. We anticipate a higher than normal volume of alumni heading to the ARTICard office to acquire an alumni card prior to Alumni Weekend. If at all possible, we recommend that you avoid visiting their office during "peak" hours (noon to 1:30pm).
Please note that only full-degree alumni and Continuing Studies certificate alumni (who hold non-credit certificates in Drawing, Painting, Fashion, Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography, Interior Design or Web Design-2012) are eligible to receive an alumni card.
For information on hotels near campus and SAIC preferred rates, please visit our Where to Stay section.
RSVP for the Alumni Reception at the top of the page.
Questions? Call 312.499.4190.
The Office of Alumni Relations extends special thanks to the EXPO Chicago team: Tony Karman, Patricia Courson (BFA 2006), and Kathleen Rapp.