New Student To-Do List: Quick Tips on How to Start the Semester Off Strong

We get it. Being a new college student can feel very overwhelming. You might be in a new city, missing your friends back home, or anxious about starting classes. Don’t worry. Academy of Art University has some tips on how to start the semester off on the right foot.

Join Us for Welcome Week

You will have an opportunity to meet your peers and our department directors, and find out how to best prepare for a successful semester. Keep an eye out for the schedule and get excited to tour San Francisco, meet other new students, and enjoy special events throughout the week.

Familiarize Yourself With Your Creative Campus

Get acquainted with the campus shuttle map and schedule, get involved in  campus life, and tour the city.

Get Financially Fit

Reach out to our financial aid department with any questions you may have before the semester starts. No question is too small to ask! We want to make the process of figuring out how to pay for college as seamless as possible.

Introduce Yourself to the Academy Resource Center

At the ARC, we’re here to help! Sign up for free tutoring, academic coaching, writing assistance, English as a Second Language support, and a wealth of other services to help you succeed.

Download the Academy of Art University Student (Mobile) App

It is the only app you’ll need to access everything Academy-related. Plan your trips with our real-time shuttle maps, access your class schedule, or catch up on the latest news and events. It is available for free on the App Store and on Google Play.

Visit Our Virtual Bookstore

You can buy and sell textbooks via our online partner.