Welcome to SCAD. To familiarize you with life at SCAD, we offer an interactive orientation program, where you'll meet fellow students and university administrators, learn about university resources and find out how to maximize your Savannah College of Art and Design experience. 

New student

We are very pleased that you have chosen SCAD as the place to further your education with a degree in the visual and performing arts, design, the building arts or the history of art and architecture.

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New students' family members also learn ways to support their students during the changes and new experiences they'll encounter in the transition to college life.

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Frequently asked questions

Have a question about orientation? Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

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Share your orientation experience

Document your days leading up to and the day of orientation on Twitter and Instagram.

Share it all with us by using the #SCAD hashtag.

Check out what people are saying about #SCAD.

Summer Swarm

Summer Swarm is an optional orientation session for first-year students who have paid the enrollment fee, indicating their intent to enroll fall quarter in Savannah.

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International CAPP

The Cultural and Academic Preparation Program gives new international students an early start on settling into their new home away from home in the United States and at SCAD. Select a location below to learn more.

International CAPP in Atlanta
International CAPP in Savannah