Next Steps

Complete your Launchpad to Learning Course

  • Starting August 19th, you’ll be able to access your Launchpad course, which will introduce you to your online learning environment. All students must complete Launchpad course module #1 before the first day of class.
  • To get started, you’ll need to log into your Student Portal. Keep an eye out for a separate email containing your login info (Not sure where things are in your Student Portal? There is still time to sign up for a Student Portal Interactive Webinar on September 8th at 4PM PDT).

Meet Your Department Director

  • On Thursday, August 26th, get an opportunity to meet your department directors through Zoom. This is your chance to ask questions about classes, get tips on how to succeed in your program, connect with your fellow students, and so much more.
  • See the full schedule here

Classes Start on Thursday, September 2nd

  • We are excited to have you start classes this fall and can’t wait to begin teaching you the skills you will need for your future career in art and design. See you in class!

Get Your Student ID

  • On-site students: Student ID cards will be distributed at 620 Sutter in the front lobby, from August 16th to September 2nd, Monday through Friday, 8AM to 5PM.After hours or on weekends new ID cards can be obtained at 180 New Montgomery.  Students must call 415-618-3911 to gain entry to the building and will be escorted to the Communication Center.
  • Online students: You can print out your student ID. Log into LMS to upload a profile picture. Your ID picture will be reviewed and approved/rejected by the Academy staff. Watch this video for the instruction.

Additional Resources

These are all links to additional resources that can help you prepare for classes and to help answer any questions you may have. We have also prepared this in our new student checklist:

Peer Mentorship Program

  • Sign up for the Peer Mentorship Program. Mentors are here to help you transition to the university.
  • Email campuslife@academyart.edu for more information and to connect with a Mentor.
Peer Mentor Program
Online Club Mixer Fall 2021

FALL 2021 VIRTUAL CLUB MIXERFriday, September 10th, 5:00PM PDT

Free Online Fitness Resources

Check out the YouTube channels below for classes including: Yoga, Zumba, Hip Hop, Pilates, Boxing, Bodybuilding, Cardio Workouts, and more! Classes are for all levels and without the need of equipment.