Student Life Orientation

SACI Orientation

Since most of you will have traveled for many hours during the night before reaching Italy, the first thing you'll want to do when you arrive in Florence is to get settled into your apartment, meet your roommates, and get some rest. Later in the day, you may want to venture out and explore your neighborhood. You will find a map in your housing packet that indicates the location of supermarkets, pharmacies, and SACI buildings.

Orientation Schedules

  • Late Spring 2019 Orientation

    All students!
    To add or drop a class or change your grading status, you must see Elizabeth Johnson, Assistant Dean/Registrar, in the Front Office at the Palazzo dei Cartelloni no later than Wednesday, May 22

    Apartment visits take place on Friday. Housing Director Daniela Barbato or other SACI staff members will visit each apartment to answer any questions you have about your apartment and to check the inventory. The time you should be home is listed in your Orientation Packet. 

     


     

    Thursday, May 16

    SACI’s main building, the Palazzo dei Cartelloni (Via Sant’Antonino 11) is open from 9 am-9 pm.

    SACI group flights arrive in Florence, where students are met by a SACI representative, given housing information and keys, and sent by taxi to apartments. All students traveling independently check in at the SACI Front Office in SACI’s main building, the Palazzo dei Cartelloni, between 9:00 am-9:00 pm to receive housing information and keys. Upon arrival, students traveling independently who want to add/drop courses or change their grading status should see Elizabeth Johnson, the Assistant Dean/Registrar, in the Front Office at the Palazzo dei Cartelloni.

     


     

    Friday, May 17

    SACI’s main building, the Palazzo dei Cartelloni, is open from 9:00 am-8:00 pm.

    10:00 am to 11:00 am ~ Group A: Meet in SACI’s Clayton Hubbs Lecture Hall (Palazzo dei Cartelloni) with Daniela Barbato, SACI’s Housing Director, to arrange for police registration. Please remember to bring your passport.

    11:00 am to 12:30 pm ~ Group A: Meet at SACI’s Palazzo dei Cartelloni for tour of facilities and local area (art stores, market, etc.).

    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ~ Group B: Meet in SACI’s Clayton Hubbs Lecture Hall (Palazzo dei Cartelloni) with Daniela Barbato, SACI’s Housing Director, to arrange for police registration. Please remember to bring your passport.

    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ~ Group B: Meet at SACI’s Palazzo dei Cartelloni for tour of facilities and local area (art stores, market, etc.).

    6:00 pm ~ All Students: Welcome party at SACI’s Palazzo dei Cartelloni for all students and faculty.

     


     

    Saturday, May 18

    SACI’s main building, the Palazzo dei Cartelloni, is open from 9:00 am-1:00 pm.

    10:00 am ~ All Students: Meet at Grand Hotel Baglioni (Sala Michelangelo), Piazza dell'Unità 6, with SACI President Steven Brittan and Dean Leo Rowland on customs and habits in Italy. Many of the issues students should consider in their adjustment to living in Italy will be discussed.

    1:00 pm ~ Field trip to Fiesole for Art History students with Helen Watterson. This trip is compulsory for students enrolled in Art History. Meet in front of the main SACI building (Palazzo dei Cartelloni) on Via Sant'Antonino 11.

     


     

    Sunday, May 19

    SACI is closed.

    9:00 am ~ Field trip to Fiesole for students not taking Art History with Federica Bustreo. Students meet outside the front door at SACI’s Palazzo dei Cartelloni.

     


     

    Monday, May 20

    First day of classes.

  • Summer 2019 Orientation

    All students!
    Class Confirmations: If you need to add or drop a class, or change your grading status, you must see Elizabeth Johnson, Assistant Dean/Registrar, in the Front Office at the Palazzo dei Cartelloni.  The last day to add or drop a course, or change your grading status, is Wednesday, July 3.  It is essential that all students see the Assistant Dean/Registrar to confirm their classes no later than Wednesday, July 3.

    Students in SACI Housing!
    Apartment visits take place during Friday and Saturday. Housing Director Daniela Barbato or other SACI staff members will visit each apartment to answer any questions you have about your apartment and to check the inventory.  Make sure that you make an appointment with Daniela, who is in the Front Office at the Palazzo dei Cartelloni.

     


     

    Thursday, June 27

    SACI’s main building, the Palazzo dei Cartelloni (Via Sant’Antonino 11) is open from 9 am-9 pm.

    SACI group flights arrive in Florence, where students are met by a SACI representative, given housing information and keys, and sent by taxi to apartments. All students traveling independently check in at the SACI Front Office in SACI’s main building, the Palazzo dei Cartelloni, between 9:00 am-9:00 pm to receive housing information and keys. Upon arrival, students traveling independently who want to add/drop courses or change their grading status should see Elizabeth Johnson, the Assistant Dean/Registrar, in the Front Office at the Palazzo dei Cartelloni.

     


     

    Friday, June 28

    SACI’s main building, the Palazzo dei Cartelloni, is open from 9:00 am-8:00 pm.

    10:00 am to 11:00 am ~ All Students: Meet in SACI’s Clayton Hubbs Lecture Hall (Palazzo dei Cartelloni) with Daniela Barbato, SACI’s Housing Director, to arrange for police registration. Please remember to bring your passport.

    11:00 am to 12:30 pm ~ All Students: Meet in SACI’s Clayton Hubbs Lecture Hall (Palazzo dei Cartelloni) with SACI President Steven Brittan and Dean of Art & Design Leo Rowland on customs and habits in Italy.  Many of the issues students should consider in their adjustment to living in Italy will be discussed.

    3:00 pm to 4:30 pm ~ All Students: Meet at SACI’s Palazzo dei Cartelloni for tour of facilities and local area (art stores, market, etc.).

    6:00 pm ~ All Students: Welcome party at SACI’s Palazzo dei Cartelloni for all students and faculty.

     


     

    Saturday, June 29

    SACI’s main building, the Palazzo dei Cartelloni, is open from 9:00 am-1:00 pm.

    9:30 am ~ Field trip to Fiesole—with Federica Bustreo. This trip is compulsory for students enrolled in Art History and is optional for all other students.

     


     

    Sunday, June 30

    SACI is closed.

     


     

    Monday, July 1

    First day of classes.

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