Students at CalArts talk about being accepted into the community, life on campus, and offer a few words of advice to new students.

Congratulations and welcome to CalArts! The resources we’ve compiled here should help ease your transition to CalArts and connect you to our diverse creative community.

The information on this site is specific to the new student academic, creative, and co-curricular experience. We are also working intensively to prepare our campus and our curriculum for safe and seamless delivery of our one of a kind CalArts education in the face of challenges presented by COVID-19. Students should expect to receive information from the Provost’s Office and the School Deans related to the academic plan for fall, as well as detailed information regarding our CalArts Returns campus plan. All coronavirus related updates will be posted to our CalArts Returns page as the summer progresses.

Important Dates and Ways to Connect

Important Dates


New Student Orientation
September 1-13, 2020

Course Advising Day
September 10, 2020


Fall 2020 Classes Begin
September 14, 2020

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