Tuesday, September 6

DAY 3: THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO CALARTS

The events listed on this page are for All Institute. Please make sure to check individual School pages for school-specific Orientation events. 

 

9 am - 12 pm

Late Orientation Check-in 
Main Building, Reception Area

9 - 10 am

New BFA Orientation – Critical Studies (All New BFA Students)
Main Building, Main Gallery 
This mandatory meeting for all new BFA students will provide incoming undergraduate students the opportunity to meet Critical Studies faculty as they provide helpful information about course requirements and offerings. Breakfast provided. 

Meet Your Librarians for all new Graduate Students (All New Graduate Students)
Main Building, Library/Bijou
Research and artmaking are intrinsically entwined, and the CalArts librarians are here to help you realize your vision! Meet in the Bijou to get to know your métier’s liaison librarian and learn all the ways the CalArts Library’s resources can support and inspire your scholarly and creative output.

 

10 to 11 am

Campus Tour for Students with Orientation Group
Main Building, Main Gallery (Groups 1-10)
Explore the campus with your Orientation Leader as your tour guide! You’ll learn their favorite spots to study, cool places hang out, and the important offices you should know to be a successful student at CalArts.  
 

BFA Library Orientation  
Main Building, Bijou (Groups 11-20)
It’s CalArts’ Amazing Library Race! In teams, you’ll use your creative and critical thinking skills to complete exciting* tasks–all while learning about how the Library’s many resources can fuel your practice. Winners will receive fabulous* prizes! #calartslibraryrace2022
* Terms are relative

 

11 am to 12 pm

Campus Tour for Students with Orientation Group
Main Building, Main Gallery (Groups 11-20)
Explore the campus with your Orientation Leader as your tour guide! You’ll learn their favorite spots to study, cool places hang out, and the important offices you should know to be a successful student at CalArts.  

 
BFA Library Orientation  
Main Building, Bijou (Groups 1-10)
It’s CalArts’ Amazing Library Race! In teams, you’ll use your creative and critical thinking skills to complete exciting* tasks–all while learning about how the Library’s many resources can fuel your practice. Winners will receive fabulous* prizes! #calartslibraryrace2022
* Terms are relative
 

12 to 1 pm

Orientation Alfresco Lunch 
Main Building, Steve’s Café, Tatum Lawn
For 50 years, CalArts has empowered the professional artists of tomorrow to transform the world through artistic practice. Join us today in meeting your peers and colleagues from your affiliated Schools to connect and create your goals for your time at CalArts.
 

5 to 7 pm

Dinner 
Main Building, Steve’s Café 

 

7 to 8 pm

Space Scavenger Hunt - CANCELLED
Meet at the Blue Wall
Come be space scavengers and explore the campus terrain in an interactive scavenger hunt! The most successful teams will be rewarded with prizes. 

8 to 9 pm

This is Our Space - Graduate Students Mixer 
Main Building, Langley Patio 
All new graduate students are invited to meet and get to know their fellow peers. Light refreshments will be provided. 

 

9 to 10 pm

This is Our Space - BIPOC Mixer - POSTPONED
Main Building, Langley
All BIPOC (Black, Indengious, and people of color) and allies are invited. Enjoy some light refreshments, music, performances, and more.