New Student Orientation

New students are encouraged to attend New Student Orientation before their first semester at KCAD.

After you are accepted into KCAD, you will receive an invitation for the New Student Orientation session that is open to you. It is a one-day event and consists of several scheduled sessions (note: this is not an open house format). You will hear from faculty and staff that offer services and resources necessary to your time at KCAD. You will also meet current students that have great advice about life at KCAD. If you have questions about New Student Orientation, please email [email protected].

Please see the dates below, look for the semester you will start at KCAD then see the dates that are available for that semester. The details about orientation are included in the invitation. All sessions will be held in person at KCAD.

Summer 2024:

  • Friday, May 10, 2024

Fall 2024:

  • Friday, June 14, 2024 - for undergraduate students
  • Friday, August 2, 2024 - for undergraduate students
  • Tuesday, August 20, 2024 - for graduate students
  • Thursday, August 22, 2024 - for undergraduate students

Exploration Day Fall 2024:

  • Friday, August 23, 2024 (FREE event open to all students starting at KCAD in Fall 2024)


Please note, there is a one-time fee of $55.00 charged for New Student Orientation. The amount is charged after you attend New Student Orientation. If you do not attend New Student Orientation, you are not charged the fee.