Welcome New Students

In order to register for Fall semester classes, returning and newly matriculated students must attend orientation sessions on campus during the summer (for more information about this process, go to: In the Art Department, members of the full-time faculty and/or the Department chair will be meeting with all of the Art students on the afternoon of their orientation day. Major advising will be provided at this meeting but may have to be brief, depending on the number of students who attend and the number of questions that they have. Students who need additional advising or who would like to return to campus on another weekday for a more intensive introduction to the Art Department and may schedule an appointment with the department chair or a faculty advisor.

Whether or not you attend one of the summer orientation workshops, you are encouraged to sign up for an advising appointment with a member of the full-time Art Department faculty after the start of the semester (their names, offices, and contact information are listed in the "Full-time Faculty" section of the Art website). If you are transferring to Sacramento State from a community college or from another four-year university, you will want to discuss which of your previous art courses can be used toward the BA degree in Art.

All undergraduate Art majors are required to meet with an Art faculty advisor at least twice before they graduate from Sacramento State, and are encouraged to do so more often. Any student has the option of selecting an advisor from the full-time Art faculty. Please contact the faculty member directly to make an advising appointment. Most faculty members have sign-up lists on their office doors that may be used by students who want to meet with them during their office hours.

Portfolio reviews are not required for admission to the Art major, but they can help assess a studentís preparation for enrollment in upper-division studio art classes. Art students who would like to schedule a portfolio review with a member of the Art faculty should contact a faculty advisor in the Department during either the Spring or Fall semester.


General contact
Telephone: 916.278.6166
Fax: 916.278.7287

Office Address:
CSU, Sacramento
Department of Art
6000 J Street, MS 6061
Kadema Hall 185
Sacramento, CA 95819

Office Hours:
During semesters:
Mon. - Fri., 9 am to 5 pm
Closed for lunch: 12-1

During winter break:
Mon. - Fri., 9 am to 5 pm
Closed for lunch: 12-1

During summer break:
Mon. - Fri., 7:30 am to 4 pm
Closed for lunch: 12:30 - 1 pm