Illustration by Sara Wong, BFA16.

2017 National Portfolio Day

October 29, 2017
College Hall, South 40 Residential Area, Danforth Campus

Representatives from 30 colleges and universities will be attending the National Portfolio Day event hosted by the Sam Fox School on Sunday, October 29, 2017. Careers in Art and Financial Assistance Presentations will take place from 11a-noon in Ursa's Fireside, located in Lien Hall, and portfolio reviews will take place from noon-4p in College Hall.

All Portfolio Day events are free and open to the public. However, you can save time and register online. When you register in advance, we’ll send you reminders, updates, and additional information about our National Portfolio Day.

Questions? Call 314.935.6500 or e-mail

Participating Schools

Art Academy of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH)
ArtCenter College of Design (Pasadena, CA)
Ball State University (Muncie, IN)
Bradley University (Peoria, IL)
California College of the Arts (San Francisco, CA)
The Cooper Union School of Art (New York, NY)
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (Los Angeles, CA)
Herron School of Art and Design (Indianapolis, IN)
Illinois State University (Normal, IL)
Iowa State University, College of Design (Ames, IA)
Kansas City Art Institute (Kansas City, MO)
Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (Grand Rapids, MI)
Maine College of Art (Portland, ME)
Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore, MD)
Massachusetts College of Art and Design (Boston, MA)
Memphis College of Art (Memphis, TN)
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (Milwaukee, WI)
Minneapolis College of Art and Design (Minneapolis, MN)
Montserrat College of Art (Beverly, MA)
Otis College of Art and Design (Los Angeles, CA)
Pacific Northwest College of Art (Portland, OR)
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Philadelphia, PA)
Ringling College of Art and Design (Sarasota, FL)
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (Denver, CO)
San Francisco Art Institute (San Francisco, CA)
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
University of Kansas, Departments of Design & Visual Art (Lawrence, KS)
Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film (Nashville, TN)

Parking & Directions

Due to construction adjacent to the Sam Fox School complex, all Portfolio Day activities will take place on the South 40 residential area of Washington University's Danforth Campus. Reviews will take place in College Hall. Careers in Arts in Financial Assistance presentations will take place in Ursa's Fireside, located in nearby Lien Hall.

Enter the South 40 at Shepley Drive off of Big Bend Boulevard. Parking is available in Shepley Drive Parking Garage and the Wallace Drive Parking Garage. For driving directions to the South 40, use the following address: 6614 Shepley Drive, St. Louis, MO 63105.

About National Portfolio Days

The National Portfolio Day Association (NPDA) was created in 1978, solely for the organization and planning of National Portfolio Days. The Association consists of representatives from regionally accredited colleges and universities, which are members of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The NPDA is the only organization of its kind, and its membership represents the highest standard of visual arts education available in the United States and Canada.

No admissions decisions or scholarship awards will be offered to you at National Portfolio Days. Some colleges represented, including Washington University, may accept your portfolio as the visual portion of your application.

For more information about National Portfolio Days, visit the NPDA website.