Schedule | NPDA

National Portfolio Day is free for students to attend from anywhere around the world! Join us for any of our events to follow the path towards art and design.


National Portfolio Day Event Schedule

8.5″ x 11″ Schedule with all Undergraduate and Graduate events

Download Full-Color PDF   Download Grayscale PDF



As our events are accessible to anyone from anywhere in the world, we have provided a range of event times to make Portfolio Days accessible to a wide range of time zones. Please check our schedule of dates and times below. While we list all our event times according to the event’s local time, please be sure to check the equivalent time in your local time zone.

If you need help, use this global time zone converter:


Health and Safety Protocols

All in-person events:

  1. Require all participants (schools, students, guests) wear masks
  2. Limit students to bringing 1 guest
  3. Require all participants to register through the Visit Days platform (in advance or prior to entering the event on the day of) for contact tracing purposes.


Undergraduate Events

for current high school students, high school graduates (or equivalent ie: GED or HSE) and/or those who are planning on entering post-secondary programs

2021 Events

DateLocationVenue/Event DetailsTime
Fri Sept 10Onlinevisitdays.com8pm-12am ET
Sat Sept 18Atlanta, GeorgiaGeorgia World Congress Center12-4pm ET
Sun Sept 19Dallas, TexasSouthern Methodist University, Meadows School of the Arts1:30pm-5:30pm CT
Sun Sept 26Onlinevisitdays.com1pm-5pm ET
Sat Oct 2Lowell, MassachusettsUniversity of Massachusetts Lowell12-4pm ET
Sun Oct 3New York, New YorkJacob K. Javits Convention Center1pm-5pm ET
Sat Oct 9Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaPennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts10am-2pm ET
Sat Oct 16Columbus, Ohio Columbus College of Art and Design12pm-4pm ET
Sun Oct 17Chicago, IlinoisSchool of the Art Institute of Chicago12pm-4pm CT
Sat Oct 23Kansas City, MissouriKansas City Art Institute12pm-4pm CT
Sun Oct 24Minneapolis, MinnesotaMinneapolis College of Art and Design1pm-5pm CT
Sat Oct 30Onlinevisitdays.com1pm-5pm ET
Sat Nov 6Mesa, ArizonaMesa Community College10am-2pm MT
Sun Nov 7San Diego, CaliforniaWestin Hotel San Diego Downtown12pm-4pm PT
Sat Nov 13San Francisco, CaliforniaCalifornia College of the Arts10am-2pm PT
Sun Nov 14Seattle, WashingtonSeattle Center Armory12pm-4pm PT
Sat Nov 20Onlinevisitdays.com1pm-5pm ET
Fri Dec 10Onlinevisitdays.com11am-5pm ET

2022 Events

DateLocationVenue/Event DetailsTime
Sun Jan 9Onlinevisitdays.com1pm-5pm ET
Sat Jan 22Miami, FloridaNew World School of the Arts12pm-4pm ET
Sun Jan 23Sarasota, FloridaRingling College of Art & Design12pm-4pm ET
Fri Feb 18Onlinevisitdays.com8pm-12am ET
Sat Mar 12Onlinevisitdays.com1pm-5pm ET
Sat May 21Onlinevisitdays.com1pm-5pm ET


Graduate Events

for current 4-year university/college students or university/college graduates interested in pursuing an advanced MA (Master of Arts), MS (Master of Science), MD (Master of Design), March (Master of Architecture) or MFA (Master of Fine Arts) degree

2021 Events

DateLocationVenue/Event DetailsTime
Fri Oct 8Onlinevisitdays.com8pm-12am ET
Sat Oct 23Chicago, IllinoisSchool of the Art Institute of Chicago10am-2pm CT
Sat Oct 30San Francisco, CaliforniaCalifornia College of the Arts10am-2pm PT
Sat Nov 6New York, New YorkNew York Academy of Art11am-3pm ET
Sun Nov 21Onlinevisitdays.com1pm-5pm ET