Undergraduate Information Programs

Information programs provide an excellent introduction to life and learning opportunities at RISD, along with a detailed explanation of the application process. Each program includes a presentation by a member of the Admissions staff and a student-guided tour of campus.

All information programs begin at 1 pm with a presentation, followed by a tour – for a total of about three hours.

Weekday events take place in the Admissions Office, which is on the second floor of the Woods-Gerry House at 62 Prospect Street. (If your mapping software presents you with multiple Prospect Street options, please specify our zip code, 02906.)

Seating is limited at information programs, so please reserve your space online. You may also contact the Admissions Office at admissions@risd.edu to request a reservation.

Events are available on the following schedule with the exception of national holidays:

FEBRUARY through JUNE — Wednesdays and Fridays
JULY and AUGUST — every weekday
SEPTEMBER — Wednesdays and Fridays
OCTOBER through JANUARY — Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

During the 2016/17 academic year, programs will also be offered on the following Saturdays:

September 17
October 1
October 22
October 29
November 12
March 4
March 18
April 8
April 15
April 22

Saturday events take place in the Chace Center at 20 North Main Street.  

We look forward to welcoming you to campus!

For Visitors

Schedule a visit
Make a reservation online.

Visit on a weekday
download a weekday visit information sheet

Visit on a Saturday
download a Saturday visit information sheet

Can't take a guided tour? Download our mobile app instead.

Campus location
Admissions Office
Woods-Gerry House
62 Prospect Street
Providence, RI 02906

8:30 am–4:30 pm

Mailing address
Admissions Office
Rhode Island School of Design
Two College Street
Providence, RI 02903

Traveling to Providence?
Book a hotel with one of RISD’s partner hotels at our campus travel portal.

Please note: all RISD offices are closed on Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the day after, the week between Christmas and New Year’s, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day and Independence Day.

Students find plenty of good outdoor spots to draw and paint at RISD.