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.

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

Seating is limited at information programs, so please reserve your space online. You may also contact the Admissions Office at 401 454-6300 or email admissions@risd.edu to make 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 2014–15 academic year, programs are offered on the following SATURDAYS:

March 7, 2015

March 14, 2015

April 4, 2015

April 11, 2015

April 18, 2015

During the summer, we also offer a tour-only option, which is well-suited for prospective graduate students and visitors with limited time. Every weekday (Monday–Friday) in July and August a RISD student conducts a tour of the central campus, leaving from Woods-Gerry House at 10 am. The tour lasts about an hour. A reservation isn’t needed, so you can just show up and take the tour (though Admissions staff won’t be available for individual consultations).

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.


Dating from 1773, Market Square was once the hub of downtown Providence and is now a popular campus plaza for
displaying sculpture and other unexpected objects.