Graduate Information On and Off Campus

A variety of events and programs are available to introduce you to the learning opportunities available in RISD’s graduate programs

On Campus Events

IN FOcus

Our IN FOcus events offer an overview of graduate education at RISD and an up-close look at specific programs of interest.

The Dean of Graduate Studies, faculty and currently enrolled students will offer a broad view of our graduate learning community. Staff from Student Financial Services and the Admissions Office will share insights on financing graduate study and applying for admission. You’ll tour the campus and spend time with faculty and students in your program of interest.

Two In FOcus events are scheduled:

An added feature of IN FOcus on November 7 is the opportunity to enjoy Graduate Open Studios. In the evening, current students open their private RISD studio spaces to the community, providing an up-close connection to the diverse range of exploration underway.

Information Programs

Presented by the Admissions Office, these programs provide introductions to our graduate programs, resources, community and application process. Each event also offers a guided tour of campus, with an emphasis on graduate facilities.

Visitors may choose from three program dates:

Programs begin in the Admissions Office in the Woods-Gerry House at 62 Prospect Street. The presentation and tour typically take two hours or more.

Online Events

Information Program

These Admissions programs provide an introduction to our graduate programs, learning resources, community, and campus. We'll also describe the steps to apply for admission and for financial aid.

Nov. 14th 12-1pm – Reserve Your Place

Dec. 2nd 12-1pm – Reserve Your Place

Landscape Architecture

Learn more about the graduate program in Landscape Architecture in this event with Scheri Fultineer, Department Head and Graduate Program Director. We will also be covering the application process and the types of fellowships and financial aid that are available.

Nov. 6th 12-1pm –Reserve Your Place

Events Around the United States

Graduate Portfolio Days

If you can’t visit us here in Providence, please plan to meet with RISD representatives at a National Portfolio Day session in your area. RISD will be attending these three events in the coming year.

San Francisco, CA
California College of the Arts
800 447-1ART

New York, NY
Parsons The New School for Design212 229-8900

Chicago, IL
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
800 232-7242
312 629-6100

Further details about time and location are available from the host institution.

For Visitors

Schedule a visit
Make a reservation online.

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.