Graduate information on and off campus

The following events and programs are designed to introduce you to the learning opportunities available through 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 offer a broad view of our graduate learning community, while staff members from Student Financial Services and Admissions share insights on financing graduate study and applying for admission. You’ll also have the opportunity to tour RISD and spend time with faculty and students in your preferred program.

IN FOcus events take place in the fall for prospective students considering applying for 2016/17 enrollment. Please check back after September for the 2015 schedule.

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

Tuesday, May 19 at 4 pm 
Please join us at the opening of the Graduate Thesis Exhibition at 6 pm.

Thursday, May 28 at 1 pm 
The campus tour ends at the Graduate Thesis Exhibition, held downtown at the Rhode Island Convention Center.

» register for an information program

These events are best suited for prospective graduate applicants. If you’ve been admitted for entrance in 2015, please contact your department to arrange a visit.

Online events

Information Program

If you are not able to join us in Providence, this online information program provides an introduction to our graduate programs, learning resources, community and campus. We'll also describe the steps to apply for admission and financial aid. Dates and times will be announced here soon.

Events around the US

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. To find out which events RISD will attend in the fall of 2015, please check back in September. Events will be posted as the information becomes available.

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.