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.

Faculty members and current 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.

Please check back for our 2016 Schedule.


Information Programs

Presented by the Admissions Office, these programs provide introductions to our graduate programs, learning 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.

Friday, April 15 from 4–6pm
Followed by Graduate Open Studios—get an inside look at our grads studios spaces, ask questions and learn about their work.

Thursday, May 26 from 4–6pm
Followed by Graduate Thesis Exhibition Opening Reception—attend the celebratory event highlighting work by all graduate departments.

Thursday, June 2 from 1–3pm
Followed by visiting Graduate Thesis Exhibition—see the work representing all graduate departments at RISD.

» register for an information program


Online information programs

If you are not able to travel to Providence, an online information program provides a similar introduction to our graduate programs, learning resources, community and campus. We’ll also describe the steps to apply for admission and financial aid.

Friday, May 13 at 12pm
» register for this session


Events around the US

Graduate Portfolio Days

RISD will have representatives at all of the graduate portfolio days organized by the National Portfolio Day Association. Check back for the Fall 2016 Schedule.

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.

Given all the artwork in motion, just walking around campus can be fun.