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.

Current students, sharing their personal experiences, offer a broad view of our graduate learning community. You'll also have the opportunity to tour RISD and spend time with faculty and students in your preferred program. Staff members from Student Financial Services and Admissions are available to share insights on financing graduate study and applying for admission.

Saturday, October 1 from 3–6pm
Friday, November 11 from 2–5pm

On November 11th, beginning at 7 PM, you are welcome to continue your visit and join current graduate students as they share their work in progress with members of the community at our annual Grad Open Studios.

» register for an In FOcus program

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.

Thursday, October 6 from 3–5pm

Thursday, November 17 from 3–5pm

Thursday, December 1 from 3–5pm

» 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.

Thursday, September 29 at 12pm

Thursday, October 13 at 3pm

Thursday, October 27 at 12pm

Thursday, November 10 at 3pm

Thursday, December 8 at 12pm

» register for an online information 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.

We look forward to speaking with you at one of these events:

Saturday, October 22
California College of the Arts

Sunday, October 30
Parsons School of Design

Saturday, November 5
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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.


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.