Graduate Information Programs
Prospective students are welcome to join us on campus to learn more about our graduate programs and two types of visit opportunities are available:
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.
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.
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.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12
San Francisco, CA
California College of the Arts
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26
New York, NY
Parsons The New School for Design212 229-8900
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Further details about time and location are available from the host institution.
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
62 Prospect Street
Providence, RI 02906
8:30 am–4:30 pm
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.
Tours for Grad Students
The Admissions Office provides campus tours throughout the year. Although focused primarily on undergraduate students, graduate candidates are also welcome.
Graduate Studies does not provide unscheduled, individual tours.
However, you may wish to contact a Graduate Program Director directly in your field of interest to arrange for a phone conversation or special appointment. Please keep in mind that such arrangements depend upon each director’s teaching schedule and availability.