Parents' Weekend

Parents' Weekend

At RISD, Parents' Weekend is known as RISD BY DESIGN — three action-packed days of openings, programs and opportunities to connect with the RISD community.

Plan to attend RISD by Design 2013 (October 11-13, 2013)  Check out studio tours/demos, talk with faculty, browse student creations at the outdoor Alumni + Student Art Sale, and more.

A limited number of hotel rooms have been reserved — on a first-come, first-served basis. Mention that you are attending RISD’s Alumni Reunion + Parents’ weekend to receive discounted rates.

Full details of this year's schedule will be posted to >>  

RISD by Design

RBD 2013
Visit for details on RISD by Design, a weekend celebrating RISD students, alumni and families: Oct 11-13, 2013  

Future dates:

RISD by Design is typically held Columbus Day weekend.

Early hotel reservations are recommended for best availability.

  • October 10-12, 2014
Providence's riverfront park offers a great setting for drawing and sketching, just across from RISD's Mandle Center for
Living and Learning.