Next Commencement: June 3, 2017

RISD’s 2017 Commencement ceremony takes place at 10:30 am on Saturday, June 3 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in downtown Providence, RI. Families and other special guests are also invited to campus on Friday, June 2 for departmental receptions and a graduate hooding ceremony for those earning master’s degrees. 

Check our dedicated Commencement site throughout the spring for emerging details about this year’s ceremony and related events.

read about + watch video excerpts from the 2016 ceremony

Graduate Students Set Sail (story from 6/6/16)

read about + watch video excerpts from the 2015 ceremony

Accommodations
If you plan to attend this year’s Commencement events at RISD, please be sure to reserve accommodations well in advance since hotels in the area fill up fast. Visit our Campus Travel Portal to book with any of RISD’s partner hotels at negotiated rates.


CONTACT

Please call or email Student Affairs at 401 454-6600 or commencement@risd.edu with any questions about Commencement.

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Furniture Design students walk along the riverfront, carrying their projects to class.