Find answers to frequently asked questions about life at RISD.

Key offices 

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Message from the Dean of Students

Jerri Drummond, Dean of Students Welcome to the RISD community!

As a RISD parent, you are probably already aware of RISD’s high standards for academic excellence. However, what we offer students extends far beyond the studio. Through advising and support services, entrepreneurship and leadership development programs, and a network of caring professionals, we work to support your son’s or daughter’s personal growth – at RISD and beyond. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, along with your thoughts and ideas on how we can continue to improve the RISD experience for our students.

—Jerri Drummond, Dean of Students

Student Services

Learn about the many services RISD offers to help students with practical matters and encourage and inspire their creative endeavors.

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Get Involved

We invite you to share your talents and expertise with the RISD community.

Parents' Council
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RISD Annual Fund
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Graduates let loose at the close of RISD's colorful outdoor Commencement.