Undergraduate Information Programs

Information programs provide an excellent introduction to life and learning opportunities at RISD, along with a detailed explanation of the application process. Each program includes a presentation by a member of the Admissions staff and a student-guided tour of campus.

All information programs begin at 1 pm with a presentation, followed by a tour – for a total of about three hours. Weekday events take place in the Admissions Office, which is on the second floor of the Woods-Gerry House at 62 Prospect Street. Saturday events take place in the Chace Center, which is at 20 North Main Street.

Seating is limited at information programs, so please reserve your space using our online event calendar and registration form. Or contact the Admissions Office at 401 454-6300 or email admissions@risd.edu to make a reservation.

Events are available on the following schedule with the exception of national holidays:

SEPTEMBER » Wednesdays and Fridays

OCTOBER through JANUARY » Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

FEBRUARY through JUNE » Wednesdays and Fridays

JULY and AUGUST » every weekday

During the 2014–15 academic year, programs will also be offered on the following SATURDAYS:

September 13, 2014

September 27, 2014

October 4, 2014

November 8, 2014

November 15, 2014

March 7, 2015

March 14, 2015

April 4, 2015

April 11, 2015

April 18, 2015

During the summer, we also offer a tour-only option, which is well-suited for prospective graduate students and visitors with limited time. Every weekday (Monday–Friday) in July and August a RISD student conducts a tour of the central campus, leaving from Woods-Gerry House (62 Prospect Street) at 10 am. The tour lasts about an hour. A reservation is not needed for this morning tour-only option, so you can just show up and come along. Admissions staff will not be available for individual consultations. So you can just show up and come along.

We look forward to welcoming you to campus!

 


For Visitors

Schedule a visit
View our program calendar and make a reservation to visit.

Visit on a weekday
download a weekday visit information sheet

Visit on a Saturday
download a Saturday visit information sheet

Campus location
Admissions Office
Woods-Gerry House
62 Prospect Street
Providence, RI 02906
directions

Hours
8:30 am–4:30 pm
Monday-Friday

Mailing address
Admissions Office
Rhode Island School of Design
Two College Street
Providence, RI 02903
USA

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.

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Memorial Hall, originally built as a church in 1851, has been newly renovated to house RISD's Painting Department.