Graduate information on and off campus

The following events and programs are designed to introduce you to the learning opportunities available through RISD’s graduate programs.


On-campus events

IN FOcus

Our IN FOcus events offer an overview of graduate education at RISD and an up-close look at specific programs of interest.

Current students, sharing their personal experiences, offer a broad view of our graduate learning community. You'll also have the opportunity to tour RISD and spend time with faculty and students in your preferred program. Staff members from Student Financial Services and Admissions are available to share insights on financing graduate study and applying for admission.

Check back this summer for an updated Fall schedule


Information Programs

Presented by the Admissions Office, these programs provide introductions to our graduate programs, learning resources, community and application process. Each event also offers a guided tour of campus, with an emphasis on graduate facilities. Programs begin in the Admissions Office in Woods-Gerry House (62 Prospect Street). The presentation and tour typically take two hours or more and reservations are required.

Wednesday, May 24 from 4–6pm, followed by the Graduate Thesis Exhibition Opening Reception—attend the celebratory event highlighting work by all graduate departments.
» register for the 5/24 information program

Thursday, June 1 from 1–3pm, followed by the Graduate Thesis Exhibition—see the work representing all graduate departments.
» register for the 6/1 information program


Online information programs

If you are not able to travel to Providence, an online information program provides a similar introduction to our graduate programs, learning resources, community and campus. We’ll also describe the steps to apply for admission and financial aid.

Wednesday, May 17 at 12pm
» register for the 5/17 online information session


Events around the US

Graduate Portfolio Days

RISD will have representatives at all of the graduate portfolio days organized by the National Portfolio Day Association.

Check back this summer for an updated Fall schedule

For Visitors

Schedule a visit
Make a reservation online.

Can't take a guided tour? Download our mobile app instead.

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

8:30 am–4:30 pm

Mailing address
Admissions Office
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.

Students often need to double up to transport large canvases, especially when it’s windy along the riverwalk in front
of the RISD Auditorium.