Commencement is a vibrant celebration that culminates the RISD experience. Graduates typically take the opportunity to transform their caps and gowns in idiosyncratic ways – by painting, shredding, reimagining and embellishing them to make a more personal artistic statement or simply to have fun with this colorful RISD tradition.
The 2015 Commencement ceremony will be held on May 30.
For ongoing updates and what the weekend entails, visit www.risd.edu/students/commencement
Watch for more information on the 2015 event as the academic year gets underway. A dedicated website to provide graduating students and families with more information will be available in February 2015.
Family and friends interested in reserving hotel rooms at reduced rates will be directed to check the Providence Biltmore and the Omni Providence sites once blocks of rooms have been set aside for guests attending RISD Commencement.
Student Affairs Office
RISD Commencement is typically held the last Saturday in May or the first Saturday in June.
June 4, 2016 (tentative)