Learn about the many services RISD offers to help students
with practical matters and encourage and inspire their creative endeavors. For a full list of offices and contacts, see the RISD offices directory.
Faculty play a primary role in advising students about their academic progress and professional development. To supplement academic advising, administrative advising can assist with questions about RISD policy and procedures, or provide referrals to other RISD offices.
For undergraduate students, contact Student Affairs 401 454-6600
For graduate students, contact the Dean of Graduate Studies 401 454-6131
Emotional well-being is essential to personal development and
integral to the creative process. RISD’s Office of Student Development
and Counseling Services (SDCS) provides a range of mental health
services to help students improve emotional, interpersonal and academic
Phone: 401 454-6637
For immediate safety concerns for yourself or someone else, please call 911 or Public Safety at 401 454-6666
At RISD we pride ourselves on providing quality, delicious and
artfully prepared food in a variety of settings. Vegan/vegetarian and
gluten-free options are available at most dining venues, and other
special needs (food allergies or intolerances, Kosher, Halal, etc.) can
be accommodated upon request.
Contact Virginia (Ginnie)
Dunleavy, Director of Dining
Phone: 401 427-6978
- For security or Public Safety emergencies, please contact RISD Public Safety at 401 454-6666; non-emergency questions should be directed to 401 454-6376.
- Health emergencies should be directed to Health Services at 401 454-6625; after hours, please contact Public Safety at 401 454-6666.
- In the unlikely event of a campus-wide emergency, visit RISD's emergency website (emergency.risd.edu) for updates and guidance.
Public Safety or after-hours health emergencies: 401 454-6666
Public Safety (non-emergency): 401 454-6376 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Health Services (non-emergency): 401 454-6625 or email@example.com
The Financial Aid office helps families in need of
financial assistance to meet the costs of a RISD education. By helping
students to identify appropriate grants, loans, work study programs and
scholarships, the office works to make it possible for all admitted
students to benefit from attending RISD.
Phone: 401 454-6661
International Student Services
International Student Services (OISS) advises on immigration, cultural, social, financial, academic and personal matters. The office supports international students and their success at RISD.
Catherine (Kate) Sacco, Associate Director of International Student Services
Phone: 401 709-8474
Mika Kanazawa, International Student Advisor
Phone: 401 277-4834
Students and Enrollment
The Office of Students and Enrollment serves as a general advocate
for all RISD students and oversees all matters outside of the
classroom/studio. If you are unsure of which office to contact, please
contact the office of Jean Eddy, Senior Vice President, for consultation
and resolution of an issue.
Contact Jean Eddy, Senior Vice President of Students and Enrollment
Phone: 401 454-6419
Email: Lynne Jordan