Introduction to RISD

All new and transfer students are required to participate in Orientation, which takes place from September 6–9, 2014 (and from September 3–9, 2014 for international students). Orientation offers an introduction to the RISD community before the start of classes on September 10, allowing students to meet each other, learn the lay of the land around campus and get settled in RISD housing.

Orientation programs are designed to be fun and helpful, with the goal of making the transition to life at RISD relatively seamless. All students are also encouraged to participate in an optional Pre-Orientation Service Project from September 1–5. Watch for more information about this in the summer.

Additional information

Orientation 2014
Visit the RISD Orientation website for more information on getting started and becoming part of the campus community.


Center for Student Involvement 
401 454-6602

Furniture Design students walk along the riverfront, carrying their projects to class.