Introduction to RISD
All new and transfer students are required to participate in Orientation, which takes place from September 7–10, 2013 (and from September 3–10, 2013 for international students). Orientation offers an introduction to the RISD community before the start of classes on September 11, 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 3–6. Watch for more information about this in the summer.