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Commencement is a vibrant celebration of the RISD experience. Graduates typically festoon their caps and gowns with wonderful or outrageous decorations or create a costume of their own design. For ongoing updates and a more detailed account of the ceremony, where to stay and what the weekend entails, visit RISD's commencement website.

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RISD has a long history of offering Saturday and after-school classes for children and teens, as this photo from c. 1910 confirms.