Held over Columbus Day weekend in October, RISD Weekend is our annual alumni reunion and parents’ weekend. Beginning on Friday afternoon, it offers visitors abundant opportunities to connect with students, faculty and staff, explore studios and galleries, and be reminded of what makes RISD so special.

Plan ahead for October 6–8, 2017

RISD Weekend events invite parents to get an up-close look at the studio process, speak with faculty, attend demos and exhibitions, and visit with their sons and daughters. For alumni the weekend is an exhilirating way to reconnect with faculty members and friends, while celebrating significant class reunions. The annual RISD Craft juried sales exhibition on Saturday is at the core of countless activities that both bring people together and illuminate what’s happening at RISD.

Book your accommodations early!

RISD reserves a limited number of rooms at nearby hotels, motels and B&Bs for guests attending RISD Weekend. Since accommodations in the area fill up fast over this holiday weekend, be sure to visit our campus travel portal to book your stay well in advance.