Next Commencement: May 30, 2015

RISD’s next Commencement ceremony takes place on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in downtown Providence, adjacent to the space that houses the annual RISD Graduate Thesis Exhibition

Roughly 700 graduates and thousands of guests enjoyed the ebullience of the 2014 festivities on May 31, where design visionary Bruce Mau delivered the keynote address and honorary degrees were presented to design leader Todd Oldham and cultural, diplomatic and health advocate Jean Kennedy Smith.

read about the 2014 Commencement ceremony (and watch video excerpts) »
read about the 2013 Commencement ceremony (and watch video excerpts) »

INVITATIONS
Commencement invitations will be sent to families in April 2015. In the meantime, please address any questions to Student Affairs at 401 454-6600 or commencement@risd.edu.

HOTELS
Please plan to reserve accommodations well in advance since hotels in the area fill up fast. Visit our new Campus Travel Portal to book with any of RISD’s partner hotels at negotiated rates.


More Information

Watch for more information on the 2015 event as the academic year gets underway. A dedicated website to provide graduating students and families with more information will be available in February 2015.

CONTACT
Student Affairs Office
401 454-6600
commencement@risd.edu

FUTURE DATES
RISD Commencement
Saturday May 30, 2015
Saturday June 4, 2016 (tentative)

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