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Fall 2020 reopening plan

Public health

The health and vitality of our community depends on each of us actively working to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


We have made all efforts to preserve in-person instruction while maintaining strict health and safety procedures.

Campus life

Living and dining on campus will be different this fall—but we will still make the student experience beyond the studio and classroom supportive and enriching.

Update on Advancing Social Equity

RISD shares progress and next steps towards its commitment to being proactively anti-racist.

Election 2020

The RISD community makes time to discuss civic engagement and get out the vote for the November 3 presidential election.

Getting ready to apply?

Check out the Admissions FAQ for answers to your biggest questions about RISD and a look at life on campus.

Choreographed Typography

Graphic Design sophomores get outside for an embodied lesson in type design.

Rethinking the Materials Lifecycle

New grad Fengijao Ge presents an innovative project at this year’s Antenna conference that repurposes textiles waste to combat erosion.

A Record Year of Engagement

The RISD community offers record-setting support for the college and its mission.

RISD Launches “Race in Art & Design” Cluster Hire Search

As part of its commitment to address institutional racism and advance social equity, RISD is hiring 10 new faculty as part of a cluster hire initiative focused on race and decolonization in art and design.

New Teaching Talent on Tap

RISD welcomes new full-time faculty members in Experimental and Foundation Studies, Fine Arts, and Architecture and Design.

Welcoming Students to a Year Like No Other

Academic leaders convene at Convocation 2020 and invite the community back to a radically reenvisioned campus.

RISD Families Association online

The newly launched provides important resources for families to stay informed and connected with the RISD community.