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STUDENTS RETURN TO CAMPUS FOR FALL SEMESTER AS OF AUGUST 30. GO TO COVID.RISD.EDU FOR DETAILS.

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.

Academics

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.

RISD Tackles Systemic Racism

President Somerson announces commitments to further social equity on campus.

RISD Reopens this Fall

Guided by three primary goals—community health and safety, academic integrity and financial viability—President Somerson announces that the college will open this fall with students on campus in a de-densified model.

Planning for a Post-Pandemic World

Researchers at RISD’s Center for Complexity share insights from a symposium focused on the far-reaching impacts of COVID-19.

Art = New Plus at LaGuardia

A massive mosaic by alumna Laura Owens offers a meaningful welcome to travelers visiting New York City.

Compelling Bodies of Work

Graduates of 16 master’s degree programs present strong thesis work in RISD Grad Show 2020.

Virtual exhibitions

Offsite Online

RISD Furniture Design MFAs

through Aug 31

Sight Unseen

Photography Show

RISD Photography seniors

through Aug 31

virtual

RISD Senior Show

Class of 2020

through Aug 31

virtual