Introducing RISD’s Next President

Meet Crystal Williams

Joining our community on April 1, 2022, President-Elect Williams brings a deep passion for and broad experience in leading mission-driven institutions.

Read more about our president-elect

Learn about the search process

RISD news and announcements

COVID protocols updated for Wintersession

Read our plan for safeguarding our community and campus during Wintersession 2022.

Alumni Offer Inspiring Advice

The Career Center presents its annual RISD Mindshare lecture series, providing current students with real-world guidance about life after college.

Fall Crits Light Up Campus

RISD students in every department present their work to peers, faculty members and visiting critics.

Drawing People In

Popup installations created by students in a fall Landscape Architecture studio capture the imaginations of Providence residents.

Envisioning a More Secure Future

A multidisciplinary fall studio allows students to imagine positive solutions to looming global problems and speculate about possible paths to getting there.

Curious about RISD?

Start Here, our FAQ for prospective students, has answers to (almost) everything you want to know.

Astrophysicist Earns Dorner Prize

A digital project exploring the confines of language by grad student Jack Madden wins the RISD Museum’s annual competition.

Reclaiming the Blackstone

Students in a cross-disciplinary fall studio interpret cultural history and use geo-textiles to restore what was once described as “America’s hardest-working river.”

Forbes Recognizes Trailblazers

Four recent RISD graduates are included in the latest Forbes 30 Under 30 compilation.

What to Wear on Orion

Students in a fall Apparel Design studio construct gender-neutral capsule collections for 18 astronauts flying to the moon.

Architecture Student Recognized

Ghanaian undergraduate Abena Acheampong Danquah wins a Creative Futures Grant from the Black Artists + Designers Guild.

Sikander Show Opens at RISD Museum

Extraordinary Realities traces the first 15 years of Shahzia Sikander’s creative journey from Lahore, Pakistan to New York City.

Architecture, Modernity and the Post-Colonial Narrative

New faculty members Malcolm Rio and Germán Pallares-Avitia explore architectural history through the lens of decoloniality.

RISD Welcomes New Hires Focused on Race and Decolonization

Full-time faculty members to join RISD in fall 2021 as a result of the “Race in Art & Design” cluster hire initiative.

Update on Advancing Social Equity

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