Stepping into the Limelight

Fanciful and well-crafted looks by Apparel Design seniors wowed the crowd at the runway show known as Collection 18.

Honoring Innovation at Commencement 2018

Artist Cai Guo-Qiang, photographer Annie Leibovitz and robotics pioneer David Hanson 96 FAV are being recognized at this year's ceremony.

Souvenirs of Substance

Associate Professor Paolo Cardini leads a RISD symposium in Rome focused on non-Western, student-conceived visions of the future.

undergraduate students (2016/17)
graduate students (2016/17)
student/faculty ratio
MacArthur “genius award” winners

Upcoming events

Film Screening | FAV Junior Show 2018

Wednesday, May 23

RISD Auditorium

Special Event | Graduate Hooding Ceremony

Friday, June 1

First Baptist Church in America

RISD Commencement 2018

Saturday, June 2

RI Convention Center

Featured exhibitions on campus

Furniture Design Graduate Biennial

through May 30

Sol Koffler Graduate Student Gallery


Justin Kimball 85 PH

through July 8

RISD Museum

You‘re Invited

curated by Madeleine Billings 20 PT, Mary Kuan 19 PT and Madison Whittington 19 PT

through June 4

Gelman Student Exhibitions Gallery

From the very first year you’ll be urged to experiment.

get a sense of Experimental and Foundation Studies