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RISD Prepares for “Near Normal” Fall Semester

With a community-wide vaccination rate surpassing 90 percent, returning students can expect in-person studio and extra-curricular experiences come September.

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RISD news and announcements

Now on View

A conversation with Director of Campus Exhibitions Mark Moscone.

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.

Kicking Off a New Year at RISD

The fall 2021 semester gets underway with student move-in, orientation activities and an inspiring livestreamed Convocation event.

Inspired by the Natural World

New Apparel Design graduate Yuki Xu represents RISD at the 14th annual Supima Design Competition in NYC.

Curious about RISD?

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

A Call for Collective Effervescence

Interior Architecture sophomores work with community developer I. Lanre Ajakaiye on plans to transform a blighted Providence building into a multicultural gathering place.

Redesigning Society After COVID

RISD’s Center for Complexity reports on its second entirely virtual, pandemic-related summer symposium.

New Online Hub for Student Success

RISD invites current students to explore the many resources available to help them thrive.

Fulbright Fellows on the Move

RISD alums Sabina KariatJessina Leonard and Masha Ryskin will conduct research in Turkey, Germany and Israel during the 2021/22 academic year.

New Scholarships Boost Accessibility

RISD’s Continuing Education division partners with multiple nonprofits to support BIPOC youth interested in pursuing careers in art and design.

Crossing the Pell

RISD Interior Architecture students propose innovative designs for adding pedestrian and cycling lanes to the suspension bridge connecting Newport and Jamestown, RI.

Maharam Fellowships Support Greater Good

In keeping with RISD’s strategic plan, this summer’s 10 Maharam fellows use their design skills to promote social justice and sustainability.

Expanded Support for First-Generation Students

New RISD First-Generation to College Pre-Orientation Program will offer a multifaceted experience for incoming students.

Decolonizing Pedagogies at RISD

Faculty, curators and librarians come together for a semester-long seminar on decolonization that builds on the institution’s commitment to advancing social equity and inclusion.

Update on Advancing Social Equity

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

RISD Alums Make 30 Under 30 List

Four recent graduates are included in Forbes’ annual roundup of emerging talents.