Commencement 2011 Parents page

A joyous, vibrant celebration, Commencement offers parents and families the opportunity to mark this significant milestone with new graduates. Graduating students typically take the opportunity to transform their caps and gowns in idiosyncratic ways – by painting, shredding, reimagining and embellishing them to make a more personal artistic statement or simply to have fun with this colorful RISD tradition.

RISD’s 2015 Commencement ceremony takes place on Saturday, May 30 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in downtown Providence.

For updates about the weekend, visit the 2015 Commencement site.


Contact the Office of Student Affairs at 401 454-6600 or with questions regarding Commencement.

The Providence River and cityscape as seen from the southern edge of campus, behind the Industrial Design and
Architecture buildings.