Visiting Campus

RISD Beach view of Carr Haus

Every day RISD welcomes visitors from both near and far. Prospective students and families come to campus to learn more about our programs, studios and student life. Others come for exhibitions in our galleries and at the RISD Museum. We also host a range of lectures, films and performances throughout the year.

Whatever brings you to campus, we invite you to connect with our creative community.

Navigating campus

If you plan to visit a specific campus building, you can find directions via Google Maps or by downloading and printing this campus map. The map also provides a guide for locating RISD offices.

If you are a prospective first-yeartransfer and graduate student, we invite you to register for guided campus info programs led by our Admissions team.

Getting around Providence

Rental cars are available at Avis, Budget and Enterprise locations a short walk from Providence's Kennedy Plaza bus terminal and at T.F. Green and Logan airports. Access to on-demand transportation is also available through UberLyft or at dozens of zipcar locations on or near campus.

Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) provides public transportation within Rhode Island, including buses, trolleys and the Providence/Newport water ferry service.

Spending the night

If your visit involves more than a day trip, please check the RISD accommodations portal for reduced rates at selected hotels in downtown Providence, or choose from several other hotels around campus.