Connect with Admissions

Hosted by members of the Admissions team, our in-person and online programs give an excellent introduction to life and learning at RISD, how to apply and develop your portfolio and more. You can browse by theme and sign up for events below (all times eastern):

RISD 101

Learn all about RISD, from our academics and student life to the application process.

Jul 6

Jul 20

Jul 22

Ask Admissions Anything

Join a one-hour session to ask an admissions officer your questions in real time.

Jul 5

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Jul 12

Jul 13

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Jul 19

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Jul 21

Jul 26

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Jul 28

Campus tours and student life

Join an admissions officer for a detailed perspective of our campus, facilities and resources and learn more about student life outside the studio and classroom.

Looking for in-person campus tours? You can register for a walking tour of campus here.

Application prep and portfolio tips

Get advice directly from reviewers about everything from navigating the Common Application to developing and refining your creative work.

Jul 21

Jul 28

Archived info sessions

Application Prep 1: RISD Assignment - announcement and tips

The Admissions team shares the new RISD Assignment for those applying to be undergraduates in 2022. 

Facilities and resources on campus

Admissions Officers Antonio Peters and Melanie Patterson give an inside look at the tools, resources and spaces on campus, from major-specific workspaces to first-year dorms.

Student studio visit: Eli Kauffman, Painting

Meet Eli Kauffman, a fourth-year Painting student, as they share how their work has changed during their time at RISD.