Admissions First-Year

Online Info Sessions

Connect with Admissions

Hosted by members of the Admissions team, our 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.

Sep 1

Sep 3

Sep 17

Sep 22

Sep 28

Oct 6

Oct 22

Oct 27

Ask Admissions Anything

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

Sep 9

Sep 15

Oct 7

Application prep and portfolio tips

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

Sep 2

Sep 14

Sep 16

Oct 19

Oct 26

Oct 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.

Sep 20

Oct 25

Studio visits

Visit with RISD alumni, faculty, and current students to see what they're up to in the studio and to discuss their experiences.

Sep 30

For families + applicants

Made just for parents and families who want to learn about RISD, the application process, careers and more.

Sep 14

For college counselors + art educators

We offer special events for counselors and educators periodically.

Sep 16

Sep 21

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.