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.

Apr 9

Apr 9

Apr 17

Apr 21

Apr 28

Apr 30

May 5

May 19

May 21

May 28

Jun 2

Jun 3

Jun 16

Jun 22

Ask Admissions Anything

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

Apr 15

Apr 23

Apr 29

May 6

May 20

May 21

May 27

Jun 17

Jun 24

Application prep and portfolio tips

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

May 12

May 14

Jun 10

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.

Apr 12

Apr 26

May 10

May 24

Jun 8

Jun 8

Jun 9

Jun 9

Jun 14

Jun 14

Jun 15

Archived info sessions

RISD Assignment announcement and tips

The Admissions team shares the new RISD Assignment for those applying to be undergraduates in 2021.

Application Prep 1: Application Launch

Hear Michael Cameron, Director of Admissions, Recruitment, plus members of the Admissions team for tips about completing your strongest application possible. We hope you'll join us. Please contact us at with any questions about the program or registration.

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.