Campus Tour

RISD Museum

Students appreciate direct access to lectures, concerts, screenings and a rich collection of more than 90,000 works of fine art, design and decorative arts from around the world at this popular regional destination.

Fleet Library at RISD

With more than 150,000 circulating books, RISD’s library offers a wide range of specialized resources in art, design, architecture and more in a beautifully redesigned historic grand banking hall.


At this interdisciplinary research space, students and faculty make use of advanced tools and processes to experiment, explore materials and engage in innovative collaborations.

Color Lab

Hosting an impressive collection of creative materials and research objects, this interdisciplinary space provides students and faculty with essential resources for investigating the significance of color across all art and design fields.

Nature Lab

Through state-of-the-art imaging systems and unmediated access to more than 80,000 specimens, students explore design in nature and the symbiosis between artistic and scientific research.

Center for Arts & Language

Students interested in honing their writing skills for academic papers and professional development find peer tutoring and other welcomed support outside a classroom setting

RISD Careers

Through a wide array of events and resources, RISD Careers educates, advises and empowers all students and alumni to effectively translate their education into fulfilling professional experiences.

RISD Global

A hub for global discourse and cross-cultural literacy, RISD Global supports students, faculty, and members of the RISD community on campus and in the world.

Center for Social Equity and Inclusion

The Center for SEI supports initiatives aimed at engaging and addressing issues of social equity and inclusion on campus and serves as a central hub for cross-institutional collaboration for faculty-centered initiatives.

Center for Student Involvement

Overseeing campus activities, leadership development and service and experiential learning, CSI is an on-campus hub offering student opportunities to grow as critical thinkers and global citizens.

Brown + RISD

As neighbors on College Hill, RISD and Brown have long enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship, with students at each institution cross-registering for classes and sharing resources (libraries, athletic facilities) at no extra cost.

Continuing Education

CE offers hundreds of non-credit courses, workshops and lectures in art and design for adults, teens and kids. The six-week Pre-College program lets high school students experience the core elements of a RISD education.

Gelman Student Exhibitions Gallery

Students are invited to propose and curate group shows for this vibrant gallery, which is ideally located at the entrance to the RISD Museum.

Sol Koffler Graduate Student Gallery

As RISD’s primary venue for exhibiting graduate student work, this inviting space downtown hosts a series of ever-changing exhibitions throughout the academic year.

Woods-Gerry Gallery

Activating the first floor of an iconic 19th-century mansion at the crest of College Hill, RISD’s original student gallery is now the primary venue for exhibiting undergraduate work.