While the RISD community is anything but traditional, annual events bring celebration, ritual and tradition to our campus. They are joyous, creative, colorful and satisfying, and remind us of our shared values.
Upperclass students help design and run this series of programs to help new students feel ready for life at RISD.
Held in October, our alumni and parents’ weekend offers diverse programming and a juried sale of alumni and student work.
Every fall close to Halloween, students dress up for a mashup of fun punctuated by plenty of music and dancing.
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., this series brings advocates for justice and equality to campus to reinforce our commitment to public engagement.
Towards the end of every semester, undergrads and grad students across the college invite people to RISD studios to see work in progress.
This public exhibition presents final bodies of thesis work and celebrates the achievements of RISD’s graduate community.