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Join us in celebrating RISD’s Class of 2023

Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, June 3 at 9 am
Amica Mutual Pavilon
One LaSalle Square, Providence, RI

Graduate Hooding Ceremony

Friday, June 2 at 1:30 pm
First Baptist Church in America
75 North Main Street, Providence, RI

In late February, each graduating student can reserve six free tickets for guests and may request up to an additional six tickets as needed. Additional ticket requests will be filled based on availability. Only graduating students can request tickets.

Bookmark and check this page to learn about this year’s ceremony, related events and other information as updates come available.

To learn more about Commencement at RISD, you may also watch or read about last year’s ceremony below.

Letter of invitation for international guests

If you are traveling from outside the US and require a visa, you will need an official letter of invitation from RISD. Graduating students should contact International Student and Scholar Affairs to begin the invitation process as soon as possible.

Celebrating the Classes of 2020 and 2022

The RISD community comes together to honor graduating students driving change and to welcome new president Crystal Williams.

Contact us

Have questions about Commencement 2023?

Please email us at or call +1 401 454-6379.