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Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, June 3 at 9 am
Amica Mutual Pavilion
(The AMP, formerly known as “The Dunk”)
One LaSalle Square, Providence, RI

After the ceremony, please join us for a post-commencement community reception from noon–1:30 pm at Market Square.

Graduate Hooding Ceremony

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

Questions about Commencement Day? Our FAQ can help.

For students, families, friends and our entire community, this collection of frequently asked questions should give you all the information you need to prepare for this year’s Commencement ceremony and join us in celebrating the Class of 2023.

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Venue information and accessibility

Commencement will be held in the Amica Mutual Pavilion (The AMP) at 1 LaSalle Square, Providence, RI.

The AMP is an accessible building.

We ask that graduating students let us know about the special seating needs of their families when reserving tickets for Commencement. You may also email us at or call 401 454-6379. Please contact us well in advance for information on entry and seating arrangements.

The Graduate Hooding Ceremony will be held at the First Baptist Church in America at 75 North Main Street, Providence, RI. There is an accessible dropoff location and entrance at the rear of the building.

An ASL translator will be at both the Graduate Hooding and Commencement ceremonies. The Commencement program will include translations of the program and welcome in more than 20 languages.

Academic receptions

On the day before Commencement (unless otherwise noted), various divisions and departments host celebratory gatherings and awards presentations open to graduating students, family members and friends.

Thursday, June 1

Industrial Design

Awards ceremony
RISD Auditorium
2–4 pm

Moore Terrace
4–5:30 pm

Friday, June 2


Bayard Ewing Building Gallery
10–11:30 am

Drawing + Computation, Technology and Culture concentrations

Chace Center, room 506
10–11:30 am

Graphic Design

Design Center, Graphic Design Commons
10–11 am

Interior Architecture

Center for Integrative Technologies, 6th Floor Studio
10–11:30 am

Landscape Architecture

Weybosset Street Studios
10:30 am–noon

Furniture Design

Awards ceremony 
Metcalf Auditorium
11 am–noon

Moore Terrace
noon–1 pm

History, Philosophy and the Social Sciences

20 Washington Place lobby
noon–1:30 pm

Literary Arts and Studies

College Building, Old Library (room 521)
noon–1:30 pm

Nature–Culture–Sustainability Studies

Fleet Library main room
noon–1:30 pm

Theory and History of Art and Design

RISD Museum Danforth Room
noon–1:30 pm

Fine Arts division

Woods-Gerry Gallery
3–5 pm

Teaching + Learning in Art + Design (TLAD)

TLAD + Project Open Door Studio Lab
4–5:30 pm

Digital + Media

The Eddy
4:30–6 pm


ISB Gallery
6–7:30 pm

Reunions 2023

Part of Commencement and Reunion Weekend, this year's reunions celebrate the classes of 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013, 2018 and our two-year reunion class 2021.

Commencement and Reunion Weekend is a great way to welcome the Class of 2023 and help them connect with our alumni community. We have some wonderful opportunities planned to bring everyone together to celebrate, including the all campus Lantern Lighting and Artists Party, the Alumni Commencement Processional, RISD Craft and a special WaterFire.

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