Commencement FAQ

The ceremony

RISD Commencement 2023 is Saturday, June 3 at Amica Mutual Pavilion (formerly the Dunkin' Donuts Center), located at One LaSalle Square, Providence, RI 02903. Please see the venue information section below for more details on the location, parking and directions.

We know that Commencement looks a little different for everyone. Please read the information below carefully for answers that you need to know if you are:

We anticipate a crowd of nearly 5,000 people at Commencement and ask that you plan accordingly.

Important contact information, phone numbers and links

General Commencement information:
General reunions information:

Registration hotline: 401 454-6999

RISD Public Safety

routine calls, 24-7: 401 454-6376
emergency calls, 24-7: 401 454-6666