Family interacting with yarn artwork at RISD Beach

Held over Indigenous Peoples’ Day weekend in October, RISD Weekend is our annual alumni reunion and parents’ weekend. It offers visitors abundant chances to connect with students, faculty and staff, and explore studios and galleries. Throughout the event you’ll experience what makes RISD so special.

A lively fall tradition

RISD Weekend events invite parents to see studios up close, speak with faculty, attend demos and exhibitions, and visit with their students. For alumni the weekend is an exhilarating way to reconnect with faculty members and friends, while celebrating significant class reunions. The RISD Craft juried sale on Saturday is the weekend’s core event, both bringing people together and showcasing what’s happening at RISD.

RISD reserves a limited number of rooms at nearby hotels, motels and B&Bs for guests attending RISD Weekend. Accommodations in the area fill up fast, so be sure to book in advance via our campus travel portal.

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