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Throughout the year hundreds of renowned artists, designers, scholars and others visit RISD to speak and share their work. Their talks, along with a range of performances, openings and other special events, are open to the entire campus community and often the general public, too.

Upcoming events

Aug 28

Aug 31

International student orientation

12 am

International undergraduate and graduate students get to know RISD.

Sep 1

Sep 4

New student orientation

12 am

Sep 3


10 am