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Making the Future

Alumni artists and designers suggest various ways critical thinking and hands-on making are more relevant than ever for producing meaningful work "of consequence" and meeting the complex needs of the 21st century.

Living at RISD

The community you and your peers create in the studio will grow and thrive in the spaces on campus designed to help you feel a little more at home. Residence Life is here to help you navigate the transition to living at RISD.

“What could be better than working with your hands for a good cause?”

Cass Sheedy BFA 19 Sculpture on POSE

Get involved with POSE

RISD's Pre-Orientation Service Experience (POSE) is a great way to connect with Providence through community involvement and learn about long-term volunteer and leadership opportunities. This unique program empowers you to use art and design to make a difference at the local level.

Next Up: Orientation

It's time to make new friends, settle into housing, learn the ropes of campus life and explore Providence. Your first year will get off to a great start with the useful information and insight you gain from our orientation programs.