International student orientation provides you with the extra time you need to feel settled before being integrated into the larger RISD community at New Student Orientation. You'll tackle logistics, get over jet lag and learn about resources available to you on campus as you begin to build cultural understanding in an American university context.

August

31

International Orientation Day 1—Thursday arrow clothed

  • Move In and Check in
    Upper Quad
    (for students, parents, guardians)
  • Brunch
    The Met
    (for students, parents, guardians)
  • Banks and Phones
    The Met A
    (for students, parents, guardians)
  • International Yard Sale
    The Met C
    (for students, parents, guardians)
  • Shopping Shuttles
    Meet across from 30 Waterman Street
    (for students, parents, guardians)
  • Lunch
    The Met
    (for students, parents, guardians)
  • International Welcome Dinner
    The Met
    (for students, parents, guardians)
  • International Parent and Guardian Reception
    Chace Center Lobby
    (for parents, guardians)
  • Creating Community Game Night
    Moore Terrace
    (for students)

September

1

International Orientation Day 2—Friday arrow clothed

  • Morning Reflection Time
    Fones Cottage, Reflection Room
    (for students, parents, guardians)
  • Breakfast
    The Met
    (for students, parents, guardians)
  • Immigration and You
    Metcalf Auditorium
    (for students)
  • Parent and Guardian Information Session with Student Affairs
    The Met A
    (for parents, guardians)
  • Exploring Culture
    Metcalf Auditorium
    (for students)
  • Lunch
    The Met
    (for students, parents, guardians)
  • RISD Amazing Race
    Meet at the RISD Beach
    (for students)
  • Parent and Guardian Museum Tour
    Chace Center Lobby
    (for parents, guardians)
  • Parent and Guardian Information Session with Academic Affairs
    RISD Museum, Danforth Room
    (for parents, guardians)
  • Culture and Community: Physical, Mental and Spiritual Resources at RISD
    Metcalf Auditorium
    (for students)
  • Parent and Guardian Welcome Reception with the Provost/Academic Deans/Faculty
    Moore Terrace
    (for parents, guardians)
  • Dinner
    The Met
    (for students, parents, guardians)
  • Campfire
    Nickerson Green
    (for students)

September

2

International Orientation Day 3—Saturday arrow clothed

  • Morning Reflection Time
    Fones Cottage, Reflection Room
    (for students, parents, guardians)
  • Breakfast
    The Met
    (for students, parents, guardians)
  • The Center for Arts & Language and Academic Support
    Metcalf Auditorium
    (for students)
  • Exploring U.S. Culture in the Classroom
    Metcalf Auditorium
    (for students)
  • Parent and Guardian Campus Tour
    RISD Campus
    (for parents, guardians)
  • Being an International Student at RISD: A Session with your International Orientation Leaders (IOLs)
    Metcalf Auditorium
    (for students)
  • What's Next: Introduction to Orientation Leaders and New Student Orientation
    Metcalf Auditorium
    (for students)
  • Lunch
    The Met
    (for students, parents, guardians)
  • Providence Tours/Scavenger Hunt
    Providence - Meet at the RISD Beach (across from Carr Haus, 210 Benefit Street)
    (for students)
  • Community Movie or free time
    Ewing House, 41 Waterman Street
    (for students)
  • Dinner
    The Met
    (for students, parents, guardians)
  • International Karaoke Night
    Tap Room
    (for students)

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