RISD invites you and your family to join us at an Open House event this spring. These half-day programs feature a series of presentations and discussions led by RISD faculty, staff and students as well as guided tours of the campus. Staff in our Financial Aid Office will also be available to meet and answer questions about financing a RISD education.

We hope you’ll be able to spend time with us and learn more about what life is like at RISD. We look forward to meeting you.

Open House Events

April

6

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Open House sessions are for admitted students only. The schedule is as follows:

  • 1:30 – 3:30 | Presentations & discussions | (RISD Auditorium)
  • 3:30 – 5:30 | Guided tours of campus led by current students (remember to wear comfortable shoes as campus is located on a rather steep hill)
  • 5:00 – 7:00 | Dinner at The Met, our main campus dining hall

Staff in our Financial Aid Office will take individual appointments between 9:00 and 12:30 and again from 3:30 to 5:30 to help families with questions on financing education. (Contact them at 401 454-6661 or sfs@risd.edu to schedule a discussion.)

On weekdays on-street parking is very limited around campus, so it's worth exploring the various transportation options to and from Providence. Should you opt to drive, we recommend that you consider any of these commercial garages or surface lots, all of which are within a short walk of the Auditorium:

  • Arcade Garage | 66 Weybosset Street
  • Metropark Park Row | Park Row (adjacent to Citizens Tower)
  • Metropark N. Main Street | North Main Street

April

13

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Open House sessions are for admitted students only. The schedule is as follows:

  • 1:30 – 3:30 | Presentations & discussions | (RISD Auditorium)
  • 3:30 – 5:30 | Guided tours of campus led by current students (remember to wear comfortable shoes as campus is located on a rather steep hill)
  • 5:00 – 7:00 | Dinner at The Met, our main campus dining hall

Staff in our Financial Aid Office will take individual appointments between 9:00 and 12:30 and again from 3:30 to 5:30 to help families with questions on financing education. (Contact them at 401 454-6661 or sfs@risd.edu to schedule a discussion.)

On weekdays on-street parking is very limited around campus, so it’s worth exploring the various transportation options to and from Providence. Should you opt to drive, we recommend that you consider any of these commercial garages or surface lots, all of which are within a short walk of the Auditorium:

  • Arcade Garage | 66 Weybosset Street
  • Metropark Park Row | Park Row (adjacent to Citizens Tower)
  • Metropark N. Main Street | North Main Street

May

5

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The Open House schedule is as follows:

  • 10:30 – 12:00 | Presentations & discussions | (Woods-Gerry House)
  • 12:00 – 12:30 | Lunch at The Met, our main campus dining hall
  • 12:00 – 2:00 | Guided tours of campus, led by current students (please wear comfortable shoes as our campus is located on a rather steep hill)

Staff in our Financial Aid Office will take individual appointments between 9:00 and 10:00 and again from 2:00 to 4:30 to help families with questions on financing your education. (Contact them at 401 454-6661 or sfs@risd.edu to schedule a discussion.)

On-street parking at metered spaces is generally available nearby. You should be able to find a space within a short walking distance of the Woods-Gerry House. Look along or off of Waterman, Prospect and Angell streets.

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May

12

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The Open House schedule is as follows:

  • 10:30 – 12:00 | Presentations & discussions | (Woods-Gerry House)
  • 12:00 – 12:30 | Lunch at The Met, our main campus dining hall
  • 12:00 – 2:00 | Guided tours of campus, led by current students (please wear comfortable shoes as our campus is located on a rather steep hill)

Staff in our Financial Aid Office will take individual appointments between 9:00 and 10:00 and again from 2:00 to 4:30 to help families with questions on financing your education. (Contact them at 401 454-6661 or sfs@risd.edu to schedule a discussion.)

On-street parking at metered spaces is generally available nearby. You should be able to find a space within a short walking distance of the Woods-Gerry House. Look along or off of Waterman, Prospect and Angell streets.

RISD store offers

We're pleased to offer discounts for admitted students at the risd:store and risd:works. Just download and print the coupon.

April

18-20

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A Day on College Hill is a program for admitted students that includes Dual Degree-specific events:

BRDD Class of 2021 to Class of 2022 Conversation
Tuesday, April 18, 9 pm at Faunce Arch (75 Waterman Street)
Current BRDD students are eager to meet you, share their experiences, and answer your questions. Meet with them for an informal conversation on the first night of ADOCH.

Dual Degree Welcome and Round-Table Discussion
Wednesday, April 19, 10 – 11:30 am in RISD Woods Gerry Building, 2nd Floor (62 Prospect Street)
Join RISD’s Vice President for Strategic Initiatives Brian Goldberg and Brown’s Deputy Dean of the College Christopher Dennis, along with current students, for a casual reception to discuss the program and answer your questions. The event is open to you and your families.

Drop-In Hours with BRDD Advisor
Wednesday, April 19, 6 – 8 pm in J. Walter Wilson, room 212 (69 Brown Street)
If you or your family members have additional questions during your stay, stop by drop-in hours during the evening to meet with advisors individually.

Student-Led Tour of RISD
Thursday, April 20, 8:30 am at Faunce Arch (75 Waterman Street)
If you have not already explored RISD campus with a current student, we want to ensure you have the chance to do so before you depart! Our current Dual Degree students will offer a campus tour specifically for the BRDD Class of 2022.

There are no events at this time.