- Now available: New Student Orientation schedule, International Student Orientation schedule, orientation schedules for families of new students.
- Brown classes begin (for BRDD students): September 4
- RISD classes begin: September 5
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.
“What could be better than working with your hands for a good cause?”Cass Sheedy BFA 19 Sculpture on POSE
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 through our orientation programs.
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.
See what last year's orientation was like
Amid the whirlwind of emotions that accompany moving in and acclimating to the steep incline of College Hill, 473 incoming first-year students (the Class of 2022) get acquainted with life at RISD.
We're breaking new ground
Keep up with the progress being made on RISD's current major building project: a new first-year residence hall designed by the firm of award-winning alumnus Nader Tehrani.