- New Student Orientation: September 2 - September 5
- Now Available: New Student Orientation schedule, International Student Orientation schedule, BRDD Pre-Orientation schedule, Orientation schedule for families of new students, Orientation schedule for families of new international students
- RISD classes begin: September 6
- BRDD and Transfer students: Brown classes begin September 5
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.
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 through our orientation programs.
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, 768 incoming students have been getting acquainted with life at RISD this month...
“What could be better than working with your hands for a good cause?”Cass Sheedy BFA 19 Sculpture on POSE