RISD invites you and your family to join us at one of our two open house events 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

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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 the following options for parking (which are within a short walk of the Auditorium):

  • MetroPark: Park Row East (Park Row East and Canal Street)
  • MetroPark: Park Row West (Exchange Street at Stillman Street)

A MetroPark discount voucher can be found below. On weekends only visitors are permitted to park in RISD faculty and staff lots.

April

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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:

  • MetroPark: Park Row East (Park Row East and Canal Street)
  • MetroPark: Park Row West (Exchange Street at Stillman Street)

A MetroPark discount voucher can be found below. On weekends only visitors are permitted to park in RISD faculty and staff lots.

May

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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

15-16

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A Day on College Hill (ADOCH) is a program for admitted students that includes dual degree-specific events. This year, the ADOCH program is offered on two weekends: April 15–April 16 and April 22–April 23.

Sunday, April 15

  • BRDD April brunch
    Met Room A, 12 pm–2 pm
    (Current BRDD students invite the newly admitted BRDD students to join them in their monthly community brunch.)

Monday, April 16

  • RISD highlight tour
    Meet in front of the Faunce Arch (on Brown's campus), 1:30 pm
  • BRDD Admitted student and family information session
    Woods-Gerry House, 2:30 pm
    (This session is a meeting between administrative program leaders and students.)


April

22-23

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A Day on College Hill (ADOCH) is a program for admitted students that includes dual degree-specific events. This year, the ADOCH program is offered on two weekends: April 15–April 16 and April 22–April 23.

Sunday, April 22

  • Meet first-year BRDD students
    Meet in front of Faunce Arch (Brown campus), 6:30–8 pm
    (Get a glimpse of what your life could be at Brown and RISD by talking with current BRDD students eager to share their experiences and answer your questions.)

Monday, April 23

  • BRDD Admitted student and family information session
    Woods-Gerry House, 1 pm
    (This session is a meeting between administrative program leaders and students.)
  • RISD highlight tour
    Woods-Gerry House, 2 pm
    (Immediately following the information session, admitted students and families will be led on a tour of RISD's campus.)



There are no events at this time.