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 Student Financial Services Office will also be available to meet and answer questions about financing a RISD education.

Open house events

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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

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We look forward to your visit!

Learn more about our community, academic programs and life outside the classroom and studios—both on campus and in Providence. Ask questions, take a campus tour, take a look at the residence hall room that might be yours and begin to picture yourself at RISD.

10 am–12 pm | 20 Washington Place
If you’re arriving in the morning, stop by the Student Success Center for a casual chat with staff and students, learn about support services and activities from our colleagues in Student Affairs and enjoy a continental breakfast in this new space.

And if you’re up for walking, choose from three tour options: one that visits a residence hall (also part of the afternoon tour), another the RISD Museum (not part of any afternoon tours) or a third that takes you to our amazing library (for a more in-depth look than the quick visit in the afternoon)

1–3 pm | RISD Auditorium at 17 Canal Walk
Prior to this session, a light lunch will be available here beginning at noon. During the presentation, the deans of Experimental & Foundations Studies and Liberal Arts will introduce you to the first-year learning experience, while the dean of students will highlight cocurricular opportunities and support services. The director of RISD Careers will talk about the many career prep programs available and the diverse pathways alumni follow after graduation. Finally, students will share their insights and tell you about RISD from their perspectives.

3– 5 pm | Campus tour

Get a better feel for RISD and our community through an intro to key spaces on campus (including our first-year residence hall complex) during a typical day for current students. Top off all the walking with a meal at The Met, our main student dining hall.

April

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We look forward to your visit!

Learn more about our community, academic programs and life outside the classroom and studios—both on campus and in Providence. Ask questions, take a campus tour, take a look at the residence hall room that might be yours and begin to picture yourself at RISD.

10 am–12 pm | 20 Washington Place
If you’re arriving in the morning, stop by the Student Success Center for a casual chat with staff and students, learn about support services and activities from our colleagues in Student Affairs and enjoy a continental breakfast in this new space.

And if you’re up for walking, choose from three tour options: one that visits a residence hall (also part of the afternoon tour), another the RISD Museum (not part of any afternoon tours) or a third that takes you to our amazing library (for a more in-depth look than the quick visit in the afternoon).

1–3 pm | RISD Auditorium at 17 Canal Walk
Prior to this session, a light lunch will be available here beginning at noon. During the presentation, the deans of Experimental & Foundations Studies and Liberal Arts will introduce you to the first-year learning experience, while the dean of students will highlight cocurricular opportunities and support services. The director of RISD Careers will talk about the many career prep programs available and the diverse pathways alumni follow after graduation. Finally, students will share their insights and tell you about RISD from their perspectives.

3– 5 pm | Campus tour

Get a better feel for RISD and our community through an intro to key spaces on campus (including our first-year residence hall complex) during a typical day for current students. Top off all the walking with a meal at The Met, our main student dining hall.

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