Pre-Orientation Service Experience

Open to first-year and transfer students, POSE (Pre-Orientation Service Experience) is an intensive five-day program prior to New Student Orientation that fosters incoming student engagement with the community around campus. Those students who apply to participate in POSE are notified of their acceptance by July 1. Please email csi@risd.edu with any questions.

POSE dates

June

1

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Applications are reviewed during a 1-2 week period after the deadline and students will be notified of acceptance shortly thereafter. On average, 65-70% of applicants are accepted to the POSE program.

In order to access the POSE application below, please sign into your RISD gmail account.

June

18

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Students who apply for POSE will be notified of their acceptance by mid-July.

August

28

POSE Schedule Day 1—Wednesday arrow clothed

  • 7 am – 2 pm: Move-in/POSE check-in
  • 8 am – 2 pm: Brunch/lunch
  • 10 am – 2 pm: Banks & Phones
  • 10 am – 4 pm: Shopping Shuttles
  • 4 – 5 pm: POSE Welcome
  • 5 – 6:30 pm: Welcome Dinner
  • 5 – 6 pm: Family Reception
  • 7 – 8:30 pm: POSE Introduction
  • 8:30 – 11 pm: Get to Know Your Team

August

29

POSE Schedule Day 2—Thursday arrow clothed

  • 7 – 8 am: Breakfast
  • 8 – 8:15 am: Grab a lunch
  • 8:15 – 9 am: Travel to sites
  • 9 am – 12 pm: Community engagement projects
  • 12 – 1 pm: Lunch and reflection
  • 1 – 1:30 pm: Travel from sites
  • 1:30 – 3 pm: Community engagement education
  • 3 – 5 pm: Free time
  • 5 – 6 pm: Dinner
  • 6:30 – 8 pm: Reflection
  • 8 – 10 pm: Social activity

August

30

POSE Schedule Day 3—Friday arrow clothed

  • 7 – 8 am: Breakfast
  • 8 – 8:15 am: Grab a lunch
  • 8:15 – 9 am: Travel to sites
  • 9 am – 12 pm: Community engagement projects
  • 12 – 1 pm: Lunch and reflection
  • 1 – 1:30 pm: Travel from sites
  • 1:30 – 4:30 pm: Community engagement projects
  • 4:30 – 5 pm: Travel to RISD
  • 5 – 6 pm: Dinner
  • 6:30 – 8 pm: Reflection
  • 8 – 10 pm: Social activity

August

31

POSE Schedule Day 4—Saturday arrow clothed

  • 8 – 9 am: Breakfast
  • 9 am – 12 pm: Half day of service
  • 12 – 1 pm: Lunch
  • 1 – 2:30 pm: POSE wrap-up
  • 3 – 5 pm: Set up Met Gala
  • 5 – 6 pm: Dinner
  • 6 – 7 pm: Scavenger hunt/murder mystery
  • 7 – 9 pm: Met Gala

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