Info for parents

Quick answers to common parent and guardian questions

There are so many dates and deadlines my student has to keep track of, is there a master list I can look at to make sure we don’t forget anything?

(Brief sentence about dates to hit and then link them over to https://congratulations.risd.edu/next-steps/important-dates/#transfer then brief sentence about further planning before coming to RISD and then link them over to https://congratulations.risd.edu/next-steps/plan-for-the-year/#transfer)

My student is a transfer student. Are there additional things we have to take care of before they start school?

(Brief sentence and then link them over to https://congratulations.risd.edu/next-steps/info-for-transfer-students/)

My student is an international student. What office at RISD can I contact to get information on immigration, visas, and U.S. procedures?

(Brief sentence on OISS and then link them over to https://www.oiss.risd.edu/)

Does RISD offer multiple orientations? Which ones should my student attend?

(Brief sentence and then link them over to https://congratulations.risd.edu/next-steps/orientation-programs/)

How can I ship my student’s belongings to RISD?

(Brief sentence and then link them over to https://congratulations.risd.edu/moving-here/moving-in/)

What’s the best way for us to travel to Providence?

(Brief sentence about a variety of options based on where you are coming from in the world and then link them over to: https://congratulations.risd.edu/moving-here/getting-to-risd/)

Where should we stay in Providence during move-in and orientation time?

(Explain that RISD has a portal for friends and family local hotel bookings, then link them over to KIM’S LINK)

What can I expect the day I help my student move into their dorm?

(Brief sentence and then link them over to https://congratulations.risd.edu/moving-here/moving-in/)

Are there parts of orientation for family or partners to attend?

(Explain that family/partner-friendly activities are indicated as such on the orientation schedules, then link them over to https://congratulations.risd.edu/next-steps/orientation-schedules/)