COVID-19 update: as RISD transitions to virtual learning for the remainder of the academic year, we will offer online events tailored to support the creative practices of artists and designers as well as to the interests of the graduate student community. This page will be updated regularly as new and previously announced events are scheduled for online access.
Throughout the year hundreds of renowned artists, designers, scholars and others visit RISD to speak and share their work, and many departments host annual lecture series highlighting discipline-specific topics of interest. These events are open to the entire campus community—and often the general public, too.
We also offer prospective students several opportunities to connect with RISD, including on-campus and online information sessions throughout the fall.