Graduate Student Orientation
Orientation (September 1–4) features welcome events and informational programming and is required for all incoming graduate students (including those who participated in remote learning programs of the summer). If you have questions please email email@example.com.
Sunday, September 1
Join fellow new graduate students for a reception on Moore Terrace (outside the second floor of the Chace Center or just off the exterior stairway next to the Museum entrance).
Monday, September 2
Welcome/Morning Orientation Session for Students
This orientation session (breakfast and lunch will be provided) will cover key campus resources and support services.
Afternoon Session: Shaping Your Creative Life
Join us for a afternoon orientation session covering more details of graduate life at RISD and insights on building an art & design career.
Tuesday, September 3
Join President Rosanne Somerson, Provost Kent Kleinman, academic deans, department heads, new faculty members and others for the official opening of the academic year.
Night at the Museum
Enjoy one of RISD’s most valuable resources: draw in the galleries, chat with RISD students about their artistic practice, take part in a student-led gallery tour, explore the collection on your own and mingle with friends over snacks in the Grand Gallery. Enter the RISD Museum through the Benefit Street entrance.
Wednesday, September 4
Graduate Social/Opening Reception
Meet fellow graduate students at a reception in the Grad Lounge (adjacent to the Sol Koffler Gallery on the first floor the CIT Building).