Pre-fall orientation

In-depth orientation programs for international students and for all incoming graduate students are held in late August and early September before the start of the fall semester.

International Student Orientation

Held in August prior to general orientation for all graduate students, International Student Orientation is mandatory for those new students who require a visa to study in the US. Parents/families of international graduate students are also invited to attend a concurrent orientation program.

If you do not require a visa but consider yourself part of the international student community and would like to attend this orientation please email orientation@risd.edu.

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Graduate Orientation

Graduate Orientation (September 1–4) features welcome events and informational programming and is required for all incoming graduate students (including those who attended summer programs). If you have questions please email orientation@risd.edu.

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