Summer Program Orientation

Summer Program Orientation runs from June 13 through June 15 and includes events and informational programming relevant to RISD's summer graduate programs in Architecture and Interior Architecture. Check out the daily schedules below.

Thursday, June 13

Jun 13

Check-in and move-in (for students in RISD Housing)

15 West
You made it! Come to 15 Westminster to receive your keys and check-in information. (If you have a conflict with the scheduled check-in hours, you must contact the Residence Life team to make special arrangements.)

Jun 13

Shopping shuttles

15 West
Shuttles will be available outside 15 Westminster to loop between campus and nearby Seekonk, MA for general shopping needs at Target, Wal-mart and Bed, Bath and Beyond.

Jun 13

Lunch

The Met
Take a break during your move to enjoy lunch.

Jun 13

Residence hall floor meetings (required for students in RISD Housing)

15 West
Join your RAs for further information about on-campus living and your floor community.

Jun 13

Graduate Student Social at G-Pub

G-Pub, 61 Orange Street
New graduate students are invited to meet, have a drink, and talk with faculty and staff to start building your RISD graduate student network.

Friday, June 14

Jun 14

Breakfast

The Met
Grab a bite to eat at The Met with your OLs and get ready for the day.

Jun 14

Experimental and Foundation Studies Q&A

Metcalf Auditorium (Chace Center)
Join Shawn Greenlee, Associate Professor of Experimental and Foundation Studies, to learn more and ask questions about summer studies.

Jun 14

Interior Architecture Q&A

Danforth Room (RISD Museum)
Join Markus Berger, Associate Professor/Graduate Program Director of the Department of Interior Architecture who will share details for summer MDES and INTAR students.

Jun 14

Taking care of business/Museum tour

Campus/RISD Museum
Take care of last-minute errands before the start of class or take a tour of the RISD Museum with your OL. Tours will begin in the Chace Center lobby at 10 am, 10:30 am and 11 am.

Jun 14

Lunch

The Met
Enjoy lunch with new friends and OLs.

Jun 14

Campus tours/Resource Fair

Campus/20 Washington Place Auditorium
Tour campus with your OLs and learn more about key offices, such as Financial Aid, Public Safety and the Center for Arts & Language at the RISD Resource Fair. Tours will begin at The Met.

Jun 14

Community standards at RISD

Metcalf Auditorium (Chace Center)
Learn how to stay safe and informed in the RISD and Providence community.

Jun 14

Dinner

The Met
Enjoy dinner with your future classmates.

Jun 14

Dave and Buster's social

Dave and Buster's (Providence Place Mall)
Enjoy some fun at Dave and Buster's at the Providence Place Mall. Gameplay included!

Saturday, June 15

Jun 15

Breakfast

The Met
Your meal plans begin today (so you can swipe your ID for breakfast!).

Jun 15

Intercultural Student Engagement at RISD

Metcalf Auditorium (Chace Center)
Learn how RISD fosters a campus culture of diversity and inclusion and hear more about the resources our campus has in place to support you being your authentic self. Session will be led by Ulli Ryder, Director of Intercultural Student Engagement.

Jun 15

Lunch

The Met
Enjoy lunch as you continue to connect with peers and OLs.

Jun 15

Free time/shopping shuttles/PVD tours

Campus/15 West
Take some time to hang out or get some last minute supplies. Shuttles will be available outside 15 Westminster to loop between campus and nearby Seekonk, MA for general shopping needs. OLs will be available to lead tours around Providence. Tours will leave from 15 West.

Jun 15

Dinner

The Met
This one's on your own (be sure to use a meal swipe!)

Jun 15

Rhode Island Pride Fest 2019

15 West/Downtown Providence
Join us in attending Rhode Island's 44th Annual LGBTQ Pride Celebration. Meet outside of 15 West to walk to the illuminated night parade.

Contact

Center for Student Involvement

The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) is to provide RISD students with co-curricular programs, leadership opportunities and key campus resources that bridge the RISD experience with real-world connections by cultivating collaborative learning, social engagement and personal and professional development.

401 454-6602
orientation@risd.edu