Upcoming online events

We invite admitted grad students to join us for live online events led by RISD faculty, staff and current grad students. These Q+A and info sessions are opportunities to learn about your program, next steps and life in Providence, and to ask any questions you may have.

If you want to learn even more, the info session library below features faculty, staff and current students sharing information about research support, professional development and career preparation, and other valuable insights into the RISD graduate experience.

New and incoming student event videos

International student Q+A

In this session our Office of International Student Services answers questions about visas, travel, life at RISD and more.

Live Q+A

In this one-hour session our Admissions team answers questions about RISD graduate program, life on campus and in Providence, and more about the graduate student experience.

Live Q+A: Housing and Providence




Join us for this webinar to learn about living in Providence and the housing resources available to RISD graduate students.

Live Q+A with Graduate Studies office and RISD grad students

In this session a graduate student panel as well as staff from RISD’s Admissions and Graduate Studies offices answer questions about programs, Providence and more.

RISD Careers



Join RISD Careers Director Kevin Jankowski to learn how our career center prepares graduate students to find jobs, grants, residencies and more.

Student-to-Student Webinar

This webinar offers admitted students an opportunity to hear from current graduate students and to learn more about the college’s academic programs, campus resources and creative culture.

Info session library

Center for Arts & Language: Graduate Student Info Session

The Center for Arts & Language is a college-wide resource offering academic support and advocacy for effective and expressive communication at the many intersections of arts and language. Hear A&L Director Jen Liese share information about the important resources and services the center offers for grad students, including tutoring in writing, public speaking and visual communication, as well as English language support for multilingual students.

CoWorks: Introduction for Graduate Students

Meet CoWorks Director David Kim and learn about the tools, training and interdisciplinary skill-building opportunities that CoWorks provides for both remote and on-campus graduate students.

Fleet Library: Orientation for Graduate Students


Learn about the many resources the Fleet Library has to offer both remote and on-campus graduate students. The presentation reviews how to access the library's collections and find the support you need for your research.

Intro to RISD Global for Graduate Students

In this session, new and returning graduate students will learn about the many opportunities for global engagement available through RISD Global, the college’s hub for global learning and academic engagement in art and design education. The RISD Global team will share information about off-campus programs, partnerships, initiatives, research assistantships and off-campus co-teaching opportunities, and guide you in exploring all available resources to grad students both on campus and remotely.

Nature Lab: Info Session for Graduate Students

Join the Nature Lab team to learn how graduate students can access this campus resource this semester, whether you are on campus or remote. The session will cover the Nature Lab’s online and in-person services, including an extensive natural history collection, biomaterials advice, sustainability tools, 3D scanning, GIS and photography.

Office of International Student Services (OISS): Employment for International Graduate Students


Join OISS to learn about the important requirements and process for international graduate students to secure legal employment while studying at RISD.


RISD Careers: Info Session for Graduate Students

Meet the RISD Careers team and learn how graduate students can benefit from our services from the start of your time here. This webinar introduces you to the resources and events RISD’s career center offers graduate students, both on-campus and remote.

RISD Museum: Graduate Student Resource Orientation


Explore digital and gallery resources, along with graduate student opportunities, with Public and Academic Program staff members Alexandra Poterack and Deb Clemons. The presentation covers research basics, professional options and opportunities for students to share creative practices.