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Online info sessions

OPEN RISD is a series of online info sessions for newly admitted students. These sessions with Admissions officers, current students and campus leaders are an overview of our community and a forum for questions you may have. When you register, you’ll receive a personalized connection to a webinar. Give yourself a few minutes prior to the start to install the necessary software.

Online events

March

26

RISD Connect (all first-years)

Connect with current students to learn more about life in the studio, on campus and in the city of Providence.

April

6

Intercultural Connect (all first-years)

Join our student panel as they discuss diversity and social equity on campus, clubs that focus on affinity across all social identities as well as life in the studio and in the city of Providence.

April

7

Careers Connect (all first-years)

RISD Careers offers students a range of opportunities for professional development, career planning and job searches. Hear from the team about programs and services designed to help you plan your future.

April

7

Residence Life Connect (all first-years)

Join members of the Residence Life team to learn more about the residence halls, room selection, what it's like to live on campus and the various resources available to you as you transition to your new home at RISD.

April

8

Fine Arts Connect (all first-years)

Learn more about majors in the Fine Arts division: Ceramics, Glass, Illustration, Jewelry + Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture and Textiles (Film/Animation/Video will be covered in the Film/Animation/Video connect on 4/10 at 7:30 PM EDT).

April

9

Architecture Connect (all first-years)

Learn about the undergraduate Architecture and Interior Architecture programs.

April

9

Design Connect (all first-years)

Learn more about our design programs: Apparel Design, Furniture Design, Graphic Design and Industrial Design.

April

10

Film/Animation/Video Connect (all first-years)

Learn about the Film/Animation/Video program and its three tracks: Live Action, Animation and Open Media.

April

14

Q+A with Current Students (all first-years)

Connect with a current student and get answers to all your questions about life at RISD.

April

14

Parent/Family Connect (all first-years)

Open to both incoming students and their families, this is an opportunity to hear from family members of current students about their RISD experiences.

April

16

International Students Connect (all first-years)

Meet with our director of International Student Services to learn about campus resources and international student engagement at RISD.

April

21

Q+A with Current Students (all first-years)

Connect with a current student and get answers to all your questions about life at RISD.

April

21

Collaboration and Innovation: A Conversation with the Center for Complexity (all first-years)

Learn more about the Center for Complexity at RISD and how collaboration and innovation help influence the world we live in. Hear from the team about different projects currently under way and how students can get involved.

April

28

Q+A with Current Students (all first-years)

Connect with a current student and get answers to all your questions about life at RISD.

May

5

RISD Connect (all transfer students)

Talk with current students who have recently transferred to RISD. They'll share insights about life in the studio, on campus and in Providence.

May

11

Summer EFS Connect (all transfer students)

Join Experimental and Foundation Studies faculty for updates about what RISD’s summer EFS program will look like this year for transfer students.

May

12

Careers Connect (all transfer students)

RISD Careers offers students a range of opportunities for professional development, career planning and job searches. Hear from the team about programs and services designed to help you plan your future.

There are no events at this time.

Info session Archive

Student to Student

Current students answer questions about life and learning at RISD—hear more about how they spend their free time, where they find inspiration and what it's like in a studio class.

Intercultural Connect

Our student panel discusses diversity and social equity on campus, clubs that focus on affinity across all social identities as well as life in the studio and in the city of Providence.

Careers Connect

RISD Careers offers students a range of opportunities for professional development, career planning and job searches. Hear from the team about programs and services designed to help you plan your future.

Residence Life Connect

Hear from members of the Residence Life team about RISD's residence halls, room selection, what it’s like to live on campus and the various resources available to you as you transition to your new home at RISD.

Fine Arts Connect

Learn about majors in the Fine Arts division: Ceramics, Glass, Illustration, Jewelry + Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture and Textiles (FAV will be covered in another info session).

Architecture Connect

Learn about the undergraduate Architecture and Interior Architecture programs with Associate Professor of Architecture Carl Lostritto, Admissions Officer Isabel Sanchez and current students.

Design Connect

Learn more about our design programs: Apparel Design, Furniture Design, Graphic Design and Industrial Design, with Scheri Fultineer, dean of Architecture and Design, current design students and Admissions Officer Isabel Sanchez.

Film/Animation/Video Connect

Join Admissions Officer Antonio Peters and current Film/Animation/Video students for a conversation about the major and its three tracks: Live Action, Animation and Open Media.

Faculty Studio Visit: Spencer Evans, Experimental and Foundation Studies

Meet Spencer Evans, assistant professor in the Experimental and Foundation Studies program. See his studio, hear about his teaching style and the way he approaches his creative work.

Faculty Studio Visit: Kelly Murphy and Antoine Revoy, Illustration

Admissions Officer Kara Skolnik joins Illustration faculty members Kelly Murphy and Antoine Revoy for a tour of their home studios, a discussion about work and teaching and a cameo from their dog, Kiwi.

Faculty Studio Visit: Katie Bullock, Glass

Join Admissions Officer Timothy Lai and Glass Critic Katie Bullock as they tour Katie's studio and discuss her approaches to teaching and art making.

Faculty Studio Visit: Rafael Attias, Illustration

Join Illustration Senior Critic Rafael Attias and Admissions Officer Melanie Patterson as they tour his studio and discuss his creative practice and approach to teaching.

Faculty Studio Visit: Nick Jainschigg, Illustration

Join Admissions Officer Timothy Lai and Associate Professor of Illustration Nick Jainschigg as they tour Nick's studio and discuss his approaches to teaching and art making.

Faculty Studio Visit: Max Porter, Film/Animation/Video

Join Admissions Officer Isabel Sanchez as she gets a virtual tour of Assistant Professor Max Porter's studio and chats with him about teaching and animation.

Transfer Connect

Hear Admissions officers, Residence Life staff and current students who have recently transferred to RISD share insights and information about life in the studio, on campus and in the city of Providence.

Transfer Careers Connect

Hear from Admissions Officer Antonio Peters and Kevin Jankowski, head of RISD Careers, about the many opportunities and resources available to you as you begin to plan for your future creative and professional life.

Transfer Summer EFS Connect

Hear more about the summer Experimental and Foundation Studies program for transfer students from Admissions Officer Kara Skolnik and EFS faculty Ken Horii, Gwen Strahle and Rachel Rosenkrantz.