Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Carol Grabbert
Coordinator of Events and Visitors

Admissions Office
2 College St.
Providence, RI 02903-2784



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
The RISD Museum
The Edna Lawrence Nature Lab
RISD Fleet Library
Carr Haus

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Providence Place Mall
Historic Benefit Street
Rhode Island sea coast
Newport Mansions

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday; open selected Saturdays
8:30am-4:30pm; 1 p.m. scheduled tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions


Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available



Types of Transportation Available to Campus
T.F. Green Airport in Warwick (designated PVD) is a 20 minute drive from campus. Taxis and shuttle service are available at the airport. Amtrak train and Greyhound bus service is available into Providence. Taxis are available at the stations. RIPTA Public Transit authority buses serve TF Green airport and Amtrak. Buses are available to Boston's Logan International Airport.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From either I-95 South or I-95 North, take Exit 22A, Downtown, Memorial Boulevard. Proceed straight through the first three sets of traffic lights and enter the left-hand turn lane as you approach the fourth set of lights. Take a left over the bridge and proceed up the hill along Waterman Street to the third intersection. Turn left onto Prospect Street and proceed through the intersection with Angell Street. Woods-Gerry House is the next block, on the left. From the east: Follow I-195 West to exit 2, South Main Street. Travel down South Main Street to the first light. Turn right onto College Street. At the next stop sign, go straight up the hill. Turn left onto Prospect Street and proceed through the intersections with Waterman and Angell streets. Woods-Gerry House is the next block, on the left. From the northwest: Follow Route 146 to I-95 South. Once on I-95 South, follow the directions above (from the North and South).

Local Accommodations
Hampton Inn and Suites is across the river and a quick walk to campus. The Marriott is within walking distance of RISD, as is the Omni Hotel. The Biltmore Hotel is about 5 minutes from RISD, The Hotel Providence is about a fifteen minute walk to campus. The Radisson Hotel is a short drive from the campus. Airbnb.com is a source of private homes and bed and breakfasts in the area.


Applicants: 3,913
Acceptance Rate: 24%
Average HS GPA: 90.00



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