Info for Families

Welcome and congratulations on your student’s success. We look forward to getting to know you better over the coming years. Begin getting to know us by reviewing the information on this site.

Stay on top of things

There’s a lot your student needs to do before they arrive and many ways you can help them transition to life at RISD. Remind them to check their email frequently (for updates from and the incoming student portal (to complete required forms) and refer to this site for the bigger picture regarding upcoming events, next steps and information about life at RISD.

Coming to Providence

Conveniently situated on I-95 between Boston and New York, Providence is relatively easy to reach. For those traveling to and from campus by air, the nearest airports are Rhode Island’s Green Airport and Boston Logan International. As you're planning your trip to Providence, be sure to consider booking your accommodations through RISD’s travel portal where you’ll find discounted rates for RISD affiliates.