Class of 2004 Call for Volunteers

Calling all alumni from the Class of 2004! Want to make your 10-year RISD Reunion the best ever? We need Planning Volunteers!

Past reunion volunteers have organized Reunion Dinner after-parties, meetups at local bars, and other casual events open for attendees to come as they are.

Contact Claire Robinson in the Alumni Relations Office at crobinso**at** or 401.454.6379 if you are interested in reaching out to your classmates or organizing something special.

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Class of 1959 – 55th Reunion


Alice King Miles 59 SC and Wendy Ingram Mae 77 TX, 59 SC invite you to these special events for members of the RISD Class of 1959 at RISD By Design Reunion Weekend this October!


Noon - 2:00pm:
Half-Century Celebration: Classes of 1969, ’64 + earlier
Providence Art Club
$30.00 per person

4:30pm – 6:30pm:
Social Hour at the home of Wendy Ingram
197 Elmgrove Street, Providence

Cocktails and 55th Reunion Dinner
RISD President’s Home
132 Bowen Street, Providence
$35.00 per person

See a full listing of weekend events at, or call 401-709-8585 to request a brochure. REGISTRATION CLOSES OCTOBER 6, DON’T MISS THE DEADLINE!

Weekend registration fee of $25.00 per person will be waived for the 55th reunion attendees!

Photo: Rear, left to right: Alice King Miles, Joanna Miller, Peter Sabin, Linda Krutchoff. Front, left to right: Beth Lund, Wendy Ingram

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RISD Reads 2014

risd-reads-2014RISD READS: Children’s Book Reading and Signing
Oct. 11, 2014 | 2:00 p.m. | RISD ISB Gallery, 55 Canal Walk

Readers, writers, and illustrators of all ages are invited to join award-winning children’s book creators and RISD faculty Kelly Murphy 99 IL, Mary Jane Begin 85 IL, Marc Rosenthal, and Judy Sue Goodwin Sturges 66 IL as they read aloud from a selection of their picture books. A book signing sponsored by RISD|Works will follow. Fun for the entire family!

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Were you a member of RISD Athletics back in the day?

risd-sportsWere you a member of any of the dozen RISD sport clubs and teams during your years on campus? RISD has a proud history of athletics dating back to 1961, including hockey, basketball, bicycling, soccer, and more! It’s high time we had an official roster recording this.

Please let us know of your former RISD Athletics team/club membership. Write to with the subject “RISD SPORTS” and include the following information:

  1. Your name, grad year, and major
  2. The sport team(s) you played on at RISD & any positions held
  3. The year(s) you were a member

Our goal is to spread awareness of RISD’s diverse athletic offerings, foster connections between team/club members of the past and present, and organize a reunion game or two. Thanks for your help!

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Just for Parents


RISD By Design is a great opportunity for parents of current RISD students to become better acquainted with the RISD family. Throughout the weekend there will be opportunities to visit classrooms, talk with RISD faculty and career specialists, network with other RISD parents, and browse current student artwork. Don’t miss these great segments featured in our “Parents Track” of programming:

Friday, October 10

Student Works @ Gelman Gallery
10 am – 5 pm
Take in the latest student-curated show at the Gelman Student Exhibitions Gallery, an enticing space to check out new work on the second floor of the Chace Center.

Majorly Eye-Opening | Classroom Visits
1 - 4 pm
Want an up-close look at students and faculty at work? Interested parents and alumni can explore classes in progress in Architecture + Design, Fine Arts, Foundation Studies and Liberal Arts. More information about specific classes and locations will be available at registration.

Roadmap to RISD (and beyond)
1 - 4:30 pm
Tailored towards parents but open to everyone, this three-part presentation highlights RISD’s talented faculty, looking at the structure of the academic experience and how studio work prepares students for real-world careers.

President’s Welcoming Reception
4:30 - 6 pm
Join us for cocktails with interim President Rosanne Somerson 76 ID as you mix and mingle with other alumni, parents, students, faculty and staff during this festive outdoor kickoff to a great weekend.

Saturday, October 11

Parents’ Coffee + Conversation
8:15 – 9:15 am
Fuel up for the day with other RISD parents over coffee, pastries and informal conversation.

The Freshman Experience: An Inside Look at Foundation Studies
11:15 am – noon
Dean of Foundation Studies Joanne Stryker and Foundation faculty discuss the importance of RISD’s first-year program and why it makes such an indelible impact on students for years to come. You’ll also have an opportunity to ask questions during a brief Q&A session at the end.

Residence Life: Where Can I Live Next Year?
12:30 – 1 pm
Especially important for parents of first-year students, this session explains RISD’s diverse housing options, the housing selection timeline and how the housing selection process works.

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Where’s the Brunch?!

brunchOops! Apologies to Class of 1964 members who are registering by mail: there was a printing omission in your RISD BY DESIGN brochure regarding the Reunion Brunch. To sign up via mail, simply write in “Class of 1964 Reunion Brunch – $40 per person” on your registration form, add the cost to your total, and send it in! We apologize for the inconvenience but hope you’ll join us for what’s sure to be a fabulous event:

RISD Class of 1964 Reunion Brunch
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Danforth Room, RISD Museum, 20 North Main Street
Make goodbye a little easier over mimosas and brunch in the Museum. Brunch will be followed by a private tour of the Museum’s Prints, Drawings and Photographs collection at noon; Associate Curators Emily Peters will pay special attention to works from students and faculty in attendance circa 1964. Use this last chance to connect, reminisce and perhaps begin planning the next reunion! Cost: $40 per person.

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Registration for RISD By Design Weekend is NOW OPEN!


Click on the above link to view the schedule of events, or go straight to the registration site to reserve your spot at RISD By Design 2014. Please note that if you are an alumni and your partner is as well, you should create two separate registrations so that we can process your information correctly.  Don’t worry, we’ll link you together once we’ve received both forms!

Highlights this year include panel discussions by notable alumni, hands-on workshops, a special children’s book reading, reunion dinners, the RISD Alumni Sale, plus much more!

Questions? Please contact the Alumni Relations Office at 401-709-8585.

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Start planning your 50th RISD Reunion Weekend!

64 Reunion

Let’s get together again and experience what has remained the same, as well as see the new and very exciting additions to the RISD campus. Your old haunts. The work of current students. That RISD magic. Get inspired!

Class of 1964 50th Reunion
October 10 – 12, 2014

Featuring Receptions, Open Studios, Museum Tours, the Alumni + Student Art Sale, Walking Tours of RISD, plus events unique to Class of ’64 alumni and guests.

Check back often for lodging, schedules & registration updates! Questions? Give us a call at the Alumni Relations Office at 401-454-6379.

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Book Your Hotel Now for RBD 2014!


Don’t miss out on great deals at some of Providence’s swankiest hotels during RISD By Design weekend!

We’ve made a number of courtesy room blocks just for RISD alumni, their families, and friends, so make your reservations today! Check out our hotel page for information and discount codes, which we’re updating with new deals as they come in.

Remember, these rooms go FAST, so book as early as you can to ensure the best rate!

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Let’s Get Social

Hey kids!  Reunion time is coming around again– if your year ends in a 9 or a 4, this means you!  Build excitement and attendance for your upcoming reunion by creating a Facebook page!  The Class of 1964 just established their page, and is already filling it with wonderful photos and memories.  Join us!

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