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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Thanks for coming!


Thanks to everyone who came out for RISD By Design 2013! Relive the fun (or see what you missed) by visiting the official RISD Alumni photostream on Flickr.

See you all again next year!

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Ride with RISD

RISD Rides

Decompress from RISD By Design Weekend with RISD Cycling!

RISD Gran Fondo
Sunday, October 13th | 9:00 am
Scituate High School | North Scituate, RI

RISD Students Alumni, Parents, Faculty, and Staff and friends are invited to a morning bicycle ride Sunday, October 13th. The route begins at Scituate High School and travels about 25 miles round trip with a few hills and dirt roads. There will be an extended route for those who would like to ride 50 miles. Cue sheets will be provided for all riders, and you must be 18 years of age to participate in this cycling event.

For more information, please visit

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Mail, phone, fax and online registration closed on Monday, October 7. If you’ve missed the deadline, you’ll need to register once you arrive on campus.  Stop by the Check-in registration desk at the Chace Center, 20 North Main Street.

Registrations for class dinners will be accepted in person on Friday only.  We have a limited number of additional seats open, but can’t guarantee you will be seated with your classmates during dinner service. Again, stop by registration in the Chace Center.

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Making It In America

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You’ll want to use the RISD Museum pass you receive when you stop by registration to see the more than 100 outstanding works of painting, sculpture, and decorative arts from the Museum’s collection on display in the new exhibition Making It in America, which illuminate connections between American ambitions and the making of art. ” American art has played a central role at the RISD Museum since its earliest days, and we celebrate this legacy with Making It in America,” says Museum director John W. Smith. “Drawn exclusively from our phenomenal permanent collection, this show is our first in-depth exploration of this subject in many years.”

While you are there, check out Locally Made, celebrating the rich and diverse talent in Providence and nearby communities.

More information on exhibitions and Museum hours can be found on their website.

Image: Frank Weston Benson, Summer 1909. Bequest of Isaac C. Bates. Courtesy of The RISD Museum, Providence, RI.

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Nads vs. Nads Hockey Game

Nads Game BannerSee RISD’s famous Nads hockey team square off against distinguished alumni players this Saturday, October 12th at 10:15 p.m.!

Meehan Auditorium is located at 235 Hope Street in Providence. See you there!

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Cream of the Crop/Cherry on Top


The Cream of the Crop/ The Cherry on Top | Expose Opening

Saturday, October 12 | 7-9:30pm | 204 Westminster Street, 2nd floor (above Second Life)

Experience the excitement of a gallery opening at RISD Expose, a student run and curated space in DownCity Providence.  Explore new student work, curated by Daisy Hook 14 INTAR and Lauren Allegrezza 14 PAINT, while you enjoy the prerequisite opening glass of wine and cheese tray offerings!

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Catch up with old friends over dinner


Reserve your spot at our table today – the Early Bird discount only lasts through September 27th!

Reunion Dinners at RISD By Design

Classes of ’08, ’03, ’98, ’93, ’88, ’83, ’78, ’73, ’68, ’63

Saturday, October 12, 2013

7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Tickets: $55 per person through September 27th, $65 thereafter

$30 for kids 6-16, free for kids under 6

Register online . Find out which of your classmates are coming – and if you don’t see their name, give them a shout – it won’t be much fun without them! (Contact crobinso**at** if you need help finding contact info for classmates.)

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RISD Multi-Cultural Community – RMCC – what is it?


In 2011, a group of RISD alumni came together to form the RISD Multi-Cultural Community (RMCC), with the mission of positively impacting the experience, development, and success of the under-represented ethnic student artists and deisgners before, during and after their tenure at RISD. In 2012, the group held its first reunion and block party, an informational reception at RISD By Design 2012, and a student/alumni panel discussion for graduating Seniors.

Once again, the RMCC will host an informational reception during the RISD By Design Weekend on Saturday, October 12, from 5:30 – 7PM, in the Chace Center lobby. Everyone is welcome to stop by, learn about projects and initiatives for the 2013-14 year, and find out how to become involved.  See you there!


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