October 6–8, 2017

RISD Campus
Providence, RI





Saturday check-in

| Chace Center, 20 N Main Street

Colossal Camera Curiosity

| Illustration Studies Building (ISB), parking lot, 55 Canal Walk

RISD Craft

| Benefit Street, between Waterman + Hopkins streets

Books + Prints Sale

| Fleet Library, 15 Westminster Street

Tribute Booth at the Nature Lab

| Edna Lawrence Nature Lab, 13 Waterman Street

Jerome LaGarrigue exhibition at the ISB Gallery New York City-based alumnus Jerome LaGarrigue 96 IL shows his award-winning paintings.

| Illustration Studies Building (ISB), Gallery, 55 Canal Walk

Career Options in Art and Design

| Metcalf Auditorium, 20 N Main Street

Nature Lab Pop-up

| RISD Beach, 215 Benefit Street

Choosing a Major

| Metcalf Auditorium, 20 N Main Street

Hands-on Kids’ Workshop Autumn Colorful Creative Collages

| RISD Beach, Rain location: Moore Terrace, 215 Benefit Street

Caricatures on RISD Beach

| RISD Beach, Rain location: Moore Terrace, 215 Benefit Street

Guided Tour of the Edna Lawrence Nature Lab Archives

| Fleet Library, 15 Westminster Street

Half-Century Celebrations Classes of 1972, 1967 + all earlier years

| Providence Art Club, $30 for lunch, 11 Thomas Street

Young Alumni Panel Science in the Studio

| Illustration Studies Building (ISB), Gallery, 55 Canal Walk

Open Studios

| across campus

Drawing Studio at the RISD Museum: Saturday session

| Chace Center, gallery, 20 N Main Street

The New Black Eagles Jazz Band

| , 20 North Main Street

50th Class Exhibition

| College Building, Old Library, 5th floor , 2 College Street

Coffee with Mike

| Carr Haus, First-floor conference room

RISD Reads Children’s Book Readings and Signings

| RISD Beach, rain location: College Building, Old Library, 5th floor, 215 Benefit Street

A Tribute to Malcolm Grear

| Design Center, Graphic Design Commons, first floor, 30 North Main Street

RISD Balls vs. Balls Alumni Basketball Game

| Wheeler Gym, 216 Hope St

Wonder: Nature Lab 80th Anniversary + Exhibition Opening

| Edna Lawrence Nature Lab, 13 Waterman Street

Lines of Thought Exhibition Opening

| Chace Center, lobby, 20 N Main Street

Reunion Dinners

| across campus, $65 per person | registration required | limited cash bar*

Getting Here

RISD is located just off of I-95 and I-195 on the East Side of Providence in the College Hill neighborhood, at 2 College Street, Providence, RI 02903.

Parking (metered or timed) is available along Benefit Street, North Main Street/South Main Street, or at various Metropark locations nearby. All RISD parking lots will be open but have limited availability.


If you are planning to arrive in Providence by train, you can find schedules and fares at amtrak.com or 1 800 USA-RAIL (1 800 872-7245). Information concerning service between Providence and Boston on the Attleboro/Stoughton line can be found at mbta.com and 800 392-6100.


Providence is about a 15-minute cab ride from T.F. Green Airport (PVD) in Warwick, RI. You can find information on flights at pvdairport.com. Airport information: 888 268-7222; in Rhode Island: 401 737-8222.

Once you are at the airport, you can take the inexpensive T.F. Green Shuttle to your hotel.

If you are flying into Logan International Airport in Boston, MA (BOS), you can find flight information at massport.com/logan and 800 23-LOGAN. Logan is about an hour from Providence, depending on traffic.


Peter Pan/Bonanza bus line runs daily trips to Boston, Cape Cod, Newport, Albany, New York City, and Logan and T.F. Green airports. Schedules can be found at peterpanbus.com and 401 751-8800; toll-free: 888 751-8800.

Greyhound schedules and fares can be found at greyhound.com and 800 229-9424; +1 402 330-8552 (international areas without toll-free access); 800 752-4841 (assistance for passengers with disabilities); 800 345-3109 (TDD).

For easy and inexpensive transportation within Rhode Island, including buses, trolleys and Providence/Newport ferries, consider using Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) at ripta.com.


For Block Island ferry service from Point Judith and Newport, RI and New London, CT, follow this link to blockislandferry.com for complete schedules, fares and routes. Schedules vary seasonally.

For Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Island ferry service from Woods Hole, MA; Hyannis, MA; and New Bedford, MA, follow this link to islandferry.com. Schedules vary seasonally.

Rental Cars

Alamo | 800 327-9633
Avis | 800 831-2847
Budget | 800 527-7000
Dollar | 800 800-4000
Hertz | 800 654-3131
National | 800 227-7368
Thrifty | 800 847-4389

Places to Stay

Hotel Blocks

Hilton Providence
401 831-3900
RISD Weekend rate: $219/night
Booking code: RISD Weekend

The Omni Providence
401 598-8000
RISD Weekend rate: $195/night for deluxe double or king bed

Hotel Providence
888 370-0981
RISD Weekend rate: $249/night

Renaissance Providence
866 630-0704
RISD Weekend rate: $239/night
Please call and ask for the "RISD Weekend Rate" during the dates of your stay or use this reservation link

Other Lodging

Rent anything from a pull-out sofa to a cozy cottage by the beach. Be sure to check out listings from local alumni.

The Dean
401 455-3326

The Old Court Bed and Breakfast
401 751-2002


Registration Fees

Your registration fee for RISD Weekend covers entry to all hands-on workshops, keynote lectures and community receptions, plus admission to the RISD Museum. Your payment helps offset some of the costs associated with presenting these events.

RISD Alumni, Parents, Friends/Relatives: $25

Children (16 and younger): $10

Young Alumni (Class of 2007+): 0

RISD Faculty/Staff: Contact us to register

Additional (optional) lunch and dinner fees are based on registration dates—register early and save with our discounted rates.

Half-Century Celebration: Classes of ’72, ’67 & all earlier years: $30

Reunion Dinners: Classes of ’67, ’72, ’77, ’82, ’87, ’92, ’97, ’02, ’07
$55 if purchased by Sept. 1
$65 if purchased by Sept. 22
$85 if purchased by Oct. 1
$100 at the door
Please note that the dinner fee for children ages 6–12 is $30, under 6 is free; contact Alumni Relations at 401 709-8585 to register children under 12.

Eating with the Ecosystem: Lunch at Tillinghast Farm: $35

Full refunds may be processed until Sept. 15 and half refunds until Sept. 22. Please note there can be no refunds after Sept. 22.