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Rhode Island School of Design

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Visiting and Contact Info

Visiting And Contact Information

2 College Street

Providence, RI 02903

United States

Phone: 401-454-6300

Fax: 401-454-6309

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Admissions Office Contact Info
Admissions Office Address:Admissions Office
2 College St.
Providence, RI 029032791
Admissions Office Phone:401-454-6300
Admissions Office Fax:401-454-6309
Admissions Office Email:admissions@risd.edu

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Experience College Life
Most Popular Places on Campus:The RISD Museum
The Edna Lawrence Nature Lab
The RISD Library
161 S. Main St. - Industrial Design Building
RISD Store
Most Popular Places Off Campus:Brown University
Newport Mansions
Providence Place
Historic Benefit Street
Rhode Island seacoast

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Campus Tours
Campus Visiting Center:No
Campus Tours:Yes
     Appointment Required:Yes
     Tour Dates:Year-round
     Times:Varies
Average Length:2 hours
Contact Email Address to Sign-Up:online form: https://risd-uga.edu.185r.n

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On Campus Interviews
On Campus Interviews:No
Information Sessions:Available
Times:1 hour prior to formal tours

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Faculty and Coach Visits
Dates/Times Available:N/A

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Class Visits
Dates Available:Year-round
Arrangements:Contact Admissions Office

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Overnight Dorm Stays
Overnight Dorm Stays:Not Available
Any Limitations:N/A

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Transportation
Types of Transportation Available to Campus:
T.F. Green Airport in Warwick is a 20 minute drive from Campus. Taxis and shuttle service are available at the airport for the ride to campus. 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.
 
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: Near By:
Rhode Island School of Design is very close to Brown University. Please see suggestions in the Brown entry, which are equally applicable to RISD. 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.

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Visiting and Contact Info

  • Admissions Office Address:
     
  • Admissions Office
    2 College St.
    Providence, RI 029032791
    Phone: 401-454-6300
    Fax: 401-454-6309
    Email: admissions@risd.edu
  • Visiting Center:
    No
  • Campus Tours:
    Yes
  • On Campus Interviews:
    No
  • Overnight Dorm Stays:
    Not Available
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