RISD Reunion 2023

Class of 1953

Celebrating our 70-year RISD Reunion!

Class of 1953 Reunion Events Schedule

Thursday, June 1, 2023
2 pm Reunion Registration Open (Chace Center Commons)
5:30 pm Alumni Keynote (Metcalf Auditorium)

Friday, June 2, 2023
10 am Reunion Registration Open (Chace Center Commons)
11:30 am Half-Century Celebration (Providence Art Club)
4 pm Affinity Groups Reception (20 Washington Place Lobby)
5 pm Retired Faculty & Staff Reception (Market Square Tent)
8 pm Lantern Lighting (Michael S. Van Leesten Memorial Bridge)
8:30 pm Artists’ Party (Commencement + Reunion Tent)

Saturday, June 3, 2023
8 am Reunion Registration Open (Chace Center Commons)
8 am Breakfast at the Met (The Met Refectory)
3 pm Historic RISD Tour (Departs from Roger Mandle Living and Learning Center)
7 pm Class Dinners (University Club)

Sunday, June 4, 2023
7 am Breakfast at the Met (The Met Refectory)
9 am Beach Day at Tillinghast (Shuttles leave from the Chace Center)

There are many family-friendly events planned across the weekend, including a Chalk Walk, a kids craft activity with Ricky Rainbow Beard (Ricky Katowicz 05 AP) and Caricatures.
Registration is not required for most family-friendly activities.
Family-Friendly Events Schedule

We are also excited to share several community events with our reunion alumni and RISD Community, including Sketching Sessions at the RISD Museum, a Commencement Celebration in Market Square, RISD Craft, a Nature Lab open house, a special Commencement + Reunion WaterFire and more!
Registration is not required for most community activities.
Community Events Schedule

The RISD Museum is FREE to alumni during Commencement + Reunion Weekend!

Become a Reunion Class Volunteer

Alumni volunteers help make your reunion truly special. Reunion Volunteers assist with planning and outreach leading up to Reunion Weekend. As a Reunion Volunteer, you have a tremendous impact on reunion attendance and provide the personal touches that make your class reunion memorable.

Interested? Sign up today!

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