RISD Reunion 2023

Class of 1978

Celebrating our 45-year RISD Reunion!

Return to campus for an activity-filled weekend of reconnecting with friends, traditions old and new, family-friendly community events and so much more! We'll dance the night away at our all-campus Artists' Party, reminisce at our Class Dinner and special Half Century Luncheon, browse the work of alumni artists and makers at RISD Craft, and lead the way for the Class of 2023 during the Alumni Commencement Processional.

More Commencement + Reunion Weekend 2023 information will be coming soon, including event registration and hotels and lodging opportunities. Keep an eye on your inbox!

Class of 1978 Reunion Events Schedule

Registration is coming soon!

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)
2 pm & 3 pm New (to you) Campus Tour (Departs from Woods-Gerry)
4 pm Affinity Groups Reception (Ewing Multicultural Center)
5 pm Retired Faculty & Staff Reception (Market Square Tent)
6 pm Black Alumni Reception (Ewing Multicultural Center)
8 pm Lantern Lighting (Michael S. Van Leesten Memorial Bridge)
8:30 pm Artists’ Party (Commencement + Reunion Tent)

Saturday, June 3, 2023
7:30 am Alumni Processional Breakfast for alumni participating in the Alumni Commencement Processional (Amica Mutual Pavilion)
8 am Reunion Registration Open (Chace Center Commons)
8 am Breakfast at the Met (The Met Refectory)
1:30 pm New (to you) Campus Tour (Departs from Woods-Gerry)
3 pm Historic RISD Tour (Departs from Roger Mandle Living and Learning Center)
6 pm 45-year Class Dinner (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)

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 in getting involved? Sign up today!

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