RISD Reunion 2023

Class of 1988

Celebrating our 35-year RISD Reunion!

Class of 1988 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)
4 pm Affinity Groups Reception (20 Washington Place Lobby)
5 pm Retired Faculty & Staff Reception (Market Square Tent)
5 pm Just Added! Class of 1988 Pizza Party(The Met)
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)
1 pm 1988 Class Photo (RISD Beach)
2 pm Just Added! Class of 1988 Waterman Drink & Draw (Waterman 41)
3 pm Historic RISD Tour (Departs from Roger Mandle Living and Learning Center)
6 pm Reunion Class Dinners (Commencement + Reunion Tent)
10:30 pm Just Added! Class of 1988 After Party (Union Station Brewery)

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!

Reunion Class Volunteers

Alumni volunteers help make reunions truly special.

Our Class of 1988 volunteers are:
Barbara J. Sarkisian Werfel BArch 89
Patricia R. Quan Yee BArch 89 P 23
Bruce Werfel BArch 89
Catherine Davis Hayes 88 IL
Harry Segal 88 GD
Kristen M. Fischler 88 IL
Patty B. Gallagher 88 IL
Jocelyn F. Powning 88 GD
Ty Varszegi 88 FAV P 17


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