Community Event Matthew Watson

Reunion Weekend 2024 Community Events

Join the celebration May 30–June 2.

We have many family-friendly, open-to-the-community events happening as part of Commencement + Reunion Weekend. Most of these events are drop-in and don't require registration. We hope to see you there!

RISD Museum Free Admission

Thursday, May 30, 12-8 pm
Friday, May 31, 10 am-5 pm
Saturday, June 1, 10 am-5 pm
Sunday, June 2, 10 am-5 pm

Drop-in Gallery Talks: Nancy Elizabeth Prophet: I Will Not Bend an Inch

Friday, May 31, 3–4 pm
Saturday, June 1, 3–4 pm

Friday, May 31, 3–4 pm
Gabrielle Walker, Nancy Elizabeth Prophet Curatorial Assistant

Saturday, June 1, 3–4 pm
Dominic Molon, Interim Chief Curator & Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art

Nancy Elizabeth Prophet was best known for her figurative sculptures carved in wood and stone. She became RISD’s first documented graduate of color, completing her degree in 1918. Visit the exhibit to learn more about Prophet and her work. Hear from museum curators about the development of this exhibit including collaboration with community partners.

Chalk Walk

Friday, May 31, 12–6 pm
Saturday, June 1, 12–4 pm
Sunday, June 2, 12–3 pm
South Water Street

Retired Faculty & Staff Reception

Friday, May 31, 5–6 pm
Market Square Tent

RISD Craft

Saturday, June 1, 11 am–5 pm
Benefit Street (rain or shine)

Kids Art Activity with Ricky Rainbow Beard (Ricky Katowicz 05 AP)

Saturday, June 1, 11 am–2 pm
RISD Beach


Saturday, June 1, 11 am–3 pm
RISD Beach

Nature Lab Open House

Saturday, June 1, 11–4 pm
Edna W. Lawrence Nature Lab

Post-Commencement Community Reception

Saturday, June 1, 12–1:30 pm
Market Square

Photo Booth

Saturday, June 1, 12–5 pm
Chace Center


Saturday, June 1, 8:30–10:30 pm
River Walk / Canal Street