Every day RISD welcomes visitors from both near and far. Prospective students and parents come to campus to learn more about our programs and check out our studios and facilities. Other visitors come to see exhibitions on view in our galleries and at the RISD Museum and to enjoy a range of lectures, films and performances at the RISD Auditorium and the Chace Center’s Metcalf Auditorium. Whatever brings you to campus, we invite you to connect with the inspiring spirit of our creative community.
888达人娱乐If you are planning to visit a particular building on campus, you can find directions via or by downloading and printing this . The map also provides a guide for locating specific RISD offices.
Driving to RISD
From the north or south
From either I-95 South or I-95 North, take Exit 22A (Downtown, Memorial Boulevard). Proceed straight through the first four sets of traffic lights and enter the left-hand turn lane as you approach the fifth set of lights. Take a left over the bridge and proceed on College Street to the next intersection. Turn left onto North Main Street. The Chace Center and entrance to the RISD Museum is on this block—to the right, with the RISD Auditorium to the left.
From the east
Follow I-195 West to Exit 2 (South Main Street). Travel down South Main Street through the first light at College Street, where South becomes North Main Street. The Chace Center and entrance to the RISD Museum is on this block—to the right, with the RISD Auditorium to the left.
From the northwest
888达人娱乐Follow Route 146 to I-95 South. Once on I-95 South, follow the North and South directions above.
On-street and nearby lot is available near campus and downtown.
Traveling to Rhode Island
Located about 10 miles south of Providence, is Rhode Island's only airport, with direct flights to and from many cities around the country, along with a few international destinations.
Transportation options between the airport and RISD include , the commuter rail and buses, which provide service to downtown Providence. You can also request a ride with or , or rent a car at the airport and drive to campus yourself.
in Boston, MA is approximately 50 miles north of Providence. provides Logan travelers with bus transportation to downtown Providence.
888达人娱乐 and the provide train transportation via in downtown Providence, just a short walk from the heart of campus.
The Providence is located just north of RISD, with providing free shuttle service to Kennedy Plaza, Providence's downtown bus terminal. and also offer bus service to downtown Providence.
Getting around Providence
888达人娱乐Rental cars are available at Avis, Budget and Enterprise locations a short walk from Providence's Kennedy Plaza bus terminal and at and airports. Access to on-demand transportation is also available through , or at dozens of locations on or near campus.
(RIPTA) provides public transportation within Rhode Island, including buses, trolleys and the Providence/Newport water ferry service.
Spending the night
If your visit involves more than a day trip, please check the for reduced rates at selected hotels in downtown Providence.