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Rhode Island School of Design





Educational Resources

Libraries

picture collection of 515,709 items

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 127,329 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 422 current serial subscriptions.
  • 1,855 microforms.
  • 166,357 Audio/Visual items.
  • 0 e-books.

Museums & Art

Museum of Art, Nature Lab, Galleries

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Other
  • 200 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 400 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 500 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 600 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

placement service, health service, health insurance

Remedial

reading, math, writing, study skills, other

Counseling

minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious

Career

on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 100% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 9% of housing units are Singles.
  • 27% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 28% of housing units are Triples.
  • 29% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 7% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 15 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 90% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Artists Ball, Beaux Arts Ball, Asian Cultural Festival, International Festival, Student Arts/Design Sale
  • Student activities: concert band, dance, drama/theater, literary magazine, student government, student newspaper, student film society, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 31 organizations on campus.
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) risd christian fellowship, jewish cultural society, risd catholic community
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) ACA, NIA, SASA, RISD Global Korean students
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Student Gallery Board
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Mixed Media (three times per year), Black Letter Literary (three times per year)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): PRovidence/Warwick (5), Boston, MA (50)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Providence (1)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Pawtucket (3)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • Not all students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 25% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 65% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,700
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.
  • There are 0 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • There are 0 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Not offered
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance mandatory, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited






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