Academic Support for Students

While some in-person services and access will resume in Fall 2020, most of RISD’s centers, collections and labs will continue to support student academic and co-curricular work either partially or entirely online. 

Career Center

The Career Center will deliver its advising, programming, and resources online throughout AY 20-21. Since its signature events encompass large gatherings, these will be modified for online experiences. Learn more here.


Center for Arts & Language

Peer and professional tutors at RISD’s Center for Arts & Language (A&L) are offering tutoring in academic, creative, professional, and personal communication (written, spoken, and visual) online via Zoom for Fall and Wintersession 2020–21. Make an appointment or email us at artsandlanguage@risd.edu.


Co-Works Research Lab

Peer tutors are available for remote help with projects that require software and digital literacies (Adobe Suite, 3D modeling, coding, physical computing, and more) and at-home making skills. Visit coworks.risd.edu for more information. For a list of Providence and online material and service providers, click here.


Edna W. Lawrence Nature Lab

Nature Lab staff are available for online consultation and technical support for RISD students and faculty. Services include information about the natural history collection, biomaterials advice, sustainability tools, 3D scanning, GIS, photography and more. Requests for 3-D scans and digitized images from the Nature Lab collection will be considered according to equipment and specimen availability. Please view our contact page for more details or use our direct request forms for faculty and students.


Fleet Library

Fleet Library will reopen its physical spaces to RISD students, faculty, and staff, while adhering to social distancing protocols, in Fall 2020. In the meantime, the regularly updated Guide to Remote Library Operations includes information on how to search for and request books and DVDs, request an online research appointment (including with our Research/Instruction Librarians, Visual + Materials Resource Center, and Archives and Special Collections), and how to access an expanded variety of online resources from e-Books and e-journals to streaming film and image databases. Are you a returning student who has library materials checked out? Keep them for now! Research questions? Email researchhelp@risd.edu or request a Zoom appointment. For other inquiries, email risdlib@risd.edu.


RISD Museum

The RISD Museum will reopen in fall 2020 and is committed to curricular support through engagement with museum collections during the 2020-21 Academic Year. Staff will support students through open hours and pre-professional opportunities, and will work collaboratively with faculty to develop self-guided gallery visits, online classes and assignments. Faculty and students are encouraged to utilize the museum’s expansive digital content and resources like the online collection and open API. Email museum-academic@risd.edu to discuss curricular integration, opportunities for students, and more.

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FACULTY AND STAFF

Human Resources: humres@risd.edu
Teaching Support: sei@risd.edu
LMS Support: servicedesk@risd.edu