Campus technology

Information Technology Services (ITS) partners with members of the RISD community to power creativity by contributing valuable technical services and solutions. As a student you'll use various information technologies on campus to support email, file storage, printing and much more.

ITS Service Desk

Providing responsive technical support to the RISD community, the ITS Service Desk is the community’s first point of contact to request or inquire about information technology services and support.

For more information visit itservices.risd.edu or email servicedesk@risd.edu.

Activating your network account

Following receipt of your enrollment deposit, RISD will activate a network account that will provide you with a single username and password to access a wide variety of RISD resources and support including access to email, network storage and WebAdvisor (student information). After you receive your username and password, please complete the following steps:.

  1. Visit password.risd.edu and change your system-assigned password to something more meaningful to you. While there, we encourage you to enroll in the self-service tool by entering a mobile number and/or alternate email address. Once enrolled, this tool will allow you to conveniently and securely change or reset your own RISD account password via text message or email.
  2. RISD uses Gmail for campus email. You may now log in to your RISD Gmail account at mail.risd.edu.

Buying a computer

Open-access and department-specific computer labs are available for student use throughout campus. However, most students find that having their own computer is more convenient than relying on departmental and open-access lab computers.

Please take a moment to review the minimum requirements for your computer.

Laptop Program

The following academic majors require students to have department-specific laptop hardware and software tools that are used extensively within the departmental curriculum:

  • Architecture
  • Digital + Media
  • Furniture Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Photography

View more details about the Laptop Program and departmental requirements here.

Computing services and resources

Upon arrival to campus, you will have access to all computing services and resources, including our campus-wide secure wireless network and printing services.

Students also qualify for free software and access to campus subscriptions, including Eset AntiVirus, Adobe Creative Cloud, Office 365, lynda.com and GoToMeeting.

Get in touch

Graduate program directors are the first point of contact for any program-specific questions (regarding materials, curriculum, etc.). For general inquiries about enrollment, email the Admissions team at admissions@risd.edu.

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Katy Schimert

Graduate Program Director

Department Head

Brett Roth

Department Administrative Coordinator

Mark Milloff

Graduate Program Director

Department Head

Traci Vaspol

Department Administrative Coordinator

Carl Lostritto

Graduate Program Director

Amy Kulper

Department Head

Matthew Everett

Department Assistant

Bethany Johns

Graduate Program Director

Eva Laporte

Graduate Program Coordinator

Patricia Johnson

Graduate Program Director

Marilyn Grear

Department Administrative Coordinator

Rachel Berwick

Graduate Program Director

Department Head

Brett Roth

Department Administrative Coordinator

Andy Law

Graduate Program Director

Elena Quinonez

Department Assistant

Markus Berger

Graduate Program Director

Liliane Wong

Department Head

Wendy Abelson

Department Coordinator

Brooks Hagan

Graduate Program Director

Alison Huff

Department Administrative Coordinator

Timothy Veske-McMahon

Graduate Program Director

Tracy Steepy

Department Head

Brett Roth

Department Administrative Coordinator

Suzanne Mathew

Graduate Program Director

Emily Vogler

Department Head

Denise Campbell

Department Administrative Coordinator

Kevin Zucker

Graduate Program Director

David Frazer

Department Head

Gabrielle Jacobsen

Department Coordinator

Odette England

Graduate Program Director

Steven Smith

Department Head

Theresa Rusho

Department Administrative Coordinator

Megan Foster

Graduate Program Director

Stephanie Darling

Department Administrative Coordinator

Heather Rowe

Graduate Program Director

Lisi Raskin

Department Head

Brett Roth

Department Administrative Coordinator

Paul Sproll

Graduate Program Director

Department Head

Sue McGuire

Department Administrative Coordinator

Eric Anderson

Graduate Program Director

Tina Egnoski

Division Assistant

Nicole Merola

Graduate Program Director

Tina Egnoski

Division Assistant