BRDD Community

Slideshow Partial - Community Slides

  • Annual BRDD Exhibition

    A dedicated group of BRDD students from across the five cohorts form a committee to jury, curate, and install the annual exhibition.

  • Brown Convocation

    BRDD students participate in traditions on both campuses, such as Brown convocation.

Student Life

Students enrolled in the Brown | RISD Dual Degree program are considered active students at both institutions throughout their five years. BRDD students have access to the resources and services of both institutions. Students in the program may also access support resources at either institution, including the support of staff members in the Division of Campus Life at Brown or the Office of Student Affairs at RISD.

At both institutions there is always someone available during the day for crisis appointments and at other times through a staff on-call rotation schedule. For urgent situations, students may reach Brown’s Administrator-on-call (401-863-3322) during evenings and weekends. At RISD, the Department of Public Safety (401-454-6376) will be able to reach the appropriate staff member to assist students during an emergency.

For me, I function better socially in a smaller group setting, so the Program is a great environment for me, as we are a fairly small group all going through the same experience, so the community sense is very strong. I appreciate that I can speak to upperclassman that as a freshman outside the program I may have never even met, let alone have a chance to talk to and get advice from. All the upperclassman peer advisors are extremely sweet and supportive and offer wonderful advice. It's also nice to know there are many people going through the same situations and experiences as you and who are willing to help you get through them.

Lucy Shao BRDD 2022, Graphic Design and Chemical Physics