Rhode Island School Of Design Announces Commencement 2023 Honorary Degree Recipients And Speakers

Commencement 2023 Honorary Degree Recipients and Speakers
Architect Francis Kéré to Deliver Keynote Address

Providence, R.I. — April 10, 2023 — RISD will present three honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degrees to visionaries in contemporary culture. Architect Francis Kéré will accept an honorary degree and deliver the commencement keynote address. Designer Walter Hood and artist Do Ho Suh (RISD 94 Painting) will also accept honorary degrees at the ceremony.

We hope you will join us for our 140th Commencement on Saturday, June 3, at the Amica Mutual Pavilion in downtown Providence. This year’s ceremony will be followed by a community reception in Market Square to toast the Class of 2023.

You can read more about our 2023 honorary degree recipients and speakers as well as the exhibitions leading up to Commencement 2023 at risd.edu.

For more information on RISD’s 2023 Commencement and to view the ceremony streaming live on June 3, visit commencement.risd.edu.

Commencement header design by Matthew Cuschieri BFA 23 GD/PT and Joyce Ho BFA 24 GD, members of RISD’s student-run Design Guild.