In Case of Emergency
Public Safety: 401-454-6666

If you or someone may be in danger or is having a medical, mental health or safety emergency, call Public Safety at 401-454-6376 or its emergency line (x6666 from a campus phone). Public Safety Officers are trained EMTs and can respond to emergency situations on or near the RISD campus.

Providence Police Department:
401-272-3121 or 911

Students should program these numbers into their mobile phones.

RISD Alert:
The RISD!ALERT emergency notification system uses broadcast phone, e-mail and/or text message for quick distribution of time-sensitive information to students, faculty, staff and their family members. The primary e-mail address, listed on the Pre-College application, is automatically enrolled in the system.

Pre-College students must sign up for the RISD!ALERT system by June 24th. You will need a mobile phone that can accept text messages and has a 10-digit US phone number.
Sign up at:

RISD Alerts Pre-College 2017

For more information about RISD!ALERT go to: