The 2015 Commencement ceremony took place on Saturday, May 30 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in downtown Providence. Approximately 670 graduates and thousands of guests gathered for the 2015 festivities, where filmmaker John Waters delivered the keynote address and accepted an honorary degree. Honorary degrees were also being presented to musicians Chris Frantz 74 PT, Jerry Harrison and Tina Weymouth 74 FAV – members of the breakthrough band Talking Heads – and author and writer Adam Gopnik.

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2015
Saturday, May 30th
10:30 AM

Commencement 2015 Keynote Speaker John Waters Address

John Waters

Rhode Island Convention Center, One Sabin St. Providence, RI

10:30 AM

Commencement 2015 Malcom J. Rio, Graduate Student Speaker

Malcom J. Rio, Rhode Island School of Design

Rhode Island Convention Center, One Sabin St. Providence, RI

10:30 AM

Commencement 2015 President Rosanne Somerson

Rosanne Somerson, Rhode Island School of Design

Rhode Island Convention Center, One Sabin St. Providence, RI

10:30 AM

Commencement 2015 Provost Pradeep Sharma

Pradeep Sharma, Rhode Island School of Design

Rhode Island Convention Center, One Sabin St. Providence, RI

10:30 AM

Commencement 2015 Rachel Ossip, Undergraduate Student Speaker

Rachael Ossip, Rhode Island School of Design

Rhode Island Convention Center, One Sabin St. Providence, RI

10:30 AM