Ewing Multicultural Center

The staff of ISE strive to make Ewing Multicultural Center a comfortable, welcoming place for all RISD students and other members of the RISD, Brown, and Providence communities. To that end, we usually invite people to host events here, come in to watch movies, read or do homework, or just hang out. We love having you here! Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 we won’t be able to open our space as we would like. Please know that this has been a painful decision, but one that we have undertaken out of care for all of you. We want to do our part to keep our communities safe and healthy. Below, please find Covid-19 guidelines for visiting Ewing. We look forward to resuming normal operations once it is safe to do so. Please take care of yourselves and reach out via email if you have any questions.


In adherence to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, the Ewing Multicultural Center will be available in a very restricted capacity until further notice. Please make sure to read the guidelines below before submitting a request to use the space or coming to Ewing for any reason. 


Masks must be worn at all times.

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions at or

Ewing Multicultural Center is home to: 

  • The Office of Intercultural Student Engagement offices (Hours 8:30am - 4:30pm Weekdays only)

  • The Main Lounge, a bookable space for students and staff, Click here for Covid-19 guidelines, availability, and booking"

  • Two patios, with plenty of space - Please note due to Covid-19 all patio furniture has been removed.


The Office of Intercultural Student Engagement (ISE) is located in Ewing Multicultural Center located at 41 Waterman Street. Ewing is a small little yellow house tucked away by a lush landscape overlooking Frazier Terrace and Benefit Street. 


While the Center is home to the ISE offices, the Main Lounge is available for the campus community to reserve, including campus departments, student club/organizations, even gallery shows and temporary installations, particularly programs that promote ISE's principles of diversity celebration and open dialogue.