Reserving the Lounge

Please submit all requests using our online form. It is recommended that you reserve the lounge at a minimum of two weeks in advance. Please notify us of any cancellations as soon as possible by emailing

Once you submit your request, the ISE will receive an email that includes all your event details. We will review it and confirm that the space is available. If we can accommodate your request, we’ll book the space and confirm via Google Calendar invitation with the exact time of your event. Your reservation is not confirmed until you receive the confirmation email. Please accept the invite so we know you’re still coming! 

Note: Masks must be worn at all times inside the building


Visiting a Staff Member

No walk-in appointments can be accommodated at this time. If you wish to meet with a staff member, please email in advance and make sure you receive a confirmation before showing up.

For Dr. Ulli K. Ryder, Director of ISE:  

For Jade Johnson, Assistant Director for Diversity Programs:


Ewing operates by card access only, at all times.  Please be sure to bring your RISD ID card with you to gain access to the building. Your card will work on the building doors from 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday.  Remaining in the building beyond the hours of operation may trigger the security alarm, so please vacate the building before 4:30pm.  Note: Public Safety will do a check of the space after business hours (after 4:30pm).

No one may enter Ewing without notifying the ISE staff in advance. You must have an appointment with one of us or a reservation to use the lounge in order to enter Ewing. This must be done in order to maintain a safe and healthy space, and ensure physical distancing. Please do not just show up. Thank you!


Facilities Requests

We do not have event staff available or on-call. It is the responsibility of those booking the space to clean up after themselves. This includes wiping down surfaces. Any decorations used in the space should remain at a minimum and must not damage any walls, paint, or leave permanent marks of any kind.

Clean Up

It is your responsibility to keep the space clean.  Please be sure to request additional trash cans in your event set-up request to facilities if you anticipate your event producing larger than normal amounts of trash. 

Due to Covid-19 no shared food (buffet-style) can happen. Please do not leave any food in the Ewing refrigerator or kitchen. Any food left will be disposed of immediately.


Please be mindful of your noise level.


Please put the Ewing furniture back in the position it was when you entered the building. If you have brought additional furniture (or other items), they must be removed at the end of your event. You are responsible for all Facilities Work Order requests.


Due to Covid-19, the kitchen in Ewing must not be used.

Audio Visual

There is a large TV that can be connected to laptops to watch movies, play music, display slideshows, or show presentations. You must provide your own laptop. Please be kind to the equipment and treat it with care.

Thank you for visiting Ewing! We look forward to expanding our availability once Covid-19 subsides.