Registrar’s Office Closed for Holiday Break

The RISD Registrar’s Office, like much of RISD, will be closed for Winter break beginning Tuesday, December 23 at 4:30 p.m.

Normal hours will resume on Monday, January 5, 2015.

Late grades submitted by instructors via WebAdvisor will continue to be processed during the break so that students may view these grades.

Email sent to will be read periodically throughout the break.

Transcript requests (including those requesting expedited processing or FedEx shipping methods) will not be processed during this break.  Transcripts may be requested at, but please be advised that these requests will not be viewed until Monday, January 5.

Important Dates for Wintersession 2015
January 5 (Monday)- Wintersession Classes Begin
January 5 (Monday)- Add/Drop Period Begins
January 12 (Monday)-Add/Drop Period Ends
January 12 (Monday)-Final day to submit ISP, CSP and Internships
January 19 (Monday)-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day No degree program classes held
January 26 (Monday)-Final date to withdraw from a course with a “W” grade
February 6 (Friday)-Wintersession classes end

Fall Semester Grading Deadline

Final Grade Submission Deadline is Thursday, December 18, 2014.   All instructors are asked to submit their grades electronically, via WebAdvisor, the online web student information system.

Instructions for WebAdvisor and grading are available on this website or by contacting with questions.

Evaluations of Student Progress/Performance are due by January 5, 2015. Instructors enter final evaluation narratives directly via WebAdvisor.  A short instructional video is available for the online evaluation feature.  Further details on final evaluation narratives are available here.

Spring 2015 Web Registration Information

Spring 2015 Web Registration Begins Tuesday, December 2.

-Check your Web Advisor account to view your assigned registration day and start time.

-Spring course offerings and descriptions are available on Web Advisor through the ‘Search for Sections’ link.

-Additionally, the 2014-15 Course Catalog (with descriptions) is available here.

Check out these instructional YouTube videos prior to your registration time:
-How to Search for Sections
-How to Add Preferred Sections
-How to Register for Courses
-How to Drop Courses

Spring 2015 Important Registration Dates:

December 2, 3, 4         Seniors & Graduate students register (6:30pm-9:30pm)
December 6 (Sat.)        Juniors register (8:00am-12:30pm)
December 6 (Sat.)        Sophomores register (1:30pm-5:00pm)
January 14 & 15            Freshmen register for Liberal Arts (6:30pm-9:30pm)
(Weds. & Thurs.)
February 6 (Fri.)           Spring online registration ends
February 12 (Thurs.)    First day of spring semester classes
February 12 (Thurs.)    Add/drop period begins
February 19 (Thurs.)    Add/Drop period ends for spring courses