First Year students for Fall
Welcome incoming first year students!
In the Fall, all first year students are assigned three Foundation studios, each meeting one full day a week. The studios are Drawing, Design and Spatial Dynamics. For information on the first year program in Liberal Arts, please go to: First-Year Program in Liberal Arts .
Spring Registration for Foundation Students: Required Liberal Arts Course Selection and Registration
In the Spring, foundation students take three Foundation studio classes. Students are automatically registered in their Foundation studios by the Foundation Studies Office. Students may check their schedule online through WebAdvisor before online registration for courses in Liberal Arts begins in January.
For information on Spring Liberal Arts course registration, please go to: First-Year Program in Liberal Arts It is important to go to this link in order to understand Liberal Arts degree requirements.
Your program evaluation on WebAdvisor lays out your degree requirements and courses needed for graduation.
If you have any questions contact the Liberal Arts Office at 401-454-6572 or 401-454-6570 or the Registrar’s Office at 401-454-6151.
To register for Spring:
The instructions that follow apply to most students as the vast majority of students will be registering for HAVC H102 and HPSS S101. If you are not among them, you will know this by reading the section on First-Year Program in Liberal Arts and you will be provided information pertinent to you just before registration is to take place.
1) Check your schedule on WebAdvisor so that you know what days of the week your Foundation studios meet.
2) Select your Liberal Arts courses that correspond to your spring Foundation schedule. There are several ARTH-H102 and HPSS-S101 sections available to you. They are specifically scheduled to fit within your Foundation studio schedule. Follow the link below that corresponds to only your specific Foundation Studio days.
If you are registered in:
Foundation studios meeting Monday, Wednesday, Friday click here.
Foundation studios meeting Monday, Tuesday, Thursday click here.
Foundation studios meeting Monday, Wednesday, Thursday click here.
Foundation studios meeting Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday click here.
Foundation studios meeting Tuesday, Thursday, Friday click here.
3) Once you have selected your appropriate Liberal Arts courses from the link above, you must register for these classes online through WebAdvisor (http://wa.risd.edu/). As a reminder, you can check WebAdvisor for your specific registration appointment time for online registration in January.
A planning grid (that you can print and fill out) to help you visualize what days/times your courses meet is available here.
Remember to check your schedule online through WebAdvisor to make sure that you are registered in the appropriate classes before the add/drop period for the semester ends.