Spring 2021 Course Withdrawal Deadline April 20

This is a reminder that the Spring 2021 Course Withdrawal deadline is Tuesday, April 20.

Course Withdrawal forms are available electronically in etrieve, at etcentral.risd.edu. Instructions for the Course Withdrawal form can be found here. If you intend to withdraw from a course, you must submit a Course Withdrawal form in etrieve by April 20.

A grade of “W” will be recorded on the permanent record, which does not count negatively in the RISD grade point average. Note: If you withdraw from a course and drop below the 12 credit semester minimum, you will be subject to Academic Probation at the end of the semester. All international students (F-1 visas) must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 credits; falling below 12 credits could violate your immigration status (please contact OISS for more information). Courses graded Audit (AU) and Withdrawn ( W ) do not count toward the attempted minimum credit loads for the semester ‘Full time Enrollment Requirement’.

See the RISD Policies page for more information: http://policies.risd.edu/.

Spring 2021 Midterm Grades and Evaluations

Midterm grading/warning  is available for Spring 2021 and is primarily to provide early notification for students not doing satisfactory work.  All midterm warnings must be submitted on WebAdvisor by Friday, April 9, 2021.

FACULTY: For additional information, including How-To videos, click here.

STUDENTS: For a video tutorial on how to view your midterm comments, click here.

Spring 2021 Important Dates

The Spring 2021 semester begins on February 22, 2021.
ALL CLASSES will meet remotely until February 28, 2021.

  • Courses with a modality of ‘Online’ will continue to meet remotely for the remainder of the semester.
  • Courses with a modality of ‘Hybrid’ or ‘In-Person’ will begin any in person meetings starting March 1, 2021.

February 22 – Add/drop begins (information on the remote Add/Drop process can be found here)
February 25 – Spring Internship Application deadline
March 1 – Add/drop ends
March 2 – Withdrawal period begins (“W” grade on transcript)
March 29 & 30 – Spring recess for Degree programs
March 31– Degree program classes resume
April 20 – Last day to withdraw from a course (“W” grade on transcript)
May 18 – Last day of Spring classes
May 19 – Reading/Preparation Day – No classes, exams or crits held (also Summer Internship deadline)
May 20 – Liberal Arts and Graduate Studies exams
May 21 – Studio Review Days (through May 27th)
May 27 – Final day of Spring 2021 Semester
The full 2020-2021 academic calendar can be found here.

Have a great Spring Semester!

Zoom Drop-in Hours Begin September 21st

Beginning the week of September 21, the Registrar’s Office will hold weekly Zoom hours.

Zoom Drop-In Hours for 2020/2021:

**NOTE: Only users accessing Zoom with an @risd.edu or an @brown.edu email address will be able to access these meetings.**

Tuesday 9:00 AM-11:00 AM EST

Thursday 1:00PM-3:00PM EST

Students are welcome to drop by during these times to speak with a member of the Registrar’s staff. Meetings longer than 15 minutes will need an appointment.

Registrar’s Office Working Remotely

The Registrar’s office is available remotely. Please contact registrar@risd.edu for assistance.

Please visit RISD’s covid.risd.edu site for additional details regarding returning to campus and what you need to know.

Student Planning Online Registration Tool

Student Planning is available for students and advisors!  The web-based tool integrates degree planning, registration, scheduling and advising.

All students are encouraged to access Student Planning prior to registration.  Login to Student Planning directly at this link: https://ss.risd.edu/student.

Watch the following short video tutorial series to familiarize yourself with the many features and benefits.

For Students:
Tutorial 1: Introduction to Student Planning & Registration
Tutorial 2  Student Planning: Preparing for Registration
Tutorial 3: Student Planning: Registering for Classes

For Advisors:
Tutorial 4: Student Planning for Advisors

FAQs are available on this site at Student Planning.

Questions about navigating Student Planning:
Contact the Office of the Registrar (401) 454-6151 or email registrar@risd.edu

Questions about access:
Contact the Service Desk of Information Technology Services at (401) 454-6106 or email servicedesk@risd.edu

Questions about specific degree requirements:
Contact your Academic Advisor.