Spring 2017 Grading Deadlines

There are two grade deadlines during Spring to accommodate the time-sensitive review of degree requirement completion for the graduating class.

Instructors are asked to submit their grades electronically via WebAdvisor, the online web student information system. Instructions for WebAdvisor grading is available on this website or by contacting registrar@risd.edu with questions.

Final Grade Submission Deadlines:
-Tuesday May 30 by NOON for Seniors & Graduating Graduate Level Students
-Monday June 5 for Non-graduating Students*

*Who are your graduating students?
Login to WebAdvisor and view your grade roster.  Students identified as 06/17 in the column labeled Anticipated Compl.Date. are graduating students.

Faculty Evaluating Students:
Final Evaluations of Student Progress/Performance due June 14th. 

Instructors enter final evaluation narratives on WebAdvisor. A short instructional video is available for the online evaluation feature.  Further details on final evaluation narratives are available here. Guidelines on final evaluation narratives are also available here.

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Fall 2017 Online Registration Begins May 9 for Current Students

All students should access Student Planning prior to the upcoming Fall registration. Login to Student Planning directly at this link: https://ss.risd.edu/student

Important Registration Dates, Fall 2017:
May 9-10 (Tue. – Wed.) Rising seniors and returning graduate level students may web register by appointment (appointment times are every half hour from  6:30pm to 8:30 pm.)
May 13 (Saturday) Rising juniors (morning appointments) and rising sophomores (afternoon appointments) may web register.

Check WebAdvisor for your appointment time.

Student Planning Tutorials:
-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

Questions on Student Planning:
Navigation: Contact the Office of the Registrar (401) 454-6151 or email registrar@risd.edu
Access:  Contact the Service Desk of the OIT  (401) 454-6106 or email servicedesk@risd.edu

Important Calendar Dates, Fall 2017:
August 1 (Tuesday):  Incoming Graduate and Transfer (new admits) register online
Early September: Incoming freshmen view their completed fall schedule online
September 1 (Friday) Waitlisting closes
September 3 (Sunday) Fall Web Registration Ends
September 7 (Thursday) Classes begin. Add/Drop Period begins.
September 14:  Final Date to Add/Drop courses and to submit registration for Fall Internships

*See the Academic Calendar for the earlier registration deadlines for Independent Study and Collaborative Study projects.

Spring 2017 Course Withdrawal Deadline April 13

This is a reminder that the Spring 2017 Course Withdrawal deadline is
Thursday, April 13.

Course withdrawal forms are available in the Registrar’s Office, 20 Prov Wash, 1st Floor. If you intend to withdraw from a course, you must submit an instructor signed “Course Withdrawal Form” to the Registrar’s Office by 4:30pm April 13. A grade of “W” will be recorded on the permanent record, which does not count negatively in the RISD grade point average.

Midterm Grades and Evaluations

Midterm grading/warning  is available for Spring 2017 and is primarily to provide early notification for students not doing satisfactory work.  All midterm warnings must be submitted on WebAdvisor by Friday, April 7.  

Faculty have the ability to enter mid-term grades/warnings  and evaluations directly in WebAdvisor.  Every “U” grade (unsatisfactory) assigned must be accompanied by a corresponding Midterm Warning comment.   Faculty may also wish to enter comments for students in other circumstances, such as those doing exceptionally well (in this case no grade need be entered).

View the following instructional videos at the links below for an overview of entering these grades and comments:
Faculty Entering Midterm Warnings/Evaluations
Advisors Viewing Midterm Warnings/Evaluations and Final Evaluation Narratives
Students Viewing Midterm Warnings/Evaluations and Final Evaluation Narratives

Faculty Office Hours

View the Spring 2017 Faculty Office Hours
Students, signed in to their RISD google accounts, can consult this list to find the office hours and location of their faculty advisors.

Spring 2017 Important Dates

The Spring 2017 Semester runs February 16th – May 26th. Please review important dates below. For a complete list of dates for the academic year, please refer to the Academic Calendar by clicking here.

Spring 2017 Important Dates:
February 16th – Add/drop begins
February 23rd – Add/drop ends (Spring Internship deadline)
February 24th – Withdrawal period begins (“W” grade on transcript)
March 3rd – Freshman major declaration deadline on WebAdvisor
March 25th-April 2nd – Spring recess for Degree programs
April 3rd – Degree program classes resume
April 7th – Mid-Semester warnings due
April 13th – Last day to withdraw from a course (“W” grade on transcript)
May 1st – Fall 2017 Registration advising begins (through May 8th)
May 9th – Fall 2017 Web Registration begins for grads & next year’s Seniors
May 13th – Fall 2017 Web Registration for next year’s Juniors & Sophomores
May 17th – Last day of Spring classes (also Summer Internship deadline)
May 18th – Reading/Preparation Day – No classes, exams or crits held
May 19th – Liberal Arts and Graduate Studies exams
May 22nd – Studio Review Days (through May 26th)
May 26th – Final day of Spring 2017 Semester

Have a great Spring Semester!

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 the upcoming Wintersession registration.  Login to Student Planning directly at this link: https://ss.risd.edu/student or through WebAdvisor (wa.risd.edu) and click the link for ‘Student Planning’.

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 the Office of Information Technology (401) 454-6106 or email servicedesk@risd.edu

Questions about specific degree requirements:
Contact your Academic Advisor.