Registrar’s Office Working Remotely

The Registrar’s office is available remotely. Please contact for assistance.

Please visit RISD’s Health & Wellness Site for additional information.

Brown University’s site (for any RISD students cross-registered) is available here.

Spring 2020 Important Dates

February 13th – Add/drop begins
February 20th – Add/drop ends (Spring Internship deadline)
February 21st – Withdrawal period begins (“W” grade on transcript)
March 21st-29th – Spring recess for Degree programs
March 30th – Degree program classes resume
April 10th – Last day to withdraw from a course (“W” grade on transcript)
May 13th – Last day of Spring classes (also Summer Internship deadline)
May 14th – Reading/Preparation Day – No classes, exams or crits held
May 15th – Liberal Arts and Graduate Studies exams
May 18th – Studio Review Days (through May 22nd)
May 22nd – Final day of Spring 2020 Semester
The full 2019-2020 academic calendar can be found here.

Have a great Spring Semester!

New Electronic Forms Available

The Registrar’s Office is excited to announce the first of many electronic forms available for completion and submission by students.

The Address Change form and the Student Information Release (aka the FERPA waiver) form are now available for submission through etrieve, RISD’s new electronic form system.

The etrieve system requires login with your RISD credentials to verify your identity and allow certain fields in the form to be pre-populated. On submission, the form travels along an established workflow notifying each person and the submitter upon completion.

This new system will provide the opportunity to improve efficiency and accuracy for many of our processes.

To access etrieve guide: Documentation and Training Materials
To access etrieve directly, visit:

More forms will be rolled out in the following months – stay tuned!


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:

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

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

Questions about specific degree requirements:
Contact your Academic Advisor.