Spring 2022 Registration for Foundation Students

Foundation Students take 5 courses in the spring: three Foundation studios and two courses in Liberal Arts.  Students are automatically registered in their Foundation studios (FOUND-1002, FOUND-1004, FOUND-1006) and also into THAD-H102.

On January 19th, web registration opens so that Foundation students may register online for HPSS-S101.

Check your Foundation Studio schedule in Student Planning now before Liberal Arts Registration begins.

Details on courses that fit within your Foundation Studio schedule are posted on the first year student registration page  on our website.

Select the link that corresponds to your foundation studio meetings.

If you are registered in:
Foundation studios meeting Monday, Tuesday, Thursday CLICK HERE

Foundation studios meeting Monday, Wednesday, Thursday CLICK HERE

Foundation studios meeting Monday, Wednesday, Friday CLICK HERE

Foundation studios meeting Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday CLICK HERE

Foundation studios meeting Tuesday, Thursday, Friday CLICK HERE

If you have questions, please contact us at registrar@risd.edu or 401-454-6151.

Wintersession 2022 Grading Deadline

Final Grade Submission Deadline:   Monday, February 14, 2022.

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

Final Evaluations of Student Progress/Performance Deadline: Wednesday, February 23, 2022. 

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.

Wintersession 2022 Important Info and Dates

Wintersession classes will be online from January 6 through January 13. Classes will resume in person on Friday, January 14.

January 6 (Thursday) – Wintersession Classes Begin, Add/Drop Period Begins
January 13 (Thursday) – Add/Drop Period Ends
January 17 (Monday) – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, No classes held
January 28 (Friday) – Final date to withdraw from a course with a “W” grade
February 9 (Wednesday) – Wintersession classes end

Note: In an attempt to support academic flexibility, RISD has instituted a college-wide change in WS grading from the usual letter grade system to a Pass/No credit system. 

Registrar’s Office Remote

Beginning January 4, 2022, the Registrar’s office will be working remotely Monday – Friday throughout Wintersession.

The office is available by:

  • Email registrar@risd.edu
  • Phone (401) 454-6151
  • Zoom drop-in hours: Access with @risd.edu or an @brown.edu email address, meetings longer than 15 minutes will need an appointment. Note: there are no Zoom office hours during add/drop.

Please visit RISD’s covid.risd.edu site for details regarding RISD’s health and safety protocols.

Fall 2021 Grading Deadlines

Final Grade Submission Deadline: Please submit grades by Friday, December 17, 2021.

Instructors are asked to submit their grades electronically via WebAdvisor. Instructions for WebAdvisor grading is available on the faculty page for grading or by contacting registrar@risd.edu with questions.

December 18 is the first day the grades will be visible to students. All grades that have been submitted will be posted to student records beginning December 18.

Final Evaluations of Student Progress/Performance Deadline:  Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

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.

Wintersession 2022 Registration- Remaining available seats

The remaining Wintersession seats will open up for registration on November 8.

There is very limited availability for students wishing to register for a second course in Wintersession. Most students will not be able to register for a second course.

Registration timeslots for registration on November 8 will be emailed to all students on Friday, November 5.

Registration will be held during the day, on Monday, November 8 between 9:00am-4:00pm. Please see your risd email for specific details.

Course offerings, descriptions and schedules are available in the following areas:
Student Planning using the ‘Course Catalog’ search.
– 2021-22 Course Announcement
Wintersession Grid for viewing typical course schedule patterns.

Students are required to enroll in at least 3 credits in Wintersession. The full Wintersession policy can be reviewed here.

Wintersession 2022 Web Registration Information

The expectation is that students take one Wintersession class during this period (for a minimum of 3 credits). There is very limited availability for a second course.

Wintersession 2022 Web Registration Begins Monday, October 25. The registration parameters below are mandated by the Wintersession Committee and the faculty.
Monday, October 25: First year students, new graduate students, and new transfer students
Tuesday, October 26: 4th year seniors
Wednesday, October 27: Juniors
Thursday, October 28: Sophomores
Friday, October 29: 5th year seniors, all other graduate students

Course offerings, descriptions and schedules are available in Student Planning using the ‘Course Catalog’ search.

The Wintersession Scheduling Grid can assist in understanding the class schedules.

Check our troubleshooting page to avoid common registration issues.

Watch the following short video tutorial series to familiarize yourself with Student Planning.
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: Student Planning for Advisors

Wintersession 2022 Important Registration Dates:
October 25-October 29: Wintersession web Registration by appointment (web registration open through Sunday, October 31)
November 5: Registration closes down for all students
November 8-9: Any remaining seats in courses will be made available for registration (Note: registration into a second course is dependent upon availability and is NOT guaranteed)
November 26: Wintersession ISP/CSP deadline for students to submit application
December 15: Wintersession waitlists close
December 17: Wintersession web registration closes

Checking Your Address in Self Service (Student Planning)

Log in to Self Service at ss.risd.edu/student.

From left-hand side menu, select ‘User Options’

Then select ‘User Profile’

All current addresses are shown. Your preferred mailing address is indicated with a green checkmark:

To change your address, use the Address Change form in etrieve.

Finding Your Academic Advisor in Student Planning

Follow these simple steps to find out who your advisor is.

Note: All students have a major advisor. Sophomores will also have a Liberal Arts advisor, and any students participating in a Concentration will have a Concentration Advisor.

1. Log into Colleague Self Service with your RISD username (your username is your email address without the ‘@risd.edu’) and password.

2. Click on ‘Student Planning’ once you’ve logged in.

3. Select ‘Go to Plan & Schedule’ by clicking on the tile or by accessing it from the Student Planning dropdown menu.

4. Select the ‘Advising’ tab.

5. Your advisor(s) is/are listed under the ‘My Advisors’ heading.

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.