Spring 2020 Registration for Freshmen 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 and also into THAD-H102.

On January 15th, web registration opens so that Foundation students may register online for their appropriate Spring 2020 Liberal Arts course (in most cases, 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, 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

If you have questions, please stop by our office in 20 Washington Place, Monday through Friday 8:30-4:30.

Freshmen Registration Quick Guide

Wintersession 2020 Important Dates

Important Dates for Wintersession 2020

January 3 (Friday) – Wintersession Classes Begin
January 3 (Friday) – Add/Drop Period Begins
January 10 (Friday) – Add/Drop Period Ends
January 20 (Monday) – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, No degree program classes held
January 29 (Wednesday) – Final date to withdraw from a course with a “W” grade
February 6 (Thursday) – Wintersession classes end

Course offerings, descriptions and schedules are available in:
Student Planning using the ‘Course Catalog‘ search
– 2019-20 Course Announcement
– 2020 Wintersession Grid

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: etcentral.risd.edu

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: 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.