Fall 2016 Online Registration Begins Tues., May 10 for Current Students

All students are encouraged to access Student Planning prior to the upcoming Fall registration.

Important Registration Dates, Fall 2016:
May 10 – 11 (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 14 (Saturday) Rising juniors (morning appointments) and rising sophomores (afternoon appointments) may web register.

Student Planning Tutorials:
-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

Questions on Student Planning:
Navigation: Contact the Office of the Registrar (401) 454-6151 or email
Access:  Contact the Service Desk of the OIT  (401) 454-6106 or email
FAQs:  Available on this site at Student Planning.

Important Calendar Dates, Fall 2016:
August 1 (Monday):  Incoming Graduate and Transfer (new admits) register online
Early September: Incoming freshmen view their completed fall schedule online
September 2 (Friday) Waitlisting closes
September 4 (Sunday) Fall Web Registration Ends
September 8 (Thursday) Classes begin. Add/Drop Period begins.
September 15:  Final Date to Add/Drop courses (including ISP/CSP/Internships)

Spring Semester 2016 Important Dates

May 18 (Weds):  Last day of Spring Semester classes
May 18 (Weds):  Registration deadline for Summer Internships
May 19 (Thurs):  Reading/Prep Day
May 20 (Fri):  Liberal Arts and Graduate Studies Exams
May 23 (Mon): Studio Review Days (through May 27)
May 27 (Fri):  Last day of Spring Term
June 4 (Sat):  RISD Commencement

See the Academic Calendar for other important dates.

WebAdvisor Registration Update

Beginning Thursday, January 14, WebAdvisor registration functionality will no longer be available. Student Planning registration will replace registration in WebAdvisor.

All web registration activity involving adding, dropping, and waitlisting courses will be available  only through Student Planning  ( or click on the ‘Student Planning’ link in WebAdvisor).