Registrar Office Hours

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, EST

The office is available for assistance by:

  • Email:
  • Phone: (401) 454-6151
  • Zoom: By appointment 

NOTE: Only users with an or an email address will be able to access Zoom meetings.

Spring 2023 Grading Deadlines

Spring 2023 will be the last semester that grading is submitted in WebAdvisor. Beginning Summer 2023, all grading will be submitted in Workday

There are different 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. Instructions for WebAdvisor grading is available on this website or by contacting with questions.

Final Grade Submission Deadlines:
-Tuesday, May 30 by NOON for RISD 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 06/23 in the column labeled Anticipated Compl.Date. are graduating students.

Faculty Evaluating Students:
Final Evaluations of Student Progress/Performance due June 12. 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.

Spring 2023 will be the last semester that WebAdvisor will be used to submit final narrative evaluations. Faculty may download any previous student narrative evaluations by June 12th.WebAdvisor and Colleague/ Ellucian access will be disabled on June 13th.

Fall 2023 Web-Registration in Workday

All students should access Workday prior to the upcoming Fall registration.

Students will be able to register online in Workday on or after their assigned registration appointment times. To view your assigned lottery time in Workday: go to Menu > Academics and check the Upcoming Registration Appointments box.  Review a quick Video or follow quick step by step Instructions. We are unable to adjust assigned appointment times.

Remember that web registration appointments mark the beginning of your registration period for Fall 2023, registration remains open until September 5, 2023.  

Important Registration Dates:
May 8-9 (Monday/Tuesday): Web registration opens for rising seniors and returning graduate level students, by appointment
May 10 (Wednesday): Web registration opens for rising juniors by appointment
May 11 (Thursday/Friday): Web registration opens for rising sophomores by appointment

Workday Tutorials:
Watch the following short Workday Student video tutorial to familiarize yourself with the many features and benefits.
For Students:
Workday: Browse Classes 
Workday: Creating a Saved Schedule
Workday: Registering for Classes

Important Dates for Fall 2023:
May 8
(Monday): Registration begins for Fall 2023 for continuing students
August 1 (Tuesday):  Incoming Graduate and Transfer (new admits) register in Workday
September 5 (Tuesday): Fall Web Registration Closes
September 6 (Wednesday): Fall 2023 classes begin. Add/Drop Period begins.
September 13 (Wednesday):  Final Date to Add/Drop courses and to submit registration for Fall Internships

Spring 2023 Important Dates

February 16: Spring Add/Drop Registration Period Begins
February 23: Final day for Adding and Final Day for Dropping a Course Without ‘W’ Transcript Notation
February 24: Course Withdrawal Period, “W” Grade Begins
April 5: Mid-Semester
April 19: Final Date to Withdraw from a Course
May 17: Degree Program Classes End
May 19: Liberal Arts and Graduate Common Exams
May 22-26: Studio Review Days
May 26: Final Day of Semester
May 30: Final Grades due for Graduating Students
June 3: RISD Commencement
June 5: Final Grades due for Non-graduating Students
June 12: Narratives of Student Progress due

The full 2022-2023 academic calendar can be found here.

Have a great Spring Semester!