Wintersession 2021 Important Dates

January 11 (Monday) – Wintersession Classes Begin
January 11 (Monday) – Add/Drop Period Begins
January 18 (Monday) – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, No degree program classes held
January 19 (Tuesday) – Add/Drop Period Ends
February 2 (Tuesday) – Final date to withdraw from a course with a “W” grade
February 12 (Friday) – Wintersession classes end

Course offerings, descriptions and schedules are available in:
Student Planning using the ‘Course Catalog‘ search
– 2020-21 Course Announcement
– 2021 Wintersession Grid

Fall 2020 Grading Deadlines

Final Grade Submission Deadline: Due to Web Advisor issues, please submit grades by Sunday, December 20th, 2020.

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 with questions.

December 21st 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 21st.

Final Evaluations of Student Progress/Performance Deadline:  Wednesday, January 6th, 2021.

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.

Zoom Drop-in Hours Begin September 21st

Beginning the week of September 21, the Registrar’s Office will hold weekly Zoom hours.

Zoom Drop-In Hours for 2020/2021:

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

Tuesday 9:00 AM-11:00 AM EST

Thursday 1:00PM-3:00PM EST

Students are welcome to drop by during these times to speak with a member of the Registrar’s staff. Meetings longer than 15 minutes will need an appointment.

Registrar’s Office Working Remotely

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

Please visit RISD’s site for additional details regarding returning to campus and what you need to know.

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.