Fall 2016 Term Important Dates

Wednesday, Sept 7:  RISD students may register for Brown classes
Thursday, Sept 8: RISD Courses begin
Thursday, Sept. 8 –15:  Add/Drop period
Thursday, Sept. 15:
-Last day to add or drop a course
-Internship application deadline through ArtWorks
Friday, Sept. 16:  Course Withdrawal period begins
Monday,October 31: Final date to withdraw from a course, “W” Grade
Wednesday, December 7: Last day degree program classes
Friday, December 16: Final Day of Fall Term

Incoming First-Year Student Registration

Welcome new First-Year students!   Over the summer, the Experimental and Foundation Studies and Liberal Arts Offices are developing your course schedule. You will be registered into all of your required courses for the fall semester.

Your course schedule for Fall will be available for viewing in early September in WebAdvisor the online self-service academic planning and registration tool for students.  Click here to see a sample freshman schedule.

All first year students are assigned three Foundation Studios, each meeting one full day a week.  The studios are “Drawing”, “Design” and “Spatial Dynamics”.  In addition to the three studios, students are assigned two courses in Liberal Arts (for a total of 5 courses for the semester).  Each course is worth three credits, for a total of fifteen (15) semester credits.

You will be sent an email notification to your risd.edu email account when your schedule is ready to view.  At that point you can check your schedule online, and then check it again just prior to classes beginning in case any adjustments were made (building/room changes, etc.).

In the meantime, continue to check the Orientation website for all sorts of information regarding orientation, activities, and much more.

We look forward to your arrival in September!

Registration Instructions for Incoming Transfers & Graduate Students

Web registration begins August 1, 2016 and continues through Sunday, September 4, 2016. Registration information and navigation instructions are available on the Registrar website by selecting this link: Registration Instructions New Transfer & Graduate Students.  Transfer students please read this letter.

Students should be familiar with Student Planning prior to registration.  This is a self-service academic planning tool  you will use to track your degree progress and to plan and register for your courses.  The short videos below go over the features and benefits of this tool. 

Tutorial 1Introduction to Student Planning & Registration
An introduction to the online self-service planning tool for students and the available features it offers.
Tutorial 2:  Student Planning: Preparing for Registration
Important steps on how to prepare for registration by planning your course schedule.
Tutorial 3: Student Planning: Registering for Classes
Using the courses you have planned, the tutorial goes over registration steps that include adding, dropping and waitlisting for sections.
Tutorial 4: Student Planning:  Load a Sample Course Plan
This tool shows students which major courses are required in a degree program by selecting a sample plan in one click.

Student Planning FAQS